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  First Contact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The colonial white man’s first contact with the mountain valley people of New Guinea is that event through which the ethnographer tried to capture a sense of the local society by observing their reactions to this historical transformation.
First Contact tells the story of the “discovery” of the New Guinea highlands by Australian gold miners, and to be more precise, lead by Michael Leahy and his brothers.
The scenes with the first airplane arriving, the phonograph, and the accounts of the natives believing that the white men were their dead kin returned to life, all add to the inherent feeling that either their will occur a great bonding between the white men and the natives or it will end in tragedy.
www.aucegypt.edu /academic/anth/anth341/first_contact.htm   (3818 words)

  
 University of Chicago: Department of Anthropology: About the Department
His fieldwork in Tepoztlan, Mexico (which Cole viewed as one of a series of "background" studies on the sources of American immigration), was the first anthropological study of a modern "peasant" community.
Despite the fact that he was forced by revolutionary activity to remove his family to Mexico City, Tepoztlan became for Redfield the typical representation of the harmoniously integrated "folk society" which was the foundation of his subsequent work.
The status of the whole venture as a contribution to "the scientific study of society," however, was questioned by various critics in the early 1950s after a restudy of Tepoztlan by Oscar Lewis, who emphasized internal community conflict and the hardships of peasant life.
anthropology.uchicago.edu /about/cases/yucatan.shtml   (486 words)

  
 Department of Anthropology : University of Vermont
One of the first, if not the first, undergraduate course in anthropology in the United States was taught here in 1886 by a geologist, and subsequent Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, George Henry Perkins.
Anthropology at UVM became a separate department in 1971 and moved to its present location on the top floor of Williams Hall with its striking views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.
We also feel a strong obligation to provide students who are not concentrating in anthropology with a sense of the discipline and especially some idea of the diversity of human kind and an understanding of how and why people act as they do.
www.uvm.edu /~anthro   (596 words)

  
 First Contact and its aftermath in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Golub, 2002)
First Contact and its aftermath in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (Golub, 2002)
First Contact and its aftermath in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
First contact in PNG is a remarkably well-researched area.
www.hawaii.edu /cpis/psi/melanesia/First_Contact_Syllabus.htm   (1944 words)

  
 First contact (anthropology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
First contact is a term used to describe a first meeting of two previously unknown cultures.
It is clear from the historical record here on Earth between societies of the same species that the disruptive nature of first contact generally favors the more technologically advanced side, often with dire consequences for the less advanced side.
One notable first contact is Christopher Columbus's contact with the Arawak living in the West Indies.
en.wikipedia.org.cob-web.org:8888 /wiki/First_contact_(anthropology)   (159 words)

  
 Kenyon College - A History of the Anthropology Department
Approximately 100 years after their origin(s)in the mid/late 19th century, the distinct and separate disciplines of anthropology and sociology became part of the Kenyon curriculum in the early 1970s.
After offering its first coursework in the 1972-73 academic year, the department expanded quite rapidly to five faculty positions (3 anthropology/2 sociology) by 1975-76.
The first anthropology majors graduated in that year, and the first majors in sociology followed shortly thereafter (1977).
www.kenyon.edu /x11208.xml   (344 words)

  
 Selected Resources in Anthropology
Separate sections are focused on 12 subfields of anthropology, including physical, linguistic and medical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropology of women, and related areas, such as material culture, ethnomusicology, folklore, and religion.
Particular attention is given to the effects of culture contact as these groups are influenced by, and adapt to, new social, technical and economic forces.
Primary emphasis is on archaeology, anthropology (biological, physical, socio-cultural and linguistics).
www.library.cornell.edu /olinuris/ref/Anthro.html   (4934 words)

  
 First contact (science fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
First contact is a common science-fictional theme about the first meeting between humans and aliens, or, more broadly, of any sentient race's first encounter with another one.
The absence of First Contact is evident in other works of science fiction, such as Asimov's Foundation series, where the Galactic Empire of Humanity is the undisputed ruler of the known cosmos, since no aliens exist.
In science fiction, First Contact between intelligent species has resulted both in the ushering of eras of peace, and in cosmic warfare.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_contact_(science_fiction)   (832 words)

  
 USF :: Department of Anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humankind across the world and throughout time.
Representing the discipline’s four major subfields (cultural, biological, archaeological, and linguistic), the USF anthropology faculty maintain a strong commitment to working with families and communities to address contemporary human problems by applying anthropological perspectives.
Established in 1967, the USF Anthropology Department was the first in the nation to establish M.A. and Ph.D. programs in Applied Anthropology.
web3.cas.usf.edu /main/depts/ANT   (221 words)

