Virtual Anthropology

Author by : Gerhard W. Weber
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer Verlag
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Description : This is the first textbook of Virtual Anthropology, the new science that combines elements from fields as diverse as anthropology, medicine, statistics, computing, scientific visualization, and industrial design. The book is intended for students in any of these or nearby fields within biology, medicine, or engineering and for teachers, journalists, and all others who will enjoy the many examples from our real biological world. After a general introduction to the field and an overview, the book is organized around six themes conveyed in more than 300 pages of text accompanied by hundreds of carefully annotated images: medical imaging and 3D digitising techniques, electronic preparation of individual specimens, analysis of complex forms in space one or many at a time, reconstruction of forms that are partly missing or damaged, production of real objects from virtual models, and, finally, thoughts about data accessibility and sharing and the implications of all this for the future of anthropology. The authors' emphasis is not on technical details but rather on step-by-step explanations of the wealth of examples included here, from brain evolution to surgical planning, always in light of the relevance of these approaches to science and to society. All readers are encouraged to try out the techniques on their own using the tools and data included in the Online Extra Materials resource.


Virtual Anthropology

Author by : Tanya Uldin (anthropologue.)
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Digital Anthropology

Author by : Heather A. Horst
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.


Handbook Of Methods In Cultural Anthropology

Author by : H. Russell Bernard
Languange : en
Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : The Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, now in its second edition, maintains a strong benchmark for understanding the scope of contemporary anthropological field methods. Avoiding divisive debates over science and humanism, the contributors draw upon both traditions to explore fieldwork in practice. The second edition also reflects major developments of the past decade, including: the rising prominence of mixed methods, the emergence of new technologies, and evolving views on ethnographic writing. Spanning the chain of research, from designing a project through methods of data collection and interpretive analysis, the Handbook features new chapters on ethnography of online communities, social survey research, and network and geospatial analysis. Considered discussion of ethics, epistemology, and the presentation of research results to diverse audiences round out the volume. The result is an essential guide for all scholars, professionals, and advanced students who employ fieldwork.


Forensic Anthropology

Author by : Natalie R. Langley
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : This robust, dynamic, and international field has grown to include interdisciplinary research, continually improving methodology, and globalization of training. Reflecting the diverse nature of the science from experts who have shaped it, Forensic Anthropology: A Comprehensive Introduction Second Edition builds off of the success of the first edition and incorporates standard practices in addition to cutting-edge approaches in a user-friendly format, making it an ideal introductory-level text.


Statistics And Probability In Forensic Anthropology

Author by : Zuzana Obertová
Languange : en
Publisher by : Academic Press
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Description : Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology provides a practical guide for forensic scientists, primarily anthropologists and pathologists, on how to design studies, how to choose and apply statistical approaches, and how to interpret statistical outcomes in the forensic practice. As with other forensic, medical and biological disciplines, statistics have become increasingly important in forensic anthropology and legal medicine, but there is not a single book, which specifically addresses the needs of forensic anthropologists in relation to the research undertaken in the field and the interpretation of research outcomes and case findings within the setting of legal proceedings. The book includes the application of both frequentist and Bayesian statistics in relation to topics relevant for the research and the interpretation of findings in forensic anthropology, as well as general chapters on study design and statistical approaches addressing measurement errors and reliability. Scientific terminology understandable to students and advanced practitioners of forensic anthropology, pathology and related disciplines is used throughout. Additionally, Statistics and Probability in Forensic Anthropology facilitates sufficient understanding of the statistical procedures and data interpretation based on statistical outcomes and models, which helps the reader confidently present their work within the forensic context, either in the form of case reports for legal purposes or as research publications for the scientific community. Contains the application of both frequentist and Bayesian statistics in relation to topics relevant for forensic anthropology research and the interpretation of findings Provides examples of study designs and their statistical solutions, partly following the layout of scientific manuscripts on common topics in the field Includes scientific terminology understandable to students and advanced practitioners of forensic anthropology, legal medicine and related disciplines


An Anthropology Of The European Union

Author by : Irène Bellier
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : One of the problems facing Europe is that the building of institutional Europe and top-down efforts to get Europeans to imagine their common identity do not necessarily result in political and cultural unity. Anthropologists have been slow to consider the difficulties presented by the expansion of the EU model and its implications for Europe in the 21st Century. Representing a new trend in European anthropology, this book examines how people adjust to their different experiences of the new Europe. The role of culture, religion, and ideology, as well as insiders' social and professional practices, are all shown to shed light on the cultural logic sustaining the institutions and policies of the European Union. On the one hand, the activities of the European institutions in Brussels illustrate how people of many different nationalities, languages and cultures can live and work together. On the other hand, the interests of many people at the local, regional and national levels are not the same as the Eurocrats'. Contributors explore the issues of unity and diversity in ‘Europe-building' through various European institutions, images, and programmes, and their effects on a variety of definitions of identity in such locales as France, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Belgium.


