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Raffles, Hugh 1958-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 60 publications in 7 languages and 2,426 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Hugh Raffles
Insectopedia by Hugh Raffles( Book )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world
In Amazonia : a natural history by Hugh Raffles( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Amazon is not what it seems. As Hugh Raffles shows us in this captivating and innovative book, the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. In Amazonia brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new light on centuries of encounter while describing the dramatic remaking of a sweeping landscape by residents of one small community in the Brazilian Amazon. Combining richly textured ethnographic research and lively historical analysis, Raffles weaves a fascinating story that changes our understanding of this region and challenges us to rethink what we mean by "nature." Raffles draws from a wide range of material to demonstrate--in contrast to the tendency to downplay human agency in the Amazon--that the region is an outcome of the intimately intertwined histories of humans and nonhumans. He moves between a detailed narrative that analyzes the production of scientific knowledge about Amazonia over the centuries and an absorbing account of the extraordinary transformations to the fluvial landscape carried out over the past forty years by the inhabitants of Igarapé Guariba, four hours downstream from the nearest city. Engagingly written, theoretically inventive, and vividly illustrated, the book introduces a diverse range of characters--from sixteenth-century explorers and their native rivals to nineteenth-century naturalists and contemporary ecologists, logging company executives, and river-traders. A natural history of a different kind, In Amazonia shows how humans, animals, rivers, and forests all participate in the making of a region that remains today at the center of debates in environmental politics
Insect Theatre by Tim Edgar( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The result of Tim Edgar photographing the insect life in his home for three years and examining through a close up lens the creatures that were sharing his domestic space, the book provides a uniquely personal view of the insects and the performances they play out. Through macro photography Edgar is able to capture the fragile nature of the insects and the conflict in the chaotic web they reside in. The photographs are contextualised in the essays by anthropologist Hugh Raffles who discusses the life and death situations in the cobweb and the chaos in the domestic insect world. Close observation of natural science is paired with a sense of intrigue and wonder
The illustrated insectopedia by Hugh Raffles( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deftly combining the anecdotal and the scientific, Raffles offers a stunningly original exploration of the beautiful, ancient, successful, astoundingly accomplished, largely unknown, and unfathomably different insect species with which we share this world
Social Memory and the politics of place-making in northeastern Amazonia by Hugh Raffles( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home-Based Study Circles and the Development of Islamic Piety among Muslims in New York City by Melissa D'Agostino( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation presents a discussion of home-based Islamic study circles among Muslim communities in New York City. It explores the importance of study circles as critical sites for the learning and development of what it means to "be Muslim" when living in a Western, non-Muslim context such as New York City. The dissertation will also show that home-based study circles are important for the development of piety; that there is a connection between the use of religious texts as teaching tools and home-based study circles as specific sites of learning; and that there is an historical and spatial context for the home-based Islamic study circles that are currently taking place in and around New York City. The dissertation also examines the local and global network of individuals and activities through which pious Muslims in New York are circulating. Analysis of home-based study circles will be grounded in current social theory such as personhood, transnational religion, hermeneutics and interpretive anthropology, and the anthropology of education. Case studies of three home based study circles will be presented and analyzed, and people involved in these study circles will be compared with their less pious Muslim counterparts as well as with pious groups from Jewish and Christian traditions
Remaking families: The social impact of AIDS prevention projects in western Nepal by Yasuko Fujikura( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation explores the transformation of reproductive practices in the Badi community in Nepal after their association with prostitution became a matter of public policy. By examining the social impact of AIDS prevention projects, it discusses how the global discourses and institutions promote standardization of what "sex work" is understood to be, and how this standardized meaning is interwoven with local notions of community, family, and reproduction. Through ethnographic fieldwork, this study situates the lives of Badi people within local histories, and documents how they reflect on their own lives and make claims in long-standing conflicts over health care, housing, schooling, and citizenship. This research argues that the transformation of reproductive practices has become central to the transformation of their marginality, and the aspiration for the formation of respectable families involves new practices of gender and kinship that affects the intimate relations in their daily lives
Tales from Albarado Pyramid Schemes and Ponzi Logics of Accumulation in Postsocialist Albania by Smoki Musaraj( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finally, the dissertation also looks at analogies that people on the ground make between the pyramid way of accumulation and contemporary practices of klering (barter and delayed payments) in the construction industry. Looking at the partial connections across these distinct practices, I argue that the Albanian pyramid schemes are not simply a thing of the past; the speculative logics of accumulation that made these schemes possible in the first place continue to haunt contemporary business practices
Indigenous species in the Amazonian economy : ecological and socio- economic perspectives on market-oriented models of rainforest development by Hugh Raffles( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthrobiota: Human-microbe relationships on the edge of biological science by Amber Benezra( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on fourteen months of fieldwork at The Gordon Lab at Washington University, where new gut microbe findings and research directions are emerging, I investigated the microbial conditions through which social scientists and human microbial ecologists are rethinking communities, interactions and environments; shifting analyses of life from entities to processes. Specifically, I followed commensal bacteria in the human gut as it traveled between the field (maternal and child nutritional intervention in Bangladesh) and the lab (microbial genomics and diet experiments). Scientists are evaluating how food, environment, and genes affect human gut microbes, and how those microbes in turn affect human health, illness, and evolution. Commensal microbes are transmitted and cultivated between humans through biological as well as social, intimate practices--such as feeding, affection, and birth. By accounting for microbes, and through interdisciplinary collaborations in the study of microbes, natural and social scientists can work toward co-accountable, ethical, and effective scientific practices
Igarape Guariba: nature, locality, and the logic of Amazonian by Hugh Raffles( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of butterflies by Hugh Raffles( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Twenty-five years is a long time by Hugh Raffles( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2011 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Place locality & globalization( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Insektopedia : Czarnobyl by Hugh Raffles( )

