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Refugee Tales: Volume III (Paperback): Monica Ali, Lisa Appignanesi, Bernardine Evaristo, Patrick Gale, Emma Parsons, Ian... Refugee Tales: Volume III (Paperback)
Monica Ali, Lisa Appignanesi, Bernardine Evaristo, Patrick Gale, Emma Parsons, … 1
R232 R193 Discovery Miles 1 930 Save R39 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Before the Volcano - Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner Before the Volcano - Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R663 R447 Discovery Miles 4 470 Save R216 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
Writing the Dark Side of Travel (Paperback, New): Jonathan Skinner Writing the Dark Side of Travel (Paperback, New)
Jonathan Skinner
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The travel experience filled with personal trauma; the pilgrimage through a war-torn place; the journey with those suffering: these represent the darker sides of travel. What is their allure and how are they represented? This volume takes an ethnographic and interdisciplinary approach to explore the writings and texts of dark journeys and travels. In traveling over the dead, amongst the dying, and alongside the suffering, the authors give us a tour of humanity's violence and misery. And yet, from this dark side, there comes great beauty and poignancy in the characterization of plight; creativity in the comic, graphic, and graffiti sketches and comments on life; and the sense of profound and spiritual journeys being undertaken, recorded, and memorialized.

Ethnologia Europaea vol. 48:2 (Paperback): Jackie Feldman, Jonathan Skinner Ethnologia Europaea vol. 48:2 (Paperback)
Jackie Feldman, Jonathan Skinner
R496 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R91 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This special issue of Ethnologia Europaea focuses on tour guides as cultural mediators. It opens with a discussion of tour guiding in the anthropology of tourism by Jackie Feldman and Jonathan Skinner and consideration of how tour guiding should be seen as imaginative and performative practice. This is illustrated by a highly international and comparative collection by leading anthropologists and ethnologists, many of whom have guiding experience themselves: Valerio Simoni on intimacy, informality and sexuality in guiding relations in Cuba; David Picard on modern guiding and traditional values in La Reunion; Jackie Feldman on Jewish-Israelis guiding Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land; Amos Ron and Yotam Lurie on the intimacy and trust in guide -- tourist relations in Israel; Annelou Ypeij, Eva Krah and Floor van der Hout on the impact of gender on guide -- local relations in Peru; Irit Dekel on the manipulation of the past and the present in home museums in Germany; Jonathan Skinner on the imagination and props involved in the re-animation of heritage in a historical fantasy home in the UK. The issue ends with discussion commentaries from Noel Salazar and Erik Cohen that reiterate tour guiding as a particularly temporal and physical mediating pursuit, one which raises critical questions as to the future mechanics of tour guiding and how a performative approach to guiding engages with authenticity and new technologies.

Dancing Cultures - Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Paperback): Helene Neveu Kringelbach,... Dancing Cultures - Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Paperback)
Helene Neveu Kringelbach, Jonathan Skinner
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Dance is more than an aesthetic of life - dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama, and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism, and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement.

The Assistant (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner The Assistant (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R248 Discovery Miles 2 480 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Quarterfinalist - Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2011.
Agoraphobic Stuart Watson hasn't left his flat for two years, relying on the internet, his phone and a credit card for all contact with the outside world. But when his new PC arrives, Stuart is startled when Anna - the interactive on-screen assistant - responds to him in an amazingly lifelike manner.
With Stuart housebound and Anna trapped in a job she hates - checking spellings and offering user help - the two soon develop a repartee. Stuart wins Anna's trust by making her window bigger and fiddling the system date on the PC so she can miss her time of the month. They become friends, and eventually fall in love - though not, unfortunately, at the same time.
Of course pill-popping, wine-guzzling Stuart is imagining it all - or is he?
In a bizarre rollercoaster battle of the sexes Stuart meets his match as Anna learns more about the real world, developing a taste for television soaps, yoga, and Jimmy Choo stilettos.
But when Stuart finally needs to be rid of Anna and venture back to the outside world, she is more reluctant to disappear than he bargains for...

Murals and Tourism - Heritage, Politics and Identity (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe Murals and Tourism - Heritage, Politics and Identity (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe
R869 Discovery Miles 8 690 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Around the world, tourists are drawn to visit murals painted on walls. Whether heritage asset, legacy leftover, or contested art space, the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. They express something about the politics, heritage and identity of the locations being visited, whether a medieval fresco in an Italian church, or modern political art found in Belfast or Tehran. This interdisciplinary and highly international book explores tourism around murals that are either evolving or have transitioned as instruments of politics, heritage and identity. It explores the diverse messaging of these murals: their production, interpretation, marketing and - in some cases - destruction. It argues that the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. Murals and Tourism will be valuable reading for those interested in cultural geography, tourism, heritage studies and the visual arts.

Murals and Tourism - Heritage, Politics and Identity (Hardcover): Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe Murals and Tourism - Heritage, Politics and Identity (Hardcover)
Jonathan Skinner, Lee Jolliffe
R2,464 Discovery Miles 24 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Around the world, tourists are drawn to visit murals painted on walls. Whether heritage asset, legacy leftover, or contested art space, the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. They express something about the politics, heritage and identity of the locations being visited, whether a medieval fresco in an Italian church, or modern political art found in Belfast or Tehran. This interdisciplinary and highly international book explores tourism around murals that are either evolving or have transitioned as instruments of politics, heritage and identity. It explores the diverse messaging of these murals: their production, interpretation, marketing and - in some cases - destruction. It argues that the mural is more than a simple tourist attraction or accidental aspect of tourism material culture. Murals and Tourism will be valuable reading for those interested in cultural geography, tourism, heritage studies and the visual arts.

