Les imaginaires du cerveau: Essai philosophique (French by Patrick Pajon,Marie-Agnès Cathiard

By Patrick Pajon,Marie-Agnès Cathiard

Les Anciens vouaient un culte au foie ou au péritoine imaginés comme resource de vie. Le cœur fut longtemps considéré comme organe métonymique des qualités humaines. C’est très récemment que le cerveau est devenu l’objet de toutes les attentions, et surtout le siège de l’individualité, supplantant ainsi les notions « d’âme » et « d’esprit ». Pourquoi ce soudain engouement ? remark l’imaginaire s’est-il emparé de cet organe ? remark a-t-il imposé des façons de le dire, de le symboliser, d’en produire des pictures, de le mettre en récit ? Et au carrier de quel projet ? Telles sont les questions qu’aborde cet ouvrage à partir de contributions pluri-disciplinaires qui traversent l’histoire et les espaces géographiques, en mobilisant les sciences de l’imaginaire tout en n’oubliant jamais de les inscrire dans leurs contextes social, économique, politique, et technologique. Les « Imaginaires du cerveau » sont finalement une preuve supplémentaire de ce que redécouvrent aujourd’hui les sociétés occidentales : c’est fondamentalement l’imaginaire qui construit nos réalités et instruit nos visées.

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Roots of a Region: Southern Folk Culture by John A. Burrison

By John A. Burrison

Roots of a quarter unearths the significance of people traditions in shaping and expressing the yankee South. This evaluate covers the whole quarter and all sorts of ex-pression-oral, musical, universal, and fabric.

the writer establishes how folklore pervades and displays the region's economics, heritage (espe-cially the Civil War), race rela-tions, faith, and politics. He follows with a catalog of these folk-cultural traits-from nutrients and crafts to song and story-that are surprisingly southern. The ebook then explores the local American and outdated global assets of southern folks tradition. case reviews function examples to stu-dents and as facts of the author's higher issues. the 1st strains the origins and develop-ment of an artifact kind, the clay jug; the second one examines a spot, Georgia, and the connection of its folklore to the zone as a whole.

the writer concludes via trying to the way forward for folklife in a quarter that has misplaced a lot of its agrarian base because it modernizes, a destiny depending on fresh immigration and appreciation of older southern traditions through a mostly city viewers. aiding those explorations are a hundred and fifteen illustrations-sixteen in color-and an intensive bibliography of books on southern people tradition.

John A. Burrison is Regents Professor of English and director of the folklore curriculum at Georgia nation college. He additionally serves as curator of the Goizueta Folklife Gallery on the Atlanta heritage Museum and of the folks Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia at Sautee Nacoochee heart. His prior books are Brothers in Clay: the tale of Georgia people Pottery, Storytellers: Folktales and Legends from the South, and Shaping Traditions: people Arts in a altering South.

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Man the Hunter by Richard Borshay Lee

By Richard Borshay Lee

guy the Hunter is a set of papers awarded at a symposium on learn performed one of the searching and accumulating peoples of the area. Ethnographic experiences more and more give a contribution tremendous quantities of recent information on hunter-gatherers and are quickly altering our thought of guy the Hunter. Social anthropologists in most cases were reappraising the fundamental thoughts of descent, fi liation, place of dwelling, and team constitution. This publication provides new facts on hunters and clarifi es a chain of conceptual matters between social anthropologists as an important historical past to broader discussions with archaeologists, biologists, and scholars of human evolution.

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Culture and Customs of Italy (Cultures and Customs of the by Charles L. Killinger

By Charles L. Killinger

Americans have a voracious urge for food for Italy. It continues to be a chief vacation spot for trip, paintings historical past, food, and extra. Like no different resource, Culture and Customs of Italy engagingly explains the scope of Italy and Italians at the present time to scholars and normal readers in a single quantity. in addition, this publication offers the wanted context to appreciate the big contributions of Italian american citizens in shaping the cultural history and present pop culture of the United States.

It sincerely summarizes the land, humans, and heritage and relates the highlights of a tradition that has excelled in such a lot of parts, akin to foodstuff, activities, literature, the humanities, structure and layout, and cinema. The strong roles of faith and proposal, relations and gender, vacations, relaxation, and media in Italian existence are taken care of in-depth in person chapters besides. the most important nearby features and ancient framing of all themes upload to the authoritativeness. A chronology, thesaurus, photographs, and maps around out the coverage.

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The Other Face of the Moon by Claude Lévi-Strauss,Junzo Kawada,Jane Marie Todd

By Claude Lévi-Strauss,Junzo Kawada,Jane Marie Todd

collecting all of Claude Lévi-Strauss’s writings on Japan, this sustained meditation follows his dictum that to appreciate one’s personal tradition, one needs to see it from another’s viewpoint. For Lévi-Strauss, Japan occupied a distinct position between international cultures. This English translation offers one among France’s so much public figures at his so much personal.

