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The Island of Crossed Destinies : human and other-than-human perspectives in Afro-Cuban divination
(The University of Edinburgh, 2011)
This thesis focuses on the significance and articulation of divinatory practices in Cuba a place where a number of different religious traditions (mainly of African and European origins) have come to coexist. Reflecting ...
Living, Eating and Learning: Children’s Experiences of Change and Life in a Refugee Camp
This is a study about children living in an unusual setting, a refugee camp. It recognizes that this situation causes disruption to children’s lives but rather than focusing exclusively on this disruption, emphasizes the ...
Stories of Home: Generation, Memory, and Displacement among Jaffna Tamils and Jaffna Muslims
The Sri Lankan civil war has been ongoing for over twenty years. Fought out in the civilian areas of the North and East of Sri Lanka, between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) it ...
Royalty in Colonial and Post-Colonial India: A Historical Anthropology of Mysore from 1799 to the present
This dissertation aims to combat the general neglect into which the study of Indian princely states has fallen. Covering nearly 40% of the Indian subcontinent at the time of Indian independence, their collapse soon after ...
Making sustainable development a reality: A study of the social processes of community-led sustainable development and the buy-out of the Isle of Gigha, Scotland
This thesis examines the concept of sustainable development with a primary focus on its advancement and implementation at a local level. The local level is identified as the site where significant potential exists for ...
A State of Conspiracy
Ethnography of the state has long been focused on either a state’s reproduction of itself or on ‘the people’s’ resistance to it. In both cases, the state is cast as a unified, holistic identity that exists in diametric ...