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The topic of human reproduction encompasses events throughout the human and especially female life-cycle as well as ideas and practices surrounding fertility, birth, and child care. Most of the scholarship on the subject, up through the 1960s, was based on cross-cultural surveys focused on the beliefs, norms, and values surrounding reproductive behaviors.(More)
In March 2005, the United Nations inaugurated a long-awaited program, a "Digital Solidarity Fund," to underwrite initiatives that address "the uneven distribution and use of new information and communication technologies" and "enable excluded people and countries to enter the new era of the information society" (" From the Digital Divide, " 2005) 1. What(More)
Over the last decade, the production of media by and about Aboriginal Australians has undergone geometric expansion, from a few experimental efforts at developing local video production in the early 1980s in remote communities, to the current situation in which video equipment and television broadcasting are available to practically every Aboriginal(More)
I want to thank Michael Fischer for this opportunity to " Rethink American Culture " with George Lipsitz at a moment when we certainly hope the U.S. electorate and the Democratic Party will do so as well. We were also invited to place our comments in the broad context of the speaker's work—and in this case it is a remarkable array of writings. George seems(More)
I n trying to portray my son in the literary model known as a novel, I have passed through. .. stages. In the case of a person like him with a mental disability, it isn't the individual himself but rather his family that has to pass from the " shock phase " to the " acceptance phase. " In a sense, my work on this theme has mirrored that process. I have had(More)
Research into how the " media worlds " of Indigenous feature filmmaking came into being in Australia is part of the broader project of the burgeoning work in the ethnography of media, which turns the analytic lens of anthropology on the production, circulation and consumption of media in a variety of locales, in this case asking what role these media play(More)