Anthropology

Michigan Discussions in Anthropology (vols. 15-18)

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Volumes 15-18 (2005-2010). Open to the world.|This resource exists as a service to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, offering opportunities for students and faculty both to become editor of a compiled volume in their specialty and to publish their own work, thus furthering their professional advancement. All papers are subjected to external anonymous peer review before publication.

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44181
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Michigan Discussions in Anthropology (vols. 1-14)

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Volumes 1-14 (1971-2003). Open to the world.|This resource exists as a service to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, offering opportunities for students and faculty both to become editor of a compiled volume in their specialty and to publish their own work, thus furthering their professional advancement. All papers are subjected to external anonymous peer review before publication.

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44179
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Journal of Anthropological Research

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Volume 61-71 (2005-2015). Subscription access only.|The Journal of Anthropological Research publishes diverse, high-quality, peer-reviewed articles on anthropological research of substance and broad significance, as well as about 100 timely book reviews annually. The journal reaches out to anthropologists of all specialties and theoretical perspectives both in the United States and around the world. This resource provides full-text access to the journal starting with volume 61.

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Text Collection
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/44161
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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online

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Ethnographic Sound Archives Online brings together previously unpublished historic audio recordings and their supporting field materials, opening new paths for the study of music in its cultural context. The collection brings together 2,000 hours of audio recordings from field expeditions around the world, particularly from the 1960s through the 1980s—the dawn of ethnomusicology as a codified discipline.

Building on their predecessors’ early sound collecting methods, ethnomusicologists began to fill in gaps on the world music map, traveling to field sites to record and document music in its broader cultural context. These collectors’ bodies of work contain some of the most comprehensive surveys of regional music on record, including Mark Slobin’s survey of Afghan music, Nazir Jairazbhoy’s survey of classical Indian music, and Hugh Tracey’s survey of southern and central African music.

The practice of going into the field to “collect” music dates to the early 20th century, as innovations like the portable phonograph enabled sounds to be recorded on wax cylinders. In response to a growing commercialized music industry, and tied to the Romantic Era notion of disappearing cultures, early field workers such as Frances Densmore and Alan Lomax traveled to remote areas to document and preserve everyday songs and language. By the 1960s, sound collectors began incorporating theories and methods from cultural anthropology—and ethnomusicology as an academic field of study was born.

Curation

Music is tightly woven into society and culture — it accompanies rituals and dances, and fills social spaces. It is the goal of the ethnomusicologist to document sound in this broader context, so field recordings are often accompanied by film footage, photographs, handwritten notes, and records of the larger soundscape. Where possible, the audio in this collection is presented along with its contextual materials, totaling more than 10,000 pages of field notes and 150 hours of film footage, re-creating music’s relationship to its cultural context in a digital space.

Content is published in cooperation with archives such as the World Music Archives at Wesleyan University, the Center for Ethnomusicology at Columbia University, the International Library of African Music, the Pitt Rivers Museum of Oxford, and the Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology at the Institute of Indian studies, and more.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43996
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Border and Migration Studies Online

Description

Border and Migration Studies Online provides historical context and resources, representing both personal and institutional perspectives, for the growing fields of border(land) studies and migration studies, as well as history, law, politics, diplomacy, area and global studies, anthropology, medicine, the arts, and more. At completion, the collection will include 100,000 pages of text, 175 hours of video, and 1,000 images. In collaboration with an international board of scholars, materials were selected and organized around fundamental themes such as:

Border Identities
Border Enforcement and Control
Border Disputes
Border Criminologies
Maritime Borders
Human Trafficking
Sea Migration
Undocumented and Unauthorized Migration
Global Governance of Migration

Teaching and Research Applications:

With Border and Migration Studies Online, students and researchers can utilize primary and secondary sources to study borders and migrations through interdisciplinary, comparative, and cross-national perspectives. For example, users can:

Examine events through the interaction of personal documents (firsthand accounts) and institutional sources (from governments and organizations).
Compare events related to the walls in Berlin, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico.
Evaluate colonial responses to a range of conflicts.
Examine policies towards control in different settings.
Research the history of U.S./Mexico relations, Turkey’s evolution, and Latin American borders.
Explore the situations of refugees in Europe during WWII and compare those with today’s responses.

Key Border Events and Areas Covered:

Border Events and Areas Context*
Afghanistan and its Borders*
Angola and Namibia
Argentina and its Borders*
Austria and Hungary*
Australia-Indonesia-East Timor*
Bangladesh and India
Benin and Nigeria
Botswana and Namibia
British Guiana Boundary Disputes (Venezuela and Brazil)*
Bulgaria, Macedonia, and the Balkans
Burma and Thailand*
Burundi and Tanzania
Cambodia and Thailand*
Canada and the United States*
China and its Borders*
Colombia and Venezuela
The Congo and its Borders*
Cuba and the United States*
Dominican Republic and Haiti
Eastern European Borders*
Egypt and its Borders

European Union and its Borders,
Internal and External*
France and its Borders*
Germany and its Borders*
Guatemala and Mexico
Indigenous Peoples and the Americas
India and Pakistan*
Indonesia and Malaysia
Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria
Iraq and Syria
Irish Border*
Korea and its Borders
Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan
Mexico and the United States*
Morocco and Spain
Mozambique and its Borders*
Sea Migrations*
Sierra Leone and Liberia*
South Africa and its Borders*
Sudan and its Borders*
Turkey and its Borders*

 

Editorial Board Members

This collection was created in collaboration with an international board of scholars. Contributors include:

