Man in India (Man India)

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Man In India considers original writings in the form of broad-based papers, review articles, notes and communications on biological and socio-cultural anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and folk-culture. Manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines for prompt action.

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Website Man in India website
Other titles Man in India
ISSN 0025-1569
OCLC 1605851
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: The Kaibartas, a Scheduled Caste of Assam, are a fishing community. Though fishing is their primary occupation, they still depend on traditional technologies and reflect a peasant culture. This paper attempts to elucidate the duality of the Kaibartas expressed in the peasant economy. They are linked on the one hand to subsistence needs and on the other as consumers/producers with urban centres (or the market).
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    ABSTRACT: Rise of disciplines like ecology and population genetics in the first quarter of the 20th century revolutionized the field of anthropology and this phase continued from 1930-1980. In this phase, emphasis shifted from the typological approach to the study of human biological diversity and evolution by focusing on the mechanisms that brought change and emphasized the population as the unit on which evolutionary forces operate. The role of anthropological genetics and ecology in meeting the challenges of community health led to rapid growth in publications on studies related to genetic associations with diseases. The rise of molecular genetic techniques in 1980s brought another revolution and changed the nature of inquiry. Traditional studies on classical anthropological genetics have almost become extinct. Human genome project has revealed that human genome is composed of merely 24,000 individual structural genes. There has been a rapid growth in published genetic association studies. The more recent studies of genome-wide association have revealed disease susceptibility loci for several common diseases. From the year 2001 to 2008, the number of original articles published on human genome epidemiology increased from 2492 (34 on meta-analysis) to 7659 (206 on meta-analysis), and totaling to 38718 (912 on meta-analysis) showing rapid annual increase in number. Mendelian factors, major genes and polygenes have been found to be associated with many infectious- and non-infectious diseases. Just as in the case of any other trait, human physical performance characteristics are also strongly influenced by our genetic inheritance and by gene-environment interactions, for example 80% of variation in arm eccentric flexor strength and grip strength may be genetically determined. With the advent of DNA technologies, genome-wide genotype data for multiple populations and the development of methods for detecting selection using SNP data have elicited many genome-wide scans for evidence of positive selection in human populations. Some such studies have identified loci with spatial signatures of selection, such as extreme levels of differentiation and correlations with environmental variables. The implications of public health genomics issues fall into various realms of human life. There are hosts of ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) surrounding availability of genetic information issues. There is a major dilemma of fairness in the use of genetic information by insurers, employers, courts, schools, adoption agencies, and the military, among others.
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    ABSTRACT: The life expectancy among three major ethnic groups in Malaysia, namely, the Bumiputera, Chinese and Indian varies. The Indian male minority ethnic group, more specifically shows a lower life expectancy compared to that of the Bumiputera, Chinese and the national average. This study therefore compares the determinants of life expectancy between the Indian male and female gender. The key findings of the study are: First, access to healthcare and literacy are important determinants of life expectancy for both Indian males and females. Second, income displays a significant negative relationship with life expectancy for Indian males. Third, the speed of adjustment to equilibrium forlife expectancy of the Indians is somewhat sluggish and is marginally lower for the male vis-à-vis the female gender. Future research should focus on the reasons for the lower life expectancy of the Indian males more specifically by identifying the possible influences of lower income opportunities (beyond a postulated threshold income level) for this minority group vis-à-vis the other ethnic groups.
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    ABSTRACT: While the global community is entertaining the notions of postmodernism, Bangladesh is still glued with the malaise of modernism. Anglo-American development theory prescribes underdeveloped and third-world developing countries, like Bangladesh, to undergo the process of modernisation to be developed. According to such development discourse, modernisation denotes a sort of westernisation in social fabrics of third world countries. Since social fabrics constitute the cultural landscape, changes of social fabrics are reflected in cultural transition in existing social-arrangement. Changing mechanism therefore of social fabrics leads to extend what can be termed as symptoms of cultural imperialism upon the cultural setting of underdeveloped and socalled developing countries. The present article concerns such symptoms of cultural imperialism in broad sense in Bangladesh. It contains three objectives. First is to address the theoretical and conceptual framework of cultural imperialism with historical background worldwide. Second is to deal with different changes being taken place that unveil the symptoms of cultural imperialism in social fabrics. Such symptoms generate the malaise of modernism in contemporary urban societies in Bangladesh. Finally, it addresses some respondents’ view on how to resist prospective cultural imperialism in Bangladesh.
    No preview · Article · Mar 2012 · Man in India