Partial Connections

Author: Marilyn Strathern
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759114937
Size: 12.33 MB
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Updated with a new Preface, this seminal work challenges the routine ways in which anthropologists have thought about the complexity and quantity of their materials. Marilyn Strathern focuses on a problem normally regarded as commonplace; that of scale and proportion. She combines a wide-ranging interest in current theoretical issues with close attention to the cultural details of social life, attempting to establish proportionality between them. Strathern gives equal weight to two areas of contemporary debate: The difficulties inherent in anthropologically representing complex societies, and the future of cross-cultural comparison in a field where 'too much' seems known. The ethnographic focus of this book emphasizes the context through which Melanesianists have managed the complexity of their own accounts, while at the same time unfolding a commentary on perception and the mixing of indigenous forms. Revealing unexpected replications in modes of thought and in the presentation of ambiguous images, Strathern has fashioned a unique contribution to the anthropological corpus. This book was originally published under the sponsorship of the Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania.

After Method

Author: John Law
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134294329
Size: 12.71 MB
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John Law argues that methods don't just describe social realities but are also involved in creating them. The implications of this argument are highly significant. If this is the case, methods are always political, and it raises the question of what kinds of social realities we want to create. Most current methods look for clarity and precision. It is usually said that only poor research produces messy findings, and the idea that things in the world might be fluid, elusive, or multiple is unthinkable. Law's startling argument is that this is wrong and it is time for a new approach. Many realities, he says, are vague and ephemeral. If methods want to know and help to shape the world, then they need to reinvent themselves and their politics to deal with mess. That is the challenge. Nothing less will do.

American Anthropology In Micronesia

Author: Robert C. Kiste
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824820177
Size: 11.80 MB
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American Anthropology in Micronesia: An Assessment evaluates how anthropological research in the Trust Territory has affected the Micronesian people, the U.S. colonial administration, and the discipline of anthropology itself. Contributors analyze the interplay between anthropology and history, in particular how American colonialism affected anthropologists' use of history, and examine the research that has been conducted by American anthropologists in specific topical areas of socio-cultural anthropology. Although concentrating largely on disciplinary concerns, the authors consider the connections between work done in the era of applied anthropology and that completed later when anthropology was pursued mainly for its own sake. The focus then returns to applied concerns in more recent years and issues pertaining to the relevance of anthropology for the world of practical affairs. It will be of essential interest to students and scholars of Pacific Islands studies and the history of anthropology.

Secure And Resilient Software

Author: Mark S. Merkow
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439866221
Size: 20.24 MB
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Secure and Resilient Software: Requirements, Test Cases, and Testing Methods provides a comprehensive set of requirements for secure and resilient software development and operation. It supplies documented test cases for those requirements as well as best practices for testing nonfunctional requirements for improved information assurance. This resource-rich book includes: Pre-developed nonfunctional requirements that can be reused for any software development project Documented test cases that go along with the requirements and can be used to develop a Test Plan for the software Testing methods that can be applied to the test cases provided A CD with all security requirements and test cases as well as MS Word versions of the checklists, requirements, and test cases covered in the book Offering ground-level, already-developed software nonfunctional requirements and corresponding test cases and methods, this book will help to ensure that your software meets its nonfunctional requirements for security and resilience. The accompanying CD filled with helpful checklists and reusable documentation provides you with the tools needed to integrate security into the requirements analysis, design, and testing phases of your software development lifecycle. Some Praise for the Book: This book pulls together the state of the art in thinking about this important issue in a holistic way with several examples. It takes you through the entire lifecycle from conception to implementation ... . —Doug Cavit, Chief Security Strategist, Microsoft Corporation ...provides the reader with the tools necessary to jump-start and mature security within the software development lifecycle (SDLC). —Jeff Weekes, Sr. Security Architect at Terra Verde Services ... full of useful insights and practical advice from two authors who have lived this process. What you get is a tactical application security roadmap that cuts through the noise and is immediately applicable to your projects. —Jeff Williams, Aspect Security CEO and Volunteer Chair of the OWASP Foundation

Interworking In Broadband Networks

Author: Sathya Rao
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 9051991355
Size: 15.90 MB
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Selected papers have been compiled in this book to provide the reader a good knowledge of global networking using heterogeneous networks. The papers of high quality covering the DQDB MAN, high speed LAN's and B-ISDN interworking have been presented in a structured manner. The articles cover the strategical issues in Trans-European networking, concepts, status of standards, network interworking issues, service interworking issues, protocol conversion (ATM adaptation layers), experience with broadband network platforms and performance related issues. Many papers discuss the open points that are not yet resolved so far, to stimulate the on-going research and development activities.

Queer Movie Medievalisms

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754675920
Size: 13.49 MB
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Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.