The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080133089, 9781483148083

The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life

1st Edition

A Symposium for Ethnological Research About Modern Time in Stockholm, March 1967

Editors: Sigurd Erixon
eBook ISBN: 9781483148083
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 184
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Wenner–Gren Center International Symposium Series, Volume 13: The Possibilities of Charting Modern Life presents the proceedings of the symposium on Anthropological Research on the Present, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 7–11, 1967. This book discusses the greater dependence of culture on central control and influences from outside. Organized into 13 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the possibilities of applying the same methods for the study of the present as have been applied in the ethnology concentrated upon history. This text then clarifies the value of certain functional concepts in the light of the field material from the Tuareg culture. Other chapters consider the concept of applied ethnology, which is not historically oriented. This book discusses as well the gradual shifting of the concept of sex-role from its proper import of expression for the individual's biological statuses.
This book is a valuable resource for social anthropologists.

Table of Contents

Sigurd Erixon: In Memoriam


Address of Welcome

Ethnological Investigation of the Present

Functional Theory in the Light of Tuareg Culture

Applied Ethnology as an Example of Ethnological Research on the Present

The Traditional Sex Roles in a Changing Social Structure

Investigation of a Village in Norrbotten, 1963-4

Frontier Research in Tornedalen

Report of an Inter-Nordic Joint Scientific Research Plan: Insurance in Connection with the Children's Birth and First Year of Life

Ethnology of the Present—Theoretical and Practical Possibilities

Two Analytical Perspectives in the Study of Folklife

Urban Ethnology and Research on the Present

Comparative Milieu Studies. Some Topical Points of View

Ethnological Research on the Present in Finland: Some Problems and Aspects

Ethnological Research and Teaching at the University of Jyväskylä


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