The Gebusi

Author : Bruce Knauft
ISBN : 9781478631804
Genre : Social Science
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One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork, bringing ethnographic excellence and a riveting story fully up to date. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. When Knauft first studied them, Gebusi practiced powerful spirit séances and sorcery divinations, held resplendent initiations that included distinctive sexual customs, and endured high rates of violence. Sixteen years later, he found them participating in market activity, schooling, government programs, and sports; performing their own popular music; and practicing Christianity. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood. Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. An absorbing, well-written, and humanistic account based on profound scholarship, The Gebusi, 4/E includes end-of-chapter “Broader Connections” that link Gebusi experiences to major anthropological topics—subsistence, kinship and marriage, politics, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, nationalism, modernity, and the ethics of engaged and applied anthropology. A stunning full-color photo insert accentuates Knauft’s absorbing narrative. Callouts to instructional videos recorded with Gebusi and to an extensive online image bank on the author’s website further enrich the ethnography.
Category: Social Science

Navigating The Future

Author : Monica Minnegal
ISBN : 9781760461249
Genre : Social Science
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Navigating the Future draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork with Kubo people and their neighbours, in a remote area of Papua New Guinea, to explore how worlds are reconfigured as people become increasingly conscious of, and seek to draw into their own lives, wealth and power that had previously lain beyond their horizons. In the context of a major resource extraction project—the Papua New Guinea Liquefied Natural Gas (PNG LNG) Project–taking shape in the mountains to the north, the people in this area are actively reimagining their social world. This book describes changes in practice that result, tracing shifts in the ways people relate to the land, to each other and to outsiders, and the histories of engagement that frame those changes. Inequalities are emerging between individuals in access to paid work, between groups in potential for claiming future royalties, and between generations in access to information. As people at the village of Suabi strive to make themselves visible to the state and to petroleum companies, as legal entities entitled to receive benefits from the PNG LNG Project, they are drawing new boundaries around sets of people and around land and declaring hierarchical relationships between groups that did not exist before. They are struggling to make sense of a bureaucracy that is foreign to them, in a place where the state currently has minimal presence. A primary concern of Navigating the Future is with the processes through which these changes have emerged, as people seek to imagine—and work to bring about—a radically different future for themselves while simultaneously reimagining their own past in ways that validate those endeavours.
Category: Social Science

Das Politische Theater

Author : Erwin Piscator
ISBN : IND:30000099692224
Genre : Theater
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Category: Theater

Mit Links

Author : Stefania Bertola
ISBN : 9783827077950
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 87.18 MB
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»Den geliebten Mann beim Schlafen zu betrachten, ist eine der unheilbringendsten weiblichen Aktivitäten überhaupt.« Adele ist 32 Jahre alt und hat noch keinen Tag im Leben gearbeitet. Aber eines Morgens muss sie feststellen, dass ihre perfekte Welt ein Scherbenhaufen ist: Ihr Mann hat Konkurs angemeldet, die Bankkonten geplündert und ist mit seiner Geliebten getürmt. Nur den riesigen Hund seiner neuen Lebensgefährtin hat er dagelassen. Genau als Adele sich dieses Köters elegant entledigen will, passiert es: Eine junge Frau mit Baby auf dem Arm springt in ihr Auto und bestürmt sie, sofort loszufahren: es gehe um Leben und Tod ... Der Beginn einer wunderbaren Freundschaft - zwischen zwei Frauen, die verschiedener nicht sein könnten: Adele könnte einem Prada-Prospekt entlaufen sein, Eva einer Greenpeace-Broschüre. Adele ist organisiert und missmutig, Eva ein Katastrophenmagnet, aber tiefenentspannt. Bald teilen sie nicht nur ein Haus, sondern auch eine erbitterte Feindin und einen viel zu verführerischen Tunichtgut. Zwangsläufig lernt die eine von der anderen, die eigenen Gewissheiten auf den Kopf zu stellen.
Category: Fiction

Handbuch Der Bibelhermeneutiken

Author : Oda Wischmeyer
ISBN : 9783110389920
Genre : Religion
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Practitioners of Biblical Hermeneutics have been a relatively neglected group of Biblical interpreters. For this reason, scholars have long desired an introductory work that documents the diversity of Biblical hermeneutic interpretation, beginning with Origen and extending to the present. For the first time, the Handbook brings together the texts from all of these epochs and makes them accessible through academic analyses.
Category: Religion

Adversus Praxean

Author : Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullianus
ISBN : 3451239213
Genre : Adversus Praxean
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Category: Adversus Praxean