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Curriculum Vitae, Megan E. Springate Apr 2015

Curriculum Vitae, Megan E. Springate

Megan E. Springate

No abstract provided.


Carving A Walled Village To Keep Friends In -- An Ethnographic Account In The Cyberspace Of Ingress, Leung-Sea, Lucia Siu Jan 2015

Carving A Walled Village To Keep Friends In -- An Ethnographic Account In The Cyberspace Of Ingress, Leung-Sea, Lucia Siu

Prof. SIU Leung-sea, Lucia

This paper investigates how new forms of classical social cohesion, as illustrated by Emile Durkheim, can be found in the mobile gaming community of Ingress. Ingress was a global game developed by Google that ran on mobile phones using location-based technologies. Gamers from two factions had to travel, cooperate and combat across actual geographical space to play. The paper investigates how the gaming community simultaneously possessed global connectivity and cultures of local enclave communities. It contains ethnographic records of a group of gamers from the satellite town of Tuen Mun, Hong Kong. The group used to build a symbolic wall ...


Chapters 1-2 (Drafts) Of Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy: Chapter 1-2, Karl Widerquist, Grant Mccall Jan 2015

Chapters 1-2 (Drafts) Of Prehistoric Myths In Modern Political Philosophy: Chapter 1-2, Karl Widerquist, Grant Mccall

Karl Widerquist

These two chapters are early and very preliminary drafts of the first to chapters of the book, "Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy." The first chapter sets up what we are trying to do with this research project and previews our findings. The basic argument of the book is that political philosophers make dubious claims about prehistory in theor theories. These claims are poorly (if at all) research even though they are essential premises in many important political theories. The role of the book is both to show that these claims are necessary to support the arguments in influential political ...


Supporting The Expatriate Social Scientist: Faculty Research And Information Access In Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Celia Emmelhainz Jan 2015

Supporting The Expatriate Social Scientist: Faculty Research And Information Access In Post-Soviet Kazakhstan, Celia Emmelhainz

Celia Emmelhainz

Librarians in America and Europe find that social scientists rely heavily on journal articles, specialized data, and feedback from colleagues in directing their research. This project uses 21 ethnographic interviews with librarians, students, and faculty at “Atameken University” in post-Soviet Kazakhstan to explore how social scientists adjust such research habits to a context of distant information sources and limited access. By developing technological adaptations to the local context, expatriate scholars can surmount most barriers to access—and yet librarians are then less able to effectively support research. Increased access to information and skilled librarians remains essential for Eurasian universities seeking ...


Cv References, Eric R. Force Jan 2015

Cv References, Eric R. Force

Eric R Force

Attached in chronological order are all my published articles, minus abstracts, showing citations as of 2015 (USGS publications etc. excepted). The greatest number of recent citations have been to my work on titanium-mineral deposits (especially #59) and manganese deposits (especially #54). More recent work includes my monograph on the geology of the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona (#79). Current work is on Nova Scotia (#91, 100-102) and tectonic environments of ancient complex cultures (#94, 96, 99, 103, 104). Of interest to those managing response to climate change is #101.


Livelihood Resilience: Preparing For Sustainable Transformations In The Face Of Climate Change, Thomas Tanner, David Lewis, David Wrathall, Saleemul Huq, Chris Lawless, Raphael Nawrotzki, Vivik Prasad, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Ryan Alaniz, Robin Bronen, Katherine King, Karen Mcnamara, Md Nadiruzzaman, Sarah Henley-Shepard, Frank Thomalla Jan 2015

Livelihood Resilience: Preparing For Sustainable Transformations In The Face Of Climate Change, Thomas Tanner, David Lewis, David Wrathall, Saleemul Huq, Chris Lawless, Raphael Nawrotzki, Vivik Prasad, Md Ashiqur Rahman, Ryan Alaniz, Robin Bronen, Katherine King, Karen Mcnamara, Md Nadiruzzaman, Sarah Henley-Shepard, Frank Thomalla

Ryan C. Alaniz

The resilience concept requires greater attention to human livelihoods if it is to address the limits to adaptation strategies and the development needs of the planet’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Although the concept of resilience is increasingly informing research and policy, its transfer from ecological theory to social systems leads to weak engagement with normative, social and political dimensions of climate change adaptation. A livelihood perspective helps to strengthen resilience thinking by placing greater emphasis on human needs and their agency, empowerment and human rights, and considering adaptive livelihood systems in the context of wider transformational changes.


