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Wandering the Wards

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology ISBN: 9781000185416 Year: Pages: 188 DOI: 10.4324/9781003087335 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Anthropology --- Ethnology
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"Wandering the Wards provides a detailed and unflinching ethnographic examination of life within the contemporary hospital. It reveals the institutional and ward cultures that inform the organisation and delivery of everyday care for one of the largest populations within them: people living with dementia who require urgent unscheduled hospital care. Drawing on five years of research embedded in acute wards in the UK, the authors follow people living with dementia through their admission, shadowing hospital staff as they interact with them during and across shifts. In a major contribution to the tradition of hospital ethnography, this book provides a valuable analysis of the organisation and delivery of routine care and everyday interactions at the bedside, which reveal the powerful continuities and durability of ward cultures of care and their impacts on people living with dementia."

A Sensory Education

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Book Series: Sensory Studies ISBN: 9781000185331 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.4324/9781003084341 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Anthropology --- Ethnology
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A Sensory Education takes a close look at how sensory awareness is learned and taught in expert and everyday settings around the world. Anna Harris shows that our sensing is not innate or acquired, but in fact evolves through learning that is shaped by social and material relations. The chapters feature diverse sources of sensory education, including field manuals, mannequins, cookbooks and flavour charts. The examples range from medical training and forest bathing to culinary and perfumery classes. Offering a valuable guide to the uncanny and taken-for-granted ways in which adults are trained to improve their senses, this book will be of interest to disciplines including anthropology and sociology as well as food studies and sensory studies.

Timur Kibirovs dichterisches Werk in seiner Entwicklung (1979–2009)

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Book Series: Neuere Lyrik. Interkulturelle und interdisziplinaere Studien ISBN: 9783631760277 Year: Pages: 452 DOI: 10.3726/b14491 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences --- Media and communication
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Ethnographies of Waiting

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ISBN: 9781000183764 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.4324/9781003085317 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Anthropology --- Ethnology --- Sociology
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We all wait – in traffic jams, passport offices, school meal queues, for better weather, an end to fighting, peace. Time spent waiting produces hope, boredom, anxiety, doubt, or uncertainty. Ethnographies of Waiting explores the social phenomenon of waiting and its centrality in human society. Using waiting as a central analytical category, the book investigates how waiting is negotiated in myriad ways. Examining the politics and poetics of waiting, Ethnographies of Waiting offers fresh perspectives on waiting as the uncertain interplay between doubting and hoping, and asks "When is time worth the wait?" Waiting thus conceived is intrinsic to the ethnographic method at the heart of the anthropological enterprise. Featuring detailed ethnographies from Japan, Georgia, England, Ghana, Norway, Russia and the United States, a Foreword by Craig Jeffrey and an Afterword by Ghassan Hage, this is a vital contribution to the field of anthropology of time and essential reading for students and scholars in anthropology, sociology and philosophy.

Waiting and the Temporalities of Irregular Migration

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ISBN: 9781000225198 Year: Pages: 229 DOI: 10.4324/9780429351730 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Anthropology --- Ethnology --- History --- Migration
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"This edited volume approaches waiting both as a social phenomenon that proliferates in irregularised forms of migration and as an analytical perspective on migration processes and practices. Waiting as an analytical perspective offers new insights into the complex and shifting nature of processes of bordering, belonging, state power, exclusion and inclusion, and social relations in irregular migration. The chapters in this book address legal, bureaucratic, ethical, gendered, and affective dimensions of time and migration. A key concern is to develop more theoretically robust approaches to waiting in migration as constituted in and through multiple and relational temporalities. The chapters highlight how waiting is configured in specific legal, material, and socio-cultural situations, as well as how migrants encounter, incorporate, and resist temporal structures. This collection includes ethnographic and other empirically based material, as well as theorizing that cross-cut disciplinary boundaries. It will be relevant to scholars from anthropology and sociology, and others interested in temporalities, migration, borders, and power. "

Subjective Lives and Economic Transformations in Mongolia

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Book Series: Economic Exposures in Asia ISBN: 9781787351462 Year: Pages: 178 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351462 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Ethnology --- History --- Sociology --- Economics
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Almost 10 years ago the mineral-rich country of Mongolia experienced very rapid economic growth, fuelled by China’s need for coal and copper. New subjects, buildings, and businesses flourished, and future dreams were imagined and hoped for. This period of growth is, however, now over. Mongolia is instead facing high levels of public and private debt, conflicts over land and sovereignty, and a changed political climate that threatens its fragile democratic institutions. Subjective Lives and Economic Transformations in Mongolia details this complex story through the intimate lives of five women. Building on long-term friendships, which span over 20 years, Rebecca documents their personal journeys in an ever-shifting landscape. She reveals how these women use experiences of living a ‘life in the gap’ to survive the hard reality between desired outcomes and their actual daily lives. In doing so, she offers a completely different picture from that presented by economists and statisticians of what it is like to live in this fluctuating extractive economy.

Les métamorphoses des infrastructures, entre béton et numérique

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ISBN: 9782807606005 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.3726/b13091 Language: French
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Social Sciences --- Sociology
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Sounds of War and Peace

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Book Series: Eastern European Studies in Musicology ISBN: 9783631753460 Year: Pages: 270 DOI: 10.3726/b13870 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Ethnology --- Music --- History --- Social Sciences
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This book vividly evokes for the reader the sound world of a number of European cities in the last year of the Second World War. It allows the reader to «hear» elements of the soundscapes of Amsterdam, Dortmund, Lwów/Lviv, Warsaw and Breslau/Wrocław that are bound up with the traumatising experiences of violence, threats and death. Exploiting to the full methodologies and research tools developed in the fields of sound and soundscape studies, the authors analyse their reflections on autobiographical texts and art. The studies demonstrate the role urban sounds played in the inhabitants’ forging a sense of identity as they adapted to new living conditions. The chapters also shed light on the ideological forces at work in the creation of urban sound space.

Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

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ISBN: 9783653044157 Year: Pages: 370 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-04415-7 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Education --- Arts in general --- Music --- Social Sciences --- Psychology --- Business and Management
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Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been investigating and describing outstanding artists’ creativity and learning/working processes, asking the question: how do artists create, learn, and organise their work? This book explores these questions by means of original empirical data (interviews with 22 artists) and theoretical research in the field of the arts and creativity from a learning perspective. Findings shed an original light on how artists learn and create, and how their creative learning and change processes come about, for instance when facilitating and leading creative processes.

What Literature Knows

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Book Series: Contributions to English and American Literary Studies (CEALS) ISBN: 9783631757864 Year: Pages: 342 DOI: 10.3726/b14220 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences
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This volume sheds light on the nexus between knowledge and literature. Arranged historically, contributions address both popular and canonical English and US-American writing from the early modern period to the present. They focus on how historically specific texts engage with epistemological questions in relation to material and social forms as well as representation. The authors discuss literature as a culturally embedded form of knowledge production in its own right, which deploys narrative and poetic means of exploration to establish an independent and sometimes dissident archive. The worlds that imaginary texts project are shown to open up alternative perspectives to be reckoned with in the academic articulation and public discussion of issues in economics and the sciences, identity formation and wellbeing, legal rationale and political decision-making.

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