Download E-books Shamanism: An Encyclopedia of World Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (2 Volume Set) PDF

A advisor to world wide shamanism and shamanistic practices, emphasizing historic and present cultural adaptations.

• approximately 2 hundred entries on shamanic trust structures, practices, rituals, and comparable phenomena

• 152 members together with overseas specialists and pioneering researchers within the field

• a hundred photographs, charts, and tables

• Multicultural bibliography of important fabrics from the fields of background, ethnography, and anthropology

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Download E-books Encyclopedic Dictionary of Semiotics, Media, and Communication (Toronto Studies in Semiotics and Communication) PDF

By Marcel Danesi

Semiotics, Media reports and conversation reports are 3 heavily interlinked fields. in short acknowledged, Semiotics, the technology of symptoms, appears at how people look for and build which means; conversation stories is anxious with how which means is conveyed; and Media reviews considers the ways that messages are transmitted and got. This dictionary is designed to aid scholars and common readers unencumber the importance of the terminology and jargon general in those fields.

Being interdisciplinary in nature, Semiotics, Media, and communique reports are cluttered with notions derived from different disciplines. as a result, this dictionary additionally encompasses easy techniques from the fields of anthropology, archaeology, psychology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, philosophy, synthetic intelligence, machine technology, and biology. gathered listed below are the phrases, recommendations, personages, colleges of inspiration, and old events that seem usually within the suitable literature.

The foundation of every access is a straightforward definition, which regularly contains the term's beginning. Illustrations are supplied the place helpful, in addition to historic sketches of routine or colleges of proposal. The observation on personages includes short statements approximately their contribution and relevance. therefore, the dictionary not just defines what a time period skill, yet usually is going into its heritage, functions, and large implications. phrases are cross-referenced and their etymology is given the place attainable.

This is a compact, sensible study handbook that might relieve a lot stress for college students in semiotics and comparable fields. as a result of its interdisciplinary strategy, it's going to additionally offer a number of students with a convenient connection with disciplines exact from yet on the topic of their own.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World. Volume I: Overviews and Topics; Volume II: Diaspora Communities (v. 1) PDF

Immigration is a subject that's as vital between anthropologists because it is most of the people. virtually each tradition has skilled edition and assimilation whilst immigrating to a brand new nation and tradition; frequently leaving for what's perceived as a "better life". not just does this diaspora switch the rustic of adoption, but in addition the rustic of foundation. Many huge countries on the planet have absorbed, and proceed to take in, huge numbers of immigrants. The foreseeable destiny will see a continuation of large-scale immigration, as many nations adventure civil warfare and secessionist pressures. at present, there's no reference paintings that describes the effect upon the immigrants and the immigrant societies suitable to the world's cultures and offers an summary of significant subject matters within the world's diasporas.
The encyclopedia comprises volumes overlaying 3 major sections: Diaspora Overviews covers over 20 ethnic teams that experience skilled voluntary or compelled immigration. those essays talk about the background in the back of the social, fiscal, and political purposes for leaving the unique international locations, and the cultures within the new areas; Topics discusses the effect and assimilation that the immigrant cultures adventure of their followed cultures, together with the humanities they create, the struggles they face, and a few of the towns which are within the vanguard of receiving immigrant cultures; Diaspora Communities contain over 60 snap shots of particular diaspora groups. each one portrait follows a regular define to facilitate comparisons. The Encyclopedia of Diasporas can be utilized either to realize a normal figuring out of immigration and immigrants, and to determine approximately specific cultures, subject matters and groups. it is going to turn out of serious price to researchers and scholars, curriculum builders, lecturers, and executive officers. It brings jointly the disciplines of anthropology, social reports, political experiences, overseas stories, and immigrant and immigration studies.

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Download E-books Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia PDF

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are wealthy topics with deep connections within the social and actual sciences.  during the last one hundred fifty years, the subject material and diverse theoretical views have elevated so vastly that no unmarried person can command it all.  Consequently, either complex scholars and pros can be faced with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they're purely partly accepted, in the event that they have heard of them at all.  scholars, particularly, tend to flip to the internet to discover speedy history details on theorists and theories.  even if, such a lot web-based info is incorrect and/or lacks depth.  scholars and pros want a resource to supply a short evaluation of a specific concept and theorist with simply the basics—the "who, what, the place, how, and why," should you will.  In reaction, SAGE Reference plans to submit the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia.

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  • Two volumes containing nearly 335 signed entries offer clients with the main authoritative and thorough reference source on hand on anthropology thought, either by way of breadth and intensity of coverage.
  • To ease navigation among and between comparable entries, a Reader's advisor teams entries thematically and every access is by means of Cross-References.
  • In the digital model, the Reader's advisor combines with the Cross-References and a close Index to supply powerful search-and-browse capabilities.
  • An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology concept permits scholars to simply chart instructions and traits in idea and idea from early occasions to the present.
  • Suggestions for additional studying on the finish of every access and a grasp Bibliography on the finish consultant readers to assets for extra specific study and discussion.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Political Economy, 2-Volume Set PDF

This groundbreaking Encyclopedia is the first actual fully-refereed A-Z compendium of the most rules, ideas, difficulties, associations, faculties and rules linked to political financial system. in accordance with advancements in political economic system because the Sixties, it's designed to supply a accomplished advent to the sphere in addition to being an authoritative reference paintings. Undergraduates taking classes in political economic climate or graduate scholars coming to the sphere for the 1st time will depend upon this paintings as a key element of reference and for path of their extra analyzing. This lucid paintings compares for the 1st time the disparate theories of political economic climate (e.g, Marxist, Feminist, Sraffian etc.) and emphasizes the appliance in their rules to actual international difficulties reminiscent of inflation, unemployment, improvement and fiscal instability. The huge overseas workforce of specialists and participants has produced a huge paintings with actually worldwide standpoint.

