The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America Bending and Breaking the Rules

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The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America :
Bending and Breaking the Rules
Conserving Health in Early Modern Culture : Bodies and Environments in Italy and England
The Effective Low-Carb Instant Pot Cookbook: Fast & Easy Low Carbohydrate Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle by Chef Effect
A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity
Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure by Lynne Segal

The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America :
Bending and Breaking the Rules

English | 2017 | ISBN: 0813054311 | 316 Pages | PDF | 1.62 MB

This volume reveals that individuals in Amazonian cultures often disregard or reinterpret the marriage rules of their societies–rules that anthropologists previously thought reflected practice. It is the first book to consider not just what the rules are but how people in these societies negotiate, manipulate, and break them in choosing whom to marry.
Using ethnographic case studies that draw on previously unpublished material from well-known indigenous cultures, The Anthropology of Marriage in Lowland South America defies the tendency to focus only on the social structure of kinship and marriage that is so common in kinship studies. Instead, the contributors to this volume examine the people that conform to or deviate from that structure and their reasons for doing so. They look not only at deviations in kinship behavior motivated by gender, economics, politics, history, ecology, and sentimentality but also at how globalization and modernization are changing the ancestral norms and values themselves. This is a richly diverse portrayal of agency and individual choice alongside normative kinship and marriage systems in a region that has long been central to anthropological studies of indigenous life.

Conserving Health in Early Modern Culture : Bodies and Environments in Italy and England

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1526113473 | 353 Pages | PDF | 8.97 MB

Did early modern people care about their health? And what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England? Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts Conserving health in early modern culture documents the profound impact which ideas about healthy living had on daily practices as well as on intellectual life and the material world in this period. In both countries staying healthy was understood as depending on the careful management of the six ‘Non-Naturals’: the air one breathed, food and drink, excretions, sleep, exercise and repose, and the ‘passions of the soul’. To a close scrutiny, however, models of prevention differed considerably in Italy and England, reflecting country-specific cultural, political and medical contexts and different confessional backgrounds.

The Effective Low-Carb Instant Pot Cookbook: Fast & Easy Low Carbohydrate Recipes to Help You Lose Weight and Start Living a Healthy Lifestyle by Chef Effect

English | December 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B07899K9CP, ISBN: 1540194191 | 121 pages | EPUB | 0.26 MB

The link between lifestyle and health has long been established in scientific research. Among the various aspects of lifestyle, dieting is confirmed to be the most significant factor that directly affects the health. A poor diet can increase the risk of many health problems, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes and many others. To avoid all these problems, it’s important to adopt a healthy lifestyle, starting with a nutritious and well-balanced diet.
One of the diet programs that has grown in popularity over the recent years is the low-carb diet, which is a low-carb, moderate-protein, and high-fat diet that’s been proven to have numerous benefits for the health.
This book will guide you through the program, providing not only vital information about the diet, but also delicious and healthy meals that you will love. But instead of providing complicated and time-consuming dishes, you’ll be getting Instant Pot recipes that are very simple and easy to make.

A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity

English | 2018 | ISBN: 1472474473 | 153 Pages | PDF | 1.83 MB

Inspired by the author’s personal experience of sustaining acquired brain injury (ABI), this path-breaking book explores the (re)construction of identity after ABI. It offers a way of understanding ABI through a social scientific lens, promoting an understanding that is generated through close engagement with the lives and experiences of ABI survivors.
The author follows the everyday experiences of six male survivors and critically investigates their identity (re)construction after their ABI. As well as demonstrating identity (re)construction after ABI, the experiences of the participants allow the reader to investigate neurological rehabilitation from their perspective. This book suggests that rehabilitation after ABI is often a continual process that extends beyond the formal, medically prescribed period. It also shows that identity after ABI is often (re)constructed in an unpredictable way; a way that emphasises the importance of reciprocal support and the uncertainty of future life.
A Sociological Approach to Acquired Brain Injury and Identity is essential reading for academics and students from a range of social scientific disciplines with an interest in biographical or ethnographic research methods. This book offers a social scientific view of rehabilitation and as such is also essential reading for academics, students and professionals with an interest in health and illness, particularly neurological rehabilitation and brain injury rehabilitation.

Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure by Lynne Segal

English | 1 Dec. 1994 | ISBN: 0520200012 | 376 Pages | PDF | 64 MB

Is heterosexual sex inherently damaging to women? Is it possible for women to enjoy sensuality and pleasure with men that does not increase male power? Lynne Segal’s unflinching examination of feminist thinking on sexuality over the past twenty-five years tackles these questions head on.