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Scholars of international migration have paid scant attention to the phenomenon of bifurcated social identity of African migrants and their efforts to reinvent or re- and deconstruct a certain image of self in their everyday life. This article aims to offer a more nuanced approach to studying the ph...
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In 1848 Presbyterian missionaries John and Charlotte Geddie travelled 20,000 miles to Aneityum, an island in the New Hebrides archipelago (now Vanuatu), in the southwest Pacific, where they established the first "successful" Christian mission in island Melanesia. Through evangelical desire, expert k...
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This paper explores the measures known as 'Operation Restore Public Hope,' which were authorized during the State of Emergency in January 1998 in Port Vila, Vanuatu, after rioting and looting erupted over the alleged government mismanagement of the mandatory workers' savings fund. The excessive poli...
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The article reviews the books "Islands: From Atlantis to Zanzibar," by Steven Roger Fischer and "Islands and Britishness: A Global Perspective," edited by Jodie Matthews and Daniel Travers
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Researchers are beginning to examine issues of age, gender, & abuse, but empirical data is lacking. The purpose of this exploratory study was to identify contextual variables, with a particular focus on gender, that may be related to the abuse of older adults. Abuse cases, as described by 121 pr...
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Rev. of Ethnic Canada: Identities and Inequalities, by Leo Driedger
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An attempt is made to develop a theoretical scheme relating caste structure to agricultural development in indian villages using the concept of caste dominance in interpreting the process of sanskritization in ru india. The basic argument is that it is the dominance of an agricultural caste which is...
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This article examines the distinctions between two polysemic social categories localists and cosmopolitans in the highland village of Orgosolo in Sardinia, Italy. The analysis proceeds from an assumption of the inherent internal contradictoriness and diversity of cultural systems, and focuses on how...
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Rev. of NGOs in India: A Cross-Sectional Study, by R. Sooryamoorthy and K. D. Gangarde
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This thesis examines patterns of sociocultural change and continuity in Orgosolo, a village in highland Sardinia, Italy. The question addressed is that of how a rural highland community, historically marginalized and having limited sustained contacts with the outside world, experiences and reacts to...
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This article suggests that, in the wake of the events of September 11, it would be an error for sociologists & political analysts to concentrate on revisions of economic & political theory while not paying equal attention to the moral tensions between Islamic & Western cultures. It propo...
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There has been a tendency in anthropology to read Frantz Fanon referentially, reflectively, & phenomenologically. As a consequence, his analyses have been regarded as reductive & simplistic. Promoted here is a relational, reflexive, & historical reading of his essay, 'Concerning Violence...
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The objective was to examine the applicability of the value theory approach in delineating prestige classes in 6 Indian villages & to compare the stratification structures thus obtained in terms of their substantive value & social meaningfulness. A major hypothesis was that stratification st...