Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133710969X
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eleventh Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to cultural anthropology


Author: Robert Bartley Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 554
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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Michael J. Simonton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781465240484
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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Inside Cultures

A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Author: William Balee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315426471
Category: Social Science
Page: 340
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This concise, contemporary, and inexpensive option for instructors of cultural anthropology breaks away from the traditional structure of introductory textbooks. Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the impacts of colonialism on traditional cultures, Inside Cultures shows students how cultural anthropology can help us understand the complex, globalized world around us. This second edition: includes brand new material on a variety of subjects, including genomic studies, race and racism, cross-cultural issues of gender identity, terrorism and ethnography, and business anthropology; presents updated and enhanced discussions of medical anthropology, European colonialism and disease, the Atlantic slave trade, and much more; offers personal stories of the author’s fieldwork in Amazonia, sidebars illustrating fascinating cases of cultures in action, and other pedagogical elements such as timelines; is written is clear, supple prose that delights readers while informing them

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Robert H. Lowie
Publisher: Masterson Press
ISBN: 1406717657
Category: Social Science
Page: 628
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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: A. K. M. Aminul Islam
Publisher: Ardent Media
ISBN: 9780842202145
Category: Ethnology
Page: 194
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Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Elmer S. Miller
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: N.A
Category: Ethnology
Page: 395
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Humanity

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Author: James Peoples,Garrick Bailey
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534588137
Category: Ethnology
Page: 431
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This is a mainstream comprehensive cultural anthropology text with a balanced theoretical perspective.

Stories of Culture and Place

An Introduction to Anthropology, Second Edition
Author: Michael G. Kenny,Kirsten Smillie
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487593716
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Stories of Culture and Place makes use of one of anthropology's most enduring elements—storytelling—to introduce students to the excitement of the discipline. The authors invite students to think of anthropology as a series of stories that emerge from cultural encounters in particular times and places. References to classic and contemporary ethnographic examples—from Coming of Age in Samoa to Coming of Age in Second Life—allow students to grasp anthropology's sometimes problematic past, while still capturing the potential of the discipline. This new edition has been significantly reorganized and includes two new chapters—one on health and one on economic change—as well as fresh ethnographic examples. The result is a more streamlined introductory text that offers thorough coverage but is still manageable to teach.

Challenging anthropology

a critical introduction to social and cultural anthropology
Author: David H. Turner,Gavin A. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780070828070
Category: Social Science
Page: 391
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Papers by D.H. Turner, M.G. Silvermann, and C. Kirsch separately annotated.

Thinking Like an Anthropologist, A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619069636
Category: Education
Page: 80
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Thinking Like an Anthropologist, A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Three The Holistic Question, Four The Comparative Question, Five The Temporal Question, and Six The Bio-Cultural Question 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.

Mirror for Humanity

A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 9780072485370
Category: Social Science
Page: 327
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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Mirror for Humanity is designed to provide a concise, up-to-date, inexpensive introduction to cultural anthropology. It carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of shorter length, lower cost, and readability make Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use ethnographies along with a main text.

The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759118515
Category: Social Science
Page: 440
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The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology provides students and the interested public with a concise picture of the field of cultural anthropology today. From the first edition of Tapestry of Culture published in the early 1980s until now, anthropology has changed greatly, responding to scholarly and political influences as well as changing generations; the ninth edition reflects this ongoing transformation. The influence of postmodernism has generated new debates over theory and practice in anthropology. The content of Tapestry explains these debates, as well as what is still generally accepted and agreed upon by most anthropologists. This edition provides the instructor, student and lay public with the information necessary to enable them to critically read the literature of anthropology, more specifically ethnographic texts which are still the heart of this field. The approach of the book is to accommodate the various points of view in anthropology today. It shows how the concepts, ideas and behavior of other cultures are translated into our culture's terms. Though today many emphasize each culture's uniqueness, the presence of cultural similarities is compelling. Using a comparative approach, The Tapestry of Culture reveals cultural similarities, as well as the cultural differences.

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction


Author: John Monaghan,Oxford University Press,Professor John Monaghan,Peter Just,Associate Professor of Anthropology Peter Just
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192853465
Category: Social Science
Page: 155
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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture. Including an assessment of anthropology's present position, and a look forward to its likely future, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make fascinating reading for anyone curious about this social science. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Mischa Titiev
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: 464
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Cengage Advantage Books: Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514195
Category: Social Science
Page: 432
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Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


Author: Garrick Alan Bailey,James G. Peoples
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780314028204
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
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A briefer version of Peoples and BaileyAEs best-selling HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 4th (1997). HUMANITY, 4th is noteworthy for its strong historical coverage and concentration on ethnic conflict in the modern world. The brief text will condense much of this material, appealing to the significant number of instructors who assign supplemental readings and ethnographies along with a main text. INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a more accessible text with greater visual appeal and simpler graphs and concept summaries."

Small Places, Large Issues

An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN: 9780745335933
Category: Social Science
Page: 364
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This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture across the world.The text provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike other texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues incorporates the anthropology of complex modern societies. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in anthropology.This fourth edition is updated throughout and increases the emphasis on the interdependence of human worlds. It incorporates recent debates and controversies, ranging from globalisation and migration research to problems of cultural translation, and discusses the challenges of interdisciplinarity in a lucid way. Effortlessly bridging the perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology, Small Places, Large Issues is as essential to anthropology undergraduates as ever.

Sharing Our Worlds

An Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology
Author: Joy Hendry
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814737110
Category: Social Science
Page: 328
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Women today are being instructed on how they can raise their self-esteem, love their inner child, survive their toxic families, overcome codependency, and experience a revolution from within. By holding up the ideal of a pure and happy inner core, psychotherapists refuse to acknowledge that a certain degree of unhappiness or dissatisfaction is a routine part of life and not necessarily a cause for therapy. Lesbians specifically are now guided to define themselves according to their frailties, inadequacies, and insecurities. An incisive critique of contemporary feminist psychology and therapy, Changing our Minds argues not just that the current practice of psychology is flawed, but that the whole idea of psychology runs counter to many tenets of lesbian feminist politics. Recognizing that many lesbians do feel unhappy and experience a range of problems that detract from their well-being, Changing Our Minds makes positive, prescriptive suggestions for non-psychological ways of understanding and dealing with emotional distress. Written in a lively and engaging style, Changing our Minds is required reading for anyone who has ever been in therapy or is close to someone who has, and for lesbians, feminists, psychologists, psychotherapists, students of psychology and women's studies, and anyone with an interest in the development of lesbian feminist theory, ethics, and practice.