Ethnic Studies: Most read books
Motive und Felder ethnologischen Forschens
Kulturelle Formen inmitten von Machtverhältnissen mit Blick auf Differenz zu untersuchen ist ein häufiges Ziel ethnologischen Forschens – von Genderstudien zu den kulturellen Dimensionen der Körperlichkeit, von der materiellen Kultur zum musealen Objekt, v...
Eine Kulturanalyse des Ereignisslosen und Flüchtigen
"Nichtstun ist die allerschwierigste Beschäftigung und zugleich diejenige, die am meisten Geist voraussetzt." Oscar Wilde Was passiert, wenn allem Anschein nach gar nichts passiert? Wenn Menschen sich von der Aussicht, "nichts zu tun", angezogen oder abgestoßen fühlen, wenn si...
Kann Eigentum an Kultur sinnvoll sein? Das Interesse, Cultural Property dem Markt zuzuführen oder dies zu verhindern und hierdurch kollektiven oder individuellen, ideologischen oder ökonomischen Gewinn zu schaffen, gestaltet sich unter den stark divergierenden Bedingungen, die...
Körper, Schönheit und Geschlecht in Tanah Karo, Nord-Sumatra
by Karin Klenke
Seit der Entstehung eines Pflege- und Gesundheitsmarktes steigt der Kostendruck in der Diakonie. In dieser Situation stehen sich kirchliche MitarbeiterInnen als Arbeitnehmer und als Arbeitgeber gegenüber. Beide Seiten sehen sich aufgefordert, bei der Verteilung von knapper wer...
Ethnoarchaeological investigations in North Bali, Indonesia
The villages on Bali’s north-east coast have a long history. Archaeological finds have shown that the coastal settlements of Tejakula District enjoyed trading relations with India as long as 2000 years ago or more. Royal decrees dating from the 10th to the 12th century, ...
Grabkult der Konso und kulturverwandter Ethnien in Süd-Äthiopien
Die Arbeit bietet erstmals eine flächendeckende Studie der anthropomorphen Holzskulpturen der Konso (waakaa) mit einer detaillierten Beschreibung der Figuren, deren Herstellung, ihrer Symbolik, der Art und Weise ihrer Aufrichtung und dazugehöriger Rituale. Auf der Gr...
Seen and Unseen Dimensions of Indigenous Knowledge among Q'eqchi' Communities in Guatemala
by Petra Maass
How are biological diversity, protected areas, indigenous knowledge and religious worldviews related? From an anthropological perspective, this book provides an introduction into the complex subject of conservation policies that cannot be addressed without recognising the enco...
Violent internal conflicts are the predominant form of warfare in the world today, and there is an urgent need to understand their causes and find ways for their prevention or resolution. The 15 essays collected here resent a variety of perspectives, conceptions, arguments, an...
Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-first Century
"The authors have done a commendable and impressive job of addressing a topic of long-lasting and increasing significance in U.S. politics." ---F. Chris Garcia, University of New Mexico "This is a path-breaking book that will be read across disciplines beyond political science...
The Political Mobilization of Black Churches
"Politics in the Pews probes the internal dynamics of political decision making within the Black church." ---William E. Nelson, Jr., Research Professor, Department of African American and African Studies, Ohio State University As Eric McDaniel demonstrates in his study of Blac...
Whether their slogan is “compassionate conservatism” or “hawkish liberalism,” political parties have always sought to expand their electoral coalitions by making minor adjustments to their public image. How do voters respond to these, often short-term, campaign appeals? Race, ...
“In The Price of Racial Reconciliation, Ronald Walters offers an abundance of riches. This book provides an extraordinarily comprehensive and persuasive set of arguments for reparations, and will be the lens through which meaningful opportunities for reconciliation are viewed ...
The Role of Shared Ethnicity in Latino Political Participation
by Matt Barreto
"New theoretical propositions, original data, and rigorous empirical tests are what one looks for in cutting-edge social science. Fortunately, all three are apparent in Ethnic Cues. The author has pushed his thinking to develop new ways of understanding and explaining patterns...
Civil Rights in Multiracial America
Mark One or More tells the little-known story of the struggle to include a multiracial category on the U.S. census, and the profound changes it wrought in the American political landscape. The movement to add a multiracial category to the 2000 U.S. Census provoked unprecedente...
Group Conflict and Mayoral Voting Behavior in American Cities
Karen Kaufmann's groundbreaking study shows that perceptions of interracial conflict can cause voters in local elections to focus on race, rather than party attachments or political ideologies. Using public opinion data to examine mayoral elections in New York and Los Angeles ...
Although immigration and the U.S./Mexico border are perennial election issues, few Americans are aware of the long history of racial, political, religious, and class conflict that have resulted in America's contentious immigration policies. _Running the Border Gauntl...
From the colonial period to the end of the 19th century, from King Phillip's war to the Wounded Knee Massacre, fighting between the American Indians and the U.S. government created upheaval in the everyday lives of American Indians, affecting everything from trade an...
The two-volume American Indians and Popular Culture seeks to help readers understand American Indians by analyzing their relationships with the popular culture of the United States and Canada. Volume 1 covers media, sports, and politics, while Volume 2 covers literature, arts,...
A State-by-State Historical Encyclopedia
While various attempts to document Native American history in the United States have been made, rarely have Indians been considered in relation to the individual states which they inhabited both before and after statehood. With the effects natives have had on state formation, ...
Native American boarding schools were ostensibly put in place to help American Indian youth assimilate to white culture, but they were also used to strip attendees of their identities. Physical abuse and malnourishment were commonly reported at these facilities. At the peak of...