Download E-books Perspectives on Foreign Language Policy: Studies in honor of Theo van Els PDF

This quantity, containing fourteen invited papers on foreign-language coverage, begins with a quick heritage of foreign-language educating coverage within the Netherlands. This old define is by way of 4 contributions of authors who as soon as constructed the Dutch nationwide motion Programme (NAP) on overseas Languages below the directorship of Theo van Els. the second one part involves 5 contributions written through specialists from Germany, Israel, Finland and the us, who think about the language regulations followed of their nations and at the overseas effect of the guidelines built within the NAP. the ultimate component of the e-book offers 4 contributions from Dutch authors, all focussing on language coverage concerns relating to the respective roles of Dutch as a moment language, and of ethnic-minority languages within the Netherlands.
The contributions to this quantity have been written via acquaintances and co-workers of Theo van Els, in popularity of his massive contributions to that sector of utilized linguistics which has captured his fascination for a few years: foreign-language educating policy.
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Download E-books Spaces of Culture: City, Nation, World (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) PDF

In Spaces of Culture a global workforce of students examines the results of questions reminiscent of: what's tradition? what's the courting among social constitution and tradition in a globalized and networked international? Do severe views nonetheless observe, or does the rate and complexity of cultural construction call for new sorts of analysis?

They explore the foremost issues in social concept: the country country; the town; modernity and reflexivity; post-Fordism and the spatial good judgment of the informational urban. The members cross directly to learn the general public sphere, wondering the reductive illustration of expertise as a sort of instrumentality, and demonstrating how new applied sciences can supply new areas of tradition. This analys

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Download E-books Risk and Blame: Essays in Cultural Theory PDF

Threat and hazard are culturally conditioned principles. they're formed through pressures of social lifestyles and authorised notions of responsibility. the chance analyses which are more and more being utilised via politicians, relief programmes and enterprise forget about the insights to be received from social anthropology that are utilized to fashionable business society.
In this selection of contemporary essays, Mary Douglas develops a programme for learning danger and blame that follows from principles initially proposed in Purity and Danger. She indicates how political and cultural bias may be included into the research of danger belief and within the dialogue of accountability in public coverage.
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Download E-books Demystifying Mentalities (Themes in the Social Sciences) PDF

If far flung peoples have diverse rules from our personal, is that this simply because they've got varied mentalities? Did our distant ancestors lack common sense? The thought of special mentalities has been used largely through historians to explain and clarify cultural variety. Professor Lloyd rejects this psychologising speak of mentalities and proposes another process, which takes as its place to begin the social contexts of communique. Discussing it appears irrational ideals and behavior (such as magic), he indicates how diversified sorts of concept coexist in one tradition yet inside conventionally outlined contexts.
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Download E-books The Gebusi: Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World, Fourth Edition PDF

The most renowned anthropological case stories released within the final twenty years, the newest version of The Gebusi contains very important new fieldwork and comprises replace sections on the finish of person chapters, bringing a riveting tale totally brand new. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural switch and human transformation.

whilst Knauft first studied them, Gebusi practiced robust spirit séances and sorcery divinations, held resplendent initiations that integrated designated sexual customs, and continued excessive premiums of violence. 16 years later, he discovered them partaking in industry task, education, executive courses, and activities; appearing their very own renowned song; and working towards Christianity. extra lately, Gebusi were battered via fiscal trouble and withdrawal of presidency providers yet have admirably revitalized their tradition and livelihood. Sustained via traditions, entry to land and waterways, and a willing humorousness and power, Gebusi express resilience and dignity amid stipulations of constant uncertainty and change.

An soaking up, well-written, and humanistic account according to profound scholarship, The Gebusi, 4/E comprises end-of-chapter Broader Connections that hyperlink Gebusi stories to significant anthropological subject matters subsistence, kinship and marriage, politics, faith, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, nationalism, modernity, and the ethics of engaged and utilized anthropology. Sixty images, together with twenty in a full-color insert, intensify Knauft's soaking up narrative. Callouts to new tutorial movies recorded with Gebusi and to an intensive on-line snapshot financial institution at the author's site improve the ethnography.

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Download E-books Cultural Memory: Resistance, Faith, and Identity PDF

By Jeanette Rodriguez

The universal "blood" of a people—that imperceptible move that binds neighbor to neighbor and new release to generation—derives a lot of its energy from cultural reminiscence. Cultural thoughts are these transformative ancient stories that outline a tradition, while time passes and it adapts to new impacts. For oppressed peoples, cultural reminiscence engenders the spirit of resistance; no longer unusually, a few of its strongest incarnations are rooted in faith. during this interdisciplinary exam, Jeanette Rodriguez and Ted Fortier discover how 4 such kinds of cultural reminiscence have preserved the spirit of a selected people.

Cultural Memory isn't a comparative paintings, however it is a multicultural one, with 4 special case stories: a twin of Our woman of Guadalupe and the devotion it conjures up between Mexican americans; the position of secrecy and rite one of the Yaqui Indians of Arizona; the evolving narrative of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador as transmitted throughout the church of the bad and the martyrs; and the syncretism of Catholic Tzeltal Mayans of Chiapas, Mexico. In each one case, the authors' spiritual credentials eased the resistance encountered by means of social scientists and different researchers. the result's a landmark paintings in cultural reviews, a talk among a liberation theologian and a cultural anthropologist at the non secular nature of cultural reminiscence and the facility it brings to people who wield it.

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Download E-books Finding Culture in Talk: A Collection of Methods (Culture, Mind and Society) PDF

This edited assortment provides more than a few heretofore unpublished, unavailable tools for the systematic reconstruction of tradition from interviews and different discourse. Authors set the layout and evolution in their equipment within the context in their personal study tasks, and draw basic classes approximately investigating tradition via discourse. those tools have principally grown out of the paintings of the cultural versions university, and symbolize the ways of a few of the superior methodologists in cultural anthropology this day. An impetus for the amount has been inquiries from researchers, lots of them graduate scholars, approximately how one can behavior the type of learn that cultural versions theorists do. this isn't a linguistics ebook; not like methods to discourse research from linguistics, this quantity specializes in tradition, treating discourse as a medium in particular wealthy in clues for cultural research, and for that reason a window into tradition.
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Download E-books Interpreting As a Discourse Process (Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics) PDF

By Cynthia B. Roy

This e-book stories examining among languages as a discourse method and as approximately dealing with conversation among those that don't communicate a standard language. Roy examines the flip exchanges of a face-to-face interpreted occasion for you to provide a definition of interpreted occasions, describe the method of taking turns with an interpreter, and account for the position of the interpreter by way of the functionality in interaction.
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