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"Something You Love And Something More Practical": Undergraduate Anthropology Education In The Neoliberal Era, Amy Goldmacher 2010 Wayne State University

"Something You Love And Something More Practical": Undergraduate Anthropology Education In The Neoliberal Era, Amy Goldmacher

Wayne State University Dissertations

This ethnographic case study attempts to understand how neoliberalism, which emphasizes education for employment, contradicts, complements, or coexists with the values of the liberal arts discipline of anthropology. Liberal arts education, the broader type of education that anthropology fits into, is called into question in this neoliberal era because its goal is not to train workers but to educate liberally. Historical data show a trend away from liberal arts degrees towards technical and professional degrees over the last thirty years (Fogg, Harrington, and Harrington 2004). Though the most important reason for earning a bachelor's degree cited among college freshman ...


Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery 2010 Stephen F Austin State University

Deep East Texas Grave Markers: Types, Styles, And Motifs, Nancy Adgent, Perky Beisel, George Avery

Faculty Publications

Grave markers are often the only physical evidence of a person’s existence and offer opportunities for even ordinary people to ‘speak’ from the grave. Sometimes the deceased selects the marker or leaves instructions for its composition.

In modern times, the grieving family typically chooses the type, style, motif, and inscription according to commercial availability, aesthetic appeal, and budgetary constraints. A cemetery visitor will likely have no idea of the actual circumstances that caused a particular marker to have its shape, design, and decorative elements.

Like other possessions, markers are subject to fashion trends and since the advent of mass ...


Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson

Adjunct Faculty Author Gallery

This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals construct the social reality of acupuncture sessions as a form of holistic medical therapy. Verbal and nonverbal interactions create an appealing medical environment but also help prevent the emergence of undesired counter-realities (e.g., pain, biomedical intervention). Based on observations of acupuncture sessions conducted in Galway, Ireland, I illustrate how 10 ambiance and aesthetic elements of clinics create a complex medico-cultural environment that balances oppositional associations (Western=non-Western, exoticism=convention, medical alterity=medical professionalism). Patients inter- viewed continually referred to acupuncture as a natural and ...


Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Restriction-oriented immigration policies and polarizing political debates have intensified the vulnera- bility of undocumented people in the United States, promoting their “willingness” to do low-wage, low-status work. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research with undocumented immigrants in Chicago to examine the everyday strategies that undocumented workers develop to mediate constraints and enhance their well-being. In particular, I explore how a cohort of undocumented Mexican immigrants cultivates a social identity as “hard workers” to promote their labor and bolster dignity and self-esteem. Much of the existing literature on unauthorized labor migration has focused on the structural conditions that encumber ...


Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz 2010 Loyola University Chicago

Willing To Work: Agency And Vulnerability In An Undocumented Immigrant Network, Ruth Gomberg-Munoz

Social Justice

Restriction-oriented immigration policies and polarizing political debates have intensified the vulnera- bility of undocumented people in the United States, promoting their “willingness” to do low-wage, low-status work. In this article, I draw on ethnographic research with undocumented immigrants in Chicago to examine the everyday strategies that undocumented workers develop to mediate constraints and enhance their well-being. In particular, I explore how a cohort of undocumented Mexican immigrants cultivates a social identity as “hard workers” to promote their labor and bolster dignity and self-esteem. Much of the existing literature on unauthorized labor migration has focused on the structural conditions that encumber ...


The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler 2010 Rollins College

The House In The Market: How Q’Eqchi’ Market Women Convert Money And Commodities Into Persons And Personhood, Sarah Ashley Kistler

Faculty Publications

Recent research argues that globalization in Latin America sometimes results in the homogenization of culture and loss of indigenous identity. This paper, however, explores how Q’eqchi’-Maya market women in San Juan Chamelco, Guatemala, generate Q’eqchi’ personhood by embracing the conflicts of value introduced by the confrontation of globalization with longstanding Q’eqchi’ values. I argue that in Chamelco, market women are mediators of value who participate in global capitalism to reinforce the categories that structure indigenous life. Q’eqchi’ women engage in marketing activities not only to accrue capital resources, but also to maintain local values, centered ...


On Blushing, Lee T. Nutini 2010 The University of Tennessee College of Law

On Blushing, Lee T. Nutini

Lee T Nutini

Guided by Darwin's writing, an intensive look at one of the most interesting and inexplicable phenomenons of human emotion.


