Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 10 items

  • Keywords: anthropological theory x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Approaching the Issue of Sacrifice

Maria‐Zoe Petropoulou

in Animal Sacrifice in Ancient Greek Religion, Judaism, and Christianity, 100 BC to AD 200

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199218547
eISBN:
9780191711503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218547.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter deals with the main anthropological theories on sacrifice in general, and on Jewish and Greek sacrifice in particular. The few historical approaches to the issue of sacrifice are also ... More


Perfectible Apes in Decadent Cultures: Rousseau’s Anthropology Revisited<sup>1</sup>

Robert Wokler and Christopher Brooke

Bryan Garsten (ed.)

in Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147888
eISBN:
9781400842407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147888.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The diffusion of Rousseau's influence over the past two centuries has been so wide and so substantial that hardly a subject or movement appears to have escaped his clutches. Rousseau perceived a ... More


The Matriarchal Explosion: Anthropology Finds Mother Right (and Itself )

Eller Cynthia

in Gentlemen and Amazons: The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory, 1861-1900

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248595
eISBN:
9780520948556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248595.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter takes a look at the sudden interest of anthropologists in matriarchy. It reviews several anthropological theories of matriarchy from the late nineteenth century, including Henry Sumner ... More


Theophrastus on Jewish Sacrificial Practices and the Jews as a Community of Philosophers

Bezalel Bar-Kochva

in The Image of the Jews in Greek Literature: The Hellenistic Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520253360
eISBN:
9780520943636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253360.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter studies Theoprastus, the first of four Greek authors during the early Hellenistic period to write about the Jews, and is concerned with his views on Jewish sacrificial practices and the ... More


Introduction: Prisms of Belonging and Alternative Modernities

Valentina Napolitano

in Migration, Mujercitas, and Medicine Men: Living in Urban Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233188
eISBN:
9780520928473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233188.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the relationship between migration, religion, medicine, gender identity, the dynamics of belonging, and everyday life in ... More


The City in Late Antiquity: Where Have All the Demons Gone?

Dayna S. Kalleres

in City of Demons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter presents the book’s framework as: (1) a new form of cultural history (animistic history of demons in the city or ecclesiastical authority); and (2) historiographical critique (why have ... More


Whence and Whither Sociocultural Anthropology

Harvey Whitehouse

in Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and the Humanities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794393
eISBN:
9780199919338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794393.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that there is a much more formidable obstacle to vertical integration of the humanities and sciences than is generally appreciated: It is not that we have an intuitive ... More


Anthropology's Global Histories: The Ethnographic Frontier in German New Guinea, 1870-1935

Rainer F. Buschmann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831844
eISBN:
9780824869960
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831844.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Anthropologists and world historians make strange bedfellows. Although the latter frequently employ anthropological methods in their descriptions of cross-cultural exchanges, the former have raised ... More


How social value works

Bill Jordan

in Welfare and well-being: Social value in public policy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420800
eISBN:
9781447304210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420800.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines some of the analyses of the dynamics of social value that have appeared in the economic literature. It also shows what is missing from them, and what can be derived from social ... More


Doing Fieldwork in the Andamans: Transformations with and within the Field

Philipp Zehmisch

in Mini-India: The Politics of Migration and Subalternity in the Andaman Islands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780199469864
eISBN:
9780199089116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199469864.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies), Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 2 contextualizes the Andaman Islands as a fieldwork location. It has two major objectives: First, it serves to introduce the reader to the Andamans as a geographical, ecological, and ... More


View: