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Title Invisible People and Processes
Author Jenny Moore
Publisher Burns & Oates
Release Date 1997
Category History
Total Pages 274
ISBN UVA:X006016989
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Invisible People and Processes focuses on issues of gender and childhood in European archaeology. It presents a range of themes and periods, covering Britain, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe, with contributions by scholars from the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. The authors not only examine the archaeological record for these two structuring principles of human society, but also consider cultural variability and discuss related theoretical problems. The structure of the book is thematic. The first part concentrates on theory and reviews the available evidence. The second part includes case studies of critical research relating particularly to gender, while the last part contains case studies relating especially to children and childhood. Each part is concluded by a commentary from an expert in the field. This book is the first archaeological work on gender to focus exclusively on the European archaeological record, and to combine this with a coherent discussion of childhood and concepts of childhood. It will be essential reading for all those working in gender and related studies, especially in an archaeological context.

Thinking Through The Body by Yannis Hamilakis

Title Thinking through the Body
Author Yannis Hamilakis
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 262
ISBN 0306466481
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is the archaeology of the body and how can it change the way we experience the past? This book, one of the first to appear on the subject, records and evaluates the emergence of this new direction of cross-disciplinary research, and examines the potential of incorporating some of its insights into archaeology. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and teachers in archaeology, as well as in cognate disciplines such as anthropology and history.

Global Archaeological Theory by Pedro Paulo Funari

Title Global Archaeological Theory
Author Pedro Paulo Funari
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2006-04-07
Category Social Science
Total Pages 380
ISBN 0306486520
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Archaeological theory has gone through a great upheaval in the last 50 years – from the processual theory, which wanted to make archaeology more "scientific" to post-processual theory, which understands that interpreting human behavior (even of past cultures) is a subjective study. This subjective approach incorporates a plurality of readings, thereby implying that different interpretations are always possible, allowing us to modify and change our ideas under the light of new information and/or interpretive frameworks. In this way, interpretations form a continuous flow of transformation and change, and thus archaeologists do not uncover a real past but rather construct a historical past or a narrative of the past. Post-processual theory also incorporates a conscious and explicit political interest on the past of the scholar and the subject. This includes fields and topics such as gender issues, ethnicity, class, landscapes, and consumption. This reflects a conscious attempt to also decentralize the discipline, from an imperialist point of view to an empowering one. Method and theory also means being politically aware and engaged to incorporate diverse critical approaches to improve understanding of the past and the present. This book focuses on the fundamental theoretical issues found in the discipline and thus both engages and represents the very rich plurality of the post-processual approach to archaeology. The book is divided into four sections: Issues in Archaeological Theory, Archaeological Theory and Method in Action, Space and Power in Material Culture, and Images as Material Discourse.

Title A Companion to Archaeology
Author John Bintliff
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2008-04-15
Category Social Science
Total Pages 568
ISBN 9780470998601
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Companion to Archaeology features essays from 27 of the world’s leading authorities on different types of archaeology that aim to define the field and describe what it means to be an archaeologist. Shows that contemporary archaeology is an astonishingly broad activity, with many contrasting specializations and ways of approaching the material record of past societies. Includes essays by experts in reading the past through art, linguistics, or the built environment, and by professionals who present the past through heritage management and museums. Introduces the reader to a range of archaeologists: those who devote themselves to the philosophy of archaeology, those who see archaeology as politics or anthropology, and those who contend that the essence of the discipline is a hard science.

Social Bioarchaeology by Sabrina C. Agarwal

Title Social Bioarchaeology
Author Sabrina C. Agarwal
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-03-21
Category Social Science
Total Pages 496
ISBN 144439052X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world

The Invisible People by Greg Behrman

Title The Invisible People
Author Greg Behrman
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-06-16
Category Medical
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1439103615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Invisible People is a revealing and at times shocking look inside the United States's response to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known -- the global AIDS crisis. A true story of politics, bureaucracy, disease, internecine warfare, and negligence, it illustrates that while the pandemic constitutes a profound threat to U.S. economic and security interests, at every turn the United States has failed to act in the face of this pernicious menace. During the past twenty years, more than 65 million people across the globe have become infected with HIV. Already 25 million around the world have died -- more than all of the battle deaths in the twentieth century combined. By decade's end there will be an estimated 25 million AIDS orphans. If trends continue, by 2025, 250 million global HIV-AIDS cases are a distinct possibility. Beyond the ineffable human toll, the pandemic is reshaping the social, economic, and geopolitical dimensions of our world. Eviscerating national economies, creating an entire generation of orphans, and destroying military capacity, the disease is generating pressures that will lead to instability and possibly even state failure and collapse in sub-Saharan Africa. Poised to explode in Eastern Europe, Russia, India, and China, AIDS will have devastating and destabilizing effects of untold proportions that will reverberate throughout the global economy and the international political order. In this gripping account that draws on more than two hundred interviews with key political insiders, policy makers, and thinkers, Greg Behrman chronicles the red tape, colossal blunders, monumental egos, power plays, and human pain and suffering that comprise America's woeful response to the AIDS crisis. Behrman's unprecedented access takes you inside the halls of power from seminal White House meetings to tumultuous turf battles at World Health Organization headquarters in Geneva, heated debates in the United Nations, and chilling discoveries at the Centers for Disease Control. Behrman also brings us into the field to meet the people who live in the midst of AIDS devastation in places like a school yard in Namibia, the red-light district in Bombay, and an orphanage in South Africa. Intensely researched and vividly detailed, The Invisible People is a groundbreaking and compellingly readable account of the appalling destruction caused by more than two decades of American abdication in the face of the defining humanitarian catastrophe of our time.

Out Of Sight 2 Invisible People by Richard Hernaman Allen

Title Out Of Sight 2 Invisible People
Author Richard Hernaman Allen
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2017-03-22
Category Fiction
Total Pages 454
ISBN 9781326967376
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nocturnal excursions enable Rakvir Stagarnik to gain useful information about who killed the Kerkrander and how the two Thanians were involved. Tracking some of these people leads to an empty house in a wealthy quarter of Ralchis and the realisation that a huge conspiracy is taking place. Through the intervention of a corrupt merchant and an old friend, Rakvir and Arhilka are able to put pressure on a high-placed merchant adventurer, while continuing the pretence of negotiating the sale of their "ghan." But before he confesses, he is captured and murdered by people who remain largely invisible. "Out of sight - 2 Invisible people" is the second of three volumes where Rakvir and Arhilka Stagarnik investigate murder and corruption in the City of Ralchis. It is part of the series which include "Through Fire" and "By Water," set in a distant planet, not too dissimilar from our own, written by Richard Hernaman Allen, a former Commissioner of Customs & Excise.

Title A Companion to Women in the Ancient World
Author Sharon L. James
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-02-13
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 704
ISBN 9781444355000
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Selected by Choice as a 2012 Outstanding Academic Title Awarded a 2012 PROSE Honorable Mention as a Single Volume Reference/Humanities & Social Sciences A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents an interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of newly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study of women in the ancient world. The first interdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection of readings to address the study of women in the ancient world Explores a broad range of topics relating to women in antiquity, including: Mother-Goddess Theory; Women in Homer, Pre-Roman Italy, the Near East; Women and the Family, the State, and Religion; Dress and Adornment; Female Patronage; Hellenistic Queens; Imperial Women; Women in Late Antiquity; Early Women Saints; and many more Thematically arranged to emphasize the importance of historical themes of continuity, development, and innovation Reconsiders much of the well-known evidence and preconceived notions relating to women in antiquity Includes contributions from many of the most prominent scholars associated with the study of women in antiquity

Title Anthropology and Archaeology
Author Chris Gosden
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2002-01-04
Category Social Science
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781134716203
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Anthropolgy and Archaeology provides a valuable and much-needed introduction to the theories and methods of these two inter-related subjects. This volume covers the historical relationship and contemporary interests of archaeology and anthropology. It takes a broad historical approach, setting the early history of the disciplines with the colonial period during which the Europeans encountered and attempted to make sense of many other peoples. It shows how the subjects are linked through their interest in kinship, economics and symbolism, and discusses what each contribute to debates about gender, material culture and globalism in the post-colonial world.

Worlds Of Arthur by Guy Halsall

Title Worlds of Arthur
Author Guy Halsall
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2013-02-14
Category History
Total Pages 378
ISBN 9780191632716
Language English, Spanish, and French
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King Arthur is probably the most famous and certainly the most legendary medieval king. From the early ninth century through the middle ages, to the Arthurian romances of Victorian times, the tales of this legendary figure have blossomed and multiplied. And in more recent times, there has been a continuous stream of books claiming to have discovered the 'facts' about, or to unlock the secret or truth behind, the 'once and future king'. Broadly speaking, there are two Arthurs. On the one hand is the traditional 'historical' Arthur, waging a doomed struggle to save Roman civilization against the relentless Anglo-Saxon tide during the darkest years of the Dark Ages. On the other is the Arthur of myth and legend - accompanied by a host of equally legendary people, places, and stories: Lancelot, Guinevere, Galahad and Gawain, Merlin, Excalibur, the Lady in the Lake, the Sword in the Stone, Camelot, the Round Table. The big problem with all this is that 'King Arthur' might well never have existed. And if he did exist, it is next to impossible to say anything at all about him. As this challenging new look at the Arthur legend makes clear, all books claiming to reveal 'the truth' behind King Arthur can safely be ignored. Not only the 'red herrings' in the abundant pseudo-historical accounts, even the 'historical' Arthur is largely a figment of the imagination: the evidence that we have - whether written or archaeological - is simply incapable of telling us anything detailed about the Britain in which he is supposed to have lived, fought, and died. The truth, as Guy Halsall reveals in this fascinating investigation, is both radically different - and also a good deal more intriguing.

