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Overview of Cross-Cultural Research Overview of Cross-Cultural Research

Thanh V. Tran

in Developing Cross Cultural Measurement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195325089
eISBN:
9780199864515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325089.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

Chapter 1 provides the readers an overview of the definitions of culture, a brief discussion of cross-cultural research backgrounds in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and political science, and ... More


Introduction: Sometimes the Bus Does Wait

Jerome H. Barkow

in Missing the Revolution: Darwinism for social scientists

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195130027
eISBN:
9780199893874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130027.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Sociology and social-cultural anthropology have trailed other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences in engaging with the evolution revolution. This is in part because of the horrific ... More


Unconsilience: Rethinking the Two-Cultures Conundrum in Anthropology

Bradd Shore

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/9780199794393.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Science

Culture theory has been hampered by tensions between evolutionary psychology and cultural psychology. Evolutionary psychologists tend to see culture through the lens of Darwinian theory, and are ... More


Narrative As Construct and Construction

Cheryl Mattingly and Linda C. Garro

in Narrative and the Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520218246
eISBN:
9780520935228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520218246.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This introductory chapter discusses narrative as a theoretical construct and within the context of anthropology and medicine. It then examines the succeeding chapters and situates them within broader ... More


Introduction: Symptoms of Modernity

Matti Bunzl

in Symptoms of Modernity: Jews and Queers in Late-Twentieth-Century Vienna

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238428
eISBN:
9780520937208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238428.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief description of the organization Re'uth, composed of lesbian and gay Jews in Vienna, and then sets out the purpose of the book, which is to present an ... More


The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More


Westermarck’s Morocco: Sexology and the Epistemic Politics of Cultural Anthropology and Sexual Science

Ralph Leck

in Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293373
eISBN:
9780520966673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293373.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the role played by Edward Westermarck, a Finnish/British scholar who was considered the world's leading authority on sexual “morality and marriage,” in the disciplinary ... More


Jewish Sacrifice: Its Nature and Function (According to Philo)

William K. Gilders

in Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199738960
eISBN:
9780199918676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738960.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Offering a close reading of the writings of Philo of Alexandria, William Gilders pursues a “literary ethnography” that analyzes the gap between Philo’s presentation of the symbolic significance of ... More


Race and Its Discontents in the Enlightenment

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter surveys some of the more important developments in the history of the concept of race in eighteenth-century Germany. It reveals an inconsistency between the desire to make taxonomic ... More


Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Danilyn Rutherford

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Living in the Stone Age scrutinizes a stubborn colonial fantasy: one that has trapped the people of the troubled Indonesian territory of West Papua in the past. The book focuses on the experiences of ... More


Conclusion: Dialogue, Culture, and the Heuristic “Third”

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The final chapter reasserts that a proper study of Romantic rhetoric should involve an analysis of the evolution of rhetoric dialogue, from the works of first-generation poets to more current ... More


In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The authors draw on their 40 years as anthropologists and educators to illustrate through a narrative-style text and photographs what it is like to be an anthropologist and to “do” anthropology—the ... More


Rupture and Continuity

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The rupture of the tradition of cultural anthropology preceded the development of ethnography for present situations; contemporary ethnography takes place in the glorious ruins of classical ... More


Introduction

Born Georgina

in Rationalizing Culture: IRCAM, Boulez, and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant-Garde

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202160
eISBN:
9780520916845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202160.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This book presents an ethnography of the Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) as part of a detailed and critical examination of the social and cultural character of one ... More


Representative Practices: Peirce, Pragmatism, and Feminist Epistemology

Kory Spencer Sorrell

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223541
eISBN:
9780823235582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223541.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Although widely recognized as a founder and key figure in the current re-emergence of pragmatism, Charles Peirce is rarely brought into contemporary dialogue. This book shows that Peirce has much to ... More


Inside Marketing: Practices, Ideologies, Devices

Detlev Zwick and Julien Cayla (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199576746
eISBN:
9780191724916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576746.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This book offers a theoretically informed, critical perspective on contemporary marketing practice and its growing cultural, economic, and political influence worldwide. With marketing ... More


Reprise

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0020
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter reviews the preceding discussions and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. Part 4 of this book has situated refunctioned ethnography vis-à-vis the vagaries of politics, a ... More


Culture Everywhere and Nowhere

in Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the challenges faced by cultural anthropology today. It describes how cultural anthropology went through a period of rupture in the 1980s, a substantial ... More


Development of the Topic and Perspective

Sue E. Estroff

in Making It Crazy: An Ethnography of Psychiatric Clients in an American Community

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520054516
eISBN:
9780520907751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520054516.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This book introduces the lives of forty-three people who participated in a community treatment program intended as an alternative to their psychiatric hospitalization. It also aims to discover their ... More


Navigators of the Contemporary: Why Ethnography Matters

David A. Westbrook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226887517
eISBN:
9780226887531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226887531.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

As the image of anthropologists exploring exotic locales and filling in blanks on the map has faded, the idea that cultural anthropology has much to say about the contemporary world has likewise ... More


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