American Adoption Access Laws Are And Policies Are Upside Down And Backwards, Mirah Riben 2010 SelectedWorks

American Adoption Access Laws Are And Policies Are Upside Down And Backwards, Mirah Riben

Mirah Riben

Adoption seals original birth certificates not just from the public, but from the parties named therein. The author argues against the claim that there is any need to continue these antiquated laws to "prtoect" mothers' anonymity.


Subtexts In Multiple Texts Of Globalization: A Case Of Tribal Travails In Orissa, Shalina Mehta, Chakraverti Mahajan 2010 Department of Anthropology, Guru Ghasidas Central University

Subtexts In Multiple Texts Of Globalization: A Case Of Tribal Travails In Orissa, Shalina Mehta, Chakraverti Mahajan

Chakraverti Mahajan

No abstract provided.


Histoires Déchirées, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira 2010 Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Histoires Déchirées, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

No abstract provided.


Allégories D’Une Nation Dilacérée : Le Sertão De Glauber Rocha, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira 2010 Universidade Federal de São Paulo

Allégories D’Une Nation Dilacérée : Le Sertão De Glauber Rocha, Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

Pedro Paulo Gomes Pereira

No abstract provided.


Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Holistic Medicine Not "Torture": Performing Acupuncture In Galway, Ireland, Kevin Taylor Anderson

Kevin Taylor Anderson

This article examines how the aesthetic design of clinics and interactive discourse 5 and rituals construct the social reality of acupuncture sessions as a form of holistic medical therapy. Verbal and nonverbal interactions create an appealing medical environment but also help prevent the emergence of undesired counter-realities (e.g., pain, biomedical intervention). Based on observations of acupuncture sessions conducted in Galway, Ireland, I illustrate how 10 ambiance and aesthetic elements of clinics create a complex medico-cultural environment that balances oppositional associations (Western=non-Western, exoticism=convention, medical alterity=medical professionalism). Patients inter- viewed continually referred to acupuncture as a natural and ...


“What Does This Tell About Us?” Social Research And Indigenous Peoples: The Case Of The Paq’Tnkek Mi’Kmaq, Anthony A. Davis Dr,, Jane McMillan Dr. 2010 Mount Saint Vincent University

“What Does This Tell About Us?” Social Research And Indigenous Peoples: The Case Of The Paq’Tnkek Mi’Kmaq, Anthony A. Davis Dr,, Jane Mcmillan Dr.

Anthony A. Davis Dr,

Indigenous peoples’ conditions and issues have attracted considerable global attention, especially since the United Nations Rio Declaration and Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Yet, indigenous people continue to struggle to achieve the benefits that are inherent to their rights. Often these struggles are played out within judicial settings wherein “reliable evidence” is a requirement for decisions that affirm rights. Social research collaborations potentially have much to contribute to these processes. In this article we outline key attributes of a social research collaboration between university researchers and an indigenous Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia, Canada. The strengths and ...


León De Greiff: Cultura Y Política En Colombia (1895-1976), Alexander Montoya Prada 2010 Universidad del Cauca

León De Greiff: Cultura Y Política En Colombia (1895-1976), Alexander Montoya Prada

Alexander Montoya Prada

En este artículo hacemos un análisis de la vida pública del poeta León de Greiff en el contexto de la historia colombiana del siglo XX. Nos interesa la relación entre cultura y política, vista desde la trayectoria de vida del poeta, con énfasis en los personajes públicos que lo rodearon y el vínculo que estableció con ellos. Pensamos a León de Greiff frente al medio que lo produce como autor, evitando exaltar su genialidad y su aura extraña para el entorno colombiano como ya se ha hecho en múltiples textos, prefiriendo un análisis que privilegie su inclusión dentro de los ...


The Ramadan Controversy: Dilemmas In Negotiating Media Discourses Post Iranian Uprising, Payal Arora, Ashok Panikkar 2010 SelectedWorks

The Ramadan Controversy: Dilemmas In Negotiating Media Discourses Post Iranian Uprising, Payal Arora, Ashok Panikkar

Payal Arora

No abstract provided.


From Objective Right To Subjective Rights: The Franciscans And The Interest And Will Conceptions Of Rights, Siegfried Van Duffel 2010 National University of singapore

From Objective Right To Subjective Rights: The Franciscans And The Interest And Will Conceptions Of Rights, Siegfried Van Duffel

Siegfried Van Duffel

What are subjective rights? And what makes Will and Interest conceptions of rights into conceptions of rights? I argue that they originate in two very different natural rights theories which are, however, grounded in the same philosophical anthropology.


El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


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