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  • 1985-1989  (53)
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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät III
    ISBN: 3-531-11912-5
    Language: German
    Additional Information: Opladen : Westdeutscher Verlag ,1989 3-531-11912-5
    DDC: 943
    Keywords: Deutsche Demokratische Republik ; Politisches System ; Deutschland ; German Democratic Republic ; Political System ; Communist system ; Geschichte Deutschlands ; Politik ; Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie ; Wirtschaft
    Abstract: This books provides basic information about the historical, ideological and legal foundations of the GDR, its political and economic and education system
    Abstract: Not Reviewed
    URL: Volltext  (kostenfrei)
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  • 2
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Fragile Earth
    Keywords: Piailug, Mau. ; Thomas, Stephen D. ; Ethnology ; Micronesians Social life and customs. ; Navigation ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Stephen Thomas sails with Mau Piailug to learn about navigation and life in Micronesia.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 3
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Healers ; Medical care ; Physicians ; Traditional medicine ; Bolivia Social life and customs. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: In the Bolivian highlands an English doctor is setting up a network of health care for remote mountain villages. While teaching the inhabitants the essentials of Western medicine the doctor is confronted with and tries to learn the methods of the local curandero’s methods of healing. The film is a highly revealing document of the encounter of different approaches to illness and is particularly suited for the teaching of Medical Anthropology.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and an undetermined language with English subtitles.
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  • 4
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (67 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Samoa Social life and customs. ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: This film is a valuable treatment of archival footage that George Milner shot while conducting field research in 1955 and 1959. The footage (eighteen minutes of the total film) focuses on traditional Samoan activities, such as fishing, cooking, house-building, hand-weaving, and bark-cloth making in preparation for the formal installation (saofa'i) of a Samoan matai (a male titleholder responsible for the welfare, prosperity and good behaviour of his extended family). This is one of the most important Samoan rites of passage. The ceremonies which validate his assumption of a new status are shown, both within the extended family and at the level of the village, whose existing titleholders formally acknowledge the new matai's right to a seat in council. Their approval is marked by the acceptance of gifts of goods and valuables, especially fine mats, which are of great importance. The musical sound track is of traditional songs recorded during the same period. Christina Toren, a South Pacific specialist, then interviews Reverend Lalomilo Kamu, a Samoan scholar currently at the University of Birmingham, about the previous footage and Samoan customs. In particular they discuss the formal preparation of a bowl of kava; the role of the taupou (ceremonial village virgin); the making of sinnet, the braided cord made from the fibres of coconut husk; the role of Samoan houses; cooking; the informal schooling of the young; the preparation of bark-cloth; and the process of hand-weaving. The interview provides a rare opportunity for viewers to hear a scholar from a filmed group comment on and explain the symbolism behind the pictures captured by the camera. The interview is quite detailed and is particularly useful for specialists in Polynesia or other regions of the South Pacific.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 5
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.). , 005413
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Cayapo Indians. ; Hydroelectric power plants Environmental aspects ; Hydroelectric power plants Political aspects ; Hydroelectric power plants Social aspects ; Indians of South America ; Indians, Treatment of ; Brazil ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Early in 1989 the Kayapo rallied other Brazilian Indians to attend a reunification of the tribes at Altamira-the proposed site of a massive hydro-electric dam that will flood large parts of the Xingu valley. The gathering also served as a media event as the Kayapo and their allies demonstrated their case to the assembled international press. The film focuses on the Kayapo's ability to manipulate the media, including Chief Rop-ni stage-managing his entrance to arrive with the pop-star Sting. However, much of the power of this film, made for Granada Television's Disappearing World series, comes from the tensions that revolve around the intricate planning behind the Altamira meeting. A Kayapo warrior, Payakan, brings together previously hostile and warring factions in a common cause. Tension mounts when, only days before the conference, he is rushed to hospital for major surgery, and must force himself from his hospital bed to ensure the survival of the alliance he has created.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Brazil. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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  • 6
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Spanish
    Pages: 1 online resource (52 min.). , 005215
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Sierra de Gredos (Spain) Economic conditions. ; Sierra de Gredos (Spain) Social life and customs. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The 130 villagers of Navalguijo in the Sierra de Gredos of Central Spain live in a village perched high in the mountains and they face an extreme climate with very cold winters and hot summers. The soil is acid and poor, and the steep slopes and short growing season mean that agriculture cannot provide a living. Collectively the villagers own summer pastures high in the mountains, and individually they hold smaller autumn pastures. With access to winter pastures across the mountains in the region of Extremadura, they are able to maintain a large herd of beef cattle, which form their main source of wealth and which are their dearest possessions. To make this film, the crew joined the village men on their trek to Extremadura, when they drive their cattle down the mountains. This cattle drive is a mixture of hard work and holiday, with passing round of leather wine bottles, story-telling and evening stopovers at favourite inns punctuating the long march. This film portrays a society whose ideals of village co-operation and the rigid and efficient organisation of tasks have given the village a strong sense of identity over generations. It remains to be seen if this sense of identity survives the breakdown of their isolation from the outside world as tourists discover 'hidden Spain' and better communications and roads bring increasing contact with the rest of the country.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Spain. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Spanish and English with English subtitles.
