DANCING SKELETONS LIFE AND DEATH IN WEST AFRICA

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Dancing Skeletons

Author : Katherine A. Dettwyler
ISBN : 9781478611585
Genre : Social Science
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One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than 600 colleges and universities. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities. Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.
Category: Social Science

Alles Zerf Llt

Author : Chinua Achebe
ISBN : 9783104007366
Genre : Fiction
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Der Afrika-Roman, der die moderne afrikanische Literatur begründete und die Weltliteratur prägte – endlich in neuer Übersetzung! Chinua Achebe erzählt von Verrat und Rache, von Leidenschaften, die keine Ruhe finden, und von Sehnsüchten, die keine Zukunft haben. Okonkwo, stark und jähzornig, stösst sich an den strengen Stammesregeln und zerbricht an dem Regime der britischen Kolonialherren. In seinem Meisterwerk beschreibt Achebe den Konflikt einer archaischen Kultur in einer Sprache, die rituell-sprichwörtlich, dokumentarisch und elementar poetisch ist: Mit diesem Roman erhielt der Kontinent eine Stimme.
Category: Fiction

Die Schatzinsel

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 373736589X
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Voodoo In Haiti

Author : Alfred Métraux
ISBN : 3926112395
Genre : Folklore
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Bewegung Liegt In Deiner Dna

Author : Katy Bowman
ISBN : 9783959711760
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Wir sitzen den ganzen Tag im Büro und bewegen uns zu wenig. Das macht uns auf Dauer krank und lässt sich auch nicht dadurch kompensieren, dass wir abends ins Fitnessstudio rennen und uns stundenlang auf dem Laufband abmühen oder Gewichte stemmen. Was unser Körper wirklich benötigt, ist nicht das Konzentrat Fitness, sondern die natürliche Dosis in Form von alltäglicher Bewegung. Lassen Sie sich von der Biomechanikerin und Bewegungsexpertin Katy Bowman erklären, wie wichtig eine natürliche Bewegungsweise für die Gesundheit ist, warum "Cardio-Training" überbewertet wird und wie man auch ohne zu sitzen arbeiten kann. Lernen Sie wichtige Korrekturübungen kennen, mit denen Sie die schädlichen Auswirkungen unserer Sesshaftigkeit rückgängig machen können. Dieses Buch ist der erste Schritt in ein gesundes, bewegungsreicheres Leben. Machen Sie den nächsten und bringen Sie wieder mehr Bewegung in Ihre DNA!!
Category: Health & Fitness

The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Children S Issues Worldwide

Author : Irving Epstein
ISBN : 0313336164
Genre : Children
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From the skyrocketing AIDS rate in Haiti to the oppressive pollution in industrial China, from the violent street culture of Nigeria to the crippling poverty in Nicaragua, from child trafficking in Thailand to child marriages in India, this jam-packed six-volume set explores all these issues and more in an unprecedented look at the world's children at the dawn of the 21st century. In recent years, while many countries have enjoyed a higher standard of living and improved working conditions, others have been torn apart by war and incapacitated by famine, and are struggling to improve life for their children and their future. Recent concern over the world's children has resulted in a global attempt to define what constitutes an acceptable childhood. New attention has been paid, not only to healthcare and secondary education, but also to the right to play and increased access to technology. The UN's codification of children's rights has done much to expand our understanding of what is needed for healthy growth and development of children and youth. Organized by region, The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide is the first globally focused set of this magnitude, offering extensive, up-to-date coverage of these critical issues. Original chapters accessibly synthesize current data on key topics, including education, play and recreation, child labor, family, health, laws and legal status, religious life, abuse and neglect, and growing up in the 21st century.--Provided by publisher.
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A Companion To The Anthropology Of Africa

Author : Roy Richard Grinker
ISBN : 9781119251507
Genre : Social Science
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Anthropology conducted in Africa has been central to the methodological and theoretical development of the discipline since it was first institutionalized in the late 19th century. Written and edited by a team of leading cultural anthropologists on the subject, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa compiles a collection of insightful essays that address all aspects of life on the continent of Africa. Chapters within explore the extent to which anthropological thinking on this topic has been, or remains, influenced by the theoretical traditions, whilst others consider the extent to which anthropological thinking has been transformed by growing interest in using anthropological knowledge to critically address practical concerns and public problems such as war, poverty, and public health. This Companion is presented in four parts. The first part looks at enduring themes—tracing the development of anthropological thinking and the current debates about themes such as witchcraft, kinship, law and justice that have demonstrated remarkable staying power in the anthropology of Africa. The second section considers topics that began to garner attention during decolonization and in its immediate aftermath. Such topics include mobility and displacement, urbanism, and political violence. The third part comprises topics such as trauma, social justice, sex and sexuality that have become the central concern of anthropologists of Africa since its many nations gained their independence. It also looks at ‘hot topics’ like social media, humanitarianism, and environmentality. The final section considers the role that Africanist anthropology has played in informing other Africanist disciplines, and reflects on the politics of representation within the discipline as well. Filled with a wide variety of expert opinions and observations across chapters which are highly sophisticated in their coverage, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa is an essential reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researching anthropologists.
Category: Social Science

Die B Cherschmuggler Von Timbuktu

Author : Charlie English
ISBN : 9783455000290
Genre : Social Science
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»Ein Meisterwerk des investigativen Journalismus. Ein kluges, fesselndes Buch!« The Guardian Timbuktu ist ein Mythos – einst so reich, dass angeblich sogar die Sklaven Goldschmuck trugen, verfügt die abgelegene Stadt am Niger über einen ganz besonderen Schatz: eine der größten Bibliotheken mittelalterlicher Schriften. Als im Jahr 2012 die Stadt in die Hände von Islamisten fällt, droht die Vernichtung der Bücher. Doch eine Gruppe von Bibliothekaren und Archivaren schmuggelt die Bücher unter Lebensgefahr aus der Stadt. Eine große, meisterhafte Reportage über Menschen, die sich mutig der Vernichtung eines Wissensschatzes und Erbes der Menschheit entgegenstellen – und eine Zeitreise zu einer sagenumwobenen Stadt.
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Der Totentanz

Author : Hans Holbien
ISBN : 148253018X
Genre : Fiction
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Der TotentanzVierzig Holzschnitte von Hans Holbein demJüngeren. Faksimile-Nachbildungen der erstenAusgabe mit einer Einleitung vonHans Ganz
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