Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1544333900

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Cultural Anthropology integrates critical thinking, explores rich ethnographies, and prompts students to skillfully explore and study today’s world. Readers will better understand social structures by examining themselves, their culture, and cultures from all over the globe. Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms show how the analytical understandings and tools derived from over a century of systematically collecting data and thinking about culture can help students analyze, understand, and act effectively in the world. With a practical emphasis on areas such as medicine, forensics, development and advocacy, this book takes an applied approach to anthropology. The authors cover a broad range of theories, both historical and contemporary, without any insistence on any particular approach, and balance it with applied, contemporary, real-world global issues. The new Twelfth Edition includes a wealth of new examples and over 500 references that update ethnographic examples, statistical information, and theoretical approaches.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495810827

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text’s strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. 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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Discovering Anthropology

Researchers at Work - Cultural Anthropology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132197069

Category: Education

Page: 249

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This collection of case studies provides examples of anthropologists working in a variety of settings. The case studies are correlated to the chapters of Cultural Anthropology 12/E, the end of chapter material in the text contains discussion and homework questions directly tied to the case study.
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Cultural Anthropology

An Introduction

Author: Ida Magli

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450480

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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This introductory text examines the formation, history, function, and most significant results of cultural anthropology. Special topics include the great ocean voyages of the early explorers; theories of progress and adaptation; the development of anthropology through the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries; the study of religion, taboo, and myth; and the classic works of Franz Boas, Alfred L. Kroeber, Robert Lowe, and Bronislaw Malinowski. Also considered is the influence of anthropological methods and research on psychoanalysis, and how anthropology wrought a revolution in historical research.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: 359

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Written by one of the most famous modern anthropologists, the fifth edition of Cultural Anthropology continues to focus on the book's two major objectives. First, it presents a holistic view of sociocultural systems, and secondly, the book provides a unified theoretical framework for explaining these systems. It also remains faithful to the belief that anthropologists must routinely deal with facts and theories that are crucial to informed decisions regarding issues of enduring relevance. The cultural approach used throughout furnishes a framework for explaining how the parts of sociocultural systems are interrelated and how they change over time. The book also continues in its effort to identify the many causal strands that help explain the process of sociocultural change. It tries to make sense of the many seemingly irrational or arbitrary customs and institutions in small, technologically simple societies as well as complex nations. For anyone interested in the study of culture.
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Cultural Anthropology

The Field Study of Human Beings

Author: Alexander Moore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780939693481

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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[TofC cont.] Anthropology of modern life: Market and the modern metropolis, a new system of exchange and the rise of commercial industrial cities; Corporate bureaucracy and the culture of modern work; Modernity and culture; Epilogue, applied anthropology and the policy process. ... The framework on which this book hangs is an updated version of the community study method as network, discerned at the expanding "gas phase" of our species' random walk over the earth, through our settling down into trading and warring tribal societies through the mesolithic and neolithic transitions, into our densification into urban states and civilizations, and finally at our emergence as a metropolitan species of unparalleled population aggregations. -Pref.
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ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Author: A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 812034653X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures. This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations. KEY FEATURES • Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology. • Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter. • Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists. • Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.
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Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective

Author: Gary Ferraro

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495100080

Category: Social Science

Page: 472

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Explore cultural anthropology in an applied and fascinating way with Gary Ferraro's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE. This contemporary and student-relevant text gives you all the key material you need for your introductory course, plus it will show you that anthropology is for you! With real world applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, this book will help you learn to appreciate other cultures as well as your own. Apply what you learn in this course to those situations that you are likely to encounter in your personal and professional life. What can you do with anthropology today? Check out the real-life examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings and issues (in our popular Cross-Cultural Miscues features) to view 'culture at work.' Also, the book takes a look at specialized vocabularies as illustrated by chickspeak (the language of single, urban, upwardly mobile women), the war in Iraq, environmental degradation, and other contemporary topics. 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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Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Robert H. Winthrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313242801

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

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In 80 entries this work provides an introduction to the key ideas of cultural anthropology. In each article--culture, race, materialism, semiotics, "primitive," etc.--Winthrop provides a balance between describing a concept's contemporary theoretical relevance and tracing its development, including the broader intellectual context transcending professional anthropology. Thus the article on "interpretation" discusses St. Augustine, Schliermacher, Dilthey, and Gadamer, as well as Geertz and Evans-Pritchard. That on "ethnology" treats Boemus, Acosta, and Prichard as well as the Boasians. The article on "nature" contrasts the Greek concept of physis with the Roman natura. Though this is a work of synthesis rather than of original historical scholarship, Winthrop quotes primary sources as much as possible, to let the key figures speak for themselves.
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