The Mbuti pygmies

change and adaptation

Author: Colin M. Turnbull

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

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The Yanomamo

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111828741

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Based on the author's extensive fieldwork, this classic ethnography, now publishing in a legacy 6th edition, focuses on the Yanomamo. These truly remarkable South American people are one of the few primitive sovereign tribal societies left on earth. This new edition includes events and changes that have occurred since 1992, including a recent trip by the author to the Brazilian Yanomamo in 1995. Also included in this legacy edition will be an interview Q&A with the author revealing his own take on his life's work in the context of recent controversy. This interview will cap the legacy edition with rich perspectives from the author, his fieldwork, and the field of anthropology. 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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The King of the World in the Land of the Pygmies

Author: Joan Mark

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803282506

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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Joan Mark offers an interpretive biography of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam (1904–53), who spent twenty-five years living among the Bambuti pygmies of the Ituri Forest in what is now Zaire. On the Epulu River he constructed Camp Putnam as a harmonious multiracial community. He modeled his camp on the “dude ranches” of the American West, taking in paying guests while running a medical clinic and occasionally offering legal aid to the local people, and assumed the role of intermediary between locals and visitors, including Colin M. Turnbull, author of the classic Forest People. Mark describes Putnam’s mercurial relations with family and with his African and American wives—and follows him to his sad and violent end. She places Patrick Putnam within the context of three different anthropological traditions and examines his contribution as an expert on pygmies.
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Humans

An Introduction to Four-Field Anthropology

Author: Alice Beck Kehoe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135258562

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Ya̦nomamö

the fierce people

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: 9780030623288

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The Sambia

ritual and gender in New Guinea

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

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This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own. Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature.
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Friend by Day, Enemy by Night

Organized Vengeance in a Kohistani Community

Author: R. Lincoln Keiser

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030533327

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

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The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

Author: Annette B. Weiner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780030119194

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski’s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman’s work and wealth in the society.
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The white man will eat you!

an anthropologist among the Imbonggu of New Guinea

Author: William Edward Wormsley

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155001961

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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A Bagful of Locusts and the Baboon Woman

Constructions of Gender, Change, and Continuity in Botswana

Author: David N. Suggs

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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Not since the publication of Lee's case study on the Dobe Ju/'Hoansi and Turnbull's case study on the Mbuti Pygmies, has there been such an interesting addition to the African cases of the Spindler Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology series. Set in the subSaharan Africa in a contemporary context, this ethnography represents over 12 years of field research that focuses on the popular twin themes of culture change and gender roles amongst the BaKgatla of Botswana.
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The Isthmus Zapotecs

A Matrifocal Culture of Mexico

Author: Beverly Chiñas

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 133

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This case study has long been valued for its unique gender role model and its focus on the only matrifocal indigenous culture in Latin America. The new edition updates historical data and explores new case material on Zapotec attitudes toward gender variations.
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Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780155067554

Category: Social Science

Page: 823

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Far and away the market-leading text, HavilandAEs ANTHROPOLOGY, 9/e is the standard in the field. It offers a straightforward and thorough presentation of the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology. By integrating research and ideas from several schools of thought, it reflects current scholarship and remains the most engaging text available due to its lively, accessible writing style and vivid illustrations."
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155085503

Category: Ethnology

Page: 533

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Comprehensive, readable and written for the student, Haviland's market-leading text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, is a relevant, high-quality teaching tool. In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Haviland challenges and supports students with a thoughtful look at the diversity of the human condition; an examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance; and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.
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Henderson, Louisiana

cultural adaptation in a Cajun community

Author: Marjorie R. Esman

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

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Lives on the Line

Women and Ecology on a Pacific Atoll

Author: Alexandra Brewis

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 85

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Intended as a supplement to women's studies, human ecology, medical anthropology, or Pacific anthropology courses. LIVES ON THE LINE examines women's issues in Butaritari, an equatorial Pacific atoll 15 kilometers long and a few hundred meters wide. This case study shows how the constraints of ecology and teh contingencies of history weave through patterns of human activity on Butaritari Atoll.
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Grand Valley Dani

Peaceful Warriors

Author: Karl G. Heider

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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This case study examines an isolated tribe in Indonesia, West New Guinea, when tribe members were still using stone axes, bows, arrows and spears, up to more present times spanning 34 years (1961-1995). The author's long engagement with the Dani results in a wide range of engaging topics as well as coverage of the ethical dilemma he faced as an anthropologist. One immediately acquires a sense of the limitations and strengths of the anthropologist's role in the field. Heider's 1995 visit to the Dugnm Dani left him less optimistic about the future of the Dani than his 1988 visit. Indonesian Independence Day was celebrated during Heider's stay. The Dani presence was barely acknowledged, while the Indonesian presence was colorfully represented. The past mistakes of foreign occupation of indigenous territory, committed mostly by Western powers, now seem repeated by the Indonesian authorities.
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Life in Riverfront

A Middle-western Town Seen Through Japanese Eyes

Author: Mariko Fujita,Toshiyuki Sano

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155064218

Category: History

Page: 164

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LIFE IN RIVERFRONT is a unique case study that offers a fresh approach to ethnography because it looks at American culture as seen through the eyes of Japanese anthropologists. Every cultural anthropology student is introduced to papers on the “Nacirema,” a very foreign culture with many daily rituals and a fanaticism for cleanliness, especially as they prepare themselves for work in the morning. In truth, the “nacirema” is American (spelled backwards), and the lessons learned from seeing one’s own culture through the eyes of a ‘stranger’ illuminate the notion of ethnocentrism in a powerful way. While a major task of anthropology is to make the strange familiar and the exotic or enigmatic understandable, another task is to make the familiar strange so that one can see one’s own culture in a new light. This case study accomplishes this and more.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 9780394322216

Category: Ethnology

Page: 394

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Collaborations & Conflicts

A Leader Through Time

Author: Ongka,Andrew Strathern,Pamela J. Stewart

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155021471

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

View: 8794

Consists chiefly of the autobiographical narrative of Ongka, a leader among the Kawelka people of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea.
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Through the Eye of the Needle

A Māori Elder Remembers

Author: Mary Katharine Duffié,Heeni Wharemaru

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780155069824

Category: Education

Page: 195

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"Here, the voice of Heeni, a relative of the current Maori Queen, chronicles the history of the Maori of New Zealand and the adaptations they have made to survive as a group in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.
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