Email From Ngeti

Author: James H. Smith
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 052095940X
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Email from Ngeti is a captivating story of sorcery, redemption, and transnational friendship in the globalized twenty-first century. When the anthropologist James Smith returns to Kenya to begin fieldwork for a new research project, he meets Ngeti Mwadime, a young man from the Taita Hills who is as interested in the United States as Smith is in Taita. Ngeti possesses a savvy sense of humor and an unusual command of the English language, which he teaches himself by watching American movies and memorizing the Oxford English Dictionary. Smith and Mwadime soon develop a friendship that comes to span years and continents, impacting both men in profound and unexpected ways. For Smith, Ngeti can be understood as an exemplar of a young generation of Africans navigating the multiplicity of contemporary African life—a process that is augmented by globalized culture and the Internet. Keenly aware of the world outside Taita and Kenya, Ngeti dreams big, with endless plans for striking it rich. As he struggles to free himself from what he imagines to be the hold of the past, he embarks on an odyssey that takes him to local diviners, witch-finders, Pentecostal preachers, and prophets. This is the fascinating ethnography of Mwadime and Smith, largely told through their shared emails, journals, and recorded conversations in the field. Throughout, the reader is struck by the immediacy and poignancy of coauthor Ngeti's narrative, which marks a groundbreaking shift in the nature of anthropological fieldwork and writing.

A Companion To The Anthropology Of Africa

Author: Roy Richard Grinker
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 1119251486
Size: 11,69 MB
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Anthropology conducted in Africa has been central to the methodological and theoretical development of the discipline since it was first institutionalized in the late 19th century. Written and edited by a team of leading cultural anthropologists on the subject, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa compiles a collection of insightful essays that address all aspects of life on the continent of Africa. Chapters within explore the extent to which anthropological thinking on this topic has been, or remains, influenced by the theoretical traditions, whilst others consider the extent to which anthropological thinking has been transformed by growing interest in using anthropological knowledge to critically address practical concerns and public problems such as war, poverty, and public health. This Companion is presented in four parts. The first part looks at enduring themes—tracing the development of anthropological thinking and the current debates about themes such as witchcraft, kinship, law and justice that have demonstrated remarkable staying power in the anthropology of Africa. The second section considers topics that began to garner attention during decolonization and in its immediate aftermath. Such topics include mobility and displacement, urbanism, and political violence. The third part comprises topics such as trauma, social justice, sex and sexuality that have become the central concern of anthropologists of Africa since its many nations gained their independence. It also looks at ‘hot topics’ like social media, humanitarianism, and environmentality. The final section considers the role that Africanist anthropology has played in informing other Africanist disciplines, and reflects on the politics of representation within the discipline as well. Filled with a wide variety of expert opinions and observations across chapters which are highly sophisticated in their coverage, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa is an essential reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researching anthropologists.

Der Marshmallow Effekt

Author: Walter Mischel
Editor: Siedler Verlag
ISBN: 3641119278
Size: 13,17 MB
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Wie Willensstärke unsere Persönlichkeit prägt Es ist das wohl berühmteste Experiment in der Geschichte der Psychologie: Ein Kind bekommt einen Marshmallow vorgesetzt und hat die Wahl – sofort aufessen oder warten, um später zwei zu bekommen? Wird es zögern oder zugreifen? Und was bedeutet diese Entscheidung für sein späteres Leben? Walter Mischel, weltbekannter Psychologe und Erfinder des Marshmallow-Tests, zeigt in seinem Buch, wie Selbstdisziplin unsere Persönlichkeit prägt – und wie sie uns, in gesundem Maße, hilft, unser Leben zu meistern. Als Mischel vor mehr als vierzig Jahren vier- bis sechsjährige Kinder zum Marshmallow-Test bat, wollte er herausfinden, wie Menschen auf Verlockungen reagieren. Eher durch Zufall entdeckte er, dass die Fähigkeit der Kinder zum Belohnungsaufschub beeinflusste, wie sie später ihr Leben meistern würden. Je besser es ihnen gelang, sich zu beherrschen, desto eher entwickelten sie Selbstvertrauen, Stressresistenz und soziale Kompetenz. Wie aber kommt es, dass manche Menschen offenbar über stärkere Willenskraft verfügen als andere? Und, noch wichtiger: Ist diese Fähigkeit genetisch veranlagt oder kann man sie lernen? Walter Mischel beschäftigt sich seit mehr als vierzig Jahren mit diesen Fragen – im vorliegenden Buch präsentiert er seine faszinierenden Erkenntnisse zum ersten Mal der breiten Öffentlichkeit.

Clinical Research In Complementary And Integrative Medicine

Author: Claudia Witt
Editor: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 3437596527
Size: 15,39 MB
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You want to conduct a CAM study but don’t know how? Problem solved – Clinical Research demonstrates all aspects of state-of-the-art study design in an understandable and practical way. You will get a comprehensive overview and instruction – step by step. The code in the book will give you 12 months of free online access to the content and illustrations of the book. This practical training book: systematically introduces the key aspects of study design and basic statistics. helps you to develop, plan and execute your research project. combines established theoretical approaches with practical skills applicable to your own clinical study. is a step-by-step tutorial for a complete clinical study, which is illustrated in three case studies. includes additional training exercises, featuring different study conditions and environments, that will help you to practice and test your knowledge. Clinical Research in Complementary and Integrative Medicine – the best way to understand clinical research and to plan and perform your own study! Free online access: After activating the code inside this book you get free online access to the content and the illustrations for 12 months.

Wir Wollen Turkana Frauen Bleiben

Author: Ulrike Schultz
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825823511
Size: 11,31 MB
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Nomadische Viehhalter In Kenya

Author: Ute Reckers
Size: 14,81 MB
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Der Friseur Von Harare

Author: Tendai Huchu
Editor: Unionsverlag
ISBN: 3293309232
Size: 18,44 MB
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Für Vimbai läuft es gut in ihrem Salon. Es ist nicht irgendein, sondern der Salon von Harare und Vimbai ist die Talentierteste in ihrem Team. Die großen Damen der Stadt wollen allein von ihr frisiert werden. Doch dann kommt eines Tages Dumisani, ein neuer Kollege, in den Salon und alles wird anders. An den außergewöhnlich begabten und charmanten Kollegen verliert Vimbai schon bald ihre besten Kundinnen. Vollends aus dem Gleichgewicht gerät ihr Leben aber, als Dumi plötzlich ohne Bleibe ist und in dieser Notlage bei ihr einzieht. Tendai Huchu hat aus einer einfachen, aber emotional komplexen Situation einen fesselnden Roman gesponnen, der ein großes afrikanisches Tabuthema aufgreift: die Homosexualität. Ein authentische Bild einer geschundenen Stadt.

Geschichtswissenschaft In Kenia In Der Zweiten H Lfte Des 20 Jahrhunderts

Author: Hartmut Bergenthum
Editor: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825881023
Size: 15,29 MB
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