Questions related to Anthropology
Communication is the key-word for both COVID causes and effects. Consequently, "life will not be the same" for the Social Sciences too. Researchers will soon want to develop a broader vision and new perspectives. This question is an invitation to brainstorm the future of the social paradigm.
Do I have a right sense, when I imagine that traditional anthropology which studied 'primitives', is near to biological than to socio-cultural?
Since mental health is the most prominent issue in 21st century. Interdisciplinary approaches might be the prominent and potent field of research. How can we interrelate mental health issues with anthropology with references to anthropology? Are there any established practices followed by certain community and culture?
What do you mean by anthropology in public sphere? Kindly share your idea(s) about the role of anthropology in global peace and development.
I'm starting to work in vulnerable communities. I'm interested in instruments and research techniques to do an anthropological study.
Furthermore, I'm looking for Partners.
Hello! I'm writing my (anthropology) thesis on the taboo of the prostate and how men's sexuality is shaped by patriarchal gender norms. This means I need to conduct an ethnography on my university campus, interviewing students about their sexual practices. Since this is a delicate topic and I'm not sure how to formulate my interview questions, I was wondering if any of you know of an ethnography/book/documentary/article/interview that I could use to get inspiration from. The sources don't have to be anthropological, any help is much appreciated :)
I'm struggling to find literature that can answer this seemingly straightforward question.
It seems apparent that for someone trying to integrate themselves into a new culture/society, learning the language is necessary.
I'm wondering however if there have ever been studies that have measured the degree to which speaking and reading/writing are differentially correlated with the degree of cultural integration?
Suppose a new immigrant had limited time/resources, and could either spend their time trying to speak to as many people as possible, or read as many texts as possible. Which one should they prioritize?
Any help is appreciated, thanks.
What is Islamic anthropology? is it a new discipline? or a sub-field in Anthropology? or Islamization of western anthropology?
If I take the first question, then, would claim a Quranic Anthropology?
If a new discipline, then what would be the methodology? is it recasting the Malinowskian fieldwork and techniques?
If Subfield, then obviously, what is the line of demarcation with Anthropology of Islam of Islamic Anthropology?
Scholars, in the locked down time, can we discuss?
Heading off to the American Anthropological Association meetings next week, I find myself thinking about technical terminology and jargon as I prepare the talk I will give as a discussant. I have been to many panels over the years that are easily accessible by a wide variety of scholars and also many that are virtually impenetrable by anyone outside of a very tiny circle. Do we have any obligations to be inclusive of scholars outside our specialization or perhaps on the edge of our field of interest in a conference presentation?
Entomophagy is practiced in various parts of Oaxaca, however, it's history is unclear. While its place in central Mexico is more evident, it has been difficult to find data and information on its practice in Oaxaca, and in particular where chapulines (toasted grasshoppers) might fit. Grateful for any insights.
I was thinking whether Edward Said's theory and his writings on anthropology represented the death of anthropology or a new life through the awareness of important concepts such as representation, (we) versus (them). I think that the post-colonial Theory provided an important vision for anthropology and literature, so what do you think about post-colonial Theory and its Impact on anthropology?
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
This question arises out of December 2021 Scientific American article Spying on your emotions by John McQuaid, and two articles it refers to, Facial expressions of emotion are not culturally universal by Rachael Jack et al., Emotional Expressions Reconsidered: Challenges to Inferring Emotion From Human Facial Movements by Lisa Feldman Barrett et al.
The question is considered in
A possible way to test the question is suggested at the end of the article, in section 6.2.
I'm part of a project creating a public atlas to document and map people's subjective experiences of extreme weather events. I've included information and a link to a short survey below. Feel free to fill this out yourself, and/or forward to your networks via email, social media, etc. Thanks!
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COVID-19 presents the potential for people and groups to become exposed to harm in new ways. To see the overlapping ways in which these harms may be occurring, we’ve designed a survey for experiences of extreme weather events that are affecting people across the world.
This is a citizen / community observation survey, open to anyone 18 years of age and older who wishes to contribute. Your descriptions will upload directly to an interactive map of the world that is publicly accessible on this website: https://blogs.ubc.ca/ecologiesofharmproject
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This thread is for those who want to know how to calculate Research Interest (RI) and participate in this validation study. *** Welcome to the validation study of my formula for Research Interest (RI) on the RG site! Details are in the first reply in this discussion.
