Applied Anthropology

Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice
Author: Alexander M. Ervin
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Applied Anthropology provides students with the skills, perspectives, and methodologies needed when working in today's communities and organizations. An invaluable resource for any student of anthropology, this practical book answers the question, "What can I do with a degree in Anthropology?"

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology


Author: Riall Nolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118484347
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary anthropological practice written primarily by anthropological practitioners Engagingly written and instructive accounts of practice by anthropological professionals working in corporations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings Provides essential guidance on applying anthropological principles on the job: what works well and what must be learned Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuous learning as key elements to success in non-academic careers Highlights the range of successful career options for practitioners , describes significant sectors of professional activity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies in the field Chapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits, and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military

Applied Anthropology

Domains of Application
Author: Satish Kedia,John Van Willigen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275978419
Category: Social Science
Page: 370
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Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology, which provides contributions from key figures of the anthropological world together in a single volume.

Applying Anthropology in the Global Village


Author: Christina Wasson,Mary Odell Butler,Jacqueline Copeland-Carson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315434644
Category: Social Science
Page: 326
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The realities of the globalized world have revolutionized traditional concepts of culture, community, and identity—so how do applied social scientists use complicated, fluid new ideas such as translocality and ethnoscape to solve pressing human problems? In this book, leading scholar/practitioners survey the development of different subfields over at least two decades, then offer concrete case studies to show how they have incorporated and refined new concepts and methods. After an introduction synthesizing anthropological practice, key theoretical concepts, and ethnographic methods, chapters examine the arenas of public health, community development, finance, technology, transportation, gender, environment, immigration, aging, and child welfare. An innovative guide to joining dynamic theoretical concepts with on-the-ground problem solving, this book will be of interest to practitioners from a wide range of disciplines who work on social change, as well as an excellent addition to graduate and undergraduate courses.

Applied Anthropology, Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice

Anthropology, Anthropology
Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490288929
Category: Education
Page: 16
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Applied Anthropology, Tools and Perspectives for Contemporary Practice. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics in Applied Research and Practice, What Is Policy and How Does It Relate to Anthropology?, Strengths, Weaknesses, and Future Directions/Needs Assessment, and Program Evaluation/Social Impact Assessment plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Anthropology in Practice

Building a Career Outside the Academy
Author: Riall W. Nolan
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555879853
Category: Social Science
Page: 213
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"Nolan relates how students, recent graduates, and beginning professionals can acquire and use the skills essential for work as a practitioner. A key feature of his book is its comprehensive focus: he systematically moves from preparation, to finding one's first job, to career survival and management. The book concludes with a detailed discussion of how to turn a career in practice into a solid contribution to both the profession and the discipline. The result is an important reference for current practitioners - and a must-have handbook for beginning anthropologists."--BOOK JACKET.

Applied Ethnography

Guidelines for Field Research
Author: Pertti J Pelto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315434687
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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This comprehensive, engaging guide to applied research distills the expertise of the distinguished ethnographer and methodologist Pertti Pelto over his acclaimed 50-year career. Having written the first major text promoting mixed qualitative and quantitative methods in applied ethnography in the 1970s, Pelto now synthesizes decades of innovation, including examples from around the world that illustrate how specific methods yield immediate results for addressing social problems. Ideal for researchers, students, training programs, and technical assistance projects, this thorough text covers the key topics and skills required: gaining entry, recording and organizing field data, a host of specialized techniques, integrating qualitative and quantitative methods, building and training research teams, rapid assessment and focused ethnographic studies, short- and long-term ethnography, writing up results, non-Western perspectives on research, and more.

The Applied Anthropology Reader


Author: James H. McDonald
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205324910
Category: Social Science
Page: 424
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This new reader offers a collection of articles focusing on practicing anthropology at a time when readers are increasingly looking for ways to apply their anthropology degrees to their professional lives. This book gives a broad overview of the applied cultural anthropology field through contextualizing case studies that cover important issues (roles, ethics, methods, policy) as well as domains of practice (urban, medical, development, the environment, education, and business). The first half of the reader highlights key issues: The role of applied anthropology in society, ethical dilemmas, special research methods, and public policy implications for applied anthropology. The second half of the reader covers different applied career domains or specialization within applied anthropology including urban, medical, developmental, educational, and corporate career options. For those interested in anthropology.

Labor Disorders in Neoliberal Italy

Mobbing, Well-being, and the Workplace
Author: Noelle J. Molé
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253223199
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 212
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Psychological harassment at work, or "mobbing," has become a significant public policy issue in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Mobbing has given rise to specialized counseling clinics, a new field of professional expertise, and new labor laws. For Noelle J. Mol�, mobbing is a manifestation of Italy's rapid transition from a highly protectionist to a market-oriented labor regime and a neoliberal state. She analyzes the classification of mobbing as a work-related illness, the deployment of preventive public health programs, the relation of mobbing to gendered work practices, and workers' use of the concept of mobbing to make legal and medical claims, with implications for state policy, labor contracts, and political movements. For many Italian workers, mobbing embodies the social and psychological effects of an economy and a state in transition.