Creating Community After Disaster: Norm Formation In Post-Hurricane Mitch Resettlements, Ryan Alaniz Jan 2015

Creating Community After Disaster: Norm Formation In Post-Hurricane Mitch Resettlements, Ryan Alaniz

Ryan C. Alaniz

How does a group of displaced disaster survivors living in a resettlement develop into a community with common vision, trust, collective efficacy and participation? Path dependency theory provides the framework to track the social development of resettlements over time. Drawing on 932 household surveys, 34 interviews, and nine months of ethnography, it is found that initial key processes and the creation and maintenance of social structures shape long-term outcomes. In the case of two similar post-Hurricane Mitch resettlements in Honduras, the development of social norms created unique community cultures. These social structures set the tone for the long-term social development ...


Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez Oct 2014

Por Una Antropología Del Derecho Más Allá De Los Márgenes., Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

El presente artículo tiene por finalidad plantear un estudio antropológico del Derecho más allá de los márgenes; esto es, más allá de los temas tradicionales que se han venido desarrollando en la Antropología del Derecho Peruana, a efectos de que mediante la antropología y su método se cuestionen las instituciones jurídicas que se presentan como cotidianas y normalizadas en nuestro contexto.


El Surgimiento Del Paisaje Monumentalizado En La Cuenca Del Lago Titicaca, Luis A. Flores Jan 2014

El Surgimiento Del Paisaje Monumentalizado En La Cuenca Del Lago Titicaca, Luis A. Flores

Luis FLORES

The present paper proposes a new interpretation on the origin of the monumentalized landscape in the Titicaca lake area (South-Central Andes), whose consequences were the emergence of barrow structures at the transition from the Formative to the Archaic periods. Such process could be detected through the analysis of the last complex hunter-gatherers’ houses, where domestic and funerary practices coexisted. Both of them allowed the houses to be seen at objects and subjects at the same time within a cyclical system of existence. In that way monumentality is understood as conveying a form of thinking, whose origins are in the domestic ...


Controlled Vocabulary Standards For Anthropological Datasets, Celia Emmelhainz Jan 2014

Controlled Vocabulary Standards For Anthropological Datasets, Celia Emmelhainz

Celia Emmelhainz

This article seeks to outline the use of controlled vocabulary standards for qualitative datasets in cultural anthropology, which are increasingly held in researcher-accessible government repositories and online digital libraries. As a humanistic science that can address almost any aspect of life with meaning to humans, cultural anthropology has proven difficult for librarians and archivists to effectively organize. Yet as anthropology moves onto the web, the challenge of organizing and curating information within the field only grows. In considering the subject classification of digital information in anthropology, I ask how we might best use controlled vocabularies for indexing digital anthropological data ...


Introduction: Obesity, Eating Disorders, And The Media, Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek Jan 2014

Introduction: Obesity, Eating Disorders, And The Media, Karin Eli, Stanley Ulijaszek

Karin Eli

No abstract provided.


Judging Emotion In Reason: The Effect Of Emotion In The Anglo-American Legal System, Diana B. Kontsevaia Jan 2014

Judging Emotion In Reason: The Effect Of Emotion In The Anglo-American Legal System, Diana B. Kontsevaia

Diana Kontsevaia

The social construction of emotion shapes communities’ definitions of what is “appropriate” to feel in a given situation. The social construction of emotion is especially salient and imperative to understand in the context of the current Anglo-American legal system. In this system, the perceived cognitive separation between emotion and reason is accepted as commonly held understanding for evaluating people’s behavior, which prescribes a set of expectations that in certain cases comes forth in gendered terms. This study in cognitive anthropology explores how perceptions of the human cognitive mechanism affect how people are treated even in the allegedly most rational ...


