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The Bolivia Project (1964-1967), at the request of the U.S. Peace Corps, the Research Institute for the Study of Man (RISM) in New York initiated a three-year epidemiological and ethnographic research project in Bolivia.
Explorations of intended and unintended social, cultural, economic and political activities related to the resolution of long-term conflicts and tensions of ethnic, racial or otherwise socially repressed minorities in complex societies: that is, to deal with social anomalies and structural disparities embedded in modern nation states.
The objective of this section is to create a comprehensive data bank concerning the diverse aspects of the ganja phenomenon in Jamaica. Specifically, the efforts of the National Commission on Ganja in Jamaica, as well as other other formal debates on decriminalization, health risks, etc., are offered.
Resources for the anthropological study of the non-Hispanic Caribbean. Extensive bibliographic and textual coverage for those interested in the region. Videos, lectures, and PDFs available.
Anthropological Perspectives on Disaster. Explorations of social, cultural, economic and political dimensions of natural and/or technological environmental disasters and appropriate methods and theories for such study.