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La Aplicación De Reconstrucciones Digitales Para La Conservación De Patrimonio: Aportes Preliminares Sobre El Caso De Chan Chan, Patricia Chirinos Ogata Oct 2010

La Aplicación De Reconstrucciones Digitales Para La Conservación De Patrimonio: Aportes Preliminares Sobre El Caso De Chan Chan, Patricia Chirinos Ogata

Patricia Chirinos Ogata

Available informatic resources contribute to the archaeological process allowing to have a more detailed register of the evidence and leading to an efficient information management. Digital reconstruction of sites, as developed all over the world, can be helpful to iconographic research, data massification and especially for the preservation of cultural heritage. In this article, a proposal for a virtual reconstruction of Chan Chan in the peruvian North Coast is made. This paper presents a brief summary of the project development, giving the outlines, research phases and the possible contributions and perspectives.


Neoliberalism At Play: An Interview With Margot D. Weiss, Margot Weiss Sep 2010

Neoliberalism At Play: An Interview With Margot D. Weiss, Margot Weiss

Margot Weiss

Interview at Trikster: Nordic Queer Journal Blog


It Gets Better If You Do? Measuring Quality Care In Puerto Rico, Jessica Mulligan Jun 2010

It Gets Better If You Do? Measuring Quality Care In Puerto Rico, Jessica Mulligan

Jessica Mulligan

Quantifying quality is supposed to unite health policy, health plans, and health care consumers in a circuit of constant improvement. In practice, significant gulfs separate how policymakers, health plan administrators, and consumers write and talk about quality. Drawing on policy literature, ethnography inside a managed care organization, and interviews with health plan members, this article examines a quality improvement program at a health plan in Puerto Rico. The findings challenge the assumption underwriting neoliberal health policy that quality measurement leads to quality improvement.


The World Of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, And Mexican National Identity (Duke 2008) By Heather Levi, Jessica Mulligan May 2010

The World Of Lucha Libre: Secrets, Revelations, And Mexican National Identity (Duke 2008) By Heather Levi, Jessica Mulligan

Jessica Mulligan

No abstract provided.


Nasaba Convention 2010, Karen Ahmed May 2010

Nasaba Convention 2010, Karen Ahmed

Karen Hunt Ahmed

No abstract provided.


Chicago Microfinance Conference 2010, Karen Ahmed Apr 2010

Chicago Microfinance Conference 2010, Karen Ahmed

Karen Hunt Ahmed

No abstract provided.


Kink On Tap: Sexuality Netcast, Margot Weiss Mar 2010

Kink On Tap: Sexuality Netcast, Margot Weiss

Margot Weiss

No abstract provided.


Haiti's Pact With The Devil? Some Haitians Believe This, Too., Bertin Louis Feb 2010

Haiti's Pact With The Devil? Some Haitians Believe This, Too., Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


The Hubert Smith Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis Jan 2010

The Hubert Smith Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


"Introduction", Chris Hebdon Dec 2009

"Introduction", Chris Hebdon

Chris Hebdon

The Energy Reader presents a series of readings that examine the energy problem from an anthropological perspective and look at energy holistically, including social and cultural components and long term implications for global and social environmental change.

Brings a unique critical approach to the problem of energy and its complexity

Presents the topic as both a human and a technological problem, differentiating long-term perspectives from short term fixes

Includes coverage of the politics of energy, the protection of future generations, the avoidance of dangerous waste products, efficiency, resilience, and democratic relevance

Features selections drawn from the work of physicists, economists ...


Wate-6: Tennessee This Week: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis Dec 2009

Wate-6: Tennessee This Week: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


Consultation And Collaboration With Descendant Communities, Stephen Silliman, T.J. Ferguson Dec 2009

Consultation And Collaboration With Descendant Communities, Stephen Silliman, T.J. Ferguson

Stephen W. Silliman

No abstract provided.


Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, And Sri Lankan Garment Workers, Caitrin Lynch Dec 2009

Mala's Dream: Economic Policies, National Debates, And Sri Lankan Garment Workers, Caitrin Lynch

Caitrin Lynch

This anthology provides a lively and stimulating view of the lives of ordinary citizens in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. For the second edition of this popular textbook, readings have been updated and new essays added. The result is a timely collection that explores key themes in understanding the region, including gender, caste, class, religion, globalization, economic liberalization, nationalism, and emerging modernities. New readings focus attention on the experiences of the middle classes, migrant workers, and IT professionals, and on media, consumerism, and youth culture. Clear and engaged writing makes this text particularly valuable for general and student ...


Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen Adams Dec 2009

Courting And Consorting With The Global: The Local Politics Of An Emerging World Heritage Site In Sulawesi, Indonesia, Kathleen Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


Wate-6 News: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis Dec 2009

Wate-6 News: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


Thinking And Drinking Chocolate: The Origins, Distribution, And Significance Of Cacao In Mesoamerica, Diana Moreiras Reynaga Dec 2009

Thinking And Drinking Chocolate: The Origins, Distribution, And Significance Of Cacao In Mesoamerica, Diana Moreiras Reynaga

Diana K Moreiras Reynaga

This paper examines cacao’s (Theobroma cacao L.) physical and chemical composition, ecology, distribution and habitat and summarizes the recent archaeological research on cacao, mapping its distribution as shown by various lines of archaeological evidence. Existing hypotheses for cacao’s spread are discussed and illustrated using a GIS mapping of detailed topographic maps of South and Central America. By focusing on the potential paths which cacao could have been transported and grown (at elevations ranging from sea-level to 1000 m) it is possible to eliminate many previously proposed routes, and pinpoint the most likely locations for the cacao’s earliest ...


The George Korda Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis Dec 2009

The George Korda Radio Show: Haiti And Earthquake Relief, Bertin Louis

Bertin M. Louis Jr.

No abstract provided.


Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki Dec 2009

Vampire Island, Anastasia Tsaliki

Anastasia Tsaliki

Participation in this documentary directed by Julian Thomas and produced by Electric Sky for History Channel International.

"The legend of blood sucking vampires has captured peoples’ imagination for generations. Mysterious tales of the undead rising from their coffins to terrorise the living and drain their blood are the stuff of horror movies and novels. But a crack team of archaeologists and forensic scientists have uncovered hard evidence for the existence of the legend – a legend that continues to haunt communities in the present day…"


Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg Dec 2009

Factors Behind Hiv Testing Practices Among Canadian Aboriginal Peoples Living Off-Reserve, Treena Orchard, C. Mcinnes, K. Fernandes, M. Clement, M. Gilbert, V. Lima, J. Montaner, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

The objective of this study was to examine factors associated with HIV testing among Aboriginal peoples in Canada who live off-reserve. Data were drawn for individuals aged 15–44 from the Aboriginal Peoples Survey (2001), which represents a weighed sample of 520,493 Aboriginal men and women living off-reserve. Bivariable analysis and logistic regression were used to identify factors associated with individuals who had received an HIV test within the past year. In adjusted multivariable analysis, female gender, younger age, unemployment, contact with a family doctor or traditional healer within the past year, and “good” or “fair/poor” self-rated health ...


Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg Dec 2009

Insert Discourse: Rectal Douching Among Young Hiv-Positive And Hiv-Negative Gay Men In Vancouver, Canada, A. Schilder, Treena Orchard, C. Buchner, S. Strathdee, R. Hogg

Dr. Treena Orchard

Douching is a common practice among certain groups of women and MSM, and it is conducted for the purpose of cleanliness as part of bodily hygiene maintenance. Although there has been considerable research about female vaginal douching, understandings of rectal douching (RD) for MSM are limited. In the epidemiological and medical literature, RD is presented as a behaviour that removes beneficial bacteria and the surface epithelium layer of the colon, which can, potentially, increase the risk of HIV transmission in MSM. The paucity of research on male douching practices is curious given the primacy of anal sex in HIV prevention ...