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              Tribal Epistemologies: Essays in the Philosophy of Anthropology
                

              Tribal Epistemologies: Essays in the Philosophy of Anthropology (Paperback)

              Edited by Wautischer, Helmut

              • RRP: $58.99
              • $58.99
              • Pub Date
                26 Dec 20

              First published in 1998, this collection of ten essays transforms our understanding of both the role of philosophical anthropology in modern world philosophy and the origins of tribal knowledge in their relation to contemporary assessments of cognition and consciousness. Ethnogra...phic data from geographically distant cultures - such as the Maori of New Zealand, the Fore of New Guinea, the Sea Nomads of the Andaman, the Cowlitz of North America, the Maya, Australian Aborigines, Siberian Shamans - are carefully crafted toward an empirical basis for discussing a variety of phenomena traditional labelled in Western thought as transcendent or metaphysical. This anthology is a valuable source of information relevant for any theories of knowledge and a solid challenge for reductionist models of consciousness. The essays enhance our recognition and appreciation of fundamental similarities as well as differences in world views and cultural perspectives related to knowledge claims. This anthology illustrates unplumbed depths of human consciousness, reveals experiential understandings beyond linguistic thought, and stands aside from the view that behaviour and intelligence can be understood by deterministic principles. This volume of essays should be read with stereoscopic vision: one lens focusing on the rich ethnographic material of folk societies, the other focusing on the wider awareness of how we come to know what we know. It features specialists in philosophy, ethnology and comparative sociology, comparative religion, cross-cultural psychology, physical anthropology, environmental and marine scientists, Indian affairs, anthropology, comparative literature, shamanism and theoretical biology. These contributors explore issues including individuality in relational cultures, Maori epistemology, shamanistic knowledge and cosmology and images of conduct, character and personhood in the Native American tradition.
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              ISBN 9781138363991
              Released AU 26 Dec 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Revivals
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              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing
                

              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Hardback)

              By Kirloskar-Steinbach, Monika; Kalmanson, Dr Leah; Edited by Kalmanson, Leah; Madaio, James

              • RRP: $130.00
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              • Pub Date
                11 Feb 21

              Traditions throughout the world and across history have tackled fundamental questions about the human condition. This one-of-a-kind guide shows how these different philosophies can be effectively studied together. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach's and Leah Kalmanson's introduction mar...ks a break from conventional approaches. Instead of assuming philosophy has always operated with a single, easily identifiable conceptual framework across space and time, which we call-and have always called-philosophy, they attest to the plurality of concepts and methods adopted at different times and places. The book serves as a practical teaching guide to the theoretical and methodological diversification of philosophy as practiced in academia today. Complementing the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series, it covers a variety of traditions featured in the book series, exploring how Anglo-American, Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic and Maori thinkers have all addressed fundamental questions such as: - How do we understand ourselves and our relations to others? - How do we understand our world? - How do we seek knowledge, share knowledge, and, importantly, intervene in the norms of received knowledge when needed? Featuring teaching notes, discussion questions, and a list of further reading, this is a book packed with the background, guidance, and tools required to teach different philosophies. Through it we come to see why making room for different conceptual frameworks improves our understanding of ourselves and the worlds we live in.
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              ISBN 9781350159105
              Released AU 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing
                

              A Practical Guide to World Philosophies: Selves, Worlds, and Ways of Knowing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Kirloskar-Steinbach, Monika; Kalmanson, Dr Leah; Edited by Kalmanson, Leah; Madaio, James

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $29.99
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              • Pub Date
                11 Feb 21

              Traditions throughout the world and across history have tackled fundamental questions about the human condition. This one-of-a-kind guide shows how these different philosophies can be effectively studied together. Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach's and Leah Kalmanson's introduction mar...ks a break from conventional approaches. Instead of assuming philosophy has always operated with a single, easily identifiable conceptual framework across space and time, which we call-and have always called-philosophy, they attest to the plurality of concepts and methods adopted at different times and places. The book serves as a practical teaching guide to the theoretical and methodological diversification of philosophy as practiced in academia today. Complementing the Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies series, it covers a variety of traditions featured in the book series, exploring how Anglo-American, Chinese, Indian, African, Islamic and Maori thinkers have all addressed fundamental questions such as: - How do we understand ourselves and our relations to others? - How do we understand our world? - How do we seek knowledge, share knowledge, and, importantly, intervene in the norms of received knowledge when needed? Featuring teaching notes, discussion questions, and a list of further reading, this is a book packed with the background, guidance, and tools required to teach different philosophies. Through it we come to see why making room for different conceptual frameworks improves our understanding of ourselves and the worlds we live in.
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              ISBN 9781350159099
              Released AU 11 Feb 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies
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              Jonathan Z. Smith on Religion
                

              Jonathan Z. Smith on Religion (Paperback)

              By Lehrich, Christopher I.

              • RRP: $73.99
              • $73.99
              • Pub Date
                21 Jan 21

              Jonathan Z. Smith (1938-2017) was unquestionably one of the most important and influential voices of critical reflection within the academic study of religion in the last century. His work explored the nature and history of religious phenomena across cultures-from ancient Jewish ...practices to Maori cults, from early Christianity to mass suicide in the 20th century-while critiquing the assumptions underlying the very category of religion. This important volume offers the first full critical assessment of the influence of Jonathan Z. Smith's thought on the subject of religion. Christopher I. Lehrich systematically examines and develops a critical overview that will assist others in engaging more fully with Smith's scholarship. This book is essential reading for students and scholars interested in the work of Jonathan Z. Smith as well as the history of religion more broadly.
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              ISBN 9780367030834
              Released AU 21 Jan 2021
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Key Thinkers in the Study of Religion
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              Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the World
                

              Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the World (Hardback, Contains 1 Hardback)

              By Winchester, Simon

              • RRP: $55.99
              • $41.99
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              • Pub Date
                7 Apr 21

              From the bestselling author Simon Winchester, a human history of land around the world: who mapped it, owned it, stole it, cared for it, fought for it and gave it back.

