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Kpelle Children At Play, David F. Lancy 2015 Utah State University

Kpelle Children At Play, David F. Lancy

David Lancy

Although children’s play has been a relatively popular subject for anthropologists who study childhood, comprehensive studies of the entire play repertoire in a society are rare. One such study was carried out among the Kpelle people in the remote Liberian village of Gbarngasuakwelle four decades ago. A summary of that study reveals that Kpelle children have access to a rich store of traditional play-forms including make-believe, board-type games, active play, contests and folklore. A major finding affirmed that play, far from being the antithesis of work or a reversal of cultural ideals, fundamentally supports and affirms the child’s ...


Cultural Views Of Life Phases., David F. Lancy, M. Annette Grove 2015 Utah State University

Cultural Views Of Life Phases., David F. Lancy, M. Annette Grove

David Lancy

The knowledge base in the study of human development is built primarily from work with children from the modern, global, post-industrial population. This population is unrepresentative in many respects, not least in that childhood and adolescence is dominated by the experience of formal schooling—an experience missing from the lives of most of the world’s children until very recently. This entry will examine child development from the perspective of pre-modern societies as described in the ethnographic, archaeological and historic records. Specifically, we will review material indicative of cultural or indigenous models of development, phases and phase transitions, in particular.


Mapping The Landscape Of Children’S Play., David F. Lancy 2015 Utah State University

Mapping The Landscape Of Children’S Play., David F. Lancy

David Lancy

No abstract provided.


Children As A Reserve Labor Force., David F. Lancy 2015 Utah State University

Children As A Reserve Labor Force., David F. Lancy

David Lancy

Human life history is unique in the great length of the juvenile or immature period. The lengthened period is often attributed to the time required for youth to master the culture, particularly subsistence and survival skills. But an increasing number of studies show that children become skilled well before they gain complete independence and the status of adults. It seems, as they learn through play and participation in the domestic economy, children are acquiring a “reserve capacity” of skills and knowledge, which they may not fully employ for many years. The theory offered here to resolve this paradox poses that ...


The Role Of Cultural Anthropology In The Education Of Social Service Personnel, James W. Green 2014 Western Michigan University

The Role Of Cultural Anthropology In The Education Of Social Service Personnel, James W. Green

The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare

Anthropology contributes to the education of social work students through its emphasis on the role of culture and of social context in the delivery of social services. Examples are provided with special emphasis on child abuse and protective services. While anthropology has traditionally been associated with the study of minorities, its role in the critique of other social work concerns is suggested.


Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented Latino High School Youth, Sylvia E. Rusin 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

Addressing The Elephant In The Room: Understanding The Daily Life Of Undocumented Latino High School Youth, Sylvia E. Rusin

CrissCross

The 1.5 generation are the undocumented students who were born abroad and were brought to the United States by their parents at an early age. Many of these children came here during the population boom in the 1990’s and are now teenagers or in their mid 20’s. As they are finishing high school, nearly all of them are confused about their post-secondary options because of their undocumented status. The IL Dream Act, passed in 2011, qualifies undocumented youth to pay in-state tuition when attending public universities in Illinois and provides trained counselors who are aware of the ...


Filling A House With Meaning: The Construction Of A Chicago Housing Cooperative, Laura Hones 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

Filling A House With Meaning: The Construction Of A Chicago Housing Cooperative, Laura Hones

CrissCross

A housing cooperative is a non-profit form of housing tenure that has been a feature of American university campuses since the 1930s. Living in a co-op allows members the benefits of low rent, a close-knit social group, and democratic control of their living space. Unlike communes, however, members do not typically share income or unite around a particular ideology. This paper is the result of ethnographic research of one such house, Haymarket House of Qumbya Housing Cooperative in Hyde Park, Chicago. In 1988 the founders of Haymarket established its methods of structuring everyday life on principles of socialism, egalitarianism, and ...


From The Philippines To The Field Museum: A Study Of Ilongot (Bugkalot) Personal Adornment, Sarah E. Carlson 2014 Illinois Wesleyan University

From The Philippines To The Field Museum: A Study Of Ilongot (Bugkalot) Personal Adornment, Sarah E. Carlson

CrissCross

The Philippine Collection at The Field Museum contains over 10,000 objects, including hundreds of objects of personal adornment. As an intern at The Field Museum in the summer of 2012, I got to experience the collection first-hand and began examining six ornaments from the Ilongot peoples of the Philippines. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Ilongot wore ornaments to visually communicate social meaning about themselves, their villages, and their relationships. The Ilongot were a headhunting society with fearsome warriors who beheaded their enemies. These hunters wore delicately crafted earrings and headdresses to mark their masculinity and ...


Hydroelectric Amazonia: Cultures Caught In The Crucible Of "Order And Progress", C. Randall Crones 2014 Trinity University

Hydroelectric Amazonia: Cultures Caught In The Crucible Of "Order And Progress", C. Randall Crones

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Framing Social-Environmental Justice By Amazonian Indigenous Peoples: The Kayapo Case, Anthony Oliver-Smith 2014 Trinity University

Framing Social-Environmental Justice By Amazonian Indigenous Peoples: The Kayapo Case, Anthony Oliver-Smith

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Online Technologies And The Struggle Against Dam Building In The Amazon, Flávia Leite 2014 Trinity University

Online Technologies And The Struggle Against Dam Building In The Amazon, Flávia Leite

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


“Killing A People Little By Little”: Belo Monte, Human Rights And The Myth Of Clean Energy, Maíra Irigaray 2014 Trinity University

“Killing A People Little By Little”: Belo Monte, Human Rights And The Myth Of Clean Energy, Maíra Irigaray

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


The Amazon: Dirty Dams, Dirty Politics And The Myth Of Clean Energy, Brent Millikan 2014 Trinity University

The Amazon: Dirty Dams, Dirty Politics And The Myth Of Clean Energy, Brent Millikan

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Curt Nimuendajú And The Photographs Of The Rio Negro Indians, Renato Athias 2014 Trinity University

Curt Nimuendajú And The Photographs Of The Rio Negro Indians, Renato Athias

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Introduction: Indigenous Peoples, Dams And Resistance, Simone Athayde 2014 Trinity University

Introduction: Indigenous Peoples, Dams And Resistance, Simone Athayde

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Between Distinct Voracities: The Hydro-Energetic Machine And The Iyakaliti’S Response, Juliana de Almeida 2014 Trinity University

Between Distinct Voracities: The Hydro-Energetic Machine And The Iyakaliti’S Response, Juliana De Almeida

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Here And There: The Effects Of Upriver Dams On Indigenous Peoples, Benedict J. Colombi 2014 Trinity University

Here And There: The Effects Of Upriver Dams On Indigenous Peoples, Benedict J. Colombi

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Moving Forward Or Backwards? Indigenous Peoples, Development And Democracy In Brazil, Melissa Volpato Curi 2014 Trinity University

Moving Forward Or Backwards? Indigenous Peoples, Development And Democracy In Brazil, Melissa Volpato Curi

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Negotiating New Roles And Relationships In The Jungle: Rain Forest Imaginations And Community-Based Ecotourism In Ecuador, Anna Meiser, Eveline Dürr 2014 Trinity University

Negotiating New Roles And Relationships In The Jungle: Rain Forest Imaginations And Community-Based Ecotourism In Ecuador, Anna Meiser, Eveline Dürr

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


Hijos De La Selva/Sons Of The Forest - Federico Bossert And Diego Villar, Kathleen Lowrey 2014 Trinity University

Hijos De La Selva/Sons Of The Forest - Federico Bossert And Diego Villar, Kathleen Lowrey

Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America

No abstract provided.


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