Essays about: "Cultural Anthropology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 57 essays containing the words Cultural Anthropology.

  1. 1. The Ayahuasca Experience: A Phenomenological Study of Tourists in Iquitos, Peru

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologiska institutionen; Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Jesse Wasson; [2020]
    Keywords : social anthropology; phenomenology; ayahuasca; ritual healing; Peru; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Yearly thousands travel from around the globe to Peru to participate in the ceremonial consumption of ayahuasca under the guidance of a shaman. The brew stimulates a psychedelic state in users that triggers hallucinations, powerful emotional responses,and severe physical reactions, all of which are codified into ritual practice. READ MORE

  2. 2. Plant-based diets, planet power, and the patriarchy: A study on food and identity

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Ellen Andersson; Louise Bonnevier; [2020]
    Keywords : Social anthropology; sustainability; plant-based; identity; naturalness; ethical values; gender stereotypes; communication; consumption; globalization.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Much research has been done on the sustainability of food consumption in the science sphere, but the research on social sustainability and plant-based diets are lacking in anthropology. This thesis aims to investigate how cultural perceptions affect what we choose to eat and if these perceptions can be challenged for the sake of sustainability. READ MORE

  3. 3. How We Define Corruption : A comparative study of NGOs and government agency’s definition and experience of corruption

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper

    Author : Turkan Omari; [2020]
    Keywords : corruption; NGO; INGO; SIDA; SCA; Afghanistan;

    Abstract : Objective Over the latest decades, NGOs have grown exponentially both in size and influence; they have come to play a significant role in development and support for civil society and the democratization process in developing countries. With an increased influence and budgets, NGOs have also come to be increasingly associated with corruption – as victims of corruption, as driving forces of corruption, and finally as anti-corruption activists and strategists. READ MORE

  4. 4. Plant-based diets, planet power, and the patriarchy: A study on food and identity

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Socialantropologi

    Author : Louise Bonnevier; Ellen Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : Social anthropology; sustainability; plant-based; identity; naturalness; ethical values; gender stereotypes; communication; consumption; globalization.; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Much research has been done on the sustainability of food consumption in the science sphere, but the research on social sustainability and plant-based diets are lacking in anthropology. This thesis aims to investigate how cultural perceptions affect what we choose to eat and if these perceptions can be challenged for the sake of sustainability. READ MORE

  5. 5. Cultivating Critique in Folds and Pleats - Posthuman Enactments in the Dress of Rick Owens

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för etnologi

    Author : Wiktor Hansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Posthuman; Fashion; Anthropocene; Intra-Relationality; Rick Owens; Avant-Garde; Deleuze; Queer; MACA; Arts and Architecture; Cultural Sciences; Philosophy and Religion; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Taking as its epistemological starting point the proposed geological era of the Anthropocene, this thesis enquires the affective potential of avant-garde fashion in criticising, improving or transforming the supposed givenness of The Human as a historical concept. In order to do so, it inflects and departs from the tightly held onto-epistemological cannon of fashion studies and anthropology of dress, in which fashion is understood primarily through representation, signification and performance of identity. READ MORE