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On Halbwachs's Sociology of Knowledge Program

The Two Hidden Categories of ‘La doctrine d'Émile Durkheim’

Jean-Christophe Marcel

articulation between religious sociology and the sociology of knowledge in line with what Durkheim presents in the conclusion of The Elementary Form . In a letter to Mauss on 24 June 1924 , Halbwachs stated that he linked Les Cadres sociaux de la mémoire to

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Hannah Swee

“locals,” form their knowledge of cyclones. For these locals, their cyclone knowledge consists of many factors that include both information from disaster management as well as personal experiences and observations. Thus, in my discussion I draw on David

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John Eade

Pyrenees in south-west France. Knowledge about this shrine was disseminated through the growth of mass media associated with the expansion of literacy. During the second half of the nineteenth century newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, and postcards found

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Zuzana Hrdličková

knowledge (compare Falk and Balling 1982 ; Knapp 2000 ; Orion and Hofstein 1994 ). But field trips go far beyond the scope of education. Numerous state and non-state institutions around the world, regardless of the country or culture they operate in, use

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Jackie Feldman

Mount Moriah and described to him in words All the things that he might have already forgotten. —( Yehuda Amichai, 2006:119 , revised translation) Yehuda Amichai's poem is an exemplary illustration of some of the kinds of knowledge that can be

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Expert and Lay Knowledge in Pacoima

Public Anthropology and an Essential Tension in Community-based Participatory Action Research

Carl A. Maida

This paper explores the role of 'public anthropology' in the dialogue between practitioners of professional and lay knowledge about urban quality of life. The focus is on community building in Pacoima, a working-class Latino community in Los Angeles, and explores how professionals and residents established an arena and moved towards common ground on environmental health issues, including lead and other toxic exposures. Similar to Pacoima, arenas have emerged in the more engaged communities, worldwide, where quality of life issues, such as health care, housing and the environment, are debated. Within these arenas, experts and laypersons have resolved disputes over competing claims about the definition of an issue, and for equity and greater access to common resources, or public goods, despite vast disparities in knowledge and perspectives that have been shaped by divergent occupational techniques, habits of mind and world images.

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“Welcome to Divinity College”

Subjectification in Pilgrimage to the Iran-Iraq War Battlefields in Contemporary Iran

Mahshid Zandi

). This article focuses on two issues: firstly, the nature of knowledge and ignorance—what counts as “knowledge” in these visits to the battlefields—and secondly, the assumed subjectivity of visitors. To explore what counts as “knowledge” in RN visits to

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We Were There

Rethinking Truth with Midiativistas in Rio de Janeiro

Raffaella Fryer-Moreira

positioned me on the front line of the protest that day, being there and doing with with my collaborators. The video extract is consequently an artefact of both midiativista knowledge and anthropological knowledge, and invites us to reflect on one as a

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Dis-orienting Western Knowledge

Coloniality, Curriculum and Crisis

Zeus Leonardo

knowledge project as a way to domesticate a people, control their history and distort their representation through canons of knowledge. In short, to know a people is to exercise authority over them, affecting their historical trajectory and social destiny

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Anthropological Knowledge and Practice in Global Health

Rodney Reynolds and Isabelle L. Lange

Country Doctor An anthropologist within his own scientific field will use the knowledge he acquires by research to solve anthropological problems and these may have no practical significance whatever. It may be held that it is laudable for an