Doing Fieldwork in Japan


Author: Theodore C. Bestor,Patricia G. Steinhoff,Victoria Lyon-Bestor
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824827342
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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Doing Fieldwork in Japan taps the expertise of North American and European specialists on the practicalities of conducting long-term research in the social sciences and cultural studies. In lively first-person accounts, they discuss their successes and failures doing fieldwork across rural and urban Japan in a wide range of settings: among religious pilgrims and adolescent consumers; on factory assembly lines and in high schools and wholesale seafood markets; with bureaucrats in charge of defense, foreign aid, and social welfare policy; inside radical political movements; among adherents of New Religions; inside a prosecutor's office and the JET Program for foreign English teachers; with journalists in the NHK newsroom; while researching race, ethnicity, and migration; and amidst fans and consumers of contemporary popular culture. Contributors: David M. Arase, Theodore C. Bestor, Victoria Lyon Bestor, Mary C. Brinton, John Creighton Campbell, Samuel Coleman, Suzanne Culter, Andrew Gordon, Helen Hardacre, Joy Hendry, David T. Johnson, Ellis S. Krauss, David L. McConnell, Ian Reader, Glenda S. Roberts, Joshua Hotaka Roth, Robert J. Smith, Sheila A. Smith, Patricia G. Steinhoff, Merry Isaacs White, Christine R. Yano.

International Human Rights Law and Practice


Author: Ilias Bantekas,Lutz Oette
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316677664
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Human rights law is a complex but compelling subject that fascinates, but often confuses, students. International Human Rights Law and Practice explores the subject from a theoretical and practical perspective, guiding students to a rich understanding of the law. The second edition has been fully revised and updated, including two new chapters on children's rights and international criminal law, and new sections on a variety of topics, including the right to equality, the protection of refugees and the effect of foreign investment and sovereign debt on the enjoyment of human rights. In addition, new case studies and interviews with practitioners, NGO activists and policymakers show how theory is applied in real life. Student learning is supported by questions to stimulate seminar discussion and further reading sections that encourage independent study. The authors' clear and engaging writing style ensures that this new edition will continue to be required reading for all students of human rights law.

Specialized Ethnographic Methods

A Mixed Methods Approach
Author: Jean J. Schensul,Margaret Diane LeCompte
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0759122059
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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This collection of individually authored chapters provides cutting-edge approaches to ethnography.Specialized Ethnographic Methods: A Mixed Methods Approachcomplements the basic inventory of ethnographic data collection tools presented in Book 3 with a number of important additional approaches to conducting ethnography. These include defining and collecting cultural artifacts, collecting secondary and archival data, cultural sorting and comparing methods, spatial research and analysis, network research and analysis, use of multimedia strategies for the collection of ethnographic data, ways to recruit and study “hidden populations,” and participatory ethnographic video production.

City Design

Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives
Author: Jonathan Barnett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317481488
Category: Architecture
Page: 276
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City Design describes the history and current practice of the four most widely accepted approaches to city design: the Modernist city of towers and highways that, beginning in the 1920s, has come to dominate urban development worldwide but is criticized as mechanical and soul-less; the Traditional organization of cities as streets and public places, scorned by the modernists, but being revived today for its human scale; Green city design, whose history can be traced back thousands of years in Asia, but is becoming increasingly important everywhere as sustainability and the preservation of the planet are recognized as basic issues, and finally Systems city design, which includes infrastructure and development regulation but also includes computer aided techniques which give designers new tools for managing the complexity of cities. This new, revised edition of City Design includes a larger format and improved interior design allowing for better image quality. The author has also included wider global coverage and context with more international examples throughout, as well as new coverage on designing for informal settlements and new research conclusions about the immediacy of sea level rise and other climate change issues that affect cities, which sharpen the need for design measures discussed in the book. Authoritative yet accessible, City Design covers complicated issues of theory and practice, and its approach is objective and inclusive. This is a comprehensive text on city design ideal for planners, landscape architects, urban designers and those who want to understand how to improve cities.

Women in Business

Theory, Case Studies, and Legal Challenges
Author: Martha Reeves
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113696925X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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This book uniquely combines gender theory, case studies, and the legal challenges surrounding the mechanisms of gender discrimination at work. It provides the student with real-life examples from managers (based on interviews with people who experienced discrimination) that help students understand how gender discrimination operates, even when there are legal protections against it. At the end of each case study, students are asked to put themselves in the shoes of the individual experiencing the discrimination and ask themselves reflect on how they would handle the situation. Students must examine their own beliefs about gender and work place practices and consider consequences of actions they might take. In addition to the sections of theory, cases, and legal challenges, websites of interest are included student assignments and classroom activities. Key features include: Engaging case studies embedded in each chapter Legal cases that highlight each chapter and lend credibility to each case study Discussions of international/global situations Suggestions for student assignments/projects

Designing an Anthropology Career

Professional Development Exercises
Author: Sherylyn H. Briller,Amy Goldmacher
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759109421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 158
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This workbook contains a series of professional exercises for students who want to use their training in anthropology to develop a career in anthropology and other fields.