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  • 7
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English , Indonesian
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Fragile Earth
    Keywords: Rice Economic aspects ; Rice Irrigation ; Mathematical models. ; Bali (Indonesia : Province) Social life and customs. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: A biologist and an anthropologist look at a Bali irrigation system and propose a computer model to explore the effect of changes in the traditional system.
    Note: "An Inca Production." , "Media Support and Development Centre, University of Manchester."--Original cassette. , Title on original container: The water goddess and the computer. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Indonesian with English subtitles.
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  • 8
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: Multiple languages
    Pages: 1 online resource (40 min.). , 003930
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnomusicology. ; Sound recordings in ethnomusicology. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: In the practice of overtone singing (called also bi-phonic singing), whose best known examples can be found in Mongolia and with the Tuva people of Southern Siberia, a single person sings what the audience perceives as two voices at the same time a low pitch with his vocal cords, and in addition, a high-pitched melody using harmonics (overtones) selected by modifying the volume of the mouth cavity. This documentary is not an ethnography filmed in location. It is partly an illustration of the results of former research, partly the very actual investigation on overtone singing carried out in Paris, in the Ethnomusicology Department of the Musée de l'Homme, during a workshop, during a concert of the Mongolian National Ensemble, and in the medical visualization department of a hospital. The central figure is Tran Quang Hai, a well-known musician specialized in Vietnamese music, a performer and researcher in overtone singing, who is there working with the filmmaker in the same research group. The initial idea was to explore new technologies allowing the visualization of music structure and performance. The film shows for the first time in real time and with synchronous sound how biphonic singing operates from the physiological as well as the acoustical point of view. While shooting the x-ray pictures of tongue movements and the spectral views of overtones, the filmmaker and his collaborators discovered for the first time — like the viewer of the film — how this unique vocal technique operates.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Paris in 1989. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Mongolian, French and English with English subtitles.
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  • 9
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    London, England :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (67 minutes) , 010623
    Keywords: Nubians Social conditions. ; Sudan Ethnic relations. ; Sudan Social conditions. ; Bhutan ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Shot in 1989, Kafi's Story captures Nuba life at the moment before it was engulfed in the Sudanese civil war. Kafi narrates his own story into a portable tape record as he travels from his village, Torogi, to Khartoum to earn enough money to buy a new dress for his second wife, Tete. Kafi is quite consciously negotiating his own path between modernity and tradition. Kafi and the other Nuba react to the presence of the camera with neither awe nor apprehension; they seem to welcome the camera as an extension of their open, out-going, hospitable lifestyle. At the same time, they rapidly become sophisticated about the way film conventions can frame reality. When a friend walks away from a shot, they joke that he is walking into the screen. At the film's end Kafi asks the filmmaker for one thing: a camera of his own.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed June 24, 2016). , In English, Nubian and Arabic with English subtitles.
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  • 10
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    Berkeley, CA :University of California, Berkeley,
    Language: Indonesian
    Pages: 1 online resource (26 min.). , 002625
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology. ; Ethnology ; Manners and customs. ; Sumba Island (Indonesia) Social life and customs. ; Indonesia ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The eastern Indonesian island of Sumba is the last island in the Malay archipelago where the majority of the people still follow their ancestral religion, called marapu. This film, shot in 1986, focuses on a challenge to the authority of the spirits and ancestors in a village ritual to restore fertility after a fire and famine.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1986 in Manganipi-Kodi, Indonesia. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Indonesian and English with English subtitles.
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  • 11
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: Igbo
    Pages: 1 online resource (61 min.). , 010052
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Water spirits ; Mami Wata (African deity) ; Rites and ceremonies. ; Rites and ceremonies ; Religion. ; Igbo (African people) Religion. ; Igbo (African people) Rites and ceremonies. ; Ijo (African people) Religion. ; Ijo (African people) Rites and ceremonies. ; Water spirits. ; Nigeria. ; Nigeria Religion. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Mammy Water is a pidgin English name for a local water goddess worshipped by the Ibibio, Ijaw, and Igbo speaking peoples of southeastern Nigeria. The water goddess traditionally gives wealth and children, compensates for hardships, and is sought in times of illness and need, especially by women. Her various cults are led, predominantly, by priestesses.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1989 in Nigeria. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Igbo and English with English subtitles.