A Companion To Organizational Anthropology

Author by : D. Douglas Caulkins
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The first comprehensive guide to anthropological studies of complexorganizations Offers the first comprehensive reference to the anthropologicalstudy of complex organizations Details how organizational theory and research in business hasadopted anthropology’s key concept of culture, inspiring newinsights into organizational dynamics and development Highlights pioneering theoretical perspectives ranging fromsymbolic and semiotic approaches to neuroscientific frameworks forstudying contemporary organizations Addresses the comparative and cross-cultural dimensions ofmultinational corporations and of non-governmental organizationsworking in the globalizing economy Topics covered include organizational dynamics,entrepreneurship, innovation, social networks, cognitive models andteam building, organizational dysfunctions, global networkedorganizations, NGOs, unions, virtual communities, corporate cultureand social responsibility Presents a body of work that reflects the breadth and depth ofthe field of organizational anthropology and makes the case for theimportance of the field in the anthropology of the twenty-firstcentury


Virtual Anthropology

Author by : Rita Kemunto Omari
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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International Journal Of Business Anthropology Volume 7 2

Author by : Mary Reisel Gang Chen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This issue of the International Journal of Business Anthropology contains seven articles including a special section of four papers from Japan with an editorial commentary. The editorial commentary briefly introduces business anthropology in Japan and the goals of editing a collection of articles from Japan. The first essay, “From ‘Galapagos Syndrome’ to Globalization: Japanese Businesses between Tradition and Virtual Reality” by Mary Reisel, presents the cultural factors that block traditional Japanese corporations from adapting faster to globalization, and explores the growing gap between them and the new virtual industries that are rapidly advancing. The second, “Variability of Boundary and Meaning of Diversity Attributes: Studies from Diversity Management at a Japanese SME” by Noriko Yagi, argues that an anthropological approach can contribute more to furthering understanding about the effect of diverse people working together in naturally occurring work groups. The third paper, “Creation of Corporate Identity: The Role of Rites and Symbol in Management” by Yi Zhu, examines by anthropological methods the ways in which a corporate entity’s rites and symbols in management help construct a unique corporate identity, and the ways in which community members can cultivate a strong sense of belonging. The fourth article, “The New Business of Buddhism” by Yuko Nakamura, discusses the recent phenomenon of Japanese Buddhist organizations engaging in economic ventures such as restaurant businesses. The fifth essay, “Shared Business Culture Value: An Anthropological Study of the Endogenous Mechanism of Islamic Food Safety in China” by Shao-Hong Yong et al., proposes a conceptual model of a “Shared Business Culture Value” as the endogenous mechanism of Islamic food safety in China. The sixth paper, “Enterprise Anthropology: The Fourth Evolution of Anthropology” by Zhang Jijiao, regards the development of enterprise anthropology as the fourth evolution of anthropology. The final essay, “Resolving Conflict and Business Anthropology” by Alf H. Walle, argues that business anthropologists have unique skills for facilitating conflict resolution in many situations.


Forensic Anthropology

Author by : MariaTeresa A. Tersigni-Tarrant
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : The field of forensic anthropology has evolved dramatically in the past 40 years, as technological advances have led to new research initiatives and extended applications. This robust, dynamic, and international field has grown to include interdisciplinary research, continually improving methodology, and globalization of training. Reflecting the diverse nature of the science from the experts who have shaped it, Forensic Anthropology: An Introduction incorporates standard practices in addition to cutting-edge approaches in a user-friendly format, making it an ideal introductory-level text. The book begins with a historical overview of forensic anthropology and then presents the background and methodology of each specialty area. Designed for readers without previous theory-based or practical physical anthropology course experience, each chapter gives a detailed history and explanation of a particular methodology. Presenting topics within their areas of accomplishment and expertise, the authors include up-to-date analytical techniques and provide examples of these applications in typical casework. Through the book’s accessible style of presentation, readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the history, methods, theory, and future direction of forensic anthropology. Suitable for undergraduate or master’s level students, educators and professionals will also find the currency of information and the high-quality photos and illustrations useful in their practice.


