Cengage Advantage Books: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach


Author: Richard H. Robbins
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 111183394X
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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Provide a dialogue in your classroom using Robbins' unique CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH, 6e. Using a hands-on, participatory, active-learning approach that encourages critical thinking and discussion, this leading brief text introduces key research problems studied by anthropologists. Within the book's engaging narrative, author Richard Robbins teaches students to analyze their own culture as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. Presentations are organized around research problems rather than topics, creating a natural, integrated discussion of traditional concern, such as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion. Students explore these subjects within the context of meaningful questions. The text's brief length and manageable cost provide the flexibility to add original research or ethnographies to enrich students' exposure to anthropology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions in Latin America

A Legal and Anthropological Study
Author: Anna Friederike Busch
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662467704
Category: Law
Page: 452
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This book analyses the topic of protecting traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) in Latin America. It questions classic legal approaches and involves the interface of anthropology and law. The study analyses regional, national and local particularities of law on paper and law in reality. It includes personal fieldwork research in selected countries and puts light on the political, socio-economic and environmental dimension of the topic. Based upon these insights, the study gives recommendations for a more enhanced, interdisciplinary understanding and protection of TCEs. Latin America is (still) rich of cultural traditions and bio- and sociodiversity. This region is the cradle of the international discussion on protecting TCEs. The national situations are diverse and allow conclusive comparisons. Some countries have established concrete protection systems, like Panama, and made useful experiences. It is time to resume: What do TCEs really mean? Should they be protected by law and if so, how? What can we learn from the practical experiences made so far? The following is clear: The true test for any new legislation – in Latin America and elsewhere – is its impact on the everyday life.

Culture and Communication

An Introduction
Author: James M. Wilce
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108158307
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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James M. Wilce's new textbook introduces students to the study of language as a tool in anthropology. Solidly positioned in linguistic anthropology, it is the first textbook to combine clear explanations of language and linguistic structure with current anthropological theory. It features a range of study aids, including chapter summaries, learning objectives, figures, exercises, key terms and suggestions for further reading, to guide student understanding. The complete glossary includes both anthropological and linguist terminology. An Appendix features material on phonetics and phonetic representation. Accompanying online resources include a test bank with answers, useful links, an instructor's manual, and a sign language case study. Covering an extensive range of topics not found in existing textbooks, including semiotics and the evolution of animal and human communication, this book is an essential resource for introductory courses on language and culture, communication and culture, and linguistic anthropology.

The Mizo Unrest

A Study of Politicisation of Culture
Author: B. B. Goswami
Publisher: Jaipur : Aalekh
ISBN: N.A
Category: Lushai (African people)
Page: 220
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Environmental Anthropology

Future Directions
Author: Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135044120
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.

Current Catalog


Author: New York State Psychiatric Institute. Library
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychiatry
Page: N.A
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The College Blue Book

Degrees offered by college and subject
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780026959001
Category: Professional education
Page: 1051
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Applying cultural anthropology

readings
Author: Gary P. Ferraro
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 250
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The reader offers a selection of 39 articles written in the words of those cultural anthropologists who are making their discipline useful.... Realizing that many other articles could have been included, the categories and the articles contained with them, are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive. The reader can be used effectively as a supplement to any introductory textbook in cultural anthropology. The readings would be appropriate for undergraduate level courses in applied anthropology. The intent of this reader is twofold. First, it is to provide undergraduate anthropology students with a wide range of examples as to how the discipline is making meaningful contributions to the mitigation of human problems. And second, [the editor hopes] to convey, through the words of the practicing anthropologists themselves, some of the challenges and rewards involved in making cultural anthropology useful. -Pref.

Viking Fund publications in anthropology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Guide to cultural anthropology


Author: Cynthia A. Cone,Pertti J. Pelto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 152
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The Cultural Context of Therapeutic Choice

Obstetrical Care Decisions Among the Bariba of Benin
Author: C. Sargent
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400977409
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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This book examines the factors influencing women's choices of obstetrical care in a Bariba community in the People's Republic of Benin, West Africa. When selecting a research topic, I decided to investigate health care among the Bariba for several reasons. First, I had served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in northern Benin (then Dahomey) and had established a network of contacts in the region. In addition, I had worked for a year as assistant manager of a pharmacy in a northern town and had become interested in the pattern of utilization of health care services by urban residents. This three-year residence proved an invaluable asset in preparing and conducting research in the northern region. In particular, I was able to establish relationships with several indigenous midwives whose families I already knew both from prior research experience and mutual friend ships. These relationships enabled me to obtain detailed information regarding obstetrical practice and thus form the foundation of this book. The fieldwork upon which the book is directly based was conducted between June 1976 and December 1977 and sponsored by the F ord-Rockefeller Popula tion Policy Program, the Social Science Research Council, the National Science Foundation, and the FUlbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Program. The Ford-Rockefeller Population Policy Program funded the project as a collab oration between myself and Professor Eusebe Alihonou, Professor Agrege (Gynecologie-Obstetrique) at the National University of Benin.

Cultural Profile of Shillong


Author: Anthropological Survey of India
Publisher: Calcutta : Anthropological Survey of India
ISBN: N.A
Category: Shillong (India)
Page: 188
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Indian Journal of Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Physical anthropology
Page: N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology


Author: Jaan Valsiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199366225
Category: Psychology
Page: 1136
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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften
Author: Jared M. Diamond
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596149674
Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
Page: 550
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Anthropology & Education Quarterly


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Autobiographical Memory and the Construction of A Narrative Self

Developmental and Cultural Perspectives
Author: Robyn Fivush,Catherine A. Haden
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 113565185X
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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It is a truism in psychology that self and autobiographical memory are linked, yet we still know surprisingly little about the nature of this relation. Scholars from multiple disciplines, including cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, anthropology, and philosophy have begun theorizing and writing about the ways in which autobiographical memory is organized, the role that narratives play in the development of autobiographical memory, and the relations between autobiographical memory, narrative, and self concept. If narratives are a critical link between memory and self, then it becomes apparent that the roles of language and social interaction are paramount. These are the issues addressed in this volume. Although individual authors offer their own unique perspectives in illuminating the nature of the link between self and memory, the contributors share a perspective that both memory and self are constructed through specific forms of social interactions and/or cultural frameworks that lead to the formation of an autobiographical narrative. Taken together, the chapters weave a coherent story about how each of us creates a life narrative embedded in social-cultural frameworks that define what is appropriate to remember, how to remember it, and what it means to be a self with an autobiographical past.

Chrysantheme und Schwert

Formen der japanischen Kultur
Author: Ruth Benedict
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518120149
Category:
Page: 280
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International Journal of Anthropology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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The History of the Anthropological Survey of India

Proceedings of a Seminar
Author: Kumar Suresh Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: 226
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