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  • 12
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (55 min.). , 005458
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Tuvinians Social conditions. ; Tuvinians Social life and customs. ; Ethnology ; United Kingdom ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The Tuvinians live deep inside the Soviet Union, at the very centre of Asia. Tuva is geographically closer to Beijing than to Moscow. It only entered the USSR in 1944 and was closed to foreigners until 1988. According to the film-makers the last known British visitors were members of the Carruthers expedition in 1910-11. With 'glasnost', the new openness, a Disappearing World film crew was given permission to film the nomadic yak-herders of Mongun-Taiga, a rugged district on the border with Mongolia. Mongun-Taiga or 'sacred wilderness' is, even at its lowest point, 6,000 feet above sea level. Two huge mountains dominate the landscape and provide a stunning backdrop for the film, accompanied at times on the film sound track by the traditional throat singing. Arable farming is impossible and the inhabitants are dependent on the nomadic herding of yak, sheep, goats and horses. Families live alone or in groups of two to three felt tents (yurts). Following the seasons and the pastures, they move camp several times each year. The film looks at the methods the herders use to protect their children from destructive spirits. A child, dressed in a traditional frock, is revealed in the film to be a boy. This cross-dressing of the sexes continues until a child is three or four, when it is believed that its soul is more firmly attached to its body and not so easily stolen by spirits. Shamanic beliefs continue, despite state disapproval, and include worship of the spirits of mountains, purification by the water of sacred springs, sacrifice, and the use of animals in exorcism, omens and divination. The opportunities for modern Soviet life which attract many young people are countered by the pull of an independent Mongolia, which is much closer to the Tuvinians in culture and way of life. Under Gorbachev, new systems of herding have been introduced which allow families to work for themselves as well as the state farms. The herders, however, still have reservations about the new ways. 'How are you doing with perestroika?' asks the daughter of Chugluur-Ool, a herder. 'Perestroika's doing all right,' he replies. Part of what makes this film interesting is the film-makers' admission of the material they were not able to obtain. Continually throughout the film, the narrator mentions the confusion and frustration the film-makers felt. This gives a refreshing honesty to the film as a whole.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Tuva Region, Russia. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Tuvan with English subtitles.
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  • 13
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    Online Resource
    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (48 minutes) , 004735
    Keywords: Feminism ; Motion picture authorship. ; Sex role ; Women's rights ; Greece. ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This video, filmed by Barrie Machin, features a discussion with Margaret Papandreou and other Greek feminists about his film "Warriors and Maidens" and the position of women in Greek society.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In English.
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  • 14
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    Online Resource
    Berlin : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    Language: German
    Additional Information: : Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ,1988
    DDC: 300
    Keywords: Soziologische Persönlichkeitstheorie ; Arbeits- und Freizeiteinstellungen ; Wertorientierungen ; Bedürfnisse ; Motive ; Struktur des individuellen Bewusstseins ; typologische Entwicklungen der Persönlichkeit ; Sociological theory of Personality ; attitude to work and leisure ; value orientations ; needs ; motives ; structure of the individual consciousness ; typological personality developments ; Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie
    Abstract: Zu Beginn der Arbeit von 1988/1989 (Auszug) gibt der Autor eine theoretische Darstellung des Gegenstands soziologischer Persönlichkeitsforschung. Auf dieser Grundlage werden danach eigene empirische Forschungsergebnisse vorgestellt. Obwohl die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung in der Arbeit im Mittelpunkt steht, wird sie im Zusammenhang mit Freizeit, Wohnen und Familie betrachtet. Auf zwei Problemkreise geht der Autor zunächst in der Vorbemerkung von 2017 ein.1. Was können uns empirische Erhebungen aus DDR-Zeiten heute noch bringen? 2. In welchem Verhältnis steht die soziologische Persönlichkeitstheorie bzw. -forschung zu anderen soziologischen Erhebungen?
    Abstract: At the beginning of the work of 1988/1989 (excerpt),, the author gives a theoretical representation of the object of sociological research of personality. On this basis, own empirical research results are then presented. Although the development of personality in the work at the Centre, she is considered in connection with leisure, residential and family. In the preface of 2017 the author first goes into two problem circles. What can empirical surveys from GDR times bring us today? 2. What is the relationship between sociological personality theory and research into other sociological surveys?
    Abstract: Peer Reviewed
    Note: Verfügbarkeit:Deutsche Nationalbibliothek http://d-nb.info/900105402; Universitätsbibliothek der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    URL: Volltext  (kostenfrei)
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  • 15
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    Online Resource
    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English , Gujarati , English
    Pages: 1 online resource (39 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: City and town life ; Documentary films. ; Interpersonal relations. ; Motion pictures. ; National characteristics, East Indian. ; JaÌmnagar (India) Social life and customs. ; Bhutan ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Raju's friendships with different people provide a map of contemporary Indian urban life in Jamnagar, western India.
    Note: "An Inca Production." , "Media Support and Development Centre, University of Manchester."--Original cassette. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Gujarati with English subtitles.
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  • 16
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Indonesian
    Pages: 1 online resource (50 min.). , 004948
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Dance ; Ireland ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Jaipongan is a new style of music and dancing which was 'invented' about a decade ago on Western Java, Indonesia. Drawing on more classical Javanese music and taking elements from Japanese and Indian music as well, Jaipongan has become widely popular. Dancers and musicians explain the place of Jaipongan within Sundanese culture.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Indonesian with English subtitles.
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  • 17
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Spanish
    Pages: 1 online resource (42 min.). , 004143
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Cuyagua ; part II
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Rites and ceremonies ; Bhutan ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: The Feast of St John the Baptist begins two or three weeks after Corpus Christi, on June 23rd. According to biblical tradition, St John lived in the desert, renouncing the pleasures of this world. But the people of Cuyagua think of him as a flamboyantly dressed young man, with a passion for making merry. Although men provide drum music and join in the dancing, the celebration of St John's Feast is a predominantly female affair in Cuyagua, based on a large body of women's songs. The Saint with Two Faces introduces some of the leading women followers of St John, both at work cleaning the beach for tourists, and at home with their children. A group of these women describe their beliefs about St John and the way in which they organise his Feast. But these preliminary scenes also serve to establish the themes that will underlie the Feast itself - an extraordinary conjunction of the sacred and the profane, of celebration and mourning.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Recorded in 1986. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Spanish and English with English subtitles.
