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Teaching And Learning Anthropology In The Museum: Developing An Exhibit With The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, Catherine Nichols Jul 2019

Teaching And Learning Anthropology In The Museum: Developing An Exhibit With The Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, Catherine Nichols

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Elements of the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm (IPP), or teaching and learning in the Jesuit tradition, can be successfully integrated into both formal anthropology courses, as well as informal environments such as museum exhibits in order to advance anthropological pedagogy. This article discusses how I integrated the IPP into the design of an anthropology course on museum exhibit development, and within the exhibit itself. Students benefitted from direct activities such as opportunities to study and interpret material culture, and were asked to reflect on the experience of applying their anthropological knowledge and interests in a public venue. Visitors to the exhibit ...


Local Strategies For Economic Survival In Touristically Volatile Times: An Indonesian Case Study Of Microvendors, Gendered Cultural Practices, And Resilience, Kathleen M. Adams Nov 2018

Local Strategies For Economic Survival In Touristically Volatile Times: An Indonesian Case Study Of Microvendors, Gendered Cultural Practices, And Resilience, Kathleen M. Adams

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This article utilizes a qualitative ethnographic approach to examine the economic survival strategies pursued by Indonesian souvenir artisans and handicraft microvendors in touristically turbulent times. Resilience-oriented approaches have offered promising frameworks for understanding regions', destinations', and communities' capacities to adjust and adapt to challenges: this article complements these broader approaches by offering a fine-grained analysis of individual strategies for finding creative solutions to the economic challenges thrust upon them. My approach melds a constructivist approach accentuating local peoples' creative responses with gender-aware and practice-oriented approaches. These findings draw from data collected over three decades of ethnographic research in the Toraja ...


Tradition As Innovation: Dialect Revalorization And Maximal Orthographic Distinction In Rural Norwegian Writing, Thea R. Strand Sep 2018

Tradition As Innovation: Dialect Revalorization And Maximal Orthographic Distinction In Rural Norwegian Writing, Thea R. Strand

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In rural Valdres, Norway, the traditional regional dialect, called Valdresmål, has become an important resource for popular style and local development projects. Stigmatized through much of the twentieth century for its association with poor, rural, “backward” farmers and culture, Valdresmål has been thoroughly revalorized, with particularly high status among local youth and those involved in business and tourism. While today’s parents and grandparents attest to historical pressures to adopt normative urban linguistic forms, many in Valdres now proclaim dialect pride and have re-embraced spoken Valdresmål in various forms of public, interdialectal communication. In addition, Valdres natives also make abundant ...


Review Essay: Law And Migrant Labor In The 20th Century: Ghost Workers And Global Capitalism, Ruth M. Gomberg-Muñoz Jul 2018

Review Essay: Law And Migrant Labor In The 20th Century: Ghost Workers And Global Capitalism, Ruth M. Gomberg-Muñoz

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Large-scale movements of workers, production lines, commodities, and centers of power have been integral to capitalist development since its earliest stages (see Mintz 1986; Wallerstein 2011; Wolf 1997). Today, mobility continues to uphold global capitalism in important respects (Sassen 1988). In particular, the capacity to move production across nation-state borders has allowed capitalist industries to take advantage of post-colonial inequalities as they reorganize production in ways and places that reduce manufacturing costs and enhance corporate profit...


A Room With A View: Local Knowledge And Tourism Entrepreneurship In An Unlikely Indonesian Locale, Kathleen M. Adams, Dirk Sandarupa Jun 2018

A Room With A View: Local Knowledge And Tourism Entrepreneurship In An Unlikely Indonesian Locale, Kathleen M. Adams, Dirk Sandarupa

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This article highlights the understudied role of local knowledge in contributing to the resilience of small-scale entrepreneurial tourism businesses in touristically-unpredictable times. Drawing on a micro-case study of a South Sulawesi (Indonesia) tourist-oriented restaurant-hotel that has thrived despite tourism’s ebbs and flows of tourism, we suggest that greater attention to the ways in which successful small-scale tourism entrepreneurs draw on local wisdom can help identify additional foundations for building resilience strategies. In spotlighting local knowledge as an under-recognized resource, this article also speaks to recent calls for the decolonization of tourism studies.


The Complicit Anthropologist, Ruth Gomberg‐Muñoz May 2018

The Complicit Anthropologist, Ruth Gomberg‐Muñoz

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The invitation to become “accomplices, not allies” is a timely and urgent summons to a political left that has recently swelled with renewed vigor. Galvanized to contest the Trump administration, freshly politicized young people and veteran activists alike have a spectrum of options for political engagement—few of which seriously threaten to dismantle broader systems of inequality and injustice. In line with Rosa and Bonilla's call to avoid exceptionalizing Trump in favor of more critical and robust analyses of colonialism, racism, and U.S. statehood, the call to become accomplices urges progressives to avoid the deceptive comfort of allyship ...


