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Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Anderson Blanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this work, Anderson Blanton illuminates how prayer, faith, and healing are intertwined with technologies of sound reproduction and material culture in the charismatic Christian worship of southern ... More


British Academy Lectures 2012-13: Published in the online Journal of the British Academy

Janet Carsten and Simon Frith (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265666
eISBN:
9780191771927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265666.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The content derives from the British Academy’s public lecture programme which presents specialist research in an accessible manner. The papers range in subject matter over anthropology, literature, ... More


Reconceptualizing India Studies

Balagangadhara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198082965
eISBN:
9780199081936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082965.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

As India emerges as an important global player, a serious question arises: how to relate to the existing descriptions of India that are centuries old? This question presents itself as a task for the ... More


We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More


Cosmology in the Making: Barth, the Baktaman, and Secrecy

Tony Crook

in Anthropological Knowledge, Secrecy and Bolivip, Papua New Guinea: Exchanging Skin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264003
eISBN:
9780191734151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264003.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores Barth's work among the Baktaman, and examines how the Min got into Anthropology and how Anthropology got into the Min. It opens with an image that affords a glimpse of ... More


Humboldt, Worldview and Language

James Underhill

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638420
eISBN:
9780748671809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638420.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book investigates the vigorous and inspiring linguistic philosophy of Wilhelm von Humboldt. Many English-speaking authors speak of a ‘Humboldtian tradition’ and associate Humboldt's name with ... More


Politics of the Gift: Exchanges in Poststructuralism

Gerald Moore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748642021
eISBN:
9780748671861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642021.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Politics of the Gift stages a series of dialogues between major 20th-century figures to show how the concept of the gift serves as a driving thematic and problematic of recent French thought. Through ... More


As Wide as the World Is Wise: Reinventing Philosophical Anthropology

Michael Jackson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178280
eISBN:
9780231541985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178280.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Philosophy and anthropology have long debated questions of difference: rationality versus irrationality, abstraction versus concreteness, modern versus premodern. What if these disciplines instead ... More


Cybernetics, or The Digitization of the Social

Seb Franklin

in Control: Digitality as Cultural Logic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029537
eISBN:
9780262331135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029537.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the interdisciplinary field of cybernetics as an emblematic site for the movement of digital principles from specific, technical applications to imprecisely deployed metaphors. ... More


Force: A Fundamental Concept of Aesthetic Anthropology

Christoph Menke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823249725
eISBN:
9780823250691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823249725.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book reconceives modern aesthetics by reconstructing its genesis in the 18th century, between Baumgarten's Aesthetics and Kant's Critique of Judgment. Force demonstrates that aesthetics, and ... More


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