Case Studies In Forensic Anthropology

Author by : Heather M. Garvin
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Through a set of unique case studies written by an international group of practicing forensic anthropologists, Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons prepares students and professionals for the diverse range of cases and challenges they will encounter in the field. Every forensic anthropology case is unique. Practitioners routinely face new challenges and unexpected outcomes. Courses and introductory texts generally address standard or ideal cases. In practice, however, forensic anthropologists must improvise frequently during forensic archaeological recoveries and laboratory analyses based on case circumstances. Most forensic anthropologists have encountered unconventional cases with surprising results. While these cases act as continuing education for practitioners—better preparing them for future encounters— such learning opportunities may be limited by the extent of personal experiences. This text exposes practitioners and students to a diverse array of case examples they may not otherwise encounter, sharing experiential knowledge and contributing to the advancement the field. Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology aims to both prepare aspiring forensic anthropologists and inform current practitioners. The cases are interesting and unique, detailing how specific challenges contribute to the body of forensic anthropological knowledge and practice. Key Features Full-color photographs illustrate the scenes and skeletal features "Lessons Learned" sections for each case study emphasize take-away points Thought-provoking "Discussion Questions" encourage readers to think critically and facilitate group discussions Actual case experiences by diverse array of forensic anthropologists who discuss innovative methods and unique challenges


Handbook Of Anthropology In Business

Author by : Rita M Denny
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : In recent years announcements of the birth of business anthropology have ricocheted around the globe. The first major reference work on this field, the Handbook of Anthropology in Business is a creative production of more than 60 international scholar-practitioners working in universities and corporate settings from high tech to health care. Offering broad coverage of theory and practice around the world, chapters demonstrate the vibrant tensions and innovation that emerge in intersections between anthropology and business and between corporate worlds and the lives of individual scholar-practitioners. Breaking from standard attempts to define scholarly fields as products of fixed consensus, the authors reveal an evolving mosaic of engagement and innovation, offering a paradigm for understanding anthropology in business for years to come.


Forensic Anthropology

Author by : Sue Black
Languange : en
Publisher by : CRC Press
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Description : Advances in our ability to analyse information from skeletal remains and subsequent developments in the field of forensic anthropology make it possible to identify more victims of homicides, mass-fatality disasters, and genocide. Summarizing the vast collection of international literature that has developed over the past decade, Forensic Anthropolo


The Routledge Handbook Of Linguistic Anthropology

Author by : Nancy Bonvillain
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is a broad survey of linguistic anthropology, featuring contributions from prominent scholars in the field. Each chapter presents a brief historical summary of research in the field and discusses topics and issues of current concern to people doing research in linguistic anthropology. The handbook is organized into four parts – Language and Cultural Productions; Language Ideologies and Practices of Learning; Language and the Communication of Identities; and Language and Local/Global Power – and covers current topics of interest at the intersection of the two fields, while also contextualizing them within discussions of fieldwork practice. Featuring 30 contributions from leading scholars in the field, The Routledge Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology is an essential overview for students and researchers interested in understanding core concepts and key issues in linguistic anthropology.


Cultural Anthropology

Author by : Jack David Eller
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.


Ethnography As Commentary

Author by : Johannes Fabian
Languange : en
Publisher by : Duke University Press
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Description : The Internet allows ethnographers to deposit the textual materials on which they base their writing in virtual archives. Electronically archived fieldwork documents can be accessed at any time by the writer, his or her readers, and the people studied. Johannes Fabian, a leading theorist of anthropological practice, argues that virtual archives have the potential to shift the emphasis in ethnographic writing from the monograph to commentary. In this insightful study, he returns to the recording of a conversation he had with a ritual healer in the Congolese town of Lubumbashi more than three decades ago. Fabian’s transcript and translation of the exchange have been deposited on a website (Language and Popular Culture in Africa), and in Ethnography as Commentary he provides a model of writing in the presence of a virtual archive. In his commentary, Fabian reconstructs his meeting with the healer Kahenga Mukonkwa Michel, in which the two discussed the ritual that Kahenga performed to protect Fabian’s home from burglary. Fabian reflects on the expectations and terminology that shape his description of Kahenga’s ritual and meditates on how ethnographic texts are made, considering the settings, the participants, the technologies, and the linguistic medium that influence the transcription and translation of a recording and thus fashion ethnographic knowledge. Turning more directly to Kahenga—as a practitioner, a person, and an ethnographic subject—and to the questions posed to him, Fabian reconsiders questions of ethnic identity, politics, and religion. While Fabian hopes that emerging anthropologists will share their fieldwork through virtual archives, he does not suggest that traditional ethnography will disappear. It will become part of a broader project facilitated by new media.