1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rysunki przedstawiające owady zniekształcone w wynku katastrofy ekologicznnej
In Amazonia : a natural history by Hugh Raffles( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[In this book, the author] shows us ... the world's last great wilderness has been transformed again and again by human activity. [He] brings to life an Amazon whose allure and reality lie as much, or more, in what people have made of it as in what nature has wrought. It casts new light on centuries of encounter while describing the dramatic remaking of a sweeping landscape by residents of one small community in the Brazilian Amazon. Combining richly textured ethnographic research and lively historical analysis, [he] weaves a fascinating story that changes our understanding of this region and challenges us to rethink what we mean by "nature." [He also] draws from a wide range of material to demonstrate - in contrast to the tendency to downplay human agency in the Amazon - that the region is an outcome of the intimately intertwined histories of humans and nonhumans. He moves between a detailed narrative that analyzes the production of scientific knowledge about Amazonia over the centuries and an absorbing account of the extraordinary transformations to the fluvial landscape carried out over the past forty years by the inhabitants of Igarap Guariba, four hours downstream from the nearest city ... A natural history of a different kind, [the book] shows how humans, animals, rivers, and forests all participate in the making of a region that remains today at the center of debates in environmental politics.-Dust jacket
Indigenous species in the Amazonian economy : ecological and socioeconomic perspectives on market-oriented models of rainforest development by Hugh Raffles( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le Japon, pays des insectes : rencontre et lecture : lecture enregistrée au Salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache le samedi 20 mai 2017 by Anne-Sylvie Homassel( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Les Japonais manifestent pour les insectes un intérêt immense qui s'exprime dans de nombreux registres de leur culture : nourriture, chasse, pêche, médecine traditionnelle, croyances populaires, arts... Avec Anne-Sylvie Homassel qui a traduit et préfacé le livre de Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) Insectes (Les Éditions du Sonneur, réédition 2016). Lafcadio Hearn a écrit nombre d'essais descriptifs et de contes relatifs aux insectes directement inspirés de la poésie et du folklore japonais ; Christophe Marquet, professeur des universités, INAL CO, présente le fac-similé de l'ouvrage du peintre Kitagawa Utamaro (XVIIIe siècle) dont l'une des pièces maîtresses est l'Album des insectes choisis, accompagnée d'une trentaine de kyôka, poèmes burlesques de cinq vers, riches de calembours et d'allusions ; Sophie Houdart, anthropologue, CNRS et Hugh Raffles, anthropologue, New School, New-York, qui consacre un chapitre de son livre, Insectopédie (Wildproject éditions, 2015) à la passion des japonais pour les insectes" (Source : quaibranly.fr)
Insektopädie by Hugh Raffles( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Insectopedia
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In Amazonia : a natural historyThe illustrated insectopedia
Alternative Names
Hugh Raffles britischer Anthropologe, Hochschullehrer und Autor

Hugh Raffles British anthropologist

Hugh Raffles Brits antropoloog

래플스, 휴 1958-

Languages
English (43)

German (5)

French (3)

Chinese (3)

Polish (1)

Korean (1)

Dutch (1)