News As Culture

Author: Ursula Rao
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9780857459268
Release Date: 2013-09-15
Genre: Social Science

At the turn of the millennium, Indian journalism has undergone significant changes. The rapid commercialization of the press, together with an increase in literacy and political consciousness, has led to swift growth in the newspaper market but also changed the way news makers mediate politics. Positioned at a historical junction where India is clearly feeling the effects of market liberalization, this study demonstrates how journalists and informants interactively create new forms of political action and consciousness. The book explores English and Hindi newsmaking and investigates the creation of news relations during the production process and how they affect political images and leadership traditions. It moves beyond the news-room to outline the role of journalists in urban society, the social lives of news texts and the way citizens bring their ideas and desires to bear on the news discourse. This important volume contributes to an emerging debate about the impact of the media on Indian society. Furthermore, it convincingly demonstrates the inseparable link between media related practices and dynamic cultural repertoires.

Anthropology and Law

Author: James M. Donovan
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782386063
Release Date: 2003-07-30
Genre: Social Science

The relationship between Law and Anthropology can be considered as having been particularly intimate. In this book the authors defend their assertion that the two fields co-exist in a condition of "balanced reciprocity" wherein each makes important contributions to the successful practice and theory of the other. Anthropology, for example, offers a cross-culturally validated generic concept of "law," and clarifies other important legal concepts such as "religion" and "human rights." Law similarly illuminates key anthropological ideas such as the "social contract," and provides a uniquely valuable access point for the analysis of sociocultural systems. Legal practice renders a further important benefit to anthropology when it validates anthropological knowledge through the use of anthropologists as expert witnesses in the courtroom and the introduction of the "culture defense" against criminal charges. Although the actual relationship between anthropology and law today falls short of this idealized state of balanced reciprocity, the authors include historical and other data suggesting that that level of intimate cooperation draws ever closer.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: JoAnn Jacoby
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 1591583578
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Author: H. Russell Bernard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759120723
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Social Science

Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.

Anthropological Ethics in Context

Author: Dena Plemmons
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315434834
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

This volume examines general ethical principles and controversies in the social sciences by looking specifically at the recent three-year revision process to the American Anthropological Association’s code of ethics. The book’s contributors were members of the task force that undertook that revision and thus have first-hand knowledge of the debates, compromises, and areas of consensus involved in shaping any organization’s ethical vision. The book-reflects the broad diversity of opinion, approach, and practice within anthropology and the social sciences;-develops ethical principles that reflect core values rather than the latest ethical controversies;-crafts clear, broad statements, increasing the likelihood that the ethical code will be a meaningful part of the daily discourse of practicing anthropologists;-develops the ethical code as a living document, or a process of experience and debate, subject to future revision and amplification;-provides explanation through internet links and other resources, ensuring that the finished product be relevant and vibrant.

Anthropological Intelligence

Author: David H. Price
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822342375
Release Date: 2008-06-09
Genre: History

DIVCultural history of anthropologists' involvement with U.S. intelligence agencies--as spies and informants--during World War II./div

NAPA Bulletin Careers in 21st Century Applied Anthropology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444306927
Release Date: 2009-04-22
Genre: Social Science

The NAPA Bulletin series is dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applications of anthropological knowledge and methods. NAPA Bulletins are peer reviewed, and are distributed free of charge as a benefit of NAPA membership. The NAPA Bulletin seeks to: facilitate the sharing of information among practitioners, academics, and students be a useful document for practitioners contribute to the professional development of anthropologists seeking practitioner positions support the general interests of practitioners both within and outside the academy

Katunob

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ISBN: OCLC:605889139
Release Date: 1967
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