A discussion forum for the anthropologists amongst us.
This piece is part of APLA’s newest Speaking Justice to Power Series, which focuses on Kashmir and marks the one-year anniversary of the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A of the constitution (August 5, 2019).
Samuel Adu-Gyamfi deposited A Historical narrative of the British Colonial Administration’s Clamp down on Witch finding Shrines amongst the Asante People of the Gold Coast in the group Anthropology on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 2 days ago
The paper focuses on the issue of witchcraft at the Gold Coast and Asante in particular. Information from archival sources and secondary sources has been gleaned to form a historical narrative covering the period 1907 to 1940. The dilemma of the indigenous people concerning witchcraft, the attempts of Indigenous Priest Healers (IPH) to cure and…[Read more]
Although the United Nations has called for a global ceasefire during the pandemic, Kashmiris are bracing for a new wave of violence as India accelerates its settler-colonial ambitions.
While World War II was still raging in Europe and the Pacific, the onset of the Greek Civil War in December 1944 marked the beginning of the Cold War. For the people of Greece, the civil war would continue the devastation that the Italian, German, and Bulgarian occupations had initiated. The civil war’s catastrophic cleavages in Greek society are…[Read more]
This is a review of the book “Kali’s Child: The Mystical and the Erotic in the Life and Teachings of Ramakrishna, Jeffrey J. Kripal, University of Chicago Press, 1995” . “Kali’s child” fell well short of a proof that Sri Ramakrishna’s mystical experiences were actually “profoundly, provocatively, scandalously erotic”. To reconstruct the autobiogr…[Read more]
Literature on traditional medicine in Africa is diverse and broad but most are country based, regional based or time based. There is the need for a systematic review that focuses on the nature of traditional medicine and its healers, the impact of the changing society on traditional medicine, and an analysis of same based on scholarly literature.…[Read more]
Spanish abstract: Este artículo comenta y desarrolla una noción semiótico-comunicativa introducida por Erving Goffman en su libro ‘La presentación de la persona en la vida cotidiana’ (1956). A lo que se comunica oficial o explícitamente en una interacción social hay que añadir lo que se comunica discreta o indirectamente a través de una serie d…[Read more]
Notes from Northrop Frye´s seminal volume in archetypal/anthropological criticism, “Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays” (Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1957. Rpt. 1971. 383 p). Notes taken by J. A. García Landa c. 1985, edited with illustrations for online publication 2018-20. Parenthetical pagination numbers refer to the quotations and text f…[Read more]
Andrew J. Eisenberg deposited Resonant Voices and Spatial Politics: An Acoustemology of Citizenship in a Muslim Neighbourhood of the Kenyan Coast in the group Anthropology on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
This chapter is an updated and newly illustrated version of “Islam, Sound and Space: Acoustemology and Muslim Citizenship on the Kenyan Coast,” originally published in the volume _Music, Sound and Space: Transformations of Public and Private Experience_ (2013, ed. Georgina Born, Cambridge University Press).
This essay explores the internal diversity of Islam in the Caucasus.
Alvin Toffler and Marshall McLuhan: both are futurologists who theorized about the impact of information exchange on societies. In the late 1960s, Toffler came up with the concept of future shock, while McLuhan “invented” the global village. I dared combining these two concepts into a sort of “theory of everything” to explain political process…[Read more]
Public health in twenty-first century Ghana is mired with several issues ranging from the inadequacy of
public health facilities, improper settlement planning, insanitary conditions, and the inadequacy of laws
and their implementation. This situation compared to the colonial era is a direct contradiction.
Development in the pre-colonial era to…[Read more]
Book review. Kate Langdon & Vladimir Tismaneanu “Putin’s Totalitarian Democracy: Ideology, Myth, and Violence in the Twenty-First Century”, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019.
The paper describes an archaeological experiment which was conducted during the course “Experimental Archaeology” held at the Department of Prehistory and Historical Archeology at the University of Vienna from June 30th to July 2nd 2017. The aim of the experiment was to provide new insights on handling cooking pits which formed an integral part of…[Read more]
Skateboards have unique character complexities in the city, as multiface, multispace and multiplace. Spatialization of style to Stylization of space is a how skareboard create youth culture and a part of sub-culture. Looking ritual a play skateboard in the city more have dimension of style, space and place, as happened in bowl skatepark.
Luis Gregorio Abad Espinoza deposited The rethinking and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage of the cultural landscapes: the case of Sečovlje and Janubio saltpans in the group Anthropology on Humanities Commons 7 months ago
Cultural landscapes represent a complex category where the nature-culture dichotomy seem to not be able to unfold the main features and the profound relations that humans have with the environment. Drawing on ethnographic data collected in the saltpans of Se-ovlje (Slovene Istria) and Janubio (Lanzarote–Canary Islands) this article examines…[Read more]
It is well known the harmful effects that savage capitalism has been causing to the environment since its introduction in a sphere in which a different logic and approach to nature are the essential conditions for the maintenance of the ecosystem and its complex relations between humans and non-human organisms. The amazon rainforest is a portion…[Read more]
This article focuses on Jewish women’s experiences of the amen meal ritual. The central intention of this meal is to achieve many recitations of the word “amen” in response to benedictions recited for different sorts of food. The women’s voices and experiences, reflected in in-depth interviews with participants and participant observa…[Read more]
This essay examines the issue of David’s (lack of) clothing in 2 Samuel 6 and 1 Chronicles 15. It asks: what potential meanings would be at play for ancient readers of these texts? Drawing on research into social memory and “forgetting,” it argues that Judean readers would partially warrant Michal’s distaste for David’s dressing-down, while still…[Read more]
Spanish abstract: Notas y comentarios sobre “Equipos”, el segundo capítulo de “La presentación de la persona en la vida cotidiana”, de Erving Goffman, una obra clave de la sociología dramatística. Un retropost de 2009 sobre un libro de 1959. Se muestra aquí cómo los actores sociales no actúan solos: actúan en grupos organizados o equipos, cuyos m…[Read more]
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