Encyclopedia Of Anthropology

Author by : H. James Birx
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.


Simulated Dreams

Author by : Haim Hazan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Berghahn Books
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Description : Examines Israeli youth culture in terms of tribal and global elements. Ch. 2 (pp. 35-55), "Revisiting the Holocaust: The Historical Discourse, " focuses on youth delegations or "pilgrimages" to Holocaust sites in Poland. Analyzes values conveyed in the approaches of three types of Israeli schools (state secular, kibbutz, and state religious) to preparing students for the trip. Concludes that these embody three competing narratives of the Holocaust.


Exploring Materiality And Connectivity In Anthropology And Beyond

Author by : Philipp Schorch
Languange : en
Publisher by : UCL Press
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Description : Exploring Materiality and Connectivity in Anthropology and Beyond provides a new look at the old anthropological concern with materiality and connectivity. It understands materiality not as defined property of some-thing, nor does it take connectivity as merely a relation between discrete entities. Somewhat akin to Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, it sees materiality and connectivity as two interrelated modes in which an entity is, or more precisely – is becoming, in the world. The question, thus, is how these two modes of becoming relate and fold into each other. Throughout the four-year research process that led to this book, the authors approached this question not just from a theoretical perspective; taking the suggestion of 'thinking through things' literally and methodologically seriously, the first two workshops were dedicated to practical, hands-on exercises working with things. From these workshops a series of installations emerged, straddling the boundaries of art and academia. These installations served as artistic-academic interventions during the final symposium and are featured alongside the other academic contributions to this volume. Throughout this process, two main themes emerged and structure Part II, Movement and Growth, and Part III, Dissolution and Traces, of the present volume, respectively. Part I, Conceptual Grounds, consists of two chapters offering conceptual takes on things and ties – one from anthropology and one from archaeology. As interrelated modes of becoming, materiality and connectivity make it necessary to coalesce things and ties into thing~ties – an insight toward which the chapters and interventions came from different sides, and one in which the initial proposition of the editors still shines through. Throughout the pages of this volume, we invite the reader to travel beyond imaginaries of a universe of separate planets united by connections, and to venture with us instead into the thicket of thing~ties in which we live.


Digital Anthropology

Author by : Heather A. Horst
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.


Introducing Anthropology

Author by : Laura Pountney
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : The perfect starting point for any student new to this fascinating subject, offering a serious yet accessible introduction to anthropology. Across a series of fourteen chapters, Introducing Anthropology addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes and emphasizes the active role and promise of anthropology in the world today. The new edition foregrounds in particular the need for anthropology in understanding and addressing today's environmental crisis, as well as the exciting developments of digital anthropology. This book has been designed by two authors with a passion for teaching and a commitment to communicating the excitement of anthropology to newcomers. Each chapter includes clear explanations of classic and contemporary anthropological research and connects anthropological theories to real-life issues at the local and global levels. The vibrancy and importance of anthropology is a core focus of the book, with numerous interviews with key anthropologists about their work and the discipline as a whole, and plenty of ethnographic studies to consider and use as inspiration for readers' own personal investigations. A clear glossary, a range of activities and discussion points, and carefully selected further reading and suggested ethnographic films further support and extend students' learning. Introducing Anthropology aims to inspire and enthuse a new generation of anthropologists. It is suitable for a range of different readers, from students studying the subject at school-level to university students looking for a clear and engaging entry point into anthropology.


