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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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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Scottish Crofters

A Historical Ethnography of a Celtic Village

Author: Susan Parman

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534633240

Category: Science

Page: 192

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SCOTTISH CROFTERS: A HISTORICAL ETHNOGRAPHY OF A CELTIC VILLAGE focuses on Geall, a community in the Scottish Outer Hebrides. With an understanding gained from an intimate, long-term relationship with Scotland, things Scottish, and the people of the community, the author describes Geall as a human community and places it in the wider cultural, historical, economic, and sociopolitical contexts of maintaining relationships to Scotland, England and Europe. The book emphasizes the way symbols are used to interpret elements of the culture such as economy, power, mental illness, and religion by exploring the significant symbols associated with the state, the mechanisms for integrating community and state, and how people define leaders and social role.
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The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi

Author: Richard B. Lee

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113371353X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning real people) acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi. 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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Bravo for the Marshallese: Regaining Control in a Post-Nuclear, Post-Colonial World

Author: Holly M. Barker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133709745

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This case study describes the role an applied anthropologist takes to help Marshallese communities understand the impact of radiation exposure on the environment and themselves, and addresses problems stemming from the U.S. nuclear weapons testing program conducted in the Marshall Islands from 1946-1958. The author demonstrates how the U.S. Government limits its responsibilities for dealing with the problems it created in the Marshall Islands. Through archival, life history, and ethnographic research, the author constructs a compelling history of the testing program from a Marshallese perspective. For more than five decades, the Marshallese have experienced the effects of the weapons testing program on their health and their environment. This book amplifies the voice of the Marshallese who share their knowledge about illnesses, premature deaths, and exile from their homelands. The author uses linguistic analysis to show how the Marshallese developed a unique radiation language to discuss problems related to their radiation exposure problems that never existed before the testing program. Drawing on her own experiences working with the government of the Marshall Islands, the author emphasizes the role of an applied anthropologist in influencing policy, and empowering community leaders to seek meaningful remedies. 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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Culture Sketches

Author: Holly Peters-Golden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433033

Category: Electronic books

Page: 321

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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.
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Gangsters Without Borders

An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang

Author: Thomas W. Ward

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199859061

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Based on author T.W. Ward's eight and a half years in Los Angeles conducting participant observation with MS-13, Gangsters Without Borders: An Ethnography of a Salvadoran Street Gang takes an inside look at gang life in the United States and in a global context. Taking us through their journey from their homeland in El Salvador to the mean streets of Los Angeles, Gangsters Without Borders offers a perspective from the point of view of the hard-core members who live this hard, fast, and dangerous life. A powerful and engaging overview of gang dynamics, Gangsters Without Borders contextualizes the sources and severity of the marginalization felt by Salvadoran immigrants and debunks myths about street gangs in the United States. This account of gangsters' lives before, during, and after their involvement with the gang delivers an intimate and analytical portrait unlike any other.
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Studying the Ya̦nomamö

Author: Napoleon A. Chagnon

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 270

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Darkness in El Dorado

How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon

Author: Patrick Tierney

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322750

Category: History

Page: 431

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Examines the destructive impact of journalists, anthropologists, and scientists on the Yamomami Indians, one of the Amazon basin's oldest tribes, whose internecine warfare was triggered by repeated visits by the world's leading anthropologists and by the Atomic Energy Commission's plans to use the tribe in radiation studies. Reprint.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337027626

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE, 15th Edition, provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. With this text, you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the 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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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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Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305583698

Category: Social Science

Page: 784

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With compelling photos, engaging examples, conceptual tools, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE, 15th Edition, provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you gain a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of our complex world. You'll discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the 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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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205711208

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

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Cultural Anthropology, provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. It helps the reader understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. This new edition also highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization.
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A Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka

Author: Victoria J. Baker,Victoria Baker

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495643289

Category: Social Science

Page: 186

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The most current and detailed case study of South Asia available, this book documents the ways in which the members of a remote agricultural village cope with the dangers that plague them by employing a complex system of ritual practices and beliefs in supernatural forces. The book also addresses topics commonly neglected in other case studies, such as formal education problems in remote areas, the independent and self-confident women of the developing world, and the trials of developmental work in these areas.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134419618

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706 Cultural Anthropology plus MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology — Access Card Package — 8/e Package consists of: • 0134419073 / 9780134419077 Cultural Anthropology, 8/e • 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today’s world Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the world’s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology courses extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
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Yanomami

The Fierce Controversy and What We Can Learn from It

Author: Rob Borofsky,Bruce Albert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520244044

Category: History

Page: 372

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Yanomami raises questions central to the field of anthropology - questions concerning the practice of fieldwork, the production of knowledge, and anthropology's intellectual and ethical vision of itself. Using the Yanomami controversy - one of anthropology's most famous and explosive imbroglios - as its starting point, this books considers how fieldwork is done, how professional credibility and integrity are maintained, and how the discipline might change to address central theoretical and methodological problems. Both the most up-to-date and thorough public discussion of the Yanomami controve.
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Warlike and Peaceful Societies

The Interaction of Genes and Culture

Author: Agner Fog

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

ISBN: 1783744065

Category: Psychology

Page: 364

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Are humans violent or peaceful by nature? We are both. In this ambitious and wide-ranging book, Agner Fog presents a ground-breaking new argument that explains the existence of differently organised societies using evolutionary theory. It combines natural sciences and social sciences in a way that is rarely seen. According to a concept called regality theory, people show a preference for authoritarianism and strong leadership in times of war or collective danger, but desire egalitarian political systems in times of peace and safety. These individual impulses shape the way societies develop and organise themselves, and in this book Agner argues that there is an evolutionary mechanism behind this flexible psychology. Incorporating a wide range of ideas including evolutionary theory, game theory, and ecological theory, Agner analyses the conditions that make us either strident or docile. He tests this theory on data from contemporary and ancient societies, and provides a detailed explanation of the applications of regality theory to issues of war and peace, the rise and fall of empires, the mass media, economic instability, ecological crisis, and much more. Warlike and Peaceful Societies: The Interaction of Genes and Culture draws on many different fields of both the social sciences and the natural sciences. It will be of interest to academics and students in these fields, including anthropology, political science, history, conflict and peace research, social psychology, and more, as well as the natural sciences, including human biology, human evolution, and ecology.
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