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Polyphonic Anthropology

Theoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural Fieldwork

Edited by Massimo Canevacci

Rio de Janeiro State University, Brazil

This book connects anthropology and polyphony: a composition that multiplies the researcher's glance, the style of representation, the narrative presence of subjectivities. Polyphonic anthropology is presenting a complex of bio-physical and psycho-cultural case studies. Digital culture and communication has been transforming traditional way of life, styles of writing, forms of knowledge, the way of working and connecting. Ubiquities, identities, syncretisms are key-words if a researcher wish to interpret and transform a cultural contexts. It is urgent favoring trans-disciplinarity for students, scholars, researchers, professors; any reader of this polyphonic book has to cross philosophy, anatomy, psychology, psychoanalysis, sociology, architecture, archeology, biology. I believe in an anthropological mutation inside any discipline. And I hope this book may face such a challenge.

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Polyphonic AnthropologyTheoretical and Empirical Cross-Cultural FieldworkEdited by Massimo Canevacci

Published: March 23rd 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2089

ISBN: 978-953-51-0418-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5113-5

Copyright year: 2012

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5 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. The Matter of the Sovereignty of the Heathen Peoples

By Maria Stella Ferreira Levy


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2. Frontier Effects and Tidemarks: A Commentary in the Anthropology of Borders

By Cosmin Radu


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3. Culture, Language, and Knowledge About the Syncretism

By Cláudio Márcio do Carmo


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4. To Experience Differently: On One Strand of Kant's Anthropology

By Motohide Saji


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5. The Relationship Between Clinical Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis: Anthropological Origins of Psychotherapy

By Mareike Wolf-Fedida


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6. Contributions of Anthropology to the Study of Organization: The Case of Funeral Home

By Claudia Patricia Vélez-Zapata


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7. Imprints of the Entrepreneurial State and Privatization on Worker Subjectivity - A Study of Iron Ore Mine Workers in Itabira - Minas Gerais, Brazil

By Maria Cecilia Minayo


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8. Social Metabolism, Cultural Landscape, and Social Invisibility in the Forests of Rio de Janeiro

By Joana Stingel Fraga and Rogério Ribeiro de Oliveira


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9. Which Interdisciplinarity? Anthropologists, Architects and the City

By Angelo Romano


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10. An Anthropological Approach to Understanding the Process of Legitimation: An Examination of Major League Baseball Emergence

By Aya Chacar and Sokol Celo


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11. Ethnic Identities, Social Spaces and Boundaries: Habitus and Fundamentalist Doxa Among Second-Generation Chinese American Evangelicals

By James M. Smith


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12. Why Are Latin Europeans Less Happy? The Impact of Hierarchy

By Gaël Brulé and Ruut Veenhoven


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13. Bilogical, Archeological and Culturological Evidences of Paleoasiatic Origin of Northern Mongoloids, Caucasoids and American Indians

By Ariadna Nazarova


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14. Applying Craniofacial Metrics to Adapt 3D Generic Head Models

By Katrina E. Wendel-Mitoraj and Michael E. Osadebey


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