<p>The <i> Lambda Alpha Journal of Man </i> is published annually by the Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University. The Journal of Man is partially funded by the Wichita State University Student Government Association. </p> <p><u> Editor-in-Chief </u> Dr. Lowell D. Holmes <br> <u>Student editors </u> Kari Manz and Hector Garcia </p>

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  • Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.20 (complete version) 

    Lambda Alpha National Collegiate Honors Society for Anthropology (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    This issue of LAJ consists of seven articles: Culture shock in paradise by Ellen Rhoads Holmes; Attainment of higher states of consciousness by natural means (North America: The vision quest of the Sioux; Indian: ...
  • Culture shock in paradise 

    Holmes, Ellen Rhoads (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    Self-observation of professional anthropologist on her first field trip to American Samoa.
  • Attainment of higher states of consciousness by natural means: North America: The vision quest of the Sioux; Indian: Transcendental meditation of the Vedic tradition 

    Milota, Robert S. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    The mind is able to transcend so-called ordinary or gross perception to come to the Sacred or inner perception by natural means, and furthermore, this experience is an actual change in one's consciousness--hence the ...
  • Smiles on faces and thumbs in the bread: self-esteem maintenance in a service occupation 

    Dawson, Sherri (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    "Dr. Jekeyll and Mr. Hyde" was a term used by an informant, a grocery store cahsier, to assess accurately how a cashier's attitudes, actions, and self-esteem change with each customer. Every day a cashier will have to ...
  • Psychology and biochemistry in the shamanic world 

    Damrose, John (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    The idea that and may be employed by us to uncover information, to heal the sick or injured, and to punish or to maim others is something that boggles a Western mind. Perhaps even more perplexing is the fact that ...
  • Female circumcision in two contexts 

    Jervis, Lori L. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    Female circumcision is a practice which j.s appalling to many Westerners, yet in cultures where it occurs, it is often considered only a custom. Yet the failure of repeated attempts to eliminate the practice by both ...
  • A possible historical basis for La llorna legend 

    Agogino, George A. (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
  • Two perspectives on the etiology of pibloktoq 

    Lister, Janet (Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University, 1989)
    Mental illness may be viewed as a disorder common to the human condition and has long been the sUbject of investigation by various disciplines. Anthropology brings a cross-cultural perspective to this inquiry. Two ...

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