Download E-books Knowledge and Passion (Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems) PDF

By Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo

Michelle Rosaldo provides an ethnographic interpretation of the lifetime of the Ilongots, a bunch of a few 3,500 hunters and horticulturists in Northern Luzon, Philippines. Her examine focuces on headhunting, a tradition that remained lively one of the Ilongots until eventually a minimum of 1972. Indigenous notions of 'knowledge' and 'passion' are the most important to the Ilongots' perceptions in their personal social practices of headhunting, oratory, marriage, and the association of subsistence labour. In explaining the importance of those key rules, Professor Rosaldo examines what she considers to be crucial dimensions of Ilongot social relationships: the contrasts among women and men and among complete married males and bachelor youths. via defining 'knowledge' and 'passion' within the context in their social and affective importance, the writer demonstrates where of headhunting in historic and political methods, and exhibits the relation among headhunting and indigenous strategies of curing, replica, and healthiness. Theoretically orientated towards interpretive of symbolic ethnography, this e-book clarifies the various ways that the research of a language - either vocabulary and styles of utilization - is a examine of a tradition; the method of translation is gifted as a mode of cultural interpretation. Professor Rosaldo argues that an appreciation of the Ilongots' particular notions of 'the self' and the emotional suggestions linked to headhunting can remove darkness from primary features of the group's social lifestyles.

Show description

Read or Download Knowledge and Passion (Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems) PDF

Best Cultural books

Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology

Excellent for any cultural anthropology direction, this short choice of ethnographic case stories exposes scholars to fifteen diversified cultures. The teams chosen are peoples whose conventional cultures are uniquely their very own. every one has special styles and practices; every one has confronted the problem of an encroaching international, with differing effects.

The Invention of Culture

In anthropology, a box that's recognized for its severe area and highbrow agility, few books have the capacity to hold either old worth and modern relevance. Roy Wagner's the discovery of tradition, initially released in 1981, is one.   Wagner breaks new flooring via arguing that tradition arises from the dialectic among the person and the social global.

Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching (Teaching/Learning Social Justice)

Via available language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the tales we inform ourselves and every different approximately race and racism in our society. Making experience of the racial buildings expressed during the language and pictures we come across each day, this booklet presents ideas for constructing a extra serious figuring out of the way racism operates culturally and institutionally in our society.

Extra resources for Knowledge and Passion (Cambridge Studies in Cultural Systems)

Show sample text content

Rated 4.79 of 5 – based on 19 votes