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B.A. Breen

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1938– ),

born St Arnaud, Victoria, is a teacher in the Victorian Education Department. He has published two books of verse, Behind My Eyes (1968), inter im (1973, a tiny pamphlet)...

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Nostalgia, invisible clothes and hidden motivations

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos.

in Exoticisation Undressed

July 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 14515 words.

In this introductory chapter the reader is exposed to some of the challenges set by the Western, exoticising view of Emberá clothing. The author’s own biases are revealed to aid the...

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<i>Air Pressure</i>: a sound film

Angus Carlyle and Rupert Cox.

in Beyond text?

March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 2871 words.

This film is one outcome of a collaborative project focusing on the acoustic environment of one of the two remaining farms, located at the end of Runway B of Japan’s Narita airport, owned...

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The Centrifugal Movement

Benjamin Harshav.

in Language in Time of Revolution

August 1993; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 1324 words.

This chapter concentrates on the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern European origin a) because they constituted the overwhelming majority of world Jewry at the beginning of this period and b)...

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Embodied Memories

in The Power of the Between

December 2008; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 3931 words.

The cultural memories of Nigerien state power are embedded in the recurring performance of myth and spirit possession ceremonies. They are also embodied in the public performance of epic...

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Mountains, Monsters, and Monks: Nepal in the 1950s Western Popular Imagination

Mark Liechty.

in Far Out

February 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8533 words.

In the 1950s Western media coverage of Nepal reached unprecedented levels. With Nepal a Cold War “front line” state, Western news media published surprisingly extensive coverage of Nepali...

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Max Gluckman

Emanuel Marx.

in Anthropology

P ublished online March 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5243 words.

Max (Herman) Gluckman (b. 1911–d. 1975) was a South African who became a pathbreaking British social anthropologist. In his studies of South and Central African societies he realized how...

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Marshall Sahlins

Alex Golub.

in Anthropology

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 7544 words.

Marshall Sahlins (b. 1930–) is an American anthropologist who played a major role in the development of anthropological theory in the second half of the 20th century. Sahlins received a...

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Language Socialization

Kathryn Howard.

in Anthropology

P ublished online November 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 12720 words.

Language socialization research investigates how the processes of linguistic and cultural development are interlinked, and how these processes vary across cultural contexts. This work aims...

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Social Anthropology (British Tradition)

Henrika Kuklick.

in Anthropology

P ublished online January 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 8224 words.

Social anthropology has been one of Great Britain’s most successful intellectual exports. E. B. Tylor (b. 1832–d. 1917), the first person appointed to teach anthropology in a British...

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Evolutionary Theory

Jonathan Marks.

in Anthropology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Anthropology; Human Evolution; Medical Anthropology; Physical Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology. 5136 words.

Evolutionary theory is often distinguished from the fact of the historical, genealogical relationships among species. There have been various theories proposed to explain different aspects...

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