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  • 18
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: Greek, Modern (1453- )
    Pages: 1 online resource (4 minutes) , 000356
    Keywords: Inheritance and succession ; Crete (Greece) ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This video, filmed by Barrie Machin, is about inheritance customs in Western Crete.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In Greek.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Undetermined
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Inner Mongolia (China) Social life and customs. ; Mongolia Social life and customs. ; Mongols Social life and customs. ; Nomads ; Nomads ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: This two part film focusses on Mongols living in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. Both sections would be excellent as teaching aids, particularly when accompanied by appropriate literature. The cinematography is stunning, evoking a strong mixture of the power of the environment-the expanse of the desert and grasslands-and the will of the people who live there. The Grasslands follows the life of a nomadic Mongol family on their year's journey following their herds across northern China. This section portrays a traditional view of Mongolian life. The second part of the film, The Desert, gives a more contemporary view of Mongols attempting to reclaim the desert in the more sedentary lifestyle currently encouraged by the Chinese government. This second section brings in disturbing environmental questions regarding the destruction of these northern grasslands.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in an undetermined language with English subtitles.
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  • 20
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Romani
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.). , 005335
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Romanies ; Hungary Social life and customs. ; Ireland ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: 'Across the Tracks' is a gripping film for the general viewer ... It is beautifully filmed in observational style (lingering scenes of muddy courtyards) with enough subtitled interview material to provide context. Rom is the word that describes Vlach Gypsies, unassimilated descendents of Gypsy slaves in Wallachia in Romania in the 19th century. A larger group, the Romungro, are more obviously part of Hungarian society: they speak Hungarian, not Romany. Romungros are the people who play violins in restaurants; 'true' Rom, the Vlach, wouldn't dream of it. The total Gypsy population in Hungary forms 3% of the Hungarian population the same proportion as people of Asian or Caribbean origin in Britain. This Disappearing World film explores the Vlach Gypsies' position in socialist Hungary through the eyes of three related families. Maron and her husband Jozi work in conventional jobs where work is compulsory: this is the fundamental first principle of the 'official' economy. Maron and Jozi use their income to improve their impoverished lives. They are becoming more like the gazo — the contemptuous Romany term for all Hungarians, meaning 'peasants'. Jozi's first wife, Terez, and her husband Mokus try to realise their dreams in a more Gypsy-like fashion. Terez scavenges in rubbish bins for bread to fatten pigs which she hopes to sell for Mokus to buy horses. Mokus reluctantly works in a factory but wants to be a horse dealer like his brother-in-law Sera. He is disqualified from work by a dubious disability, and instead buys and sells horses, 'turning money around, so that more comes to me.' The market is central to the Gypsy economy, but is not seen as a means of accumulating wealth. The market exists to circulate wealth, to ensure money passes through as many hands as possible – so that all may benefit from it. If a Gypsy acquires money, he is expected to celebrate with his friends, his 'brothers'. Horses are like temporary bank deposits, ready to be exchanged or cashed in when a 'brother' needs money. This film provides an interesting view of the tensions between the Hungarian state and the Gypsies, and of the complex contradictions of the Gypsies' lives. It is recommended for classes in anthropology, sociology, European studies, ethnicity, ecology, and political studies.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Hungary. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Romani and English with English subtitles.
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  • 21
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (3 minutes) , 000238
    Keywords: Motion picture authorship. ; Crete (Greece) ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: In this video, Barrie Machin discusses his film "Warriors and Maidens" and the village it was filmed in.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In English.
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  • 22
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (49 minutes) , 004805
    Keywords: Man-woman relationships ; Sex role ; Crete (Greece) ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This film, produced and directed by Barrie Machin, is about gender codes governing the social relationships between men and women in a remote village in Crete.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In English.
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  • 23
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (25 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Sepik River Region (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) Social life and customs. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Shows life in Rauit Village, a Sepik village in Papua New Guinea. Shows the lives of the women, as they search for and prepare food.
