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Hirsch, Eric 1956-

Overview
Works: 86 works in 249 publications in 3 languages and 3,529 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Collector
Classifications: GN450.8, 302.35072
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Hirsch
Inside organizations : anthropologists at work by David Gellner( )

19 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most of us work in or for one, but there are surprisingly few sustained analyses of the problems and peculiarities of organizations. Anthropologists are increasingly turning their attention to the study of western organizations, and this timely collection addresses the pleasures and pitfalls of ethnographic research undertaken across a range of organizational contexts. From museums, to laboratories, health clinics, and multinational businesses, leading anthropologists discuss their fieldwork experiences, the problems they encountered, and the solutions they came up with. When is the anthropologist an insider to the organization, and when an outsider? What ethical issues arise when researchers are caught between observing organizations and participating in their work? Among issues vividly described are the relations between gender and politics in organizational hierarchies. This book highlights the practical, political and ethical dimensions of research in organizations
The anthropology of landscape : perspectives on place and space( Book )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles by Morphy and Layton annotated separately
Consuming technologies : media and information in domestic spaces by Roger Silverstone( Book )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consuming Technologies opens for analysis some crucial but rarely examined areas of social, cultural and economic life. At its core is a concern with the complex set of relationships that mark and define the place of the domestic in the modern world, and an explanation of the relationship between the domestic and public spheres as they are mediated by consumption and technology. Debate over the commodification and privatization of everyday life has been preoccupied with the impact of technological change on established social structures and cultural values. Yet much of the discussion has lacked any substantive empirical work on the understanding of modern industrial society, on the nature of consumption, and the contradictory significance of the domestic sphere. The contributors address these questions with a series of essays suggesting that, in essence, information and communications technologies require us to see them as social and symbolic as well as material objects, crucially embedded in the structures and dynamics of our consumer culture
The art of anthropology : essays and diagrams by Alfred Gell( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Art of Anthropology collects together the most influential of Alfred Gell's writing, which span the past two decades, with a new introductory chapter written by Gell. The essays vividly demonstrate Gell's theoretical and empirical interests and his distinctive contribution to several key areas of current anthropological inquiry. A central theme of the essays is Gell's highly original exploration of diagrammatic imagery as the site where social relations and cognitive processes converge and crystallise."--Jacket
Knowing how to know : fieldwork and the ethnographic present( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through the idea of the 'extended field', this volume examines current issues in fieldwork and ethnography and provides new insights into the problems of ethnographic knowledge construction. It is a text for new fieldworkers, established researchers and those looking for material to support modules on these issues. Nine anthropologists reflect on their experiential processes of knowing by considering how different aspects of fieldwork and the writing-up process informed their accounts. Drawing on both theory and empirical material, this volume actively engages with the dilemmas faced by fieldworkers and relates them to current debates and the notion of crisis in academe, whilst illustrating the complexities of knowing how to know by probing material from different historical periods and various regions."--Jacket
Transactions and creations : property debates and the stimulus of Melanesia( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 21st century, intellectual and cultural resources emerge on all sides as candidates for ownership claims. Members of an anthropological research team investigating emergent economic relations in a part of the world renowned for its innovative approach to resources and transactions, wish to open up the vocabulary. In this unique volume, they bring an unexpected comparative perspective to global debates on intellectual and cultural property rights (IPR and CPR). The contributors bring from Melanesia their collective experience of people initiating, limiting and rationalizing claims through transactions in ways that challenge many of the assumptions behind the international language."--Jacket
Commercialisation of non-timber forest products : review and analysis of research by Roderick P Neumann( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Abflussprinzip als Konkretisierungsstufe des Leistungsfähigkeitsprinzips beim Ansatz von Werbungskosten by Eric Hirsch( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in German and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to financial assistance for wind energy by Eric Hirsch( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Melanesian world( Book )

