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Transnational Ties Within Azorean Multigenerational Kinship Groups: Multi-Connectedness And Icts, Ana Gherghel, Josiane Le Gall May 2016

Transnational Ties Within Azorean Multigenerational Kinship Groups: Multi-Connectedness And Icts, Ana Gherghel, Josiane Le Gall

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

This article analyzes the influence of ICTs use on transnational connections and on their perpetuation over time within multigenerational kinship groups dispersed in several countries. Evidence from a multi-sited ethnographic research dedicated to migration from the Azores archipelago (Portugal) to the province of Quebec (Canada) provides information about factors explaining transnational practice over several decades. Our data indicate an overall intensification of transnational contacts due to increasing accessibility of new technologies. However, this process takes place in a family environment characterized by multi-connectedness, a capacity to maintain multiple active ties with siblings living in various countries and using multiple modalities ...


Speaking In Tongues: Language And National Belonging In Globalizing Europe, Uli Linke May 2016

Speaking In Tongues: Language And National Belonging In Globalizing Europe, Uli Linke

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

In contemporary Europe, the problematic concept of the nation has been recuperated to fasten subjects to political space. Under the impact of globalization, marked by increasing rates of human mobility and concurrent security concerns, European Union states have begun to push for cohesive measures to reclaim their national sovereignty. Revised immigration laws and refugee policies are publicly supported, presumably to keep the nation safe. At the same time, European countries advocate for openness and permeable borders to attract foreign capital investment. In the national interior, Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiments have come to coexist with the outward dissemination of promotional images ...


Prehistoric Drawings In Mammoth Cave, Logan Kistler Sep 2015

Prehistoric Drawings In Mammoth Cave, Logan Kistler

Kaleidoscope

During a recent Earthwatch Institute survey of archaeological remains in Mammoth Cave, a project was begun to find and record prehistoric images on the cave walls. I chose to analyze petroglyphs and pictographs on three panels in Main Cave. This article offers a hypothesis for the circumstances surrounding the rock art’s production: the geometric and anthropomorphic figures in Mammoth Cave are representative of a series of visual percepts experienced cross-culturally and caused by various conditions — including sensory deprivation, fatigue, and psychoactive drug use — acting on the ocular anatomy and nervous system. That is, the glyphs might be visual representations ...


Gold Mining And Unequal Exchange In Western Amazonia: A Theoretical Photo Essay, Gordon L. Ulmer May 2015

Gold Mining And Unequal Exchange In Western Amazonia: A Theoretical Photo Essay, Gordon L. Ulmer

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

I combine fieldwork photography and ethnographic documentation of gold mining in Madre de Dios, Peru, to examine the localized material, social, environmental, and health outcomes of the global gold boom. This 'theoretical photo essay’ examines how local and global forces coalesce around gold mining and influence peoples and environments in Western Amazonia. I use embodiment theory in anthropology, ecological economics, and theories of underdevelopment to understand local consequences of the global gold trade and to elucidate how opulence and the machinations of capital accumulation in economic centers of the world occur at the expense of human lives and environments in ...


4 Poems, John F. Sherry Jr. May 2015

4 Poems, John F. Sherry Jr.

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


A Town Without A Market, Saakshi Joshi May 2015

A Town Without A Market, Saakshi Joshi

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The story is an attempt at experimental writing narrated through the perspective of the market of a drowned town. It is based on my on-going ethnographic doctoral research in the Garhwal region of the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand, India. The construction of a hydro-electric dam in the region led to the complete submergence of a central town and thirty-five villages while seventy-four villages were partially submerged. Nearly one hundred thousand people were affected, leading to forced displacement and subsequent re-settlement across the state. The market remembers its life as it now sits at the bottom of the dam reservoir.


Measuring Maya Politics: Demographic Research On Ancient Community Relations, Jacob A. Welch Jun 2012

Measuring Maya Politics: Demographic Research On Ancient Community Relations, Jacob A. Welch

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Identifying And Analyzing The Use Of Space In Ancient Mayan House Mounds In Kancab, Yucatan, Mexico, V. Camille Westmont Jun 2012

Identifying And Analyzing The Use Of Space In Ancient Mayan House Mounds In Kancab, Yucatan, Mexico, V. Camille Westmont

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Commodifying Same-Sex Marriage In The United States: Medicalization, Morality, And Mental Health, Ellen Lewin Apr 2011

Commodifying Same-Sex Marriage In The United States: Medicalization, Morality, And Mental Health, Ellen Lewin

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


Much Ado About Mutton: An Interview With Deborah Gewertz And Frederick Errington, Rebecca Lane, Christine Smith Apr 2010

Much Ado About Mutton: An Interview With Deborah Gewertz And Frederick Errington, Rebecca Lane, Christine Smith

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


Disclosure Interviews Ida Susser. Women's Autonomy And The Political Contours Of Hiv/Aids In Southern Africa Apr 2006

Disclosure Interviews Ida Susser. Women's Autonomy And The Political Contours Of Hiv/Aids In Southern Africa

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


Anthropological Research On Homosexuality In Latin America And The Lesbian Drought, Angela M. Meyer Jan 2003

Anthropological Research On Homosexuality In Latin America And The Lesbian Drought, Angela M. Meyer

Kaleidoscope

The goal of this paper is to document the significant contributors, contents, methodologies, developments, and theoretical frameworks relevant to the anthropological study of homosexuality in Latin America. Among other data, this research project yields regional accounts of gay / lesbian liberation movements, transvestitism, HIV I AIDS, and the intersections of gender and power in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Cuba, and Argentina. Also included in this review are critical assessments of academic sources, ethical dilemmas faced by ethnographers, and spaces available for original research on homosexuality in Latin America. Though this documentation is not totally comprehensive, one can conclude the scarcity ...


Edward S. Curtis's Photographs: Post-Modernism, Re-Enactment, And Contextual Value, Courtney Stoll Jan 2003

Edward S. Curtis's Photographs: Post-Modernism, Re-Enactment, And Contextual Value, Courtney Stoll

Kaleidoscope

No abstract provided.


Times Square Ink.: Marginal Citizenship And Corporate Culture In The New Times Square, Benjamin Chesluk Apr 2002

Times Square Ink.: Marginal Citizenship And Corporate Culture In The New Times Square, Benjamin Chesluk

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


The Vogue Of Life: Fashion Culture, Identity, And The Dance Of Survival In The Gay Balis, Tara Susman Apr 2000

The Vogue Of Life: Fashion Culture, Identity, And The Dance Of Survival In The Gay Balis, Tara Susman

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


"Evil's Scandalous Logic": Genocide And The Legitimacy Of The State, Katherine Metzo Apr 1999

"Evil's Scandalous Logic": Genocide And The Legitimacy Of The State, Katherine Metzo

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


Representations Of American Indian Women: The Case Of Nancy Ward, Christina Taylor Apr 1998

Representations Of American Indian Women: The Case Of Nancy Ward, Christina Taylor

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


Plastic Heart, Black Box, Iron Cage: Instrumental Reason And The Artificial Heart Experiment, Thomas Strong Apr 1996

Plastic Heart, Black Box, Iron Cage: Instrumental Reason And The Artificial Heart Experiment, Thomas Strong

disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

No abstract provided.


The "Library" Of Qasr Ibrim, William Y. Adams Oct 1979

The "Library" Of Qasr Ibrim, William Y. Adams

The Kentucky Review

No abstract provided.