Reflecting on America Anthropological Views of U. S. Culture

ISBN-10: 0205481434
ISBN-13: 9780205481439
Edition: 2008
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Description: In the spirit of Horace Miner, thisnbsp;thought-provoking, yet accessible anthology of articles, casts mainstream USA in the role of the "other".nbsp;It is composed primarily of articles written by American anthropologists on American mainstream  More...

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List price: $57.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

In the spirit of Horace Miner, thisnbsp;thought-provoking, yet accessible anthology of articles, casts mainstream USA in the role of the "other".nbsp;It is composed primarily of articles written by American anthropologists on American mainstream culture, and address traditional ethnographic categories covered by anthropologists: myth & ritual, economynbsp;& power, and language  ideology.nbsp;

Introduction: we have met the Nacirema, and they are Us(ans)
Usans: The Real People confront globalization
Myth And Ritual
A pilgrimage to the past: Civil War reenactors at Gettysburg
Mining history: small town histories and celebrations among the Nacirema
Metakinesis: how God becomes intimate in contemporary U.S. Christianity
Paradise is for pussies: Star Trek and the Myth of the Bad Mother
Being versus doing in international sports
Economy, Society, Power
Consuming America
The button: not a simple notion
Consuming New Hampshires nature: changing views of the White Mountains
The female world of cards and holidays: women, families, and the work of kinship
Fort Bragg on the verge of a new century: military restructuring, civilian camouflage, and hot peace
Reflecting on America table of contents, page 2
Explorations of class and consciousness in the U.S.
Welcome to an East Harlem shooting gallery
Mickey, Nicky, and Barbie: Kinderculture in America
Language And Thought
Nuf and E-nuf among the Nacirema
Gunspeak: the influence of Americas gun culture on everyday communication
American cultural denial: the CATs compass
Dangerous assumptions of American culture

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