3 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This wide-ranging volume captures the diverse range of societies and experiences that form what has come to be known as Melanesia. It covers prehistoric, historic and contemporary issues, and includes work by art historians, political scientists, geographers and anthropologists. The chapters range from studies of subsistence, ritual and ceremonial exchange to accounts of state violence, new media and climate change. The 'Melanesian world' assembled here raises questions that cut to the heart of debates in the human sciences today, with profound implications for the ways in which scholars across disciplines can describe and understand human difference"--Back cover
State efforts to support national board certification by Eric Hirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technologies of procreation : kinship in the age of assisted conception by Jeanette Edwards( )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technologies of Procreation brings a fresh approach to the analysis of the social and cultural implications of assisted conception technologies. It explores how these techniques create the potential for a redefinition of relationships, because it is now possible to create life on behalf of another person. This second edition presents significant new material that enhances the original argument. By drawing on ethnographic studies, household interviews, and debates in government and among clinicians, the authors offer an insightful examination of the transformations of parenthood, procreation and kinship in the context of new reproductive technologies. Successfully bridging the gap between medical technology and cultural values, this book is a welcome addition to the growing field of medical anthropology
Urban revolt : ethnic politics in the nineteenth-century Chicago labor movement by Eric L Hirsch( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Urban Revolt is a careful, incisive reexamination of the most highly mobilized urban revolutionary force in American history - the late nineteenth-century Chicago labor movement. By documenting the importance of ethnic origins in accounting for political choice, Eric L. Hirsch completely reconceptualizes the dynamics of urban social movements.Hirsch links the industrialization of Chicago to the development and maintenance of an ethnically segmented labor market. Urbanization, he argues, fostered ethnic enclaves whose inhabitants were channeled into particular kinds of jobs and excluded from others. Hirsch then demonstrates the political implications of emergent ethnic identities and communities.In the late nineteenth century, Chicagoans of German background - denied economic power by Anglo-Americans' control of craft unions and excluded from political influence by Irish-dominated political machines - formulated radical critiques of the status quo and devised innovative political strategies. In contrast, the Irish revolutionary movement in Chicago targeted the oppressive British political system; Irish activists saw no reason to overthrow a Chicago polity that brought them political and economic upward mobility.Urban Revolt gives a new perspective on revolutionary mobilization by de-emphasizing the importance of class consciousness, social disorganization, and bureaucracy. In his original and provocative focus on the importance of ethnicity in accounting for political choice, Hirsch makes a valuable contribution to the study of social movements, race, and working-class politics
Consuming Technologies( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consuming Technologies opens for analysis some crucial but rarely examined areas of social, cultural and economic life. At its core is a concern with the complex set of relationships that mark and define the place of the domestic in the modern world, and an explanation of the relationship between the domestic and public spheres as they are mediated by consumption and technology. Debate over the commodification and privatisation of everyday life has been preoccupied with the impact of technological change on established social structures and cultural values. Yet much of the discussion has lacked any substantive empirical work on the understanding of modern industrial society: on the nature of consumption, and the contradictory significance of the domestic sphere. The contributors address these questions with a series of essays suggesting that in essence, information and communication technologies require us to see them as social and symbolic as well as material objects, crucially embedded in the structures and dynamics of our consumer culture
Pure sources, pure souls : folk nationalism and folk music in Hungary in the 1930's by Eric Hirsch( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Country Music : song and the politics of uneven development in Hungary at the turn of the century by Eric Hirsch( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey Interim Report by Eric Hirsch( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 2002, North Carolina, under the leadership of Governor Mike Easley and the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards Commission, has worked to improve understanding of a critical factor in student learning and teacher retention: the conditions under which teachers work. In 2006, 66 percent (more than 75,000) school-based licensed educators responded to the North Carolina Teacher Working Conditions Survey. More than 85 percent of the state's schools (1,985) reached the minimum response rate (40 percent) necessary to have valid data, providing information needed to gauge the successes and areas of concerns in their own schools and communities. Several trends can be discerned from the survey data: (1) Teacher working conditions in North Carolina have improved and conditions are better than in other states; (2) Teacher working conditions have an impact on teacher turnover; (3) Teachers and administrators view working conditions differently; (4) Teachers, particularly elementary educators, want more planning and collaborative time; (5) Teachers are positive about the facilities and resources available; (6) Teachers do not feel centrally involved in decision making; (7) Teachers are positive about leadership's ability to communicate, but want more support in addressing working conditions; (8) Teachers were positive about the professional development they received, but did not receive what they needed most; and (9) New teachers are generally positive about mentoring received, but many educators do not appear to be receiving any support. (Contains 11 tables, 3 figures, and 2 endnotes.) [This report was produced with the assistance of Keri Church and Ed Fuller.]
Teacher recruitment : staffing classrooms with quality teachers by Eric Hirsch( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This strategy brief identifies current strategies developed by states to recruit and hire quality teachers. It describes innovative efforts to attract students and mid-career professionals to the teaching profession, as well as incentives to lure well-qualified and experienced teachers to hard-to-staff schools and subject areas where teachers are in short supply. The brief discusses complex factors that both challenge and support the recruitment and retention of the teaching workforce, including growing student enrollments, an aging teaching population, poor working conditions, a mismatch in the supply and demand of quality teachers, and local school districts being pressured to hire minimally qualified teachers. The brief offers several suggestions for strengthening the recruitment of high quality teachers, including: collecting and analyzing teacher supply and demand data; increasing teacher salaries; strengthening early outreach; supporting effective alternative certification programs; integrating recruitment initiatives into comprehensive strategies to better address teacher quality; streamlining the hiring process; and evaluating and modifying recruitment policies based on effective practices. An appendix presents selected state teacher recruitment enactments from the 2000 legislative session. (Sm)
Pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology : a text and atlas by Ruggero Caputo( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The anthropology of landscape : perspectives on place and space The anthropology of landscape : perspectives on place and space ; [conference ... on 'The Anthropology of Landscape', held at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 22-3 June 1989]/ ed. by Eric Hirsch
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The anthropology of landscape : perspectives on place and spaceConsuming technologies : media and information in domestic spacesThe art of anthropology : essays and diagramsKnowing how to know : fieldwork and the ethnographic presentTransactions and creations : property debates and the stimulus of MelanesiaTechnologies of procreation : kinship in the age of assisted conceptionUrban revolt : ethnic politics in the nineteenth-century Chicago labor movementThe anthropology of landscape : perspectives on place and space ; [conference ... on 'The Anthropology of Landscape', held at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 22-3 June 1989]/ ed. by Eric Hirsch
Alternative Names
Hirsch, Eric

Hirsch, Eric 1956-

Languages
English (160)

Spanish (4)

German (2)