Title The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World
Author Paul Graves-Brown
Publisher OUP Oxford
Release Date 2013-10-17
Category Social Science
Total Pages 864
ISBN 9780191663956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Invisible People by S. Swayam

Title Invisible People
Author S. Swayam
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 238
ISBN UOM:39015069199753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Academic thesis looking at the development of pastoral life and domestication in proto-historic Gujarat, India.

Megiddo Iv by Israel Finkelstein

Title Megiddo IV
Author Israel Finkelstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Bronze age
Total Pages 860
ISBN UOM:39015069110859
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Cemetery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age
Author Keith Branigan
Publisher Burns & Oates
Release Date 1998
Category Religion
Total Pages 173
ISBN UOM:39015045690834
Language English, Spanish, and French
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God With Everything by Francis Gerald Downing

Title God with Everything
Author Francis Gerald Downing
Publisher Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
Release Date 2008
Category Religion
Total Pages 314
ISBN STANFORD:36105131802741
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the Graeco-Roman world, as in our own, people spoke of the divine, of 'religion', 'cult', 'piety' and 'superstition'. But they did not share our sense of a disjunction between 'the religious' and 'the secular', or between theology and other fields of discourse. In these fascinating excursions through the world of early Christian and contemporary non-Christian authors, Downing shows how reflective talk about the divine could readily flow into talk about any and every area of current human concern. This was so in an eclectic Stoic such as Dio Chrysostom, but also in a Platonist such as Plutarch. It was true too of the Jewish-Christian Paul, most richly in Romans. And it characterizes Christian theological reflection in the early Fathers. Such philosophical-theological reflections were expected to have 'cash value' and be enacted in real life. So, for example, Downing compares the life-styles set forward by Jesus and Paul and other early Christians with those urged by other writers in their world. He shows how Paul's discussions of divine Torah echo critical Graeco-Roman debates over law and tradition and how early Christian talk about exorcism resonates with suggestions from Dio. Among the other themes treated here are the 'nature' of women and their part in public discourse; the logic of ancient and modern historiography; aesthetics in the biblical tradition; and the quest for the historical Galilee of Jesus' day. Five of the thirteen chapters in this volume are published here for the first time.

Title A Permeability of Boundaries
Author Robert J. Wallis
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 2001
Category Social Science
Total Pages 144
ISBN UVA:X006120003
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This group of 15 papers, taken from a conference held at the University of Southampton in 1999, takes the issues of art, religion and folklore from the fringes of archaeological research and places it at the forefront of discussion. These papers cross the disciplinary boundaries and present case studies that are `challenging the orthodox and deconstructing rigidity', including those focusing on the prehistoric Carribean, post-Medieval East Anglia, north-west Iberia, southern India, shamanism in rock art and theoretical aspects of the debate.

Children And Anthropology by Helen B. Schwartzman

Title Children and Anthropology
Author Helen B. Schwartzman
Publisher Praeger
Release Date 2001
Category Social Science
Total Pages 211
ISBN UOM:39015051433574
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This study explores children through the eyes of an eclectic team of researchers from the United States to Viet Nam to Australia. Seen as an important contribution to research on children because it integrates the subfields of anthropology (including archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural and linguistic anthropology, and applied anthropology) to bear on an analysis of the conditions of children and youth in the 21st century.

Up Close And Personal by Paul R. Gamble

Title Up Close and Personal
Author Paul R. Gamble
Publisher Kogan Page Publishers
Release Date 2003
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 382
ISBN 0749438312
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This new edition, which includes a new free CD-ROM, features new and updated case studies and extra material on data management in the financial-services sector.

Title Customer Knowledge Management People Processes and Technology
Author Al-Shammari, Minwir
Publisher IGI Global
Release Date 2009-03-31
Category Computers
Total Pages 386
ISBN 9781605662596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This book introduces an integrated approach to analyzing and building customer knowledge management (CKM) synergy from distinctive core advantages found in key organizational elements"--Provided by publisher.

Invisible Families by Mignon Moore

Title Invisible Families
Author Mignon Moore
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2011-07-30
Category Social Science
Total Pages 298
ISBN 9780520269514
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Mignon Moore's title says it all: Invisible Families. Scholarship on lesbian and gay issues has been slow to recognize the importance of children and family among those in same-sex relationships and has paid scant attention to racial minorities; nor have students of African American life given much attention to Black lesbians and gay men. We are left with the unfortunate impression, to paraphrase the authors of But Some of Us Are Brave, that all the lesbians and gays are White and all the Blacks are heterosexual. This book stands as a significant corrective to these multiple myopias, offering a nuanced account of the kinds of pressures Black women raising children with female partners encounter, and revealing the creativity and resilience they bring to the struggle." --Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa, author of Gay Fatherhood: Narratives of Family and Citizenship in America. "Invisible Families shakes up longstanding theoretical conceptualizations of racial identity, family formation, and motherhood, contesting basic assumptions about black families. Tightly conceptualized and highly engaging." - Kerry Ann Rockquemore, author of Raising Biracial Children