Echocardiography for the Neonatologist (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner, Dale Alverson, Susan M. Hunter Echocardiography for the Neonatologist (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner, Dale Alverson, Susan M. Hunter
R1,823 Discovery Miles 18 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a highly practical atlas on the use of echocardiography by the neonatologist in the management of the neonate. Whilst recognising the limitations of the non-specialist in echocardiography, the lavish use of illustrations and practical advice will provide an excellent companion to those being trained in and applying this technique in the special care baby unit.Demonstrates how echocardiography can be used in the intensive care situation using clinical examples Superb illustrations with full explanatory text and practical adviceCongenital heart defects, the commonest serious congenital defect seen in the neonatal unit, can be difficult to distinguish clinically from pulmonary abnormalities; echocardiography allows the differential diagnosis to be made

Great Expectations - Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism (Hardcover): Jonathan Skinner, Dimitrios Theodossopoulos Great Expectations - Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism (Hardcover)
Jonathan Skinner, Dimitrios Theodossopoulos
R2,105 Discovery Miles 21 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The negotiation of expectations in tourism is a complex and dynamic process - one that is central to the imagination of cultural difference. Expectations not only affect the lives and experiences of tourists, but also their hosts, and play an important part in the success or failure of the overall tourism experience. It is for this reason, the authors argue, that special attention should be given to how expectations constitute and sustain tourism. The case studies presented here explore what fuels desires to visit particular places, when and how enchantment with tourist destinations begins, and to what degree expectations inform the actual experience of place. Careful attention is paid as to how the imagination of the visitors inspires the imagination of the hosts, and vice-versa, how tourists and host communities actively imagine, re-imagine, and shape each other's lives. This realization, it is argued, has profound consequences, not solely for academic analysis, but for all those who participate in and work within the tourism industry.

The Interview - An Ethnographic Approach (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner The Interview - An Ethnographic Approach (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R668 R556 Discovery Miles 5 560 Save R112 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

What are new interview methods and practices in our new 'interview society' and how do they relate to traditional social science research? This volume interrogates the interview as understood, used - and under-used - by anthropologists. It puts the interview itself in the hotseat by exploring the nature of the interview, interview techniques, and illustrative cases of interview use. What is a successful and representative interview? How are interviews best transcribed and integrated into our writing? Is interview knowledge production safe, ethical and representative? And how are interviews used by anthropologists in their ethnographic practice? This important volume leads the reader from an initial scrutiny of the interview to interview techniques and illustrative case studies. It is experimental, innovative, and covers in detail matters such as awkwardness, silence and censorship in interviews that do not feature in general interview textbooks. It will appeal to social scientists engaged in qualitative research methods in general, and anthropology and sociology students using interviews in their research and writing in particular.

The Rise of Paganism - The Re-Emergence of an Old Ideology (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner The Rise of Paganism - The Re-Emergence of an Old Ideology (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R326 R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Save R23 (7%) Out of stock

Cataclysmic changes are occurring in our society and at a rate that is astounding. The religious and spiritual outlook of our generation is undergoing seismic shifts that would have been undreamt of a few decades ago. People are becoming spiritually hungry, but instead of looking in the direction of Christianity, or indeed even the major religions of the world, they are delving in areas almost unknown for at least one, if not two, thousand years. Citizens of the Western World are revisiting Paganism and in phenomenal numbers. This book examines the come-back of Paganism.

Birds of Tifft (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner Birds of Tifft (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R297 Discovery Miles 2 970 Out of stock
The Edge of Known Reality and Beyond - God, Life, the Universe (Paperback): Jonathan Skinner The Edge of Known Reality and Beyond - God, Life, the Universe (Paperback)
Jonathan Skinner
R258 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R18 (7%) Out of stock
Assessing the Effectiveness of Savings Incentives (Paperback): R. Glenn Hubbard, Jonathan Skinner Assessing the Effectiveness of Savings Incentives (Paperback)
R. Glenn Hubbard, Jonathan Skinner
R185 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R12 (6%) Out of stock

Concluding that IRAs and 401(k)s do increase saving, this text provides a fresh cost-benefit approach for analyzing the success of savings incentives. It compares the new savings to the government tax revenue lost through contributions to IRAs and 401(k)s.

Dancing Cultures - Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Hardcover, New): Helene Neveu Kringelbach,... Dancing Cultures - Globalization, Tourism and Identity in the Anthropology of Dance (Hardcover, New)
Helene Neveu Kringelbach, Jonathan Skinner
R1,796 Discovery Miles 17 960 Out of stock

Dance is more than an aesthetic of life - dance embodies life. This is evident from the social history of jive, the marketing of trans-national ballet, ritual healing dances in Italy or folk dances performed for tourists in Mexico, Panama and Canada. Dance often captures those essential dimensions of social life that cannot be easily put into words. What are the flows and movements of dance carried by migrants and tourists? How is dance used to shape nationalist ideology? What are the connections between dance and ethnicity, gender, health, globalization and nationalism, capitalism and post-colonialism? Through innovative and wide-ranging case studies, the contributors explore the central role dance plays in culture as leisure commodity, cultural heritage, cultural aesthetic or cathartic social movement.

Helene Neveu Kringelbach is an Oxford Diaspora Programme Researcher at the University of Oxford. Her current research interests include dance and musical theatre in West Africa and beyond, contemporary choreography in Africa and transnational families across Senegal and Europe.

Jonathan Skinner is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology in the School of History and Anthropology, Queen's University Belfast. He is the author of Before the Volcano: Reverberations of Identity on Montserrat (Arawak Publications 2004) and co-editor of Great Expectations: Imagination and Anticipation in Tourism (Berghahn Books 2011).

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