Leisure In The “Land Of The Walking Dead”: Western Mortuary Tourism, The Internet, And Zombie Pop Culture In Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams Apr 2018

Leisure In The “Land Of The Walking Dead”: Western Mortuary Tourism, The Internet, And Zombie Pop Culture In Toraja, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This chapter offers a critical analysis of the burgeoning cottage industry of cyber- and actual Toraja zombie tourism. Various studies have chronicled tourists’ fascination with cadavers, and with touring the purported haunts of the undead (c.f. Light 2009; Linke 2005; Stone 2011a), yet the ways in which new death-oriented leisure zones not only arise but become fetishized remain understudied. This chapter responds to the recent call for new research on the relationship between the media and dark tourism sites (Stone 2011b:327). Data derived from fieldwork in the Toraja highlands of Indonesia and web-based sources demonstrate the role of ...


On Gender, Labor, And Inequality Ruth Milkman Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 2016 Viii + 308 Pp., $95.00 (Cloth); $28.00 (Paper); $25.20 (E-Book), Ruth M. Gomberg-Muñoz Mar 2018

On Gender, Labor, And Inequality Ruth Milkman Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 2016 Viii + 308 Pp., $95.00 (Cloth); $28.00 (Paper); $25.20 (E-Book), Ruth M. Gomberg-Muñoz

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In this scholarly tour de force, Ruth Milkman brings together four decades of sociological research on women workers to paint a portrait of gendered labor patterns from the Great Depression of the 1930s to the Great Recession of 2007–9. With meticulous research, careful argumentation, and effective writing, Milkman shows how economic actors—especially women workers, unions, and employers—shaped women's employment and key industries of the US economy. As they managed changes in the labor and job markets, these actors both maintained strict job segregation by gender and transformed it, with implications for the dynamism and rigidity of ...


Resources For Migrant Returnees In Mexico, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz Jan 2018

Resources For Migrant Returnees In Mexico, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Women's Work: Sumbanese Textiles From The May Weber Collection, Catherine Nichols, Grace Iverson, Jill Forshee Mar 2017

Women's Work: Sumbanese Textiles From The May Weber Collection, Catherine Nichols, Grace Iverson, Jill Forshee

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

This catalogue was produced to accompany Women’s Work, an exhibition of textiles from the May Weber Ethnographic collection held from March 16 — June 2017 in the Damen Student Center. The exhibition was curated by Anthropology student Grace Iverson (B.A. Loyola University Chicago 2017).


How Loyola Undergraduates Welcomed Undocumented Students, Flavio Bravo, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz Dec 2016

How Loyola Undergraduates Welcomed Undocumented Students, Flavio Bravo, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Tourism And Ethnicity In Insular Southeast Asia: Eating, Praying, Loving And Beyond, Kathleen M. Adams Jun 2016

Tourism And Ethnicity In Insular Southeast Asia: Eating, Praying, Loving And Beyond, Kathleen M. Adams

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The late 20th century landscape of tourism and ethnicity studies in insular Southeast Asia has tended to emphasize a set of dominant themes, including ethnic commoditization in tourism and tourist arts; the politics of touristic ethnicity; tourism and cultural development; and the performative dimension of inter- and intra-ethnic touristic encounters. How have these earlier research themes transformed in our current era of intensified neoliberalism, cyber-connectivity and mobility? This article draws from the title of the blockbuster 2010 film Eat Pray Love (partially set in Bali) to highlight several emergent 21st century themes that bear relevance for our understanding of the ...


Book Review: Transforming The Dead, Anne L. Grauer Oct 2015

Book Review: Transforming The Dead, Anne L. Grauer

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Hargrave, Schermer, Hedman, and Lillie have crafted a volume, Transforming the Dead: Culturally Modified Bone in the Prehistoric Midwest, that provides readers with a rich and nuanced understanding of human bone as object and symbol.


Identity, Heritage And Memorialization: The Toraja Tongkonan Of Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2015

Identity, Heritage And Memorialization: The Toraja Tongkonan Of Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


To Create True Sanctuary Cities, We Must End Racist Policing, Reyna Wences, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz May 2014

To Create True Sanctuary Cities, We Must End Racist Policing, Reyna Wences, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

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No abstract provided.


Anterior Dental Microwear Texture Analysis Of The Krapina Neandertals, Kristin L. Krueger, Peter S. Ungar Jan 2012

Anterior Dental Microwear Texture Analysis Of The Krapina Neandertals, Kristin L. Krueger, Peter S. Ungar

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Some Neandertal anterior teeth show unusual and excessive gross wear, commonly explained by non-dietary anterior tooth use, or using the anterior dentition as a tool, clamp, or third hand. This alternate use is inferred from aboriginal arctic populations, who used their front teeth in this manner. Here we examine anterior dental microwear textures of the Krapina Neandertals to test this hypothesis and further analyze tooth use in these hominins.