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Food Culture, Consumption and Society by Paolo Corvo

By Paolo Corvo

This publication analyses how client meals offerings have gone through profound adjustments within the context of the commercial hindrance, together with the rediscovery of neighborhood items and the diffusion of multi-ethnic nutrition. Corvo argues new ecological courting among nutrients and the surroundings is required to minimize nutrition difficulties similar to foodstuff waste and obesity.

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Vanishing Act: A Glimpse into Cambodia's World of Magic by Ryun Patterson,Rick Valenzuela,Heng Sun,Mesa Lang,Sreychea

By Ryun Patterson,Rick Valenzuela,Heng Sun,Mesa Lang,Sreychea Heang,Saem Saing

Cambodia’s mystic classification of healers, counselors, and fortunetellers channel spirits, learn fortunes in numbers and playing cards, and inscribe enchantments in flesh. yet expertise and modernity are altering those roles and rituals.

Vanishing Act tracks down those singular humans to rfile their lives. It paints shiny images of people that reside with one foot within the mundane and one other within the magical.

With eleven own interviews and insightful photographs, the e-book takes you inside of our quest for magic, so that you can event it firsthand. From tune Sokheng, who channels baby spirits, to a sorcerer who depends on numerology (and a fit recognize for authority) to deal with 9 better halves and dozens of youngsters, the mystics, clergymen, and mediums in Vanishing Act inform awesome tales that you just won’t locate wherever else. notice: The Kindle variation of Vanishing Act doesn't comprise the movies and photograph galleries of the improved edition.

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Culture and Customs of Panama (Cultures and Customs of the by La Verne M. Seales Soley

By La Verne M. Seales Soley

High institution and public libraries will locate this quantity a great addition to reference booklet cabinets. Engagingly written, this finished quantity provides scholars an summary of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the delicacies is fed on on a daily foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different issues. smooth literature, media retailers, gender matters, schooling, visible arts, and acting arts also are lined. whereas the point of interest is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's certain courting with the USA, which has been turbulent long ago at most sensible. scholars learning foreign politics, anthropology, international tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable resource.

This quantity explores modern tradition in Panama, a melting pot deep within the center of critical the US. because of the development of the Panama Canal and the necessity for employees, Panama's tradition this present day is teeming with impacts from ethnicities from around the globe, together with American Indian, chinese language, West Indian, Greek, and French. highschool and public libraries will locate this quantity a welcome boost to reference publication cabinets. Engagingly written, this complete research provides scholars an outline of latest lifestyles in Panama-what religions are practiced, what the food is fed on on a day by day foundation, and what humans put on in city and rural settings, between many different subject matters. glossy literature, media shops, gender concerns, schooling, visible arts, and acting arts also are coated. whereas the focal point is on present customs and modern tradition, readers also will achieve perception into Panama's distinctive courting with the us, which has been turbulent some time past at top. scholars learning overseas politics, anthropology, global tradition, and present occasions will locate this to be an invaluable resource.

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CultureShock! Czech Republic (Culture Shock!) by Tim Nollen

By Tim Nollen

achieve an perception into the neighborhood features from the Czech love of nature to their musical inclination to their magical folklore. pay attention to social etiquette while eating in someone’s domestic or examine what to anticipate while attending a standard marriage ceremony. Navigate your method round the complicated Czech language, particularly its 40-lettered alphabet and occasionally tough pronunciation. notice what you have to count on to pay to your new domestic, what your tenant rights are and what records are required for acquiring a piece and spousal visa. Peppered all through with priceless words, phrases and assets, CultureShock! Czech Republic is a must have for an individual making plans on adapting to existence within the Czech Republic

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Rice and Beans: A Unique Dish in a Hundred Places by Richard Wilk,Livia Barbosa

By Richard Wilk,Livia Barbosa

Rice and Beans is a booklet in regards to the paradox of neighborhood and worldwide. at the one hand, it is a globe-spanning dish, an easy resource of whole foodstuff for billions of individuals in hundreds of thousands of nations. however, in each position humans insist that rice and beans is a neighborhood invention, deeply rooted in a selected heritage and tradition. How can anything so common even be so particular?

The authors of this ebook discover the categorical heritage of the types of rice and beans cherished and indigenous in cultures from Brazil to West Africa. yet additionally they plumb the shared African, local American and ecu trans-Atlantic encounters and exchanges, and the modern forces of globalization and nation-building, which mix to make rice and beans a strong substance and image of the connection among foodstuff and culture.

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