The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.
Chapter 11: Humanistic Anthropologies: Diverse Weavings about the Many Ways to Be Human
Humanistic Anthropologies: Diverse Weavings about the Many Ways to Be Human
‘You pull the thread too tightly! It must be looser, softer, to create a necklace that hangs well!'
I am sitting on the porch, stitching colorful glass beads the size of seeds into complex patterns, learning from my teacher, Ana Victoria, as she corrects my mistakes. Kids laugh as they swirl into the yard to crack cocos on a large rock for a snack. Ana Victoria hands back the piece I have been working on and turns to greet her mother-in-law, Petrona, who has ...