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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0078034930
ISBN-13: 9780078034930
Edition: 5th 2013
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Description: Designed for courses that make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook,Core Concepts in  More...

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Book details

List price: $149.33
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 2/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Designed for courses that make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook,Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropologyis more an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book prepares students to read ethnography more effectively and with greater understanding.

Preface
Anthropology
An Anthropological Perspective
The Subfields of Anthropology
Is Anthropology a Science? Modernism, Postmodernism, and Beyond
Reflexive Anthropology
Culture
Culture Against Racism: The Early Twentieth Century
The Evolution of Culture
Culture and Symbolism
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism
The Boundaries of Culture?
The Concept of Culture in a Global World: Problems and Practices
Culture: Contemporary Discussion and Debate
Culture: A Contemporary Consensus
Language
Studying Language: A Historical Sketch
The Building Blocks of Language
Language and Culture
Language and Society
Discourse
Language Contact and Change
Making Meaning: Worldview, Religion, and Art
Religion
Myth
Ritual
Magic and Witchcraft
Religious Practitioners
Change in Religious Systems
Secularism, Fundamentalism, and New Religious Movements
Art
The Anthropology of Media
The Dimensions of Social Organization
What Is Social Organization?
Dimensions of Social Organization
Caste and Class
Race
Ethnicity
Gender
Sexuality
Political Anthropology
Power
Political Ecology and Political Economy
Disputes and Dispute Resolution
Forms of Political Organization
Social Stratification
Forms of Political Activity
Social Control and Law
Nationalism and Hegemony
Economic Anthropology
The "Arts of Subsistence"
Subsistence Strategies
Explaining the Material Life Processes of Society
Modes of Exchange
Production, Distribution, and Consumption
Mode of Production
Peasants
Consumption
The Anthropology of Food and Nutrition
Relatedness: Kinship and Descent
Kinship Versus Biology
Descent
Bilateral Descent
Unilineal Descent
Kinship Terminologies
Marriage and Family
What Is Marriage?
Whom to Marry and Where to Live
How Many Spouses?
Marriage as Alliance
Family
Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism
The Cultural Legacy of Colonialism
Analyzing Sociocultural Change in the Postcolonial World
Globalization
The Cultural Effects of Contact
Globalization, Citizenship, and Human Rights
Global Assemblages
The Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine
Science and Anthropology
Anthropology, Science, and Technology
The Anthropology of Medicine
Human Health in Evolutionary Context
Human Health and Nutrition
Health and Human Reproduction
Sickness and Health in the Global Capitalist Economy
Theory in Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology as Science
Nineteenth-Century Approaches
Early-Twentieth-Century Approaches
Mid-Twentieth-Century Approaches
Late-Twentieth-Century Debates
New Directions in the Twenty-First Century
Appendix: Reading Ethnography
The Parts of an Ethnography
The Use of Indigenous and Local Terms
The Photographs
Why Are You Reading This Ethnography (and How Should You Read It)?
Bibliography
Index

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