    Note: "A film by Ariane Lewis and Jon Jerstad." , On original cassette label: Media Support and Development Centre, University of Manchester. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Indonesian
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005303
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Whaling ; Lamalera (Indonesia) Social life and customs. ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The Whale Hunters of Lamalera was filmed over a period of four weeks during June 1987. Lamalera is a village which is perched on the rocky slopes of an active volcano on the southern coast of the island of Lembata, in Nusa Tenggara Timur in eastern Indonesia. An anonymous Portuguese document of 1624 describes the islanders as hunting whales with harpoons for their oil, and implies that they collected and sold ambergris. This report confirms that whaling took place in the waters of the Suva Sea at least two centuries before the appearance of American and English whaling ships at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The film follows the daily life of the villagers of Lamalera, a community of about 1500 people. The Christian Mission has been in place in the community for a hundred years, schools have been established and a training workshop teaches carpentry. It is a fishing village in a region where most communities support themselves by agriculture. Lamalera has very little productive land, so the villagers have to fish in order to survive. Their preferred quarry is sperm whale. Catching sperm whale with hand-thrown harpoons from small open boats powered by muscle and palm-leaf sail is no easy task, and the hunt is by no means uneven between man and whale. The tail flukes of a whale can smash the timbers of the boats and many boats are temporarily disabled by their prey. Harpooners have been disabled and killed. But the attraction of the whale is its size. The flesh of the whale (and shark and manta ray) is cut into strips and sun dried in the village. The meat is then carried to small markets where it is bartered with mountain villagers. One strip of dried fish or meat is equivalent to twelve ears of maize, twelve bananas, twelve pieces of dried sweet potatoes, twelve sections of sugar cane, or twelve sirih peppers plus twelve pinang nuts. Commercial whaling is banned throughout much of the world, but subsistence whaling is permitted by International Whaling Commission regulations in Alaska, the USA, the USSR and Greenland. Indonesia is not, however, a signatory to the IWC. Seven whales were caught in Lamalera in 1987.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Indonesian and English with English subtitles.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Fula
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.). , 005330
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Nomads ; Wodaabe (African people) ; Canada ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: ... Is the Wodaabe world disappearing? and how are we to place the painted male faces? The very considerable success of this film is the ways it answers these questions. The Wodaabe follow their herds in an endless migration across the borders of Niger, Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon in search of pasture. The droughts which have ravaged the Sahel since the late 1960s have devastated Wodaabe cattle herds, and this film looks at the daily pattern of survival of one hard-pressed family group at the height of the dry season. Gorjo bi Rima and his family have been the focus of Mette Bovin's fieldwork since 1968 and she has seen his herds decline from more than 300 cows to less than half a dozen. Yet, as she emphasises, the Wodaabe see their life as a balance between hardship and joy, and the film expresses this in sequences which record a child's naming feast and the Wodaabe's obsession with male beauty and adornment. 'We like beauty,' Gorjo says. 'We like to see people who are young and handsome and this is why we put on make-up.' The elaborate make-up of the young men and their dances, a kind of male beauty contest to gain the attention of women, are linked to a complex system of taboos which the Wodaabe insist they will maintain despite mounting pressures to abandon their nomadic lives.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Fula and English with English subtitles.
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (3 minutes) , 000257
    Keywords: Herders ; Weddings ; Greece. ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This video, filmed by Barrie Machin, is about wedding traditions in rural Greece.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015). , In English and Greek with English subtitles.
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    [Place of publication not identified] :Privately Published,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (1 minutes) , 000100
    Keywords: Sewing ; Crete (Greece) ; Asia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This video, filmed by Barrie Machin, is about sewing in Asi Gonia, Crete.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed November 11, 2015).
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (43 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Bon (Tibetan religion) Rituals. ; Bonpos ; Fasts and feasts Buddhism. ; Holidays. ; New Year. ; Ireland ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: "This outstanding documentary is placed in Northern India among a group of Tibetan refugees. They celebrate the New Year following a ritual of their religion, Bonpo, which is older than Buddhism."--Original container.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: German
    Pages: 1 online resource (25 min.). , 002458
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Swiss yodelling series : "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal ; 3
    Keywords: Yodels. ; Yodeling. ; Music ; Weddings ; Schwyz (Switzerland : Canton) Social life and customs. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Four manners of yodelling and yootzing take place on the same day. The Yodel Mass, written in Swiss German dialect by the composer Jost Marty, is conducted by the director of the yodel choir in the church organ loft. Following that is a traditional local yootz arranged for the yodel choir — also performed in the church as a Bach choral would be — which, in a way, makes the profane become sacred. At dinner in a restaurant, a locally well-known traditional yootzer family performs for the wedding party. In the evening some villagers can be found in another inn performing not for an audience this time, but for their own pleasure. The wedding party also appreciates local customs such as large cowbell ringing, whip cracking and diatonic accordion playing to accompany dancing.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1983 in Muotatal Valley, Switzerland. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in German with English subtitles.
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: German
    Pages: 1 online resource (29 min.). , 002926
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Swiss yodelling series : "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal ; 4
    Keywords: Yodels. ; Yodeling. ; Music ; Vocal music ; Schwyz (Switzerland : Canton) Social life and customs. ; Switzerland Social life and customs. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Walking up to the summer alpine pastures is a yearly event that both people and cattle look forward to! Cattle calls, yootzing in the stable while milking, calling an alpine blessing through a milk funnel, yootzing together in the evening in the alpine chalet these are elements that many local people like to see, elements that reflect the idealized past of this people of herdsmen, as Swiss people like to call themselves. At the end of the film, an unexpected message reveals that real life was not as idyllic as it seems. It is a rare case of a film revealing its making of (years before the extras in DVDs became popular).
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1983 in Muotatal Valley, Switzerland. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in German with English subtitles.