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Please I'm working on a project which needs a "review of relevant theories" of the study "medical negligence behavior"
I found 2 theories relating to this study (conflict theory and theory of negligence), but they are not enough.
Please can I get more theories concerning medical negligence?
The fields cited in the question are the scientific fields in which we are affiliated to carry out research
We could conceive of a society in which men practically never meet face to face—in which all business is conducted by individuals in isolation who communicate by typed letters or by telegrams, and who go about in closed motor-cars. (Artificial insemination would allow even propagation without a personal element.) Such a fictitious society might be called a ‘completely abstract or depersonalized society’. Now the interesting point is that our modern society resembles in many of its aspects such a completely abstract society.
-The Open Society and Its Enemies Ch.10
'An initial review of "name of article" has made it clear that this submission does not fit within the scope and focus of Secularism and Nonreligion as it stands. We would be delighted to consider a reworked version of the article if you can more clearly position it within the interdisciplinary scope of the journal by engaging clearly with scholarship in the history, sociology and/or anthropology of secularism. A concerted reading of some of our back issues should provide a solid grounding. Also, making the broader implications of the article beyond the Kazakh context would strengthen things. Alternatively, you might also consider submitting this manuscript to another journal. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but, as I say, if you do rework things as suggested we would happily consider putting this through the review process.' This is decision of the journall editor. What is mean?
We need to know how much attention has been paid to architectural research from an anthropological point of view today. Is it important for architects to know this approach?
Dear RG Academics who Travel,
This is an important topic because many academics relish going to desirable places for conferences. My husband and I used to travel to scientific conferences but so much red tape is involved he and I are glad to attend mostly on video conferencing technologies (yes, like Zoom and others whose names I don't know. No intent to favor one or the other technology company)
It is good to remember that social bragging rights do not equal additions to knowledge (i.e., what exotic place one has traveled lately.). Yet, local economies are helped by all kinds of conferences and the money that they bring.
There are costs and benefits either way, so please share your ideas about continuing in-person conferences when there is little we cannot do via remote presentation, informal conferring and virtual "hallway" chatter.
Look look forward to your ideas.
I have a crucial methodological question. I am working on the problem of food waste sensitivity (field of consumer behaviour) and its antecedents. Among the concepts which we suppose could be determinant (perceived sacredness of the food, a rather anthropological concept), do not have an adapted or adaptable measurement scale. My question: does this justify the construction of a measurement scale in the thesis project? Or such a project (development of a scale in a PhD thesis) must concern only the variable of interest (endogene) of the thesis, (in addition I am not an anthropological expert). I look forward to your response and thank you in advance.
I would like to add some visual example to illustrate the different types of participant observation (complete observer, observer as participant, participant as observer, and complete participant). Any suggestion is welcome.
In researching the enduring place of racism in society, I have been impressed with Leon Poliakov's 1971 analysis of various social mythologies/genealogies in "The Aryan Myth." I am also interested in hearing other perspectives on the "stickiness factor" of these ideas.
The Ages of Life and the basic essential connection to the Earth that we all share, regardless of color or Race
Which other cultures have mystical references and metaphors in their music?
And please share examples with us- for our mutual upliftment
I have moved away from asking students in a variety of classes (ethnographic methods, introductions to anthropology as well as advanced courses) to develop unique projects. I have a few reasons for these changes and am interested in learning what others think.
In place of unique projects, I give students short "experiments" where they can apply effort to specific work. For example, in methods, I give students a subject and ask them to develop questions, analyze responses, think about ethics and about what does and does not work. My goal is to teach the conduct of inquiry and it is my belief that regardless of the project, there are some basic skills that will define success. Additionally, anthropological research does not take place in the span of a few weeks--and teaching students they can successfully complete a project in a semester is problematic to say the least. So, my question is how do you manage classes where students are learning methods or applying anthropological concepts? Do you give students free reign to develop a project they are interested in? Do you give students an assigned series of exercises? Or is there an alternative that works for you that I and others can learn from?
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A relação entre o ruido urbano e a forma como os diversos atores sociais com ele se relacionam tem vindo a ser negligenciada dentro do seio académico (em especial dentro de áreas como a sociologia, antropologia e estudos urbanos). Por certo que, dentro do horizonte das ideias, ligada a uma relação bilateral entre as paisagens socialmente construidas e a evolução das cidades, existem algumas produções (como a de Carlos Fortuna; Augoyard e Torgue; Halligan e Hegarty; entre outros), mas ainda existe alguma falta no sentido da normalização (ou naturalização de G. Simmel) entre os sons e o meio urbano.
