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AOJA is an multilingual European project that collect studies in the fields of physical and cultural anthropology, and of the disciplines related to. It offers original researches by scholars of merit and young researchers, with particular attention to proposals by Asian and developing countries authors.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0212-5
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Publication Status: In Print
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 10 x 12.5
Page Count: 202
Languages: Italian, English, French
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0212-5
$78.00

AOJA is a multilingual European project that collects studies in the fields of physical and cultural anthropology and related disciplines. It offers original research by scholars of merit and young researchers, with particular attention to proposals from Asian and developing countries.

In this volume (2011), authors from Asian research institutes think over the problems of sustainable development and cultural enhancement. Studies of the history of religions examine kingship in the Old Testament and the mythology in ancient Persia. Results of researches and investigations in the field of physical anthropology are also discussed, with particular reference to the risk factors of diabetes and hypertension in some Asian groups.

AOJA is a multilingual European project that collects studies in the fields of physical and cultural anthropology and related disciplines. It offers original research by scholars of merit and young researchers, with particular attention to proposals from Asian and developing countries.

In this volume (2011), authors from Asian research institutes think over the problems of sustainable development and cultural enhancement. Studies of the history of religions examine kingship in the Old Testament and the mythology in ancient Persia. Results of researches and investigations in the field of physical anthropology are also discussed, with particular reference to the risk factors of diabetes and hypertension in some Asian groups.

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ContributorBiography

Marco Menicocci

Moreno Tiziani

Marco Menicocci, journalist and professor of History of Religions and History of Contemporary Philosophy, has done numerous researches in the field of New Religious Movements. He is editor in chief of the journal "Antrocom, Online Journal of Anthropology" and collaborated with various magazines in Philosophy and Anthropology. Author of many articles, he published "Symbol, History and Religion" (1996) and "History of Religions" (2009).

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • I Re tragici di Israele: la narrazione delle origini della monarchia in Israele come problema storico (Marco Menicocci) (page 6)
    • Una questione metodologica: leggere i documenti (page 6)
    • Il problema e le ipotesi di lavoro (page 7)
    • 1- I cicli delle premesse incomplete (page 7)
      • Il ciclio del re che non puo essere: Gedeone (page 7)
      • Il ciclio del re senza dio: Abimelech (page 9)
    • 2- Saul: il ciclio degli errori (page 10)
      • La regalita sottratta a Yhwh: il primo re (page 10)
      • Follia e violazioni: il re al contratio (page 11)
      • Spirito e possessioni (page 13)
    • 3- Il ciclio delle mogli (page 14)
      • Le sventure di Mikal (page 14)
      • La logica delle mogli (page 14)
    • 4- Il ciclio di David (page 15)
      • L'iniziazione di un re (page 15)
      • Invasioni generazionali e la correttee successione (page 16)
    • 5- Conclusione (page 17)
      • Il paradosso del re umano (page 17)
    • Riferimenti Bibliografici (page 18)
  • Sul rapporto tra Athena e Medusa (Igor Baglioni) (page 20)
  • Contrastive Study of "Time" in Iranian-Indian Mythology (Bibiaghdas Asghari, Annapurna M) (page 24)
    • Abstract (page 24)
    • Introduction (page 24)
    • Purposes of Study (page 25)
    • 1. Time in Indian Mythology (The Hindi Divisions of Time) (page 25)
    • 2. Time in Iranian Mythology (The Iranian Divisions of Time) (page 28)
    • Discussion and Conclusion (page 30)
    • Bibliography (page 33)
  • Micro-Etnografia notturna: Riflessioni di un antropologo in discoteca (Alessandro Testa) (page 36)
    • Bibliografia indicativa (page 39)
  • Royal Anthropological Institute or Royal Academy? Post-Modern Anthropology as Contemporary Art (Edward Dutton) (page 40)
    • Abstract (page 40)
    • Introduction (page 40)
    • Defining Our Terms (page 41)
    • The Relationship between Religion and Art (page 42)
    • Margaret Mead's Ethnographies as Art (page 43)
    • On the challenge - and beauty - of (contemporary) anthropology (page 44)
    • Contemporary Anthropology and Contemporary Art (page 47)
    • Conclusion (page 47)
    • References (page 48)
  • "One Culture - Many Perspectives": Understanding Cultural Diversity through Rural Livelihoods: A Reflection from the Rural Craft Communities in Kandy, Sri Lanka (Chandima Dilhani Daskon) (page 50)
    • Abstact (page 50)
    • Introduction (page 50)
    • Why rural livelihoods? (page 51)
    • Different perspectives of culture (page 52)
    • Sri Lankan village life - Kandyan region (page 53)
    • Rural perceptions - defining culture through village livelihoods (page 55)
    • Explaining different perspectives of culture (page 56)
    • Conclusion (page 58)
    • References (page 60)
  • Does Indigenous Knowledge Have Anything to Deal with Sustainable Development? (Ashok Das Gupta) (page 64)
    • Knowledge as a Part of Culture (page 64)
    • Indigenous Knowledge System (page 65)
    • Role of Indigenous Knowledge System in Sustainable Development (page 66)
    • Discussion (page 67)
    • Conclusion (page 68)
    • References (page 69)
  • The Rebellion in Heaven: The Beginning (Maximiliano E. Korstanje) (page 70)
    • Abstract (page 70)
    • Introduction (page 70)
    • The Influence of Myths in the Social World (page 71)
    • The Millenarism (page 71)
    • The History of Devil (page 72)
    • Understanding the Origin of Lucifer (page 73)
    • The Role of Purity and Fertility (page 75)
    • Creation and Fallen Angels (page 75)
    • Conclusion (page 77)
    • References (page 78)
  • Secondary Burial of the Chakpa Lois of Phayeng Village, Manipur, India (Hoabijam Vokendro Singh) (page 80)
    • Abstract (page 80)
    • Introduction (page 80)
    • Death Rituals Among the Lois of Phayeng (page 80)
    • Mode of Disposal of Death (page 81)
    • Rite of Purification (page 81)
    • Conclusion (page 82)
    • References (page 82)
  • Appraisal of Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 in Central Indian Population: A Case Control Study (Rama Lakshmi G, Bandyopadhyay SS, Bhaskar LVKS, Sharma Madhubala, Rao Raghavendra V) (page 84)
    • Abstract (page 84)
    • Introduction (page 84)
    • Subjects and Method (page 85)
      • Subjects (page 85)
      • Methods (page 85)
      • Results (page 86)
      • Discussion (page 86)
    • Acknowledgements (page 89)
    • References (page 90)
  • Natural Selection Intensity in Settibalija, A Mendelian Human Population from Sotuh India (Deva SRS Prakash and Godi Sudhakar) (page 92)
    • Abstract (page 92)
    • Introduction (page 92)
    • Materials and Methods (page 92)
    • Results and Discussion (page 93)
    • References (page 94)
  • Obesity, Diabetes and the Thrifty Gene: The Case of the Pima (Flavia Busatta) (page 96)
    • Bibliography (page 103)
    • Appendix (page 106)
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms of PARKIN Gene in Ten Indian Populations (Jaya Sanyal, LVKS Bhaskar, Avishek Chatterjee, Biswanath Sarkar, Bidhan Chandra Ray, Vadlamudi Raghavendra Rao) (page 110)
    • Abstract (page 110)
    • Introduction (page 110)
    • Materials and Methods (page 111)
    • PARKIN genotyping (page 111)
    • Statistical Analysis (page 111)
    • Results (page 113)
    • Discussion (page 114)
    • References (page 117)
  • A Comparative Study on the Dermatoglyphic of Homos and Normal Meiteis of Manipur (Haobijam Vokendro and Sapam Chanu Phareda) (page 120)
    • Abstract (page 120)
    • Introduction (page 120)
    • Materials and Methods (page 120)
    • Results and Discussion (page 120)
    • Conclusion (page 123)
    • References (page 123)
  • Ethanol re-precipitation removes PCR inhibitors from Ancient DNA extract (Rajeev Kumar Pandey, Deepankar Pratap Singh, Godhi Sudhakar, Vadlamudi Raghavendra Rao) (page 124)
    • Abstract (page 124)
    • Introduction (page 124)
    • MATERIALS AND METHODS (page 125)
      • Ancient specimens (page 125)
      • Contamination Precautions (page 125)
      • DNA Extraction (page 125)
      • Re-precipitation of DNA extracts (page 126)
      • PCR and Sequencing (page 126)
    • RESULTS AND DISCUSSION (page 126)
    • Acknowledgements (page 128)
    • References (page 128)
  • Prevalence of hypertension and associated risk factors among Nomad Tribe groups: Screening of Hypertension, Adiposities and ABO Blood Group amogn Select Nomad Tribes of Rajasthan, Indian (Bandana Sachdev) (page 130)
    • Abstract (page 130)
    • Introduction (page 130)
    • Methods (page 130)
    • Results (page 131)
    • Discussion (page 135)
    • Conclusion (page 136)
    • Acknowledgements (page 136)
    • References (page 136)
  • Perceiving Pain: Health, Culture and Ritual (Dan E. Houser, Gerald W. Zamponi) (page 138)
    • Abstract (page 138)
    • Bibliography (page 141)
  • Gender Inequality as Cultural Diversity: Lessons from a Field School Program in Fiji (Sharyn Jones, Loretta A. Cormier, and Lisa R. Baker) (page 142)
    • Abstract (page 142)
    • Background (page 143)
    • Gender Relations in Fiji (page 144)
    • Educational Evaluation (page 144)
      • Evaluation Design (page 144)
      • Methods (page 145)
      • Data analysis (page 145)
      • Participants (page 145)
    • Survey Results (page 145)
    • CSAI Results (page 147)
    • Focus Group Results (page 148)
    • Evaluation and Interpretations (page 150)
    • Unexpected Difficulties and Concluding Thoughts (page 151)
    • Acknowledgements (page 151)
    • References Cited (page 152)
  • The Struggling Tharu Youth: Study of Awareness among the Tharu Tribe of India (Subhash Chandra Verma) (page 154)
    • Introduction (page 154)
    • Methodology (page 155)
    • Description (page 155)
      • Educational Awareness (page 155)
      • Status of awareness about employment (page 157)
      • Status of awareness about technology and communication (page 158)
      • Status of awareness about health (page 159)
      • Status of political awareness (page 160)
      • Social changes and youth awareness (page 161)
    • Conclusion (page 161)
    • Acknowledgements (page 162)
    • References (page 162)
  • To Be a Valenzano: When Jewellry Production is Local Identity (Michele Filippo Fontefrancesco) (page 164)
    • A theoretical premise (page 164)
    • A Palestinian Valenzano (page 165)
    • Unravelling an identity: residentiality and work (page 166)
    • The socioeconomic roots of an identity (page 167)
    • Becoming part of the network (page 168)
    • An ethnographic solution (page 168)
    • Conclusions (page 169)
    • Bibliographic References (page 170)
  • Former British Colony: Mauritians in the Face of Globalisation (Sylvie Maurer) (page 172)
    • Abstract (page 172)
    • General Introduction (page 172)
    • Globalisation: Definition(s) (page 173)
    • Questions (page 173)
    • Methodologies and Difficulties (page 174)
    • Working Plan (page 174)
    • Globalisation as part of Mauritius' Historical Background (page 175)
      • General historical background (page 175)
      • Facts concerning Mauritius (page 175)
      • The result of global waves of immigration (page 175)
    • National Identity and Globalisation: Overview (page 176)
    • The Economy: an overview since 1968 (page 176)
      • Globalisation: Constructing Mauritian Economic Identity (page 177)
      • Globalisation and culture in Mauritius (page 177)
    • Mauritian Diversity versus Globalisation: Overview (page 179)
      • Globalisation: the situation in Mauritius (page 179)
    • Conclusion (page 180)
    • Bibliography (page 181)
  • The Ideas of God, Good and Evil in the Refigured Yoga Practices in Metropolitan area of Buenos Aires City (Argentina) (Mercedes Saizar) (page 182)
    • Summary (page 182)
    • Introduction (page 182)
    • Alternative therapies in Catholic contexts (page 183)
    • The concept of God (page 184)
    • The concept of ignorance and the moral qualification of the acts (page 184)
    • The notion of evil and the capacity to harm (page 185)
    • Conclusions (page 186)
    • Bibliography (page 187)
  • An Ethnographic Note on Khondh, a Primitive Tribe and Valmiki, an Acculturizing Tribe from Andhra Pradesh, India (Y.S. Kusuma, Ph.D & B.V. Babu, Ph.D) (page 188)
    • Abstract (page 188)
    • Introduction (page 188)
    • The Area (page 188)
    • Methods (page 189)
    • Khondh (page 189)
    • Valmiki (page 190)
    • Conclusion (page 191)
    • References (page 191)
  • Il Linguiaggio della Vagina: Antropornologia 1 (Marco Menicocci) (page 192)
    • Il corpo come materia (page 192)
    • Codici peliferni (page 193)
    • Le transformazioni della pornografia (page 195)
    • Una cultura visuale di massa (page 196)
    • Sesso pulito (page 197)
    • Conclusione (page 199)
    • Bibliografia (page 201)