Risk Interpretation And Action (Ria): Decision Making Under Conditions Of Uncertainty, Emma H. Doyle, Shabana Kahn, Carolina Adler, Ryan Alaniz, Simone Athayde, Kuan-Hui Lin, Todd Schenk, Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez, Victoria Sword-Daniels Jan 2014

Risk Interpretation And Action (Ria): Decision Making Under Conditions Of Uncertainty, Emma H. Doyle, Shabana Kahn, Carolina Adler, Ryan Alaniz, Simone Athayde, Kuan-Hui Lin, Todd Schenk, Fabiola Sosa-Rodriguez, Victoria Sword-Daniels

Ryan C. Alaniz

The paper reports on the World Social Science (WSS) Fellows seminar on Risk Interpretation and Action (RIA), undertaken in New Zealand in December, 2013. This seminar was coordinated by the WSS Fellows program of the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the RIA working group of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) program, the IRDR International Center of Excellence Taipei, the International START Secretariat and the Royal Society of New Zealand. Twenty-five early career researchers from around the world were selected to review the RIA framework (Eiser et al., 2012) under the theme of ‘decision-making under conditions of uncertainty’, and ...


Propiedad Y Organización Comunal En Las Comunidades Campesinas Del Perú. Un Análisis Crítico, Daniel Quiñonez Dec 2013

Propiedad Y Organización Comunal En Las Comunidades Campesinas Del Perú. Un Análisis Crítico, Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

El presente artículo analiza de manera crítica la regulación impuesta por el Estado Peruano con relación a la organización y propiedad comunal de las comunidades campesinas. Asimismo, se analiza el tratamiento que la antropología peruana le ha brindado a los derechos de propiedad y organización comunal de las comunidades campesinas en el Perú


A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El orden y la ritualidad de las fiestas -originalmente de base ciudadana- empiezan a ser regulados municipalmente


A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq. Dec 2013

A Reinventar Las Fiestas, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq.

Fernando Carrión Mena

El orden y la ritualidad de las fiestas -originalmente de base ciudadana- empiezan a ser regulados municipalmente


Sobre La Importancia De Una Antropología Del Derecho, Daniel Quiñonez Nov 2013

Sobre La Importancia De Una Antropología Del Derecho, Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

En el presente artículo se manifiesta la importancia que la antropología reviste para el análisis y el estudio del Derecho, postulando la necesidad de salir del esquema postivisita y jerarquizante del mismo, dando cuenta de la existencia de distintas realidades y actores.


Critiquing Cultural Relativism, Jaret Kanarek Oct 2013

Critiquing Cultural Relativism, Jaret Kanarek

The Intellectual Standard

No abstract provided.


Domingo Moll_Farmacéutico Oct 2013

Domingo Moll_Farmacéutico

Clàudia Pons-Moll

No abstract provided.


Anthropology, My Publications Aug 2013

Anthropology, My Publications


No abstract provided.


Secularity, Religion And The Possibilities For Religious Citizenship, Lyn Parker, Chang Yau Hoon Jul 2013

Secularity, Religion And The Possibilities For Religious Citizenship, Lyn Parker, Chang Yau Hoon

Chang Yau HOON

No abstract provided.


Cuando El Altruismo Hace Daño, Mario Šilar Jun 2013

Cuando El Altruismo Hace Daño, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

The article reviews Barbara Oakley's concept of Pathological Altruism and analyzes its implications in moral and social contexts.


Antropologizar El Derecho, Daniel Quiñonez Jun 2013

Antropologizar El Derecho, Daniel Quiñonez

Daniel Quiñonez Oré

En este post se plantea antropologizar el Derecho; es decir, cuestionar y criticar la manera tradicional de entenderlo, superando el análisis normativo e institucional, abogando por una comprensión que tome en cuenta las distintas formas de entender la juridicidad.


Do Not Disturb: A Practical Guide For What Not To Do Around Cemeteries And Human Remains For The Louisiana Energy And Land Use Practitioner, Ryan M. Seidemann Jan 2013

Do Not Disturb: A Practical Guide For What Not To Do Around Cemeteries And Human Remains For The Louisiana Energy And Land Use Practitioner, Ryan M. Seidemann

Ryan M Seidemann

No abstract provided.


How Do We Deal With All The Bodies? A Review Of Recent Cemetery And Human Remains Legal Issues, Ryan M. Seidemann Jan 2013

How Do We Deal With All The Bodies? A Review Of Recent Cemetery And Human Remains Legal Issues, Ryan M. Seidemann

Ryan M Seidemann

No abstract provided.


