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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


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


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


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


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


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


Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Élisabeth Anstett and Jean-Marc Dreyfus (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Human remains and identification presents a pioneering investigation into the practices and methodologies used in the search for and exhumation of dead bodies resulting from mass violence. Previously ... More


The concealment of bodies during the military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973–84)1

José López Mazz

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Operation Carrot” was devised and executed by the Uruguayan military at the time of the country’s return to democracy, between 1983 and 1985. The objective of this secret operation was to exhume all ... More


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