Posted on March 27, 2013 by Oona
Eight modules, with discussion topics and links to a TED lecture, have been collated by TED Studies and Wiley-Blackwell on the theme “Understanding Islam” and there’s an iTunesU course app for the iPad, too.
As a collection, these modules seek to transcend stereotypes about Islam; emphasize the positive roles of faith in Muslims lives, such as promoting compassion; and describe how many faithful are working to create positive role models. One of the companion articles on the site–ungated until December 31, 2013–is by anthropologist Gregory M. Simon, whose American Ethnologist article describes many of these same themes: Islamic faith as far from monolithic and ultimately reflective of deeply human struggles. The community in West Sumatra he studies in this article frame their religious experiences as central to development of their self identities and morality.
These resources are well worth examination by professors teaching religion classes, but also those teaching psychological anthropology and classes on the culture and history of the Middle East.
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Posted on May 9, 2012 by Joslyn O.
Read the latest issue of American Ethnologist available now!
Volume 39, Issue 2 (May 2012)
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More Research Articles
Douglas Rogers, The materiality of the corporation: Oil, gas, and corporate social technologies in the remaking of a Russian region
Fida Adely, “God made beautiful things”: Proper faith and religious authority in a Jordanian high school
Benjamin Smith, Language and the frontiers of the human: Aymara animal-oriented interjections and the mediation of mind
Jaffari Allen, One way or another: Erotic subjectivity in Cuba
Shaylih Muehlmann, Rhizomes and other uncountables: The malaise of enumeration in Mexico’s Colorado River Delta
Alison Holt Norris and Eric Worby, The sexual economy of a sugar plantation: Privatization and social welfare in northern Tanzania
Michal Kravel-Tovi, Rite of passing: Bureaucratic encounters, dramaturgy, and Jewish conversion in Israel
Marina Welker, The Green Revolution’s ghost: Unruly subjects of participatory development in rural Indonesia
Benjamin Junge, NGOs as shadow pseudopublics: Grassroots community leaders’ perceptions of change and continuity in Porto Alegre, Brazil
Lilith Mahmud, “The world is a forest of symbols”: Italian Freemasonry and the practice of discretion
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Posted on April 3, 2012 by Joslyn O.
Bitter Money, by Parker Shipton, unites symbolic and economic analysis in exploring the beliefs about forbidden exchanges among the Luo of Kenya and other African peoples. Shipton’s multi-paradigmatic theoretical explanation briefly summarizes a century of anthropological thought about African exchange, while integrating ways of understanding rural African economy, politics, and culture.
Fascinating little book adds to the study of culture to political economy – MacGaffey~Journal of Anthropological Research, 1990
(Bitter Money) presents fascinating material on beliefs about money in some Luo-speaking communities of Kenya… an insightful analysis… a case that will generate fruitful discussions for years to come – Ferguson~American Ethnologist, 1991
Buy this book today at a special AAA member price of $20.00 at the AAA online store.
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Posted on November 11, 2011 by Joslyn O.
We’re excited to share American Ethnologist’s new website!
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Posted on November 8, 2011 by Joslyn O.
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