Assim, gostaria de perguntar se, dentro dos constrangimentos que a globalização permite, conhecem mais produções dentro desta área?
Obrigado pelo tempo.
My apologies for cross-posting but this is an issue that is close to my heart. The University of Sheffield in their wisdom are proposing to close the Archaeology Department for the sole reason they are not making money!
The department has been a leading institute for prehistory research and has trained hundreds archaeologists in environmental archaeology and anthropology over the years. It is a vibrant community that has been reduced to 11 teaching staff but the University is run by accountants...
Please support our fellow archaeologists at Sheffield by signing this petition.
Also please disseminate this information through your networks. #SaveSheffieldArchaeology!
I am new in the Mobility of populations movement, coming up with 2 questions:
1. What is the definition of Mobility and Migration in terms of populations movement? What are their differences in Geography and Anthropology?
2. What are the common or well-known conceptual and analytical frameworks and theories for the study at micro and macro levels?
Thanks in advance,
Anthropology is regarded as scientific study of ‘man and his work’. it studies the network of social relationship. Then the two important questions which come to our mind: (1) Are children NOT human beings? (2) Are children NOT part of network of social relationships or social structure?
I think the colonial anthropologists applied it in respect to groups of people who were not yet exposed to the "outside world". So with the growing awareness of mutual intelligibility, among ethnic groups, "tribe" in their context becomes narrow and loses a sense of universality.
In Brazil at a seminar sponsored by the special committee of the Chamber of Deputies, the consensus was that the hardening of punishments applied to juvenile offenders would not be the solution to reduce the practice of criminal acts of the same.
Does anyone here know scholarship, research, publication, or sources that would be good on the Latin/Roman treatment of "Societas"?
I am reaching out to the community here for some help to understand the use and character of "socius, socii" and "societas" in Roman and Latin customs. I am very much interested in understanding the difference between what I take "societas" in Latin to mean (the relations among Rome and its Socii) and what the Greeks understood as koinonia.
I am also interested in Roman and Latin practice regarding "socius, socii" and "societas" and what Roman law had to say about the issue. So if can direct me to sources you think I should look at I would be very grateful.
I'm having a large dataset consisting of videos, pictures, narratives and interviews about dairy farming practices. This was informed by practice theory. But how does it inform rigorous analysis of data? Or does it require going back to established procedures coming fro m anthropology, sociology, et cetera?
Does anyone knows results from the new dating program from the Isimila Prehistoric Site in Tanzania?- of course without to give away too much, before a final publication.
The data of ca 260 k.a. from the 1970ies have never been validated with up-to-date methods, so far I know.
Regarding the revised data of Olorgesailie or Kalambo Falls. they may be older than originally estimated,
I am interested in examples of anthropological methods that have been applied across different disciplines, for exmple in mathematics education.
Pesticides become prime compo in agricultural activities to meet the growing demand of the human population. But indiscriminate usage and mishandling led to two disasters in India such as Bhopal (MIC) and Kasaragood (Endosulfon) tragedy. Was there other disasters which were not reported?
Reflections on the strategic future of housing (in terms of the anthropology of space and housing)
- The evolved man, the evolved family and the society also evolved at extraordinary speeds, but the legs of the followers of the modern current in terms of architecture of the inhabitant - standard, stereotyped design, straitjacket type, unique and non-evolving model in time and space- until then remains problematic. So, we often witness uncontrolled self-rehabilitation operations in housing, this terribly affects the architecture proposed and produced by the developer (public or private)… in the absence of a technical and scholarly contribution to settle the problems that are acute there for (Co) tenants and (Co) owners. The old strategies of design and construction of housing (inherited from the modern era) have shown their limit in terms of responses to new concerns, requirements and evaluation: (technical, almost widespread evolution of the elements of comfort, functioning and preferential socio-cultural trends…).
If someone conducts a PhD research in natural science such as Physics, Chemistry etc, but meanwhile grows interest on social-science related research such as in anthropology, sociology etc and can provide evidences of relevant self-learnt skills, is he/she likely to get a post-doc position in social science? Can anybody share his/her personal experiences on anything similar?
Everyone knows, the fast changing climatic condition with altered physical factors due to various anthropologic activities. Humans are unable to handle the issue of climate change due to growing needs and population. So, how nature will resolve the issue of climate change without human interference?
