Structure Culture And History

Author: Sing C. Chew
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847698370
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Structure Culture And History from the Author: Sing C. Chew. This book offers the newest research developments and theory in the re-emerging field of structural analysis. The first section provides an overview and appraisal of the history and future of structural analysis. Subsequent sections focus on culture, historical processes, and macro-micro level interactions. The book's synthetic essays take a variety of forms dealing with structural levels of analysis, agency and structure, multidimensional views of social structure, and theory integration. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Structure And History In Greek Mythology And Ritual

Author: Walter Burkert
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520047709
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Structure And History In Greek Mythology And Ritual from the Author: Walter Burkert. Discusses the concept of myth, looks at the traditions of Greek ritual, and considers specific Greek myths

Body Of Power Spirit Of Resistance

Author: Jean Comaroff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226114231
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Body Of Power Spirit Of Resistance from the Author: Jean Comaroff. In this sophisticated study of power and resistance, Jean Comaroff analyzes the changing predicament of the Barolong boo Ratshidi, a people on the margins of the South African state. Like others on the fringes of the modern world system, the Tshidi struggle to construct a viable order of signs and practices through which they act upon the forces that engulf them. Their dissenting Churches of Zion have provided an effective medium for reconstructing a sense of history and identity, one that protests the terms of colonial and post-colonial society and culture.

Business Structure Business Culture And The Industrial District

Author: Andrew Popp
Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited
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Business Structure Business Culture And The Industrial District from the Author: Andrew Popp. North Staffordshire has been synonymous with the manufacture of pottery for more than 200 years. This book is the first comprehensive business history of the North Staffordshire pottery industry during a critical period in its development, from the nineteenth century to the eve of World War One. Adopting an explicitly regional perspective, the work focuses on the interaction of business structure and business culture in the context of an intensely clustered industry. Major themes include personal capitalism, networks, business strategy and technological change, each explored in terms of the rapidly changing environment faced by the industry in this period. A detailed reconstruction of the structure of the industry is augmented by several important firm case studies, from high-class manufacturers Mintons Ltd to the auxiliary firm of Jesse Shirley & Co. Making a significant contribution to our knowledge of the potteries, the book also provides insights into the nature of industrial districts.

Culture Of The Baroque

Author: José Antonio Maravall
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719019128
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Culture Of The Baroque from the Author: José Antonio Maravall.

Culture And History In Medieval Iceland

Author: Kirsten Hastrup
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Culture And History In Medieval Iceland from the Author: Kirsten Hastrup. In 930, Iceland first established a common law for the island and became an autonomous republic, which lasted until it came under the sovereignty of the Norwegian king nearly three and a half centuries later. This volume is a two-part analysis of that society, known as the Icelandic "commonwealth" or "Freestate." The first section examines how medieval Icelanders classified and perceived such domains as time, space, kinship, political organization, and cosmology, linking together these various realms to present an integrated picture of the society's world-view. The second section focuses on the changes that took place during the period in the fields of ecology, demography, religion, property relations, and the law, and explains how and why these changes, interacting with more fundamental social structures and beliefs, undermined--and ultimately destroyed--the society.

Folk Song Style And Culture

Author: Alan Lomax
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351519662
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Folk Song Style And Culture from the Author: Alan Lomax. Song and dance style--viewed as nonverbal communications about culture--are here related to social structure and cultural history. Patterns of performance, theme, text and movement are analyzed in large samples of films an recordings from the whole range of human culture, according to the methods explained in this volume. Cantometrics, which means song as a measure of man, finds that traditions of singing trace the main historic distributions of human culture and that specific traits of performance are communications about identifiable aspects of society. The predictable and universal relations between expressive communication and social organization, here established for the first time, open up the possibility of a scientific aesthetics, useful to planners.

Structure Consciousness And History

Author: Richard Harvey Brown
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521293402
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Structure Consciousness And History from the Author: Richard Harvey Brown. These essays adopt the approach of 'symbolic realism' or 'cognitive aesthetics' to overcome the crisis of dualism in conventional sociological theory. This strategy of symbolic realism is a philosophical amalgam forged from findings in existential phenomenology, ordinary language philosophy and pragmatism. The synthesis emergent from these essays suggests a paradigm with broad implications for all the human studies.

The Bazaar In The Islamic City

Author: Mohammad Gharipour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9774165292
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The Bazaar In The Islamic City from the Author: Mohammad Gharipour. The Middle Eastern bazaar is much more than a context for commerce: the studies in this book illustrate that markets, regardless of their location, scale, and permanency, have also played important cultural roles within their societies, reflecting historical evolution, industrial development, social and political conditions, urban morphology, and architectural functions. This interdisciplinary volume explores the dynamics of the bazaar with a number of case studies from Cairo, Damascus, Aleppo, Nablus, Bursa, Istanbul, Sana'a, Kabul, Tehran, and Yazd. Although they share some contextual and functional characteristics, each bazaar has its own unique and fascinating history, traditions, cultural practices, and structure. One of the most intriguing aspects revealed in this volume is the thread of continuity from past to present exhibited by the bazaar as a forum where a society meets and intermingles in the practice of goods exchange-a social and cultural ritual that is as old as human history.

Symbol Pattern And Symmetry

Author: Michael Hann
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472539001
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Symbol Pattern And Symmetry from the Author: Michael Hann. Symbol, Pattern and Symmetry: The Cultural Significance of Structure investigates how pattern and symbol has functioned in visual arts, exploring how connections and comparisons in geometrical pattern can be made across different cultures and how the significance of these designs has influenced craft throughout history. The book features illustrative examples of symbol and pattern from a wide range of historical and cultural contexts, from Byzantine, Persian and Assyrian design, to case studies of Japanese and Chinese patterns. Looking at each culture's specific craft style, Hann shows how the visual arts are underpinned with a strict geometric structure, and argues that understanding these underlying structures enables us to classify and compare data from across cultures and historical periods. Richly illustrated with both colour and black and white images, and with clear, original commentary, the book enables students, practitioners, teachers and researchers to explore the historical and cultural significance of symbol and pattern in craft and design, ultimately displaying how a geometrical dialogue in design can be established through history and culture.