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (87 min.). , 012655
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Love. ; Women Social conditions. ; Husband and wife. ; Domestic relations ; Men Attitudes. ; Sex role. ; Man-woman relationships. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: In our grandparents' time, most women and men committed themselves to each other for better or worse. Today, many men and women struggle to redefine relationships in a society where more women are in the workforce, where divorce is common, and where the marriage commitment is rapidly changing. How did this happen? What opportunities and barriers has it created in women's and men's lives? Love Stories: Women, Men, & Romance provides both a history of changing attitudes and expectations and a portrait of today's conflicted society — in which the old and new values clash, fueling debates over the lifestyle, sex roles, and birth control.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1987 in United States. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: German
    Pages: 1 online resource (23 min.). , 002301
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Swiss yodelling series : "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal ; 2
    Keywords: Yodeling. ; Folk music Switzerland ; History and criticism. ; Folk songs, German History and criticism. ; Switzerland. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Innovative graphic animations with sync sound visualize the features of both musical structure and performance technique related not only to traditional local voice characteristics but also to the polished yodelling of a renowned soloist performing at yodel festivals. The film also shows the connections with instrumental music, such as the small alphorn and the diatonic accordion. This documentary is a very rare example of elements of musical structure and performance being explained through visual means (another example is the filmmaker's The Song of Harmonics).
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Muotatal Valley, Switzerland. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in German and English with English subtitles.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Spanish
    Pages: 1 online resource (41 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Cuyagua ; part I
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Dance ; Dancers ; Religion Rites and ceremonies ; Music dances. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: The men of the Afro-Caribbean population of Cuyagua enact a ritual that occurs 60 days after Easter. The film is a portrait of the two men who direct the devil dancing. They tell the history of the village, the organization of the devil dancing, and stories associated with the devil. The film also discusses the intriguing ritual of the dancing itself.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Apr. 23, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Spanish and English with English subtitles.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (31 min.). , 003054
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Sheep ranchers ; Falkland Islands Social conditions. ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: The 1982 war between Britain and Argentina brought the Falkland or Malwinas Islands into the news headlines. This film is less spectacular: It shows the way of life of one inhabitant of this remote island in the South Atlantic. The film tells us in measured style about sheep farmer's Ian Gleadell's struggle with the rough landscape, the island's administration and loneliness.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    Watertown, MA :Documentary Educational Resources (DER),
    Language: German
    Pages: 1 online resource (50 min.). , 004938
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Swiss yodelling series : "Jüüzli" of the Muotatal ; 1
    Keywords: Yodels. ; Yodeling. ; Music ; Switzerland Social life and customs. ; France ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Performances of the local musical tradition and the official folklore are shown in their social contexts. We can see on the one hand peasant activities such as mowing, transporting wooden logs, milking and calling cattle, as well as people sitting together at home or in the local inn and on the other hand, a folk festival featuring wrestling and alphorn playing and the yearly concert of the local yodel choir. Singers of both styles discuss the differences between their practices.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in 1983 in Muotatal Valley, Switzerland. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in German with English subtitles.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (55 min.). , 005455
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Cayapo Indians Social life and customs. ; Ethnology ; Ethnology. ; Indians of South America Social life and customs. ; Indians of South America Social life and customs. ; Brazil. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: This film focuses on the conflicts and determination of a group of people trying to survive and maintain their ethnic identity in the face of almost overpowering odds. The film contrasts the reactions of two groups of Kayapo to outside influence. The Kapot have opposed contact and resisted both non-indigenous Brazilian settlers and gold miners. The Gorotire, by contrast, were invaded by gold miners who strip-mined their land and polluted their rivers. The miners paid the Gorotire very little for the destruction until 1985 when the Gorotire forced the miners to raise the commission by 5% when 200 warriors seized the airstrip. This commission amounts to two million dollars per year for the tribe and the tribe is learning to cope with the money, both with the problems it brings and the power it gives. They have trained several of their number to deal effectively with the outside world on behalf of the rest of the tribe and they now run a plane (and hire a pilot) to patrol their land against intruders. The Kapot, in their own way, are also trying to assert their identity and independence. This portion of the film shows the Kapot in the traditional activities of building and dismantling a hunting camp. The hunters returning with the tortoises they have caught are a particularly impressive sight. The now famous Chief Rop-ni is featured as a leader of the Kapot and he states eloquently his opposition to the Gorotire's acceptance of the gold miners. Despite their adherence to tradition, however, the Kapot use modern technology – video, radios, etc. – to protect their interests and record their rituals. This is a political film and would be excellent for courses in anthropology, Latin American studies, ecology, development, and international politics.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Brazil. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (55 min.). , 005434