              ISBN 9780008359119
              Released AU 7 Apr 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Yearbook of Astronomy 2021
                

              Yearbook of Astronomy 2021 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, Brian

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
              • Pub Date
                1 Dec 20

              Maintaining its appealing style and presentation, the Yearbook of Astronomy 2021 contains comprehensive jargon-free monthly sky notes and an authoritative set of sky charts to enable backyard astronomers and sky gazers everywhere to plan their viewing of the year's eclipses, come...ts, meteor showers, and minor planets as well as detailing the ...
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              ISBN 9781526771872
              Released AU 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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              Testing Testing: Social Consequences of the Examined Life
                

              Testing Testing: Social Consequences of the Examined Life (Hardback)

              By Hanson, F. Allan

              • RRP: $161.00
              • $161.00
              • Pub Date
                26 Feb 21

              This book is about how our addiction to testing influences both society and ourselves as socially defined persons. The analysis focuses on tests of people, particularly tests in schools, intelligence tests, vocational interest tests, lie detection, integrity tests, and drug tests.... Diagnostic psychiatric tests and medical tests are included only tangentially. A good deal of the descriptive material will be familiar to readers from their personal experience as takers and/or givers of tests. But testing, as with much of ordinary life, has implications that we seldom pause to ponder and often do not even notice. My aim is to uncover in the everyday operation of testing a series of well-concealed and mostly unintended consequences that exercise far deeper and more pervasive influence in social life than is commonly recognized.This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1993.]
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              ISBN 9780520357495
              Released AU 26 Feb 2021
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Indigenous Museology: Insights from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand
                

              Indigenous Museology: Insights from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (Hardback)

              By McCarthy, Conal

              • RRP: $94.99
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              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              Indigenous Museology examines the emergence of indigenising museologies in New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada. As the first international comparative study of museums and indigenous people, the book produces new knowledge about indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being ...that are emerging from the intersection of museums, heritage and public history with native ontologies and epistemologies. Whilst McCarthy acknowledges the specificities of national contexts, he also takes the time to explore the commonalities and differences between them, thus providing a unique perspective never attempted before.
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              ISBN 9781138576421
              Released AU 31 Dec 2023
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Museums in Focus
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              Cultures of Race and Ethnicity at the Museum: Exploring Post-imperial Heritage Practices
                

              Cultures of Race and Ethnicity at the Museum: Exploring Post-imperial Heritage Practices (Hardback)

              By Tolia-Kelly, Divya P.

              • RRP: $221.00
              • $221.00
              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              Engaging with archaeologists, as well as artists exploring the issue of 'race' representation, this book reviews the taxonomies and culture in place at national museums in Britain and New Zealand and considers a postcolonial account of curatorial practice. It argues that the curr...ent taxonomies are remnants of 19th century scientific racism which are now being revised at the British Museum, London and Te Papa, Wellington. Using research with two artist/curators and a live exhibition, the book proposes a new approach to race at the museum for the 21st century. As part of an ongoing exercise in assessing the place of critical race theory within a museum context, the book's author curated an exhibition entitled An Archaeology of Race from July 2009-Jan 2011. She co-curated this exhibition with Kahutoi Te Kanawa and Rosanna Raymond, two art practitioners - one Polynesian and the other Maori - whose work confronts the general exclusion of their own art and their societies' cultural heritage from modern accounts of art, and the delimitation of it to an 'ethnographic' categorisation of everyday cultural artifacts. The book is in three sections. Section one is based on questions of race within an archaeological case study of an UNESCO world heritage site of Hadrian's Wall. Representation of race in the archaeological, historical and curatorial accounts is examined through the Emperor Septimius Severus, the very first African Imperial ruler of the Roman Empire, including Britain. Collaborating with artist Rosanna Raymond, the author uses an ethnographic approach in Section Two to examine how the museum presents a naturalization of race discourse when exhibiting South Sea Islanders, and Polynesians both within and without Britain. The racialisation of Polynesian culture, art and life is critiqued through a project in the new galleries of the British museum. The final section of this book is based on the ethnography of the artist Kahutoi Te Kanawa and her own critique of the ra
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              ISBN 9781409426592
              Released AU 31 Dec 2023
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Heritage, Culture and Identity
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              Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach
                

              Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach (Hardback)

              By Watene, Krushil; Yap, Mandy; Bockstael, Erika

              • RRP: $231.00
              • $231.00
              • Pub Date
                31 Dec 23

              Despite some achievements gained during the indigenous struggle for rights and recognition, many indigenous groups continue to fight against unjust social, political, environmental, and historical conditions. Ideas which engage with the lived experiences of communities themselves..., such as the human development and capability approach, are crucial if we are to understand the conditions in which the struggle for self-determination take place. Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach introduces readers to the human development and capability approach and explores how it might be used to help us to understand the values, needs, and aspirations of indigenous peoples. Split into three handy sections, the book explores the key concepts, methods and applications of the capability approach and indigenous perspectives to well-being and development. Using a range of examples and case studies from Maori, First Nations, Native American, Aboriginal, African, and Asian indigenous communities, the book provides a window into the lived experiences of some of the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in the world. The first book to bring indigenous perspectives into conversation with the capability approach, Indigenous Peoples and the Capability Approach will be essential reading for both students and policy makers with an interest in the well-being and development of indigenous communities.
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              ISBN 9781138240698
              Released AU 31 Dec 2023
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series The Routledge Human Development and Capability Debates
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