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Download E-books My First Britannica: A Captivating Reference Set for Children 6-11 Years PDF

Getting a kid's cognizance is difficult sufficient, yet keeping it's the genuine problem. This interesting sequence takes younger readers to the farthest reaches of the sun process, to each nook of the globe, again to the traditional myths of Greece and Rome, and contained in the circuitry of the partitions of their houses. Organised by way of topics like area and animals, full of color pictures and particularly commissioned illustrations, assorted in article varieties from poems to biographies, and written on the applicable point, this stimulating reference set for a long time 6-11 will construct the root of a lifelong trip of studying. every one quantity is geared to varsity matters and is gifted in a enjoyable and simple method to research. The volumes are thematically prepared so younger readers can achieve for the topic they're desirous to know about. An extra allure is quantity thirteen, a whole A-Z Index and Reference advisor, so in the event that they are not sure which quantity to take advantage of, simply search for the subject so one can advisor them to the fitting quantity. To inspire studying, each one article has interesting do you know flashes, which provide enjoyable evidence with regards to the subjects and seek lighting which pose a query at the article being learn, to ascertain a kid's figuring out.

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Download E-books Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook PDF

This 2-volume set inside The SAGE Reference sequence on management tackles concerns appropriate to management within the realm of faith. It explores such topics because the contexts within which spiritual leaders circulate, management in groups of religion, management as taught in theological schooling and coaching, non secular management impacting social switch and social justice, and extra. issues are tested from a number of views, traditions, and faiths.

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  • By targeting key issues with a hundred short chapters, we offer scholars with extra intensity than more often than not present in encyclopedia entries yet with much less jargon or density than the common magazine article or learn instruction manual chapter.
  • Signed chapters are written in language and magnificence that's generally accessible.
  • Each bankruptcy is via a short bibliography and additional readings to steer scholars to resources for extra in-depth exploration of their learn journeys.
  • A exact index, cross-references among chapters, and a web model improve accessibility for ultra-modern pupil audience.

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Download E-books Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Third Edition, Seven Volume Set PDF

With its unique e-book, the Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology instantly turned the reference opposed to which all different nano references are measured. Noting that the encyclopedia used to be being assembled through top gurus at an early level within the field’s improvement, Sir Harry Kroto, 1996 Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, rightfully anticipated that the encyclopedia might collect key advances in a "coherently equipped framework." between different accolades, this bestseller has long gone directly to win an exceptional educational e-book Award from CHOICE journal.

Continuing to hide the sphere as no different source, the Third Edition describes the basics and developments of nano-materials, -structures, -devices, and -systems with a extensive variety of functions to help readers in gaining knowledge of the organic, engineering, actual, and technological facets. the recent Third Edition:

  • Crosses disciplines to ascertain crucial nano paradigms, ideas, theories, and methodologies, in addition to the newest info on nanotechnologies
  • Consists of seven volumes with sixty one new, 34 revised, and 352 revisited entries―plus quarterly updates for the PDF and HTML on-line versions
  • Outlines recommendations in nanoscale engineering, newly constructed simulation instruments, and rising computational methods

By presenting, surveying, and constructing new nano-centric premises and recommendations, the Third Edition intends to spark sensible discoveries, akin to devising of nanotechnology-enabled platforms, structures, and items; research of unveiling and important points of nanoscaled and microscopic platforms; permitting of synthesis and fabrication paradigms; complex quantitative analytic instruments and methods; and new wisdom bases in existence sciences, actual sciences, and engineering.

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For additional info, stopover at Taylor and Francis on-line. Or touch us to inquire approximately subscription concepts and print/online blend applications. US: (Tel) 1.888.318.2367 / (E-mail) e-reference@taylorandfrancis.com overseas: (Tel) +44 (0) 20 7017 6062 / (E-mail) online.sales@tandf.co.uk

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics 2 vol. set PDF

By Maurizio Podda

Updating researchers on extraordinary development within the box of molecular drugs the Encyclopedia of scientific Genomics and Proteomics offers trail-blazing experiences and authoritative contributions from greater than four hundred experts. an incredible and well timed contribution to the biomedical group, the encyclopedia compiles ideas and learn and contours insurance of key tools and applied sciences with regards to a number of parts.

Topics include:

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Genomics, microbiology, genetics, and pharmacogenetics
  • Management of infectious, neoplastic, and genetic diseases
  • Treatment of persistent, hereditary, and congenital disorders
  • Medical functions of nucleic acid and protein technology
  • Cell typing
  • Disease susceptibility
  • Predictive genetic and pharmacogenetic trying out and tissue typing for transplantation
  • DNA sequencing, point-of-care trying out, and caliber management
  • Oncology and melanoma screening
  • Pathology and forensic issues
  • Diagnostic microbiology and molecular pathology
  • Ethical concerns relating to genetics

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