The Hudson’S Bay Company Brigades Of 1832-33 And The Malaria Epidemic In California, David A. Bainbridge Jan 2013

The Hudson’S Bay Company Brigades Of 1832-33 And The Malaria Epidemic In California, David A. Bainbridge

David A Bainbridge

The ecological and cultural impacts of the Hudson’s Bay Company fur brigades to California were long term and important, but the expedition of 1832-33 caused a catastrophe by introducing the intermittent fever. The “intermittent fever” led to mortality rates from 50-90 percent or more, and it is likely more than 30,000 people died from the fever in the affected areas of California.


Ams Radiocarbon Dates From Prehispanic Fortifications In The Huaura Valley, Central Coast Of Peru, Margaret Brown Vega, Nathan Craig, Brendan Culleton, Douglas Kennett, Gerbert Asencios Lindo Jan 2013

Ams Radiocarbon Dates From Prehispanic Fortifications In The Huaura Valley, Central Coast Of Peru, Margaret Brown Vega, Nathan Craig, Brendan Culleton, Douglas Kennett, Gerbert Asencios Lindo

Margaret Brown Vega

In this paper, we report 11 AMS radiocarbon dates from 8 Prehispanic fortifications located in the Huaura Valley, central coast of Perú. Small fragments of organic material embedded in preserved mud mortar in architecture, and samples from construction layers exposed by looter’s holes were used to date architectural features without undertaking extensive excavations. These dates contribute toward refining the chronology of fort building in the valley, and provide a test for assumptions about temporal change and architectural style. The results indicate that fortifications date to at least 3 periods. These data provide a starting point for exploring the occurrence ...


Creating Policy That Supports Living Cultural Expression In Melanesia, Thomas Dick Jan 2013

Creating Policy That Supports Living Cultural Expression In Melanesia, Thomas Dick

Thomas Dick

In Vanuatu, communities have expressed a desire to continue leading lifestyles based on a traditional economic base. In the context of economic globalisation, however, this possibility is being ignored or denied by government policy decisions made on the basis of ‘economic rationalism’. There is growing concern that these government decisions are in fact destructive of ‘popular cultural expressions’, and do not respect the values of the community in relation to its development.

In 2006, an ‘Economic opportunities fact-finding mission’ to the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu was sponsored by NZAID and AusAID. The report that followed recognized that ‘many of ...


Giving Voice To Cultural Enterprises From The Global South, Ben Farr-Wharton, Thomas Dick, Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Siegrid Guillaumon, Tania Casado, Lucas Gomes, Luke Johnston Jan 2013

Giving Voice To Cultural Enterprises From The Global South, Ben Farr-Wharton, Thomas Dick, Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Siegrid Guillaumon, Tania Casado, Lucas Gomes, Luke Johnston

Thomas Dick

Over the last decade-and-a-half there has been a rise in the amount of academic research exploring the conceptual and historical interactions of ‘culture’ and ‘the market’ (see for example Caves (2000), Cunningham (2002), Pratt (2004), Throsby (2008), O'Connor (2009), O'Connor (2010)). Although contentious, the impetus for this has largely been the establishment of the ‘creative industry’ discourse and how it has been applied globally in policy and practice (Cunningham 2009). Despite this, with only a few notable exceptions, the theory and concepts that underpin this discourse have largely been derived through research contexts that are Anglo/Euro-centric and ...


Kulturowe Aspekty Emocji W Zarządzaniu, Pawel Krzyworzeka Jan 2013

Kulturowe Aspekty Emocji W Zarządzaniu, Pawel Krzyworzeka

Pawel Krzyworzeka

Celem tego przeglądowego artykułu jest krytyczna analiza zagadnienia pracy emocjonalnej oraz, przede wszystkim, wskazanie jaki wpływ wywarła ta koncepcja na obszar badań organizacji i zarządzania. Zauważyć można znaczące zainteresowanie emocjami, szczególnie wśród badaczy sektora usług w stanach zjednoczonych. Impulsem na napisania tego przeglądowego artykułu było spostrzeżenie, że ten wyraźnie wydzielony nurt w międzynarodowej literaturze z zakresu zarządzania, w Polsce jest jedynie lekko zaznaczony.