Microwear textures from 17 Krapina Dental People were collected by white-light confocal profilometry using a 100x objective lens. Four adjacent scans were generated, totaling an area of 204x276 μm, and were ...


Ethnographic Methods, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2012

Ethnographic Methods, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2010

Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Not Just Mexico’S Problem: Labor Migration From Mexico To The United States (1900 – 2000), Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz Apr 2009

Not Just Mexico’S Problem: Labor Migration From Mexico To The United States (1900 – 2000), Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed to “help countries like Mexico… do a better job of creating jobs for their people” as part of his plan to curtail undocumented immigration to the United States (Organizing for America). This idea – that the root cause of undocumented migration from Mexico to the U.S. is economic underdevelopment in Mexico – has currency in both popular and political discourse. But is it accurate? In this article, I synthesize historical, theoretical, and ethnographic scholarship to provide a transnational perspective on twentieth century labor migration from Mexico to the United States. These data show that ...


Technical Note: Dental Microwear Textures Of "Phase I" And "Phase Ii" Facets, Kristin L. Krueger, Jessica R. Scott, Richard F. Kay, Peter S. Ungar Jan 2008

Technical Note: Dental Microwear Textures Of "Phase I" And "Phase Ii" Facets, Kristin L. Krueger, Jessica R. Scott, Richard F. Kay, Peter S. Ungar

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The power stroke of mastication has been traditionally divided into two parts, one which precedes centric occlusion, and the other which follows it-"Phase I" and "Phase II," respectively. Recent studies of primate mastication have called into question the role of Phase II in food processing, as they have found little muscle activity or accompanying bone strain following centric occlusion. That said, many researchers today look to Phase II facets to relate diet to patterns of dental microwear. This suggests the need to reevaluate microwear patterns on Phase I facets. Here we use texture analysis to compare and contrast microwear ...


Indonesian Souvenirs As Micro-Monuments To Modernity: Hybridization, Deterritorialization And Commoditization, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2008

Indonesian Souvenirs As Micro-Monuments To Modernity: Hybridization, Deterritorialization And Commoditization, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2000

Introduction: A Changing Indonesia, Maribeth Erb, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Ethnic Tourism And The Renegotiation Of Tradition In Tana Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams Oct 1997

Ethnic Tourism And The Renegotiation Of Tradition In Tana Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams

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This article examines some of the political and symbolic issues inherent in the touristic renegotiation of Torajan ritual and history, chronicling the strategies whereby Torajans attempt to refashion outsider imagery to enhance their own personal standing and position in the Indonesian ethnic hierarchy. The author suggests that the Toraja case challenges the popular assumption that tourism promotion brings a complete loss of agency to indigenous peoples: Torajans not only engage in ingenious political strategies to enhance their group's image, but vigorously contest perceived threats to their identity and power. The author argues that such processes of self-conscious cultural reformulation ...


Touting Touristic Primadonas: On Tourism, Ethnic Negotiation And National Integration In Sulawesi Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams May 1997

Touting Touristic Primadonas: On Tourism, Ethnic Negotiation And National Integration In Sulawesi Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Making-Up The Toraja? The Appropriation Of Tourism, Anthropology, And Museums For Politics In Upland Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams Apr 1995

Making-Up The Toraja? The Appropriation Of Tourism, Anthropology, And Museums For Politics In Upland Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

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No abstract provided.


Club Dead, Not Club Med: Staging Death In Contemporary Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams Jan 1993

Club Dead, Not Club Med: Staging Death In Contemporary Tana Toraja (Indonesia), Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 1993

The Discourse Of Souls In Tana Toraja (Indonesia): Indigenous Notions And Christian Conceptions, Kathleen M. Adams

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


"Art For Art's Sake In The Paleolithic" By J. Halverson And Comments And Reply, John Halverson, Levon H. Abrahamian, Kathleen M. Adams, Paul G. Bahn, Lydia T. Black, Whitney Davis, Robin Frost, Robert Layton, David Lewis-Williams, Ana Maria Llamazares, Patrick Maynard, David Stenhouse Feb 1987

"Art For Art's Sake In The Paleolithic" By J. Halverson And Comments And Reply, John Halverson, Levon H. Abrahamian, Kathleen M. Adams, Paul G. Bahn, Lydia T. Black, Whitney Davis, Robin Frost, Robert Layton, David Lewis-Williams, Ana Maria Llamazares, Patrick Maynard, David Stenhouse

Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.