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Seeing Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Through Film

ISBN-10: 0205483550
ISBN-13: 9780205483556
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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List price: $183.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804

'Seeing Anthropology' allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course.

Stephen Stoker of Weber State University in Ogden, UT, has taught the gamut of introductory chemistry courses, specializing in GOB, for the past 30 years. Weber State has a very large Health Professions school, and GOB is geared at students with little or no experience in chemistry (notably Allied Health and Nursing majors).

Preface
The Study of Human Diversity
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Introduction
The Fields of Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Archaeology
Linguistic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Anthropology and Other Disciplines
Key Concepts in Anthropology
Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativity
Holism
Doing Anthropology: Find the Connections
Focus Culture: Finding the Connections in Contemporary Bali
Seeing Anthropology: The Goddess and the Computer
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Cultural Interaction in A Passage to India
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Understanding Culture
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Defining Culture
Culture Is Learned
Culture Is Shared
Focus Culture: Shared Malay Traditions and Local Variations
Culture Is Ideas
Culture Is Patterns of Behavior
Cultures Are Both Internally Consistent and Inconsistent
Culture, Society, and Ethnicity
Cultures and Subcultures: Operating on Different Levels
Doing Anthropology: Societies, Cultures, and Subcultures
Cultures Adapt and Change
The Concept of Race
Clinal Model of Variation
"Race" as a Sociocultural Construct
The Interaction of Biology and Culture
Seeing Anthropology: Latah: A Culture-Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Cultural Construction of Race in Rabbit-Proof Fence
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Doing Anthropology: Fieldwork and Theories
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Doing Fieldwork
Learning the Language
Fieldwork Techniques
Fieldwork Settings
Focus Culture: Fieldwork among the Grand Valley Dani of Irian Jaya, Indonesia (West New Guinea)
Focus Culture: Complexities of Japanese Culture
Seeing Anthropology: Fieldwork in Neighborhood Tokyo
Quantitative versus Qualitative Research: To Count or Not to Count
Ethics in Anthropology
Writing an Ethnography
Reflexivity
Anthropological Theories: How We Account for Cultural Behavior
Basic Assumptions
Theory Families
Doing Anthropology: Recognizing the Theory
Seeing Anthropology: Fieldwork among the Grand Valley Dani: Dead Birds
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Different Versions in Rashomon
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Meanings: Language, Symbols, and Art
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Language
Primitive Languages and Primitive Peoples
Elements of Language: Channels of Communication
Doing Anthropology: Full-Channel Shakespeare
Language, Culture, and Biology
Sociolinguistics: Language in Social Context
Symbols, Art, and Identity
Symbolic Structure in Narrative Art
Art and Identity
Art in Context versus Art on a Pedestal
Focus