Dear Colleagues around the world at RG,
This is an open forum for your comments. RG is one place where people from all over can exchange views.
The world is a rather hostile and violently competitive place in many aspects. That is not new.
But along with frightening news and media coverage, I do see people forming new pathways to work together. Do yo think that this will help to foster cooperatve behavior as a stimulus?
I think that anthropologists, sociologists, historians, creative field workers in the arts and humanities all can answer this Q from their own field's perspective.
How can we make this happen? That include people in rhetoric and communications, those in public health, manufacturers, etc.
What do you have to share?
This proverb may come from China. The sources say it is difficult to pin down:
"It is better to light just one little candle than to curse the darkness."
With the Mexican Circle of Korean Studies (https://www.facebook.com/CMEC.edu/) we are looking to build a latin-american perspective of korean studies, so we are wondering about the pioneer works and classic texts which are part of the korean studies in and outside of Korea. Thank you so much!
Which method do you think is better and more robust in anthropology? Quantitative or qualitative research methods and why?
When I looked at the controversy around holding or not holding the World Congress of Anthropology 2023 at the venue of Kalinga Institute of Social Science (KISS) in the Odisha state of India, I found stranger fictions, which often betrayed the facts. Thus, the venue of the Congress became more important than the factuality of the discipline, opinion of the few masqueraded as many, the same individual abstaining from voting indulged in wanton verbose and took a committed position on a particular side while writing letters and memoranda.
I constructed a fact sheet, which seemed to me like writing ethnography of the present for looking at ourselves, here in this case, anthropologists in India. My presence in this narrative was like an interlocutor who not only participated in the dialogues but also tried to understand the events from an ethnographic standpoint with the aim of writing an interpretative account of the crisis.
The foregoing narrative revealed not only the chronology and succession of events leading to a crisis around the organization of the World Congress 2023 in India but also exposed the attitude of the Indian anthropologists towards the discipline as well as in handling a crisis situation. By and large, the Indian anthropologists have failed to generate real academic debate in the public domain around the anthropology and sociology of factory schools and their relationship with the large-scale displacement and socio-economic deprivation of the Adivasis (Indigenous communities designated as ‘Tribe’ in the governmental and anthropological terminology) caused by mining, deforestation and industrialisation in the context of their Hinduaisation in India. This is a tragic outcome of public anthropology in the country.
I am a PhD scholar of Humanities and my research is broadly connected to Anthropological studies and framework. I have also published with an Anthropological journal of global repute and looking forward to doing a few more. Will my PhD benefit me in Postdoc/Jobs in the field of Anthropology too? I am asking about its scope in India as well as abroad.
The experts of paleoanthropology and paleontology, I have put some pictures of hominid tool in the files (Below the group picture). For protect the sites and the fossils, I hope you take your 2 or 3 minutes .I also welcome you to the hominid group. By the way, All fossils are from tow site. The name beginning with f is from first site. The name beginning with s is from second side. For experts I do not need to say anything. I can find them just because the sites have been destroyed by our city developing. The experts of paleoanthropology and paleontology know our city well.
In an article Dr. Blaire suggested that until there was contact with western societies, many societies had a more fluid notion of gender roles https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/inclusive-insight/201809/has-gender-always-been-binary
I am not sure that I agree with this idea. Gender is culturally defined, and is an eidos related to sex, as I suggest in
But that does not mean that gender is likely to be fluid. From what I can see, it is not that gender roles were fluid, but rather that there are simply a number of cultures with ternary and quaternary gender divisions. For instance, many Native American tribes expressed the concept of “two-spirit” people. This established a quaternary gender system. But I don’t think that people easily existed outside of those four roles or that the roles were not well defined. It’s just that there were more of them.
I´m a undergrad student in anthropology from Peru, anthropology of emotions is not a field with much attention and I believe there´s a heavy emotional aspect in the relation between the employer and the employee in a household , being it even more serious as it tends to be a relation between two women where gender intersects with class and ethnicity. If you could help me with references I would be really happy, would like to know much more about your investigation. Thank you for your time.
I am interested in the process of transmitting technological knowledge from one generation to another in hunter-gatherer societies. What bibliographic references related to this topic do you recommend?
Anthropology is regarded as scientific study of ‘man and his work’. it studies the network of social relationship. Then the two important questions which come to our mind: (1) Are children NOT human beings? (2) Are children NOT part of network of social relationships or social structure?