Holly Ackerman, Librarian for Latin American, Iberian, and Latino Studies, Department of International and Area Studies, Duke University (U.S.)
Vanessa Barker, Docent and Associate Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University (Sweden)
Mary Bosworth, Professor of Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College, University of Oxford (U.K.); Professor of Criminology, Monash University (Australia)
Yuk Wah Chan, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong; Chief Editor, Routledge Series on Asian Migration
Hastings Donnan, Director, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice; Co-Director, Centre for International Borders Research at Queen’s University Belfast (Ireland)
Catherine Filloux, Social-justice and human-rights playwright; Cofounder of Theatre Without Borders, New York (U.S.)
Pranoto Iskandar, Founding Director of the Institute for Migrant Rights (Indonesia)
Molly Molloy, Latin American and Border Studies Librarian, Mexico State University Library (U.S.)
Henk van Houtum, Head of the Nijmegen Centre for Border Research; Associate Professor, Political Geography and Geopolitics, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)

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Database
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43384
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Anthropological Fieldwork Online

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Content is focused around each scholar’s prominent expedition field experience, with comprehensive inclusion of fieldwork, contextualizing documents from the same time period, including correspondence, and subsequent writings that led to major publications, such as draft manuscripts, lectures, and articles. Users will see the full qualitative scholarly process unfold in all of its iterations, from data gathering in the field to later analysis, early writings, and final publication.

Archival curation is approached as comprehensively as possible, with inclusion of full boxes, full folders, and full series. The Alexander Street platform enables users to mimic a live archive research experience in a digital space. Content and metadata are presented in original finding aid order, with box, folder, and document organization maintained in digital form. In rare cases of missing documents, dummy records and metadata will point researchers to the original source.

The collection will feature the previously unpublished fieldwork of anthropology’s most influential scholars, including Bronislaw Malinowski, Ruth Benedict (open access - see below), Max Gluckman, Victor Turner, and Raymond Firth, among others. Content is being digitized in partnership with archival holding institutions such as the London School of Economics, Vassar College, Yale University, and the Royal Anthropological Institute. Anthropological Fieldwork Online brings the fieldwork underpinning the great ethnographies of the early 20th century into the digital world. With Anthropological Fieldwork Online, users can:

Connect seminal scholars’ unpublished primary-source research with their published ethnographies.
Cross-search the scholars’ contemporaneous research and writings in new ways.
Illustrate the full scholarly process in all of its stages, from qualitative data gathering and analysis through publication.
Access works that hold high value for cultural heritage and language preservation and documentation.
Integrate primary sources into courses, enabling students to better understand, analyze, connect, and critique ethnographic research in historic context.

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Database
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http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/43382
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Encyclopedia of Humor Studies

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The Encyclopedia of Humor Studies explores the concept of humor in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. This work's scope encompasses the humor of children, adults, and even nonhuman primates throughout the ages, from crude jokes and simple slapstick to sophisticated word play and ironic parody and satire. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, child development, social psychology, life style history, communication, and entertainment media. Readers will develop an understanding of the importance of humor as it has developed globally throughout history and appreciate its effects on child and adult development, especially in the areas of health, creativity, social development, and imagination.

Features & Benefits: The book's 335 articles are organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes (approximately 1,000 pages).  It includes a Reader's Guide that groups related entries thematically. A Chronology of Humor, a Resource Guide, and a detailed Index are included. Each entry concludes with References/Further Readings and cross references to related entries. The Index, Reader's Guide themes, and cross references between and among related entries provide search-and-browse features in the electronic version. This two-volume, A-to-Z set provides a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers in such diverse fields as communication and media studies, sociology and anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, history, literature and linguistics, and popular culture and folklore.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/40675
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Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences : an interdisciplinary, searchable, and linkable resource

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"Each essay in this collection of over 400 is drawn from the core social and behavioral sciences disciplines of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology and contains a summary of what is presently known about the topic and identifies promising areas for future research. Hyperlinks accompany each essay, which direct readers to other relevant essays inEmerging Trends; these essays present different aspects and points of view on the topic and often rely on different levels of analysis. The result is a unique tool for learning about developments in our fields, an intelligent, interdisciplinary, multi-dimensional, user-friendly, "smart" system of cross-referencing applied to important topics of study.

Emerging Trends will promote interdisciplinary and multi-layered awareness on key topics by directing readers’ attention to aspects of topics that readers will likely never have heard of or thought about (much less know how to find). To do this, dense layers of hyperlinks have been created, connecting each essay with others that focus on other facets of the topic, often written by authorities from different fields of study and disciplines. Readers are strongly urged to explore these hyperlinks in order to expand their own thinking about topics that interest them." from Book Home page

This resource includes 15 chapters authored by U-M researchers.

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E-Book(s)
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/39876
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Jeffrey R. Parsons Archaeological Sites Images

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The Jeffrey R. Parsons digital images are part of the Jeffrey R. Parsons collection housed at the University of Michigan's Bentley Historical Library. Mr. Parsons generously donated the photographs to the University of Michigan Regents, also assigning the copyright to the Regents. The images document the archaeologist's field work in the Basin of Mexico and in Peru and are part of the collections' visual materials series. These depict terrain survey work, a variety of ceramic work, and multiple archaeological sites Among the locations documented here are Ixtapalapa, Zumpango, Texcoco, Chalco, Xochimilco, Jauja, Huasahuasi, Junin, and Tarma.

Type
Images
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/32099
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