Environmental Anthropology

From Pigs to Policies, Third Edition
Author: Patricia K. Townsend
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478636947
Category: Social Science
Page: 139
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Environmental anthropologists organize the realities of interdependent lands, plants, animals, and human beings; advocate for the neediest among them; and provide guidance for conservation efforts. But can anthropologists’ studies of small-scale systems contribute to policies that address profoundly interconnected global problems? Townsend explores this question in her concise introduction to environmental anthropology. While maintaining the structure and clarity of previous editions, the third edition has been thoroughly revised to include new research. Newly added are a chapter on the environmental impact of war and recommended readings and films. Townsend begins with a historical overview of the field, illustrating how earlier ideas and approaches help to understand how today’s populations adapt to their physical and biological environments. She then transitions to a closer look at global environmental issues, including such topics as rapid expansion of the world economic system and inequality, loss of biodiversity and its implications for human health, and injustices of climate change, resource extraction, and toxic waste disposal. The final chapters caution that meaningful change requires social movements and policy changes in addition to individual actions.

Global Marketing

Contemporary Theory, Practice, and Cases
Author: Ilan Alon,Eugene Jaffe,Christiane Prange,Donata Vianelli
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317613511
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 726
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Global Marketing provides students with a truly international treatment of the key principles that every marketing manager should grasp. International markets present different challenges that require a marketer to think strategically, and apply tools and techniques creatively in order to respond decisively in a fiercely competitive environment. Alon et al. provide students with everything they need to rise to the challenge: Coverage of small and medium enterprises, as well as multinational corporations, where much of the growth in international trade and global marketing has occurred. A shift toward greater consideration of services marketing as more companies move away from manufacturing. A focus on emerging markets to equip students with the skills necessary to take advantage of the opportunities that these rapidly growing regions present. Chapters on social media, innovation, and technology teach students how to incorporate these new tools into their marketing strategy. New material on sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility; key values for any modern business. Short cases and examples throughout the text show students how these principles and techniques are applied in the real world. Longer cases provide instructors and students with rich content for deeper analysis and discussion. Covering key topics not found in competing books, Global Marketing will equip students with the knowledge and confidence they need to become leading marketing managers. A companion website features an instructor’s manual with test questions, as well as additional exercises and examples for in-class use.

An Introduction to Religion and Politics

Theory and Practice
Author: Jonathan Fox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351729179
Category: Political Science
Page: 252
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This fully revised edition offers a comprehensive overview of the many theories of religion and politics and provides students with an accessible, in-depth guide to the subject’s most significant debates, issues, and methodologies. It begins by asking the basic questions of how social scientists see religion and why religion remains relevant to politics in the modern era. Fox examines the influence of religious identity, beliefs, institutions and legitimacy on politics, and surveys important approaches and issues found in the literature on religion and politics. Four new chapters on religious policy around the world, political secularism, and religious freedom and human rights have been added to fully revised content covering religious identity, rational choice approaches to religious politics worldviews, beliefs, doctrines, ideologies, institutions and political mobilization, fundamentalism, secularization, and religion and conflict. This work will be essential reading for all students of religion and politics, comparative politics, international relations, and security studies.

Persuasion

Psychological Insights and Perspectives
Author: Timothy C. Brock,Melanie C. Green
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9780761928096
Category: Psychology
Page: 368
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Persuasion: Psychological Insights and Perspectives, Second Edition highlights important and influential views on persuasion and guides students through the important contemporary centers of basic and applied persuasion research. The renowned contributors to this volume apply cutting-edge knowledge from their current research across a variety of domains, including health, advertising, prejudice, political communication, group decision making, and the impact of narratives. This Second Edition has been revised and updated to reflect new research from the past decade. It includes entirely new chapters on prejudice, persuasiveness of narratives, mass media and political persuasion, small groups, and advertising.

Understanding International Diplomacy

Theory, Practice and Ethics
Author: Corneliu Bjola,Markus Kornprobst
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351766821
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of international diplomacy, covering both theory and practice. This second edition has been revised and updated, with new material on such key contemporary issues as Syria, Ukraine, migration and the South China Sea. The text summarizes and discusses the major trends in the field of diplomacy, providing an innovative theoretical approach to understanding diplomacy not as a collection of practices or a set of historical traditions, but as a form of institutionalized communication through which authorized representatives produce, manage and distribute public goods. The book: Traces the evolution of diplomacy from its beginnings in ancient Egypt, Greece and China to our current age of global diplomacy. Examines theoretical explanations about how diplomats take decisions, make relations and shape the world. Discusses normative approaches to how diplomacy ought to adapt itself to the twenty-first century, help re-make states and assist the peaceful evolution of international order. In sum, Understanding International Diplomacy provides an up-to-date, accessible and authoritative overview of how diplomacy works and, indeed, ought to work in a globalized world. This textbook will be essential reading for students of international diplomacy, and is highly recommended for students of crisis negotiation, international organizations, foreign policy and IR in general.