These stereotypes seem to be based upon 1 the cultural imagery of peasant traditionalists promoted by a folk festival 2 the visibility of Finnish immigrant workers in the fishing industry and 3 historical political conflict. This paper is about how we might begin to understand sacrifices that do not conform to these rules. I used to do archery at a local technical college; and one day I saw someone there with a long-bow and I thought I'd have a go, and fell in love with it. To a certain extent, these methods can have been effective at least psychologically. Ethnicities is a cross-disciplinary journal that will provide a critical dialogue between these debates in sociology and politics, and related disciplines.
Anthropological dealings with the state often convey hope by replicating the hope of their subjects against the state. This article offers reflection on the interface between global forces, powerful transcultural narratives, and state policies, on the one hand, and local, even individual, constructions and tactics in regard to sexuality, marriage, migration, and work, on the other. So, you know what to do: buy! This volume is an invaluable manual for those specializing in sociology, philosophy, political science, cultural studies, ethnology, international relations, state, and law, as well as being of interest to those who follow the current developments in the humanities. Applying Raymond Williams' concept of 'structures of feeling,' it explores 'community' consciousness that is rooted in affection, sensation, and knowledge. From the relative calm of Malawiâs College of Medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, and technology, Wendlandâs work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, the impact of traditional healing, and the purposes of medicine. About journal The scientific journal Ethnos is included in the Scopus database. Sacrifice is always pre-meditated, and if not entirely goal-oriented, at the very least inherently meaningful as a process in itself.
In practice, however, faith in this vision had to be reaffirmed in the face of Australian Aboriginal people who did not match the ideal. This article suggests that the meaning of sacrifice is determined by how sacrifice is used and understood in social context, and as such breaks ranks with literatures on sacrifice concerned with the intrinsic coherence of ritual sacrifice. Gudiya's story highlights the ways in which she has engaged in relational realignments aimed at bringing her closer to the life she imagines, even as she has encountered new and persistent forms of inequality both local and transnational in scale. Through what kind of inaugural scenes is the moral self born? Yet it emphasizes also that a naïve celebration of ontology and the materiality of sign vehicles ignores the extent to which both communication and agency may turn on people's ability to move pragmatically between non-referential language and more fully symbolic communicative events. The practice of killing the newborn is often a product of the fear of misfortune striking the family should the child be permitted to live.
About this journal There is currently a burgeoning interest in both sociology and politics around questions of ethnicity, nationalism and related issues such as identity politics and minority rights. Doing so critically extends Bourdieu, moving beyond his methodological nationalism to foreground the racial hierarchies embedded in the making of the classed habitus and situate the aesthetics of diaspora within a translocal field of distinction. These two cases are framed by some more general remarks on Christian temporalities, as well as a call for the newly-emerging interest in the anthropology of Christianity to take note of more general work on literacy and the ethnography of reading. Murri Aboriginal humour performances are expressive events in which bodily experiences of policing and agency are discursively commented on in ways that expose Australia's naturalised rationalisations of indigenous governance. This paper explores the role of numbers in accounts of the self, drawing primarily on a case study of one woman from rural Taiwan. In that spirit, the journal encourages submission both from scholars working in anthropology and those in other disciplines whose work can make a substantial contribution to topics of concern to anthropologists. It is suggested that the ideas and actions of financial traders and corporate leaders contribute in significant ways to the structuring of market transactions across the world.
In the Chinese cultural tradition, numbers may be seen as meaningful, creative, even poetic things, and they figure prominently in accounts of the self. Year International Collaboration 2004 7. Ethna's Journal tells the story of a few months in an alternate Dark Ages, seen through the eyes of Ethna, daughter of Lord Edric. In the context of shifting cultural anchors as well as unstable global economic conditions, new practices of intimacy and sexuality may become tactics in an individual's negotiation of conflicting desires and potentials. This work examines how gendered humour renders the Murri individual and social body legible to and for a Murri audience.
This article examines state-citizen interactions in the Pelourinho Historical Center of Salvador, Brazil. This essay explores ideologies of the linguistic contact zone in western New Guinea, a region that was once a colonial backwater, but is now the Indonesian province of Papua formerly Irian Jaya , where a separatist movement is underway. Indeed, activist practices around and claims for video indicate that they understand video as a technology of the self, using it to forge emotional relationships with activists elsewhere, steel themselves for physical confrontation and cultivate new political desires. Journal Self-citation is defined as the number of citation from a journal citing article to articles published by the same journal. Drawing on fieldwork and archival data, the author suggests that an analysis of the expressive and instrumental uses of these stereotypes reveals a pattern of conflict and accommodation to an ongoing modernizing process. I claim that the recognition of sacrifice depends on an intersubjective combination of sacrificial intention and community recognition.
Drawing from over 10 years of ethnographic research on gender, violence, and human rights in Ecuador, this paper reveals the co-construction of rural intimacies and the boundaries of state intervention. Yet it cannot conceptualise their affective and practical investments in ordering statecraft, i. In the second part of the paper, I trace the genealogy of my interlocutor's understandings of Sufi praxis, highlighting his capacity of blending together different cosmologies and traditions in the wake of our dialogue. Indeed, it was the movement between these different iterations of authenticity that ensured that the search for the real maintained its value as a framework for self-making at the same time as it tied Aboriginal people to a restrictive notion of culture and personhood. Turning to ethnographic material, I compare how these social imaginaries illuminate the moral work of people engaged in trying to create good lives for themselves and those they care about. She's sort of me, really.
This article offers a detailed exegesis of what I term the ethno-theology of Timothy Karu, a Solomon Islands Anglican whose understanding of the nature of his matrilineage is informed by the Pauline account of the election of Israel. This was about three years ago. This major anniversary in 2014 coincided with the withdrawal of Danish combat troops from Afghanistan. It is suggested that the fetishization of the market contributes to the evasion of responsibility among financial traders, whereas it presents an opportunity for corporations to position themselves as socially responsible actors. His dialectic approach and comprehensive knowledge make it a fun and useful read, but the book also contains several crucial insights and perspectives that can be used to understand and change our time. This paper addresses aspects of 'market culture' as it is expressed in media discourse and among financial traders and corporate managers. Other ethnographic contexts that further elucidate the ability of socially abject to use sacrifice to counterhegemonic effect are presented.