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Making things better : a workbook on ritual, cultural values, and environmental behavior

Author: A David Napier
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2014.
Series: Oxford ritual studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Making Things Better, A. David Napier demonstrates how anthropological description of non-Western exchange practices and beliefs can be a tonic for contemporary economic systems in which our  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A David Napier
ISBN: 9780199969357 0199969353 9780199969364 0199969361
OCLC Number: 898203185
Description: 1 vol. (xv-180 p.) : couv. ill. en coul. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Thing in Themselves ; Introduction ; Preamble to the Workbook: Rights or Rites? ; Part 1: Things and People ; Exercise #1: Shaping Behavior ; Chapter 1: Meaning and Property ; Practicum #1: Securing Indigenous Rights ; Part II: Things and Places ; Exercise #2: Creating Local Value ; Chapter 2: A Sense of Place ; Practicum #2: Valuing Indigenous "Property" ; Part III: Things Across Cultures ; Exercise #3: Giving and Receiving ; Chapter 3: Exchange and Value ; Practicum #3: Responding to Global Forces, or, "Kula International" ; Part IV: Realizing Ritual ; Exercise #4: Changing Paradigms ; Chapter 4: Why Animism Matters ; Practicum #4: Assessing Cognitive Diversity ; Part V: Epilogue ; Postscript: The Value of Public Anthropology ; Notes ; Bibliography ; Index
Series Title: Oxford ritual studies.
Responsibility: A. David Napier.

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