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Big Feet Preferred For Karo Batak Women In Indonesia
2013-05-31 05:01:59

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study appearing in the journal Human Nature suggests that a group living in rural Indonesia has a bit of a big foot fetish. Geoff Kushnick, a University of Washington anthropologist, wrote that the Karo Batak men in Indonesia prefer women with big feet. He says that culture helps play a role in deciding what makes a mate attractive, and in the case of Karo Batak people, it´s a foot fetish. The Indonesia group's preference...

2012-08-31 23:01:53

“Introduction to Ethnography” Offered in Popular Virtual Classroom Format in September 2012 Marlboro, MA (PRWEB) August 31, 2012 The popular eLearning training series from Research Rockstar is adding an essential new offering to its lineup. “Introduction to Ethnography” has been added and has dates starting in September. Ethnography has been a niche market research methodology for decades, but with the recent increase in observational methods overall, its practice is...

2011-02-04 11:49:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the spirit of great Super Bowl parties everywhere, four leading market research agencies are working together to create a new type of event: a real-time mobile ethnography study of Super Bowl watchers! (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/SF27145LOGO) Survey Analytics, BrandScan 360, Beacon Research, and Hemispheres Research are joining forces on this ground breaking initiative to show the power of mobile approaches to be "in the...

2010-09-27 14:25:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- During his speech at the United Nations Summit on the Millennium Development Goals on September 22, President Obama echoed the theme of the recently launched documentary Little Town of Bethlehem. Obama urged both sides to commit fully and sincerely to the peace process. If an agreement is not reached he warned, "Palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. Israelis will never know the certainty and security...

2008-09-26 03:00:00

By Taylor, John P The Power of Perspective: social ontology and agency on Ambrym, Vanuatu. By Knut Rio. Berghahn: Berghahn Books 2007 Since the foundation of the discipline, the central Vanuatu island of Ambrym has held a very special place in the anthropological imagination, and The Power of Perspective rightly celebrates this. From W H R Rivers' The History of Melanesian Society (1914, University of Cambridge Press) onwards, the vagaries of the Ambrymese's seemingly anomalous social and...

2007-11-18 06:00:12

By Hemment, Julie This article contributes to discussions of a public anthropology by bringing participatory action research (PAR) into dialogue with anthropology. PAR appears uniquely compatible with the goals of critical ethnography. Deeply concerned with global/structural inequality, it is also attentive to the power relations inherent within the research encounter; its point of departure is the kind of collaboration that the new (critical) ethnography proposes. However, despite these...

2005-07-07 15:15:01

Dutch researcher Anna-Karina Hermkens has produced a description and analysis of the dynamics of gender and identity in the culture of the Maisin, an indigenous group from Papua New Guinea. She made this analysis by following the production and use of an object made by the women, painted barkcloth. In her thesis Anna-Karina Hermkens provides insights into the life and culture of the Maisin from a previously undescribed female perspective. This reveals the importance of women and female...

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