I spent the past few months interning as an independent researcher at the Field Museum in Chicago. Here, I spent my time observing the design procedure that leads up to the creation of a context-focused exhibition. The term culminated with a paper at the end on the nature of objects in such exhibitions. I'm currently looking for places which can help me review, edit, and publish this work. Any direction would be helpful!
Along with a colleague, I am getting a book proposal together for a collection of chapters on health and well being research in custodial settings. The book will focus upon different approaches to conducting research in this topic within this setting. We are looking for authors. Are you interested?
Navigating paradox does not only entail a solution to the problems that we are struggling with nowadays because of it or not, but it changes the nature of these problems that we had, have and/or having yet involve us in a thinking that is apart from the one we are used to. it takes us to a place where experience and reason coopete to deliver an answer that converges the divergent goals of a paradoxical tension along the way, we notice a change in our behaviour, a new sharpe and honed culture in our organizations and whole new set of problems that we did not even know they existed arise as we exploit more and more of paradox powers.
Hope you will meditate with me on my little small thought and help me get it as right as it can be for my second publication.
Present humanity is based on application of S&T. Political and social framework provide a base to development of S&T. This framework is not so strong due to selfish nature of individuals in a community.
The other issue is that invertebrates and primitive organisms may be more successful in the changed climatic conditions in future due to their adaptability and immense reproduction rates.
Knowledge provides ability to change the environment at the place of changing own DNA and genes. How far humanity can be successful by changing (and damaging) the environment. Adaptability of human society is being ceased due to increasing dependency on medical facilities.
Can S&T sustain without strengthening political, cultural and ethical framework?
I wanted to understand the science behind mythotherapy and who are the one's practicing it. What type of mental effects it has and in what amount of time?
A basic definition to mythotherapy from google search, " Mythotherapy is an interdisciplinary therapeutic method which uses myths and sacred texts and mythological findings for therapy; and at the same time uses psychology, cognitive sciences, cognitive behavior therapy, anthropology, philosophy and ancient knowledge and wisdom for therapeutic intentions. Mythotherapy is also a method for knowing the self and self-actualization. What is important in mythotherapy is the fundamental realms of human soul and spirit. They are said to contain archetypes as well as an unconscious knowledge and wisdom. "
Most of what I have seen regarding the reform of Education is being attempted by educators, exclusively. In order to establish robust reforms, a systemic approach is needed. Inputs and participation are required from experts in diverse fields: raising school funding; increasing appreciation and support for education in families; increasing the professionalism and allowing for innovation in teaching; fostering self-actualization for each student; continual incorporation of new insights about the learning process from neuroscience and psychology; inviting speakers who have been successful in the arts, science, engineering, anthropology, etc., to inspire students.
So far I have got a primary impression on the existing studies on 'stigma' in the context on Bangladesh is mostly focused on the aspects of 'public health' issues. But, in real life, stigmas are diversified in many ways based on different social, cultural, political and economic situations. I feel, it is really very important to address this complex issue from the theoretical perspectives of Sociology & Anthropology. Hence I am projecting on a probable in-depth understanding on stigma(s) in Bangladesh from Sociological & Anthropological perspectives, I need to explore & learn first if there is any similar/relative study(s) have been done yet.
There are a number of common methods to measure religiosity. These include measuring church attendance and self identification of religiosity. However, are these methods valid? In order for self identification to give reasonable results, people have to have a solid understanding of what religion is. Otherwise they may mislabel themselves.
For instance, a person may believe that they're not religious because they don't believe in a god, but a god belief isn't a necessary component of a religion. The belief just needs to be "religioid" in nature:
Moreover, there is potentially a whole group of religions that is going unnoticed, because they are simply placed under the label of "atheists" rather than potentially a religion:
Preprint On Religious Rejectionism
So are we accurately measuring religiosity? If not, does it even matter?