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Basques. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: In her book 'The Circle of Mountains' Sandra Ott provided a fascinating analysis of social reciprocity ... The film highlights the village's contemporary dilemmas and thereby complements rather than visualises the arguments in Ott's published ethnography ... The approach is to be applauded since the book and the film now make excellent companion pieces that can usefully be employed in any course on European ethnography. This film follows the lives over one year, shot during three intervals, of two Basque shepherding families who live in Santazi, a village in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. The film is the only Disappearing World film made in western Europe and it focuses on the continuity and change in the community. Change has come to the village of Santazi in recent years along the avenues of introduced roads and improved communication systems with the outside world. The effects stretch from people's relationship with the Catholic religion to inheritance customs. Television has of course also entered these villagers' homes. The traditional life of shepherding is also changing amidst the conflict of interest between those who have formed a syndicated in an effort to maintain the viability of shepherding and the sons who have taken jobs as linemen for the electricity company. This film shows the rationality behind the choice the villagers are making. This film is recommended for courses in anthropology, sociology, culture change, and European communities.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Santazi (Sainte-Engrâce), France. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English and Basque with English subtitles.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: Austronesian (Other)
    Pages: 1 online resource (55 min.). , 005441
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Disappearing world
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnology ; Solomon Islanders Religion. ; Solomon Islanders Social life and customs. ; Malaita (Solomon Islands) Social life and customs. ; Australia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Pierre Miranda and a team from Granada Television have made a fine film exploring the troubled realities of the people of the lagoon in the 1980s. This film focuses on the people of Lau lagoon in the Solomon Islands who live on artificial islands near the island of Malaita. These islands are built of coral rubble and the people moved to them in an attempt to escape the dangers of malaria and enemies, and to find better fishing. The film focuses on change and conflict. The concept of 'custom' is vital to the islanders' identity, yet this is being eroded, particularly by Christian missionaries. The conflict between Christian and Pagan now pervades daily life, creating divisions in families and eroding knowledge of traditional life. Two 'custom' priests recently committed ritual suicide, one by swimming under a canoe containing women and the other by deliberately making a mistake in a ceremony. Within weeks, both priests physically died. The despair in the ability of 'custom' to continue that these priests must have felt is presented visually throughout the film. Few of the islanders remember more than a fraction of the hundreds of traditional spirits and the young are turning more and more to the traditions and commodities of Western culture. That this theme is a common one makes it no less powerful or relevant. Spurred by the presence of the Disappearing World camera crew, the islanders built a house in which to store their traditional and ritual objects. A commendable act of preservation on the part of the islanders, but at the same time the implications of their act are saddening. They are taking their ritual things out of the sphere of living, daily tradition and placing them in the realm of objective history. The Lau is recommended for courses in anthropology, sociology, development, culture change, Melanesia, religion, and ecology.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Malaita, Solomon Islands. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Lau and English with English subtitles.
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    Honolulu, HI :Asia Pacific Films,
    Language: Chinese
    Pages: 1 online resource (64 min.). , 013415
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Feature films. ; Foreign films ; Manners and customs Drama. ; Marriage Drama. ; Motion pictures ; Women Drama. ; China Drama. ; United Kingdom ; Feature films.
    Abstract: In 1900 a twelve-year-old girl, Xiaoxiao, comes to a mountain village to discover that her uncle has arranged a marriage with a boy who is still breast-fed at two. Strict clan rules govern all behaviors, and she becomes her husband's nanny (he must call her sister until he is old enough to marry her). In one scene, the villagers are discussing a group of schoolgirls who are allowed to marry whomever they want, and who enjoy reading and a degree of freedom that Xiaoxiao longs for. Huagou, a local peasant, takes notice of Xiaoxiao, now sixteen and taking good care of six-year-old Chunguan, and a love affair begins with terrifying consequences. She knows the feudal values her community clings to, and watches them strip and drown a young widow who has been unfaithful to her husband. That woman's lover lives, albeit with broken legs. And what will happen to her?
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in Hunan. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in Mandarin.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005340
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad ; 3
    Keywords: Boas, Franz, ; Anthropologists Biography. ; Bhutan ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Central Television's major documentary series looks at the first anthropologists to stop 'armchair theorising' and go out to live among the peoples who so interested them. In 1883, a young German scientist - Franz Boas - arrived in the Canadian Arctic to map the coastline and indulge in his new interest the study of other cultures. As he charted Baffin Island, he recorded the lives and ideas of the Eskimo who helped him with his work. He became so absorbed by the common features that unite humans everywhere that he made the study of culture his life's work and did fieldwork in both the Arctic and the North West Coast of America among Indian tribes. Considered to be the founding father of American anthropology, Boas taught at Columbia University, encouraging his students to follow his example by actually working in the field.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad ; 6
    Keywords: Evans-Pritchard, E. E. ; Anthropologist Biography. ; Documentary films. ; Historical films. ; Nuer (African people) Religion. ; Witchcraft ; Zande (African people) Religion. ; Sudan Religious life and customs. ; Bhutan ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Edward Evans-Pritchard was the first trained anthropologist to do work in Africa, where he lived among the Azande and studied their belief in witchcraft. Later, he worked with the Nuer tribe in the Sudan. His work on witchcraft caused philosophers to ask how rational thinking could be defined; his study of tribal organization intrigued political theorists; his attention to the sophisticated religious sentiments of so-called primitive peoples has strongly influenced theologians.
