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Positions, Dispositions, and Transpositions

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

What is at stake in initiations is the regeneration of life itself – reuniting a community whose households have been scattered far and wide during the farming season, creating a new generation of ... More


The Courtship Process and Union Formation*

Arland Thornton, William G. Axinn, and Yu Xie

in Marriage and Cohabitation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226798660
eISBN:
9780226798684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226798684.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter, which explores the influence of both parents and children during the years when the children are making decisions about union formation, considers the influence of the individual ... More


“Ceci n’est pas un voyage”

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter situates ethnographic fieldwork in relation to changing conceptions of travel and travel literature in France. In the early twentieth century, grand voyages from the Romantic period fell ... More


Tantric Ritual

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the importance of ritual in Tantra. The importance given to ritual is not a solely Tantric trait. During Vedic times, certain sacrificial rites were long and complex. The ... More


Crossing Over: Prophetic Succession at the Jordan

Rachel Havrelock

in River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319575
eISBN:
9780226319599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319599.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the relevance of placement with regard to power. A monarch reigns because he sits in a palace, and in the case of leaders not strongly associated with fixed place, their site ... More


Crossing the Water

Michael Jackson

in How Lifeworlds Work: Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226491820
eISBN:
9780226492018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492018.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Anthropologists have often remarked that in gender-segregated societies, where men’s and women’s secret associations play important roles in maintaining mutual respect between the sexes, secrecy is a ... More


Sources of Human Sociality

Robert A. Paul

in Mixed Messages: Cultural and Genetic Inheritance in the Constitution of Human Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226240725
eISBN:
9780226241050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241050.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

While this book has followed Richerson and Boyd in positing an evolved tribal social instinct, it is argued that societies require further symbolic means to instillprosociality in the course of ... More


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