Uncultural Behavior

Author : Charles J-H. Macdonald
ISBN : 9780824831035
Genre : Social Science
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Until recently the people of Kulbi-Kenipaqan lived on the fringes of the modern world following traditional customs and beliefs, practicing shifting agriculture, and leading an outwardly peaceful existence in a remote corner of Palawan island. Yet this small community, basically indistinguishable in society and culture from its immediate neighbors to the north, has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. Why would the comparatively happy and well-off inhabitants of Kulbi fall victim to despair? Uncultural Behavior investigates the mystery of self-inflicted death among this nonviolent and orderly people in the Southern Philippines. To make sense of such a phenomenon, Charles Macdonald probes the beliefs, customs, and general disposition of this Palawan people, exploring how they live, think, behave, and relate to one another. Early chapters examine group formation and the spatialization of social ties, material culture, marriage, and law, providing an extensive ethnographic account of the Kulbi way of life. The author offers insights into the spiritual world of the community and addresses the local theory of emotions and the words that supply the vocabulary and idiom of indigenous commentaries on suicide. A well-documented case study of a suicide and its aftermath gives readers an idea of how Kulbi people treat suicide and their conflicting views on the subject. Following an analysis of statistical information, the author presents five profiles, bringing together motivations, actors, and circumstances. He concludes by examining the perspectives of neurobiology and genetics as well as psychology, sociology, and history.
Category: Social Science

Anwendung Von Rfid Systemen

Author : Christian Kern
ISBN : 9783540444787
Genre : Business & Economics
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Die Radio-Frequenz-Identifikation (RFID) ermöglicht den drahtlosen Informationsaustausch zwischen Objekten, Personen, Tieren und dem IT-Netzwerk. Objekte, Personen oder Tiere werden dabei selbst zu Datenträgern. Leser werden hier in die Lage versetzt, eine RFID-Anwendung von der Idee bis zur Praxis aufzubauen. Wie aktuell das Thema und entsprechend groß die Nachfrage ist, zeigt das Erscheinen der 2. Auflage nach nur einem Jahr.
Category: Business & Economics

Zweifelhafter Shakespeare

Author : Christa Jansohn
ISBN : 3825851338
Genre : Arden of Feversham
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Der Mensch Der Vorzeit

Author : Hugo Obermaier
ISBN : 9783955075378
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Der prahistorische Archaologe Hugo Obermaier schildert im vorliegenden Band die Entwicklungsgeschichte des Menschen der Vorzeit. Angefangen in der letzten Eiszeit, zeichnet Obermaier die Entwicklung bis in die Eisenzeit nach. Mit zahlreichen Abbildungen illustriert. Sorgfaltig nachbearbeiteter Nachdruck der Originalausgabe aus dem Jahr 1912.

Neue Fragen Des Insolvenzrechts

Author : Stefan Smid
ISBN : 9783899495829
Genre : Law
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This conference volume is based on presentations held at the Hanns-Martin Schleyer-Stiftung Symposium in Kiel on the 8th and 9th of June 2007 on the topic of new issues in insolvency law. The following issues were presented: choosing your bankruptcy trustee, the protection of the creditor in an Austrian insolvency proceeding, current BGH adjudication (BGH: German Federal Supreme Court), the act of executing judgments, new developments in the field of capital replacement law, and problems in the practice of insolvency planning.
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Author : Charles Kittel
ISBN : 9783663140306
Genre : Science
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Author : Isaac Asimov
ISBN : 3548133304
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Die Zukunftsmaschine

Author : David Gugerli
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122422053
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