Binary thinking is the notion that thought is based upon a relation of oppositions. That is to say, that thinking is seen in relation to two separate absolutes. For example, the notion of black is seen in opposition to white; male is seen in opposition to female and right is seen in opposition to wrong […]
The history of anthropology of Europe is very important and has been a very debatable topic in the study of anthropology but has resulted in significant strides in the discipline because of all the efforts taken by anthropologists from different countries in Europe. Several studies comment on anthropology of Europe and anthropology in general (Artetxaga, […]
How is increased rural to urban migration in China changing villagers' ideas of who they are and what they can be?
Include Differences Between Men and Women. The rural-urban dichotomy in China (formerly so rigidly imposed in the State and popular imaginaries), has been increasingly destabilised in recent years by the migration of rural people to the cities in the post-Mao era (Harrell 2001: 145). Rural to urban migration has continually escalated following the relaxation of […]
Much has been written about the ‘doing’ of fieldwork and ethnography in recent times, discussions have ranged across issues of ethics, representation, factual accounts versus more narrative recordings of social situations and a questioning of the impartiality of the ethnographer. Fieldwork is an essential part of the ethnographer’s research during which they generally immerse themselves […]
The understanding of the ‘person’ in western society and culture has been directly associated with the human being and the self. This ‘person’ is the philosophical or moral aspect of the biological human. The Western (or Euro-American) concept of the person is unconsciously used as the absolute or model to compare and contrast against culturally […]
Identity cards, to be introduced for British nationals and residents circa 2009, will contain identity information, including biometric data. Both its legal requirement and the inclusion of this biometric data have caused a great deal of consternation. Identity theft is, in actuality, a very broad term that defines many different types of crime. For the […]