Introducing Cultural Anthropology

A Christian Perspective

Author: Brian M. Howell,Jenell Williams Paris

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801038871

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Edwards Lenkeit

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072820256

Category: Anthropology

Page: 400

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A brief, accessible introduction to cultural anthropology with in-text activities that give students the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives.
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433025

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

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Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.
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Introduction Cultural Anthropology

Author: David Julian Hodges

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781609272425

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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This anthology surveys the kind of readings that provide today's student of cultural anthropology with a first-Rate introduction to the field. the collection constitutes a useful complement to any basic introductory text. the articles go beyond didactic discussion and review of concepts, terms, theories, and principles. Additional selections treat timely subject matter in a student-Oriented manner. Many anthropologists whose articles are included in this anthology are recognized as pioneers in the field of cultural anthropology. Taken as a whole, this anthology serves to introduce first-Time students of cultural anthropology to the depth and range of the discipline. David Julian Hodges, Ph.D. is professor of anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has served with distinction in several capacities: Acting Dean, School of Education; Acting Chairperson, Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies; and President of the Faculty. Dr. Hodges has conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana and the Iban of Borneo. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He received his Master's degree and Ph.D. from New York University, under the tutelage of anthropologist Ethel J. Alpenfels. Dr. Hodges also engaged in post-Doctoral studies at Harvard and Oxford universities.
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

A Christian Perspective

Author: Brian M. Howell,Jenell Paris

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 1493418068

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 2005

What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
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Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305161785

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Essential Readings

Author: David Julian Hodges

Publisher: Cognella Academic Pub

ISBN: 9781934269978

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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"This anthology surveys the kind of readings that provide today s student of cultural anthropology with a first-rate introduction to the field. The collection constitutes a useful complement to any basic introductory text. The articles go beyond didactic discussion and review of concepts, terms, theories, and principles. Additional selections treat timely subject matter in a student-oriented manner. Many anthropologists whose articles are included in this anthology are recognized as pioneers in the field of cultural anthropology. Taken as a whole, this anthology serves to introduce first-time students of cultural anthropology to the depth and range of the discipline." David Julian Hodges, PhD is professor of anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has served with distinction in several capacities: Dean, School of Education; Chairperson, Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies; and President of the Faculty. Dr. Hodges has conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana, and the Iban of Borneo. He received his BA degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He received his MA and PhD degrees from New York University, under the tutelage of anthropologist Ethel J. Alpenfels. Dr. Hodges has done post-doctoral study at Harvard and Oxford Universities.
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An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: C. Nadia Seremetakis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443891711

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.
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Cengage Advantage Books: Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495508748

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Using engaging stories and clear writing, ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered around globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore more contemporary issues, including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you'll gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Monaghan,Oxford University Press,Professor John Monaghan,Peter Just,Associate Professor of Anthropology Peter Just

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192853465

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture. Including an assessment of anthropology's present position, and a look forward to its likely future, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make fascinating reading for anyone curious about this social science. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759118515

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology provides students and the interested public with a concise picture of the field of cultural anthropology today. From the first edition of Tapestry of Culture published in the early 1980s until now, anthropology has changed greatly, responding to scholarly and political influences as well as changing generations; the ninth edition reflects this ongoing transformation. The influence of postmodernism has generated new debates over theory and practice in anthropology. The content of Tapestry explains these debates, as well as what is still generally accepted and agreed upon by most anthropologists. This edition provides the instructor, student and lay public with the information necessary to enable them to critically read the literature of anthropology, more specifically ethnographic texts which are still the heart of this field. The approach of the book is to accommodate the various points of view in anthropology today. It shows how the concepts, ideas and behavior of other cultures are translated into our culture's terms. Though today many emphasize each culture's uniqueness, the presence of cultural similarities is compelling. Using a comparative approach, The Tapestry of Culture reveals cultural similarities, as well as the cultural differences.
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Inside Cultures

A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: William Balee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315426471

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This concise, contemporary, and inexpensive option for instructors of cultural anthropology breaks away from the traditional structure of introductory textbooks. Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the impacts of colonialism on traditional cultures, Inside Cultures shows students how cultural anthropology can help us understand the complex, globalized world around us. This second edition: includes brand new material on a variety of subjects, including genomic studies, race and racism, cross-cultural issues of gender identity, terrorism and ethnography, and business anthropology; presents updated and enhanced discussions of medical anthropology, European colonialism and disease, the Atlantic slave trade, and much more; offers personal stories of the author’s fieldwork in Amazonia, sidebars illustrating fascinating cases of cultures in action, and other pedagogical elements such as timelines; is written is clear, supple prose that delights readers while informing them
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The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Abraham Rosman, professor emeritus, Banard College, Columbia University,Paula G. Rubel, professor emerita, Barnard College, Columbia University,Maxine Weisgrau, Barnard College, Columbia University

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442252898

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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Tapestry of Culture provides students with the tools needed to encounter different cultures—one of the most exciting elements of anthropology. The tenth edition incorporates new material throughout, such as ethnographic examples in every chapter; strengthened discussions of gender, transnationalism, and globalization; and more.
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An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Robert H. Lowie

Publisher: Masterson Press

ISBN: 1406717657

Category: Social Science

Page: 628

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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The Human Portrait

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: John Friedl,Michael B. Whiteford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: 389

View: 5744

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Being Human

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Mari Womack

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130902962

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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This lively, innovative volume presents cultural anthropology as an adventure?focusing on readers' curiosity about their own participation in humanness, and incorporating the excitement of field discoveries throughout. Combining discussions with the vitality of ethnographic accounts, it first presents the basic concepts relating to culture and social organization, applies them to specific cultures, and concludes with a survey of contemporary issues and the contributions in the field of anthropology. The Human Perspective: We the People. People Looking at People. The Adventure of Anthropology. The Organization of Human Groups: The Political Economy. Culture in Its Material Context. Sex, Marriage, and Family Relationships. Acquiring and Transmitting Culture: Language and Symbols, Order and Change. The Nature of Human Nature. The Question of Meaning: Natural and Supernatural Orders. Expressive Culture. Human Ways of Life: Foragers. Pastoralists. Horticulturalists. Agriculturists. The Adventures of Anthropology Continues: The People We Study. The People We Are.
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Mirror for humanity

a concise introduction to cultural anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072414875

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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Evolving life styles

an introduction to cultural anthropology

Author: Elbert W. Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780070613348

Category: Social Science

Page: 490

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