Atlas of World Cultures by George P. Murdock

By George P. Murdock

The 1st ten volumes of the magazine Ethnology integrated installments of
a characteristic referred to as the "Ethnographic Atlas" during which info was
presented in coded shape on a number of of the world's cultures. In 1967,
after 862 cultures were therefore coded, they have been assembled and published
in ebook shape (Murdock 1967) through the college of Pittsburgh
Press. The installments in Ethnology persevered until eventually 1971, while the
total variety of cultures coded had reached 1,264. the aim of the
present quantity is to offer a particular pattern of this coded fabric in
a shape designed to be maximally helpful to students within the behavioral sciences. [from the advent]

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Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, by Tyrone L. Adams, Stephen A. Smith

By Tyrone L. Adams, Stephen A. Smith

No matter if humans are looking to play video games and obtain track, have interaction in social networking collaboration, or view pornography and incite terror, the web offers myriad possibilities for those that percentage universal pursuits to discover one another. The participants to this e-book argue that those self-selected on-line teams are most sensible understood as tribes, with a few of the similar ramifications, either optimistic and detrimental, that tribalism has within the non-cyber international. In digital Tribes, the authors of 16 competitively chosen essays offer an up to date examine the social makes use of and coffee abuses of on-line verbal exchange within the new media period. They discover many present web subcultures, together with MySpace.com, craftster.org, vastly multiplayer on-line role-playing video games (MMORPGs) akin to global of Warcraft, song downloading, white supremacist and different counterculture teams, and Nigerian email scams. Their learn increases compelling questions and a few notable solutions concerning the real-life social effects of engaging in digital tribes. jointly, the members to this ebook trap a profound shift within the method humans attach, as groups shaped through geographical proximity are giving method to communities--both on-line and offline--formed round principles.

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The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human by James Neill

By James Neill

This groundbreaking paintings attracts on an unlimited variety of study into human sexuality to illustrate that homosexuality isn't really a phenomenon restricted to a small minority of society, yet is a side of a fancy sexual concord that the human race inherited from its animal ancestors. via a survey of the styles of sexual expression stumbled on between animals and between societies around the globe, and an exam of the sensible position gay habit has performed between animal species and human societies alike, the writer arrives at a few provocative conclusions: gay or bisexual part is an ordinary a part of sexual improvement, that same-sex family members play an enormous balancing function in regulating human replica, that many societies have institutionalized gay traditions some time past, and that the tough condemnation of homosexuality in Western society is a comparatively contemporary phenomenon, special between international societies all through background. This good researched and meticulously documented e-book is the 1st that integrates right into a coherent photo the startling revelations approximately human sexuality coming from the hot paintings of sexual researchers, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. The view that emerges, of an ambisexual human species whose advanced sexual concord is being thwarted via the imposition of a synthetic knowing of nature, represents a brand new frame of mind approximately intercourse.

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Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 2

Substitute Shakespeares, released in 1985, shook up the area of Shakespearean reviews, demythologising Shakespeare and using new theories to the research of his paintings. replacement Shakespeares: quantity 2 investigates Shakespearean feedback over a decade later, introducing new debates and new theorists into the frame.
Both tested students and new names seem the following, offering a huge cross-section of latest Shakespearean reports, together with psychoanalysis, sexual and gender politics, race and new historicism.
Alternative Shakespeares: quantity 2 represents the leading edge of up to date Shakespearean reviews. This urgently-needed addition to a vintage paintings of literary feedback is one that academics and students will welcome.

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The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America by Sarah E. Turner, Sarah Nilsen

By Sarah E. Turner, Sarah Nilsen

The election of President Barack Obama signaled for plenty of the belief of a post-racial the United States, a state during which racism used to be now not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many americans espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly recommend the vast targets of integration and equivalent remedy with out regard to race, in truth this angle serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges by means of denying and minimizing the consequences of systematic and institutionalized racism.

In The Colorblind Screen, the participants study television’s position because the significant discursive medium within the articulation and contestation of racialized identities within the usa. whereas the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a “colorblind” ideology that foregrounds racial variations as a way to have fun multicultural assimilation, the amount investigates how this tradition denies the numerous social, financial, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race kinfolk this day. concentrating on such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters learn the ways that race is learn through tv audiences and lovers. different essays specialise in how visible structures of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted proceed to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 tv. the amount bargains a huge intervention within the learn of the televisual illustration of race, enticing with a number of points of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the United States and the duplicitous discursive cause provided through the ideology of colorblindness.

Listen to Nilsen talk about The Colorblind Screen at the KPFA (Berkeley, CA) exhibit Against the Grain

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Oral Literature in Africa (World Oral Literature Series) by Ruth Finnegan

By Ruth Finnegan

Ruth Finnegan’s Oral Literature in Africa used to be first released in 1970, and because then has been generally praised as probably the most very important books in its box. in response to years of fieldwork, the examine strains the background of storytelling around the continent of Africa.

This revised version makes Finnegan’s ground-breaking study on hand to the following new release of students. It incorporates a new creation, extra photos and an up to date bibliography, in addition to its unique chapters on poetry, prose, "drum language" and drama, and an summary of the social, linguistic and old historical past of oral literature in Africa. Oral Literature in Africa has been accessed by means of hundreds and hundreds of readers in over 60 assorted international locations, together with Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and various different African countries.

The electronic variants of this booklet are unfastened to obtain due to the beneficiant help of readers and agencies, who made donations utilizing the crowd-funding web site Unglue.it. Oral Literature in Africa is a part of our global Oral Literature sequence along side the area Oral Literature Project.

This quantity is complemented by means of unique recordings of reports and songs from the Limba kingdom (Sierra Leone), amassed via Finnegan in the course of her fieldwork within the past due Sixties, that are are hosted via the area Oral Literature venture and are freely obtainable the following.

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A Year on a Pirate Ship by Elizabeth Havercroft

By Elizabeth Havercroft

Ahoy, buddies! do you want to grasp what existence is like on a pirate send? Then come continue to exist board for the following 365 days. try out those 8 action-packed scenes for a bird's-eye view of the lifestyles and paintings of pirates at the open seas. See how the pirates assault a boat, care for a whale, and deal with a hurricane. retain your eye at the calendar too. through spending a complete yr with the pirate group, you could watch occasions spread because the seasons swap.

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Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt (Dress, Body, by Eugenia Paulicelli

By Eugenia Paulicelli

Prada, Gucci, Max Mara: haute couture is synonymous with luxurious, glamor, excitement, and Italy. but Italian model additionally has a depressing heritage that has no longer formerly been explored. The Fascism of 1930's Italy ruled greater than simply politics--it spilled over into modes of gown. type lower than Fascism is the 1st publication to contemplate this hyperlink intimately. style usually features as a tacit technique of creating a social assertion, yet lower than Mussolini it vividly mirrored political tyranny. Paulicelli explores the sophisticated but sinister alterations to the possible risk free practices of daily gown and indicates why they have been this sort of hindrance for the nation. Importantly, she additionally demonstrates how those advancements impacted at the international dominance of Italian type this present day. This interesting e-book comprises interviews with significant designers, akin to Fernanda Gattinoni and Micol Fontana, and sheds new gentle at the advanced dating among variety and politics.

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