Cultural Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0132197332

ISBN-13: 9780132197335

Edition: 12th 2007 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $140.20
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 4/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Boxes
Preface
About the Authors
Introduction
What Is Anthropology?
The Scope of Anthropology
The Holistic Approach
The Anthropological Curiosity
Fields of Anthropology
Specialization
The Relevance of Anthropology
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
The Concept of Culture
Defining Features of Culture
Attitudes That Hinder the Study of Cultures
Cultural Relativism
Describing a Culture
Some Assumptions about Culture
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Theoretical Approaches in Cultural Anthropology
History of Theoretical Orientations
The Hypothesis-Testing Orientation
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Explanation and Evidence
Explanations
Why Theories Cannot Be Proved
Generating Theories
Evidence: Testing Explanations
Types of Research in Cultural Anthropology
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Cultural Variation
Communication and Language
Communication
The Origins of Language
Descriptive Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
The Processes of Linguistic Divergence
Relationships between Language and Culture
The Ethnography of Speaking
Writing and Literacy
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Getting Food
Food Collection
Food Production
Environmental Restraints on Food-Getting
The Origin of Food Production
The Spread and Intensification of Food Production
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Economic Systems
The Allocation of Resources
The Conversion of Resources
The Distribution of Goods and Services
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Variation in Degree of Social Inequality
Egalitarian Societies
Rank Societies
Class Societies
Racism and Inequality
Ethnicity and Inequality
The Emergence of Stratification
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Sex, Gender, and Culture
Gender Concepts
Physique and Physiology
Gender Roles
Relative Contributions to Work
Political Leadership and Warfare
The Relative Status of Women
Personality Differences
Sexuality
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Marriage and the Family
Marriage
Why Is Marriage Universal?
How Does One Marry?
Restrictions on Marriage: The Universal Incest Taboo
Whom Should One Marry?
How Many Does One Marry
The Family
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Marital Residence and Kinship
Patterns of Marital Residence
The Structure of Kinship
Variation in Unilineal Descent Systems
Functions of Unilineal Descent Groups
Ambilineal Systems
Explaining Variation in Residence
The Emergence of Unilineal Systems
Explaining Ambilineal and Bilateral Systems
Kinship Terminology
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Associations and Interest Groups
Nonvoluntary Associations
Voluntary Associations
Explaining Variation in Associations
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Political Life: Social Order and Disorder
Variation in Types of Political Organization
The Spread of State Societies
Variation in Political Process
Resolution of Conflict
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Psychology and Culture
The Universality of Psychological Development
Cross-Cultural Variation in Psychological Characteristics
Psychological Explanations of Cultural Variation
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Religion and Magic
The Universality of Religion
Variation in Religious Beliefs
Variation in Religious Practices
Religion and Adaptation
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
The Arts
Body Decoration and Adornment
Explaining Variation in the Arts
Viewing the Art of Other Cultures
Artistic Change and Culture Contact
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Culture Change and Globalization
How and Why Cultures Change
Culture Change and Adaptation
Types of Culture Change in the Modern World
Ethnogenesis: The Emergence of New Cultures
Globalization: Problems and Opportunities
Cultural Diversity in the Future
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Using Anthropology
Applied and Practicing Anthropology
Motives for Applying and Practicing Anthropology
History and Types of Application
Ethics of Applied Anthropology
Evaluating the Effects of Planned Change
Difficulties in Instituting Planned Change
Cultural Resource Management
Forensic Anthropology
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Medical Anthropology
Cultural Understandings of Health and Illness
Treatment of Illness
Political and Economic Influences on Health
Health Conditions and Diseases
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Global Social Problems
Natural Disasters and Famine
Inadequate Housing and Homelessness
Family Violence and Abuse
Crime
War
Terrorism
Making the World Better
Discovering Anthropology: Researchers at Work
Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Photo Credits
Index
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