Anthropology

The formation of “managementhood” in a psychiatric hospital
This article examines how unitary management as a discourse of general management is able to permeate a psychiatric hospital through the management training program. The argument is that the management training program was a pervasive vehicle in reconstituting the “subjectivities” of those involved to the extent that it made the managers see themselves as the driving agents of the structura...


Shreemadbhagwad Geeta in Human Life
The present paper delineates the philosophical perspective of ‘Shreemadbhagvad Geeta’ in context of socio-philosophical structure of human life. The knowledge system is quite strong in ‘Geeta’. It is based on ‘Karma’ Gyan’ and ‘Bhakti’. Not only Indian scholar's had written many commentaries on this composition but also Greek, Latin, French, German. English, Russian and Japani...
Over viewing Electoral System in India
At present democracy is not only a political system but social and economic arrangement too. Election is a capable means through which modern states create a sense of participation and share into public affair amongst citizens. Flawless election process is a foundation of the real representative government. Accordingly the present paper attempts to look into worldwide views about Electoral syst...


Rethinking the Education System in India: A Critical Analysis
This paper critically analyses the standard and situation of education in India. It throws light on the pros and cons of the Indian educational system. This paper gives a broad spectrum of the various structural forms and disciplines of Indian education. This also provides a detailed description of the loopholes of each part of the system. This paper tells its drawbacks and hurdles. It also tel...
A Study of Extent of Adulteration in Milk and Milk Products in Uttar Pradesh
The present study was carried out to envisage the status of adulteration of milk and milk products in the four major cities of Uttar Pradesh. The results suggest that the small cities harbour the epicentre for adulteration in milk and milk products as the consumers are ignorant of new sophisticated method used by the manufacturer or the retailer at these places. Adulteration in milk and milk pr...


The Pattern of Mortality in India: An Overview
Mortality data indicate numbers of deaths by place, time and cause. WHO's mortality data reflect deaths registered by national civil registration systems of deaths, with the underlying cause of death coded by the national authority. In accordance with the rules of the International Classification of Diseases, the majority of deaths are caused by infectious and chronic diseases. It is noted at e...
Ecological Dependence and Occupational Changes: A Case Study of Fishermen Community of Yetimoga Area in Kakinada
The fishermen community in India and around the world is directly are indirectly influenced by the globalization factors. Their traditional dependency on fishing made them to continue the occupation by adopting new methods and techniques. But in the process of adoption, the new techniques, imposed policies by the Government and individual interests on other occupations have brought a remarkable...

Health Status of the Lodhas: A Study at Jungle Mahal in West Bengal
This anthropological observation has tried to concentrate on those people who believe in the state health system, but have strong faith on the traditional methods of treatment. Traditional knowledge and beliefs are given first priority just like depending on the forest for their livelihood. India has been independent for over 60 years now. We are progressing with science and development, and ar...
Population Structure and Reproductive Behaviour of Pasis and Chamars: A Comparative Study among the Scheduled Castes of Lucknow, India
The present study is aimed to report and compare the demographic structures among the Pasis and Chamars of rural Lucknow, India. The data were collected from 323 households (158 Pasis and 165 Chamar) belonging to the two scheduled castes family of Lucknow district, Uttar Pradesh. Pasi and Chamar both constitute a very important group in Hindu society and occupy the lowest position in the caste ...

A Study of Genomic Diversity of Three Tribal Populations of Chhattisgarh, India
The diverse linguistic and ethnic tribal populations harboring state Chhattisgarh is a hotspot for human genomic diversity research. Genetic analysis of individual variation at the DNA level is widely used to investigate the extent of genetic diversity and to understand the population structure among different populations. The present study was conducted to find out the extent of affinities and...
Works of Illness and the Challenges of Social Risk and the Specter of Pain in the Lived Experience of TMD
Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) represent a particular form of chronic pain that, while not outwardly debilitating, profoundly impacts interactions as fundamental to human existence as smiling, laughing, speaking, eating, and intimacy. Our analysis, informed by an expanded “works of illness” assessment, draws attention to work surrounding social and physical risk. We refer to these as the...

Troubling Gifts of Care: Vulnerable Persons and Threatening Exchanges in Chicago's Home Care Industry
By tracing the transformations of troubling exchanges in paid home care, this article examines how differently positioned individuals strive to build caring relations within potentially restrictive regimes of care. In paid home care in Chicago, older adults and their workers regularly participate in exchanges of money, time, and material goods. These gifts play a crucial role in building good c...
A Chilling Example? Uruguay, Philip Morris International, and WHO's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
The World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the first international public health treaty to address the global spread of tobacco products. Ethnographic research at the fourth meeting of the FCTC's Conference of the Parties in Uruguay highlights the role of the FCTC in recalibrating the relationship between international trade and investment agreements and t...
Don't Know the Words He Uses”: Therapeutic Communication among Q’eqchi Maya Healers and Their Patients
Traditional or indigenous healing is often assumed to involve rich forms of dialogical and symbolic communication between healer and patient that serve to explain its salience and efficacy. An ethnographic study of Q’eqchi Maya healing Belize suggests, however, that communication in some forms of indigenous healing may also be minimal and peripheral to treatment and more akin to that of biome...
Neoliberal Justice and the Transformation of the Moral: The Privatization of the Right to Health Care in Colombia
Neoliberal reforms have transformed the legislative scope and everyday dynamics around the right to health care from welfare state social contracts to insurance markets administered by transnational financial capital. This article presents experiences of health care–seeking treatment, judicial rulings about the right to health care, and market-based health care legislation in Colombia. When i...