Polyphonic Anthropology

Author by : Massimo Canevacci
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Description : This book connects anthropology and polyphony: a composition that multiplies the researcher's glance, the style of representation, the narrative presence of subjectivities. Polyphonic anthropology is presenting a complex of bio-physical and psycho-cultural case studies. Digital culture and communication has been transforming traditional way of life, styles of writing, forms of knowledge, the way of working and connecting. Ubiquities, identities, syncretisms are key-words if a researcher wish to interpret and transform a cultural contexts. It is urgent favoring trans-disciplinarity for students, scholars, researchers, professors; any reader of this polyphonic book has to cross philosophy, anatomy, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, architecture, archeology, biology. I believe in an anthropological mutation inside any discipline. And I hope this book may face such a challenge.


Anthropology Of The Middle East And North Africa

Author by : Sherine Hafez
Languange : en
Publisher by : Indiana University Press
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Description : This volume combines ethnographic accounts of fieldwork with overviews of recent anthropological literature about the region on topics such as Islam, gender, youth, and new media. It addresses contemporary debates about modernity, nation building, and the link between the ideology of power and the production of knowledge. Contributors include established and emerging scholars known for the depth and quality of their ethnographic writing and for their interventions in current theory.


Image Processing Concepts Methodologies Tools And Applications

Author by : Management Association, Information Resources
Languange : en
Publisher by : IGI Global
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Description : Advancements in digital technology continue to expand the image science field through the tools and techniques utilized to process two-dimensional images and videos. Image Processing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents a collection of research on this multidisciplinary field and the operation of multi-dimensional signals with systems that range from simple digital circuits to computers. This reference source is essential for researchers, academics, and students in the computer science, computer vision, and electrical engineering fields.


International Journal Of Business Anthropology Volume 7 2

Author by : Gang Chen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : This issue of the International Journal of Business Anthropology contains seven articles including a special section of four papers from Japan with an editorial commentary. The editorial commentary briefly introduces business anthropology in Japan and the goals of editing a collection of articles from Japan. The first essay, "From 'Galapagos Syndrome' to Globalization: Japanese Businesses between Tradition and Virtual Reality" by Mary Reisel, presents the cultural factors that block traditional Japanese corporations from adapting faster to globalization, and explores the growing gap between them and the new virtual industries that are rapidly advancing. The second, "Variability of Boundary and Meaning of Diversity Attributes: Studies from Diversity Management at a Japanese SME" by Noriko Yagi, argues that an anthropological approach can contribute more to furthering understanding about the effect of diverse people working together in naturally occurring work groups. The third paper, "Creation of Corporate Identity: The Role of Rites and Symbol in Management" by Yi Zhu, examines by anthropological methods the ways in which a corporate entity's rites and symbols in management help construct a unique corporate identity, and the ways in which community members can cultivate a strong sense of belonging. The fourth article, "The New Business of Buddhism" by Yuko Nakamura, discusses the recent phenomenon of Japanese Buddhist organizations engaging in economic ventures such as restaurant businesses. The fifth essay, "Shared Business Culture Value: An Anthropological Study of the Endogenous Mechanism of Islamic Food Safety in China" by Shao-Hong Yong et al., proposes a conceptual model of a "Shared Business Culture Value" as the endogenous mechanism of Islamic food safety in China. The sixth paper, "Enterprise Anthropology: The Fourth Evolution of Anthropology" by Zhang Jijiao, regards the development of enterprise anthropology as the fourth evolution of anthropology. The final essay, "Resolving Conflict and Business Anthropology" by Alf H. Walle, argues that business anthropologists have unique skills for facilitating conflict resolution in many situations.


A Companion To The Anthropology Of American Indians

Author by : Thomas Biolsi
Languange : en
Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'


An Anthropology Of The Subject

Author by : Roy Wagner
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : "Roy Wagner is a one-of-a-kind anthropologist whose books provide intense intellectual stimulation. His way of connecting the world of New Guinea to the world of anthropology is unique and, well, mind-blowing. . . . He writes books that you actually want to and will read more than once."—Steven Feld, author of Sound and Sentiment "Wagner asks, daringly, what it would be like to imagine one of the most significant of human activities, the activity of description or representation, as a self-scaling phenomenon. . . . One begins to glimpse a genuine 'alternative anthropology.'"—Marilyn Strathern, author of The Gender of the Gift


Evaluating Evidence In Biological Anthropology

Author by : Cathy Willermet
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : A critical assessment of how evidence in biological anthropology is discovered, collected and interpreted.