    Note: Documentary. , Originally issued as motion picture in 1985. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad ; 5
    Keywords: Mead, Margaret, ; Child development Social aspects. ; Child development Social aspects. ; Child development Social aspects. ; Bali Island (Indonesia) Social life and customs. ; United States Social life and customs. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: The most widely read, and best known anthropologist is probably Margaret Mead, an American who went study adolescence in the South Sea-Islands at the age of 23. Although her fieldwork has been criticised, she was nevertheless one of the foremost fieldworkers of her day. In America, Bali and New Guinea she examined child development, sex and temperament to see what role society has in making people what they are. Adolescence was a time of emotional stress and personal conflict in America and Europe. Mead claimed that in Samoa, adolescence was in many ways the most enjoyable and happy time of life.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (54 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad ; 4
    Keywords: Malinowski, Bronislaw, ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Bronislaw Kaspar Malinowski was born into an aristocratic family in Poland in 1984. It was the chance reading of Frazer's Golden Bough that put him on the path of his future career. He pursuit anthropological training at London School of Economics and was awarded a doctorate for work on Australian Aborigines, based on data provided by Spencer and Gillen. Following a first field study among the Mailu off the New Guinea cost, using the well-tested formula of his predecessors, Spencer and Rivers, he moved 1915 to the Trobriands. There he abandoned the veranda and developed his style of fieldwork, which came to be called participant-observation: speaking the language, living in the community and becoming part of it, making a detailed record of all aspects of native life. Malinowski's intimate experience with Trobriand society generated a growing awareness of the myriad of links that hold society together.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (50 min.). , 004933
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Ethnomusicology. ; Islamic music. ; Music Instruction and study. ; Muslims ; Bradford (West Yorkshire, England) Ethnic relations. ; France ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Bradford is a mill town in the north of England with a population of some 350,000 people of whom about 60,000 are Asians, predominantly Muslim Asians. Lessons from Gulam is a detailed study of musical enculturation and education within this Muslim community. Gulam Musa comes from Gujarat (India), and is a member of the Khalita group whose traditional caste occupations include those of barber and musician. In Bradford he is a music teacher and singer of qawwali, a form of Muslim devotional music found in India and Pakistan and also a genre of media-disseminated popular music. He runs an amateur qawwali group (called Saz aur Awaz, `Music and Song'), usually training his accompanists, and also takes part in Asian music workshops in the schools of Bradford. Lessons from Gulam explains several aspects of Asian music, especially drumming, and contrasts musical education in the school with what goes on in people's homes. It has long shots of musical performance, filmed and edited in the observational style, presented as the narrative of a visit to Bradford, and shows the film-maker getting his own lessons from Gulam. The film-maker is an ethnomusicologist and his musical knowledge is revealed in the detail and attention paid to the specifics of this Indian music style. Such insight is rare in ethnographic films and makes this film particularly valuable for music teachers and for teachers at both the school and university level who wish to expose students to the multi-cultural elements of music in Britain today. John Baily made this film at the National Film and Television School during his training as an ethnographic film-maker under the scheme organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the National Film and Television School and funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 27, 2013). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London, UK :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (52 min.).
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2012. (Ethnographic video online). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad ; 2
    Keywords: Rivers, W. H. R. ; Torres Strait Islands. ; South Africa ; Nonfiction films.
    Abstract: Central Television’s major documentary series looks at the first anthropologists to stop ‘armchair theorising’ and go out to live among the peoples who so interested them. The six part series was filmed all over the world, from the frozen Canadian Arctic to the dry outback of Australia, from New Guinea to India, Africa to the South Pacific. The programme makers retraced the steps of the pioneering anthropologists in those countries and, by following the life story of each scholar, they reveal how social anthropology has contributed to our lives.
    Note: Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005254
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Series Statement: Strangers abroad
    Keywords: Spencer, Baldwin, ; Aboriginal Australians. ; Anthropologists. ; Anthropology Fieldwork. ; Anthropology Research. ; Anthropology. ; Australia ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: Spencer represents the link between the armchair anthropologist and the modern fieldworking anthropologist. The series begins by following in the footstep of the British scientist. It shows his work with the Australian Aborigines – who had, up until then, been regarded as a step in the evolutionary ladder between Neolithic men and the 'civilised' Victorian. Spencer went to Australia in 1887 as Professor of Biology at Melbourne University. While there he was invited to join the Horn expedition, an ambitious project to explore Australia's still largely unknown interior. At Alice Springs, Spencer met Frank J. Gillen, the operator of the telegraphic station and an initiated elder of the Aranda tribe. It was Gillen's special place in Aboriginal society that enabled Spencer to document the world of this ancient and complex culture through books, glass-plate photographs, wax cylinder recordings and some of the earliest cine films shot outside Europe. Spencer and Gillen made several expeditions together; the data they collected fueled the theories of anthropologists around the world. Some of their film was used in the programme.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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    London :Royal Anthropological Institute,
    Language: English
    Pages: 1 online resource (53 min.). , 005241
    Edition: Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 2). Available via World Wide Web.
    Series Statement: Ethnographic video online, volume 2
    Keywords: Accordion music History and criticism. ; Accordion music History and criticism. ; Austrians Ethnic identity. ; Austrians Music ; History and criticism. ; Conjunto music History and criticism. ; Ethnicity. ; Ethnomusicology. ; Mexican Americans Music ; Ethnic identity. ; Mexican Americans Music ; History and criticism. ; Mexican Americans Music ; History and criticism. ; Polkas History and criticism. ; Polkas History and criticism. ; Popular music History and criticism. ; Popular music History and criticism. ; North America ; Documentary films.
    Abstract: The film confronts the accordion music of Chicano immigrants in southern Texas with the traditional music of accordion players in Austria. Without making any final judgments on the ‘roots’ of ‘conjunto’ music of the Chicanos, the film is able to reveal the different claims to ethnic identity. Most interestingly, Chicanos in Mexico and Texas and Austrians comment upon each others’ way of playing Polka.
    Note: Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014). , Recorded in January 1986 in Monterrey, Mexico, San Antonio, Texas and Salzburgerland, Austria. , Previously released as DVD. , This edition in English.
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