I am writing a research proposal on sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. As you know, the sidewalk is the place of seen and unseen, the symbol of the power. HCMC experienced many historical periods from the French colonial period to the socialist city. The study uses digital anthropological methods to study the sidewalk before and now by picture. Besides, the policy for sidewalk development will be considered and analyzed by the critical indigenous studies
Max Scheler focuses on human feelings and considers love to be the essence of human nature. Scheler’s argument opens up a broad horizon of possible interpretations regarding the meaning of being human. Contemporary philosophical anthropology takes its point of departure from two opposing conceptions: that attributed to Scheler and that of Plessner. With Scheler and Plessner the anthropological discourse takes into account the challenges emerging from the sciences as well as from the humanities. Scheler focuses on human feelings and considers the love to be the essence of the nature of man. Scheler defines the logic of love as different from the logic of pure reason. Today we can see a new significant interest in emotions, so much so that we openly speak about Emotional Turn and, under the pressure of the migration flows involving Europe, about the consequent increasing interest in themes concerning intercultural and interreligious dialogue. This process has in turn increased the interest for empathy questions and alterity’s phenomenology.
In my Anthropology class last week, we discussed that humans are more altruistic than chimpanzees. But working as a Tagalog language interpreter with autistic kids I saw that once a psychologists dropped any object, the autistic child will not pick it up. Same goes with chimpanzees who will only do it if they get a treat. But among autistic kids is there altruism? It is a test of human subjects and my professor says it cannot be done due to ethical reasons.. Thank you.
In most contexts, the terms alternative medicine, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, and unconventional medicine are almost synonymous.
In the final chapters of the global review of all parenting practices titled "The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings" the anthropologist David F. Lancy lists a set of core differences between all modern and all traditional parenting practices.
I'm neither anthropologist nor family psychologist; so, I have a question for professionals in these fields (just out of curiosity, not for research).
Is it possible to consider the following list of compared particularities of parenting practices as a comprehensive set of components for building personal parenting style adapted to different circumstances of living in different parts of the second world where traditional and modern cultures are merged in all possible combinations? Or maybe this list does not cover some particularities of child psychology and some particularities of parents-children/society-children relationships?
Here is the list extracted from that book of David F. Lancy. It is summarized and rewritten with my own words to highlight the sense of my question in a better way. (Items that are specific for extremely traditional third world societies were not included because they do not relate to my question.) Speaking figuratively, with this list I'm trying to "formalize" and "digitize" the term "parenting style". Each item of the list may be expressed with some number as you can understand. And I would like to understand whether such "digitizing" approach is reasonable or not.
1. Priority of child's wellbeing in comparison to priority of wellbeing of other family members.
2. Amount of value assigned to newborns.
3. Age when child is considered as a a thinking human.
4. Amount of protection placed on children against the adult world.
5. Fertility rate.
6. Family structure.
7. Amount of unique home environment created especially for children.
8. Age when mothers stop nurturing children actively.
9. Age when intellectual stimulation of children is started.
10. Amount of children's participation in household duties and caring of younger siblings.
11. Amount of grandparents' involvement in childcare.
12. Amount of father' involvement in childcare.
13. Intensity of toddler rejection.
14. Amount of using services of professional child-caretakers.
15. Amount of relying on scientific works in the process of parenting.
16. Amount of reliance on formal schooling in passing knowledge and cultural values.
17. Amount of efforts applied to socializing children through conversations and amount of interfering with children's autonomy. 18. Amount of toys purchased for children.
19. Amount of adult interfering and guidance in children's play.
20. Amount of tolerating the aggressive behavior of children.
21. The level of strictness of gender roles applied to children.
22. Amount of value given to children's play.
23. The balance level for children between being recipients of care and being active part of the family/community.
24. Presence and level of adolescent-parent conflict and "typical" adolescent problems; length of the adolescent period.
25. Amount of teaching provided from parents to children.
26. Interpreting "happiness" as a normal condition of children.
27. The balance level for children between "learning by doing" and "learning by listening lectures".
i want to explore the changing food dynamics of consumption and prioritization habits during and post Irish famine. How famines affect the food supply chains and distributions throughout, ultimately forcing consumers to substitute or include a variety of different nourishment, from an anthropological view
I am to study, a particular caste among Scheduled castes in Bihar, I am facing methodological challenge to frame the research. Please suggest me some methodologies to conduct an unique study.
I need you help Can I get Contemporary Marketing Book?
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Comments on cannibalism by homo sapiens during times of economic stress or survival efforts are indeed very interesting...We know that modern man can and will resort to this tactic to keep alive. Other societies have used cannibalism for other reasons as to capture the bravery or memory of the dearly departed. The ritual use of this topic may make for some dynamic research.
"Progress in all branches of science has enabled us to discover not only the immensity but also the fecundity of the historical progress. In that way we have become more fully aware of the extent and the dept of the social bond".
What do you think about?