  
 PAPUA NEW GUINEA SERIES: First Contact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This is the classic film of cultural confrontation that is as compelling today as when it was first released over ten years ago.
When Columbus and Cortez ventured into the New World there was no camera to record the drama of this first encounter.
First Contact is one of those rare films that holds an audience spell- bound.
www.filmakers.com /indivs/FirstContact.htm   (353 words)

  
 Department of Anthropology
The Anthropology major consists of a minimum of 39 or 40 semester hours in anthropology and a minimum of six semester hours in related fields in other departments.
In addition to a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher, all anthropology students must obtain a minimum grade of “C” in all upper- and lower-division anthropology courses and all related fields.
All students interested in the Anthropology minor are encouraged to discuss the options available with an anthropology undergraduate advisor.
www.asu.edu /aad/catalogs/2003-2004/general/anthropology.html   (1223 words)

  
 Rutgers Department of Anthropology
The cultural anthropology program has a unique focus on Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) with broad emphasis on Global culture, Inequality, Justice, and Rights and Critical Environmental Studies.
The evolutionary program focuses on an integration of primatology, physical anthropology, and archaeology for the comprehensive study of human evolution, and bring these interests together in the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies (CHES), a research, teaching, and training program focused on the evolution of human behavior.
The Anthropology Faculty at Rutgers comprise a diverse group of active scholars, committed to adherence to the highest standards of scholarly inquiry and to furthering anthropological knowledge through first-rate research and teaching.
anthro.rutgers.edu   (287 words)

  
 First contact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
a form of Christian evangelism, AKA Cold contact
the first meeting of members of two different civilisations - see First contact (anthropology)
This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/First_contact   (156 words)

  
 First Contact: The Selling of the Last Savage | Outside Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When I originally heard about First Contact, a trip offered by Woolford's trekking company, Papua Adventures, I couldn't believe he was really doing what he claimed to be doing.
But there are, Woolford assured me. From his home in Ubud, Bali, he explained the strategy behind his First Contact trips.
Of course, this outdated and arguably racist view ignores the fact that first contact has historically resulted in a deadly tsunami of disease, war, famine, slavery, and proselytization like those that engulfed nearly all of the world's tribal societies following the arrival of European explorers.
outside.away.com /outside/destinations/200502/fist-contact_1.html   (760 words)

  
 Guide to Citing Sources
This is a brief guide to citing commonly used sources in anthropology papers.
An excellent way to learn how to cite sources in an anthropology paper is to look at an article in American Anthropologist, the main journal of the American Anthropological Association.
Multiple items by the same author having the same publication date are alphabetized by the first word of their titles and distinguished by (a), (b), etc. Layout is as follows:
www.skidmore.edu /www/academics/anthropology/cite.html   (458 words)

  
 The Anthropology of Modernity
I am putting this syllabus on the web to provide you with a set of links to electronic sources in Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Transnationalism, Nationalism, and Postmodernism.
Make an effort to make your ideas known, whether it is the first day of class or late March.
My office hours are MW 1:30-4:00, but I work in my office almost every morning and afternoon, and you are welcome to try to find me then or to make an appointment.
abacus.bates.edu /Faculty/Anthropology/aomelectronicsyl.html   (618 words)

  
 World Talk Radio: American Indian Movement Today: Cultural Resource Mangt & Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Dr de Barros has always been sensitive to Native American culture and relates those concerns to his students.
Discuss the implication of int law known to archaeologist as the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act.
It was the first step in repatriating of Indian remains, finerary and sacred items.
www.worldtalkradio.com /category.asp?cid=288   (294 words)

  
 Anthropology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
I have offered two different courses in the area of anthropology: theological anthropology, under the title of The Human Person; and a course focused on Medieval authors, under the title Medieval Images of Person.
The first course, The Human Person, is designed for introductory students, ordinarily those in the Master of Divinity Program.
The second course, Medieval Images of Person, was designed for advanced master's or doctoral students and includes close scrutiny of texts from a variety of Medieval authors: Augustine, William of St. Thierry, Bernard of Clairvaux, Aelred of Rievaulx;
www.jstb.edu /faculty/pages/griener/anthropology.htm   (116 words)

  
 Add new comment | Anthropology.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Harlow found that the newfound deposits and the Antigua pieces bore the same distinctive quartz grains, which are absent from jade mined anywhere else, he says.
It's not the first time serendipity has come to the aid of scientific research and I'm sure it won't be the last...
Human bones from Pestera Muierii have been redated by Trinkaus
anthropology.net /comment/reply/793   (574 words)

  
 Hexapedia - First contact (anthropology) (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
First contact is a common science-fictional theme about the first meeting between humans and aliens.
The novel The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov and films Alien and ET are good examples of First Contact stories.
Since the best evidence suggests that there has never been contact between humans and extraterrestrial species, the degree of culture shock which might occur is highly speculative.
www.hexafind.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/First_contact_(anthropology)   (435 words)

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