Recent Submissions

  • Elephant Training in Nepal: Multispecies Ethnography and Rites of Passage 

    Locke, P. (University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Anthropology, 2012)
    In this presentation Piers draws on his ethnographic research with working elephants and their handlers in the lowland national parks of Nepal, focussing in particular on elephant training at the Khorsor Elephant Breeding ...
  • The Hattisar: The Integral Role of The Elephant Stable in the Apparatus of Lowland Nepali Park Management 

    Locke, P. (University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political SciencesUniversity of Canterbury. Anthropology, 2012)
    In this paper I examine the Nepali elephant stable or hattisar, tracing its history of change and continuity within the broader context of Nepali state and society. I argue that although the uses for which captive elephants ...
  • Max Podstolski: Saying the ineffable 

    Caballero Rodriguez, B. (The Primitive Bird GroupUniversity of Canterbury. School of Languages Cultures and LinguisticsUniversity of Canterbury. Spanish, 2010)
    This article discusses Max Podstolski's lattest work in the light of Heidegger, Nietsche and Zambrano's philosophy. The article suggests the use of the Nietzschean concepts of the Apollonian and the Dyonisian as hermeneutic ...
  • The Knowledge Economy/Society: The Latest Example of “Measurement Without Theory”? 

    Oxley, L.; Walker, P.; Thorns, D.; Wang, H. (Department of EconomicsUniversity of Canterbury. Economics.University of Canterbury. Sociology., 2008)
    The world has embraced a set of concepts (knowledge driven growth) which are seen as the ‘core of future growth and wellbeing’ without any commonly agreed notion of what they are, how they might be measured, and crucially ...
  • Talking About Genetic Testing: Information for Participants 

    Participation Sub-team, Constructive Conversations/Korero Whakaaetanga Research Project (Constructive Conversations/Korero Whakaaetanga Research ProjectUniversity of Canterbury. School of Sociology and Anthropology., 2005)
    This document is a summary of discussions about genetic testing and the storage of genetic information in 25 focus groups facilitated in 8 different locations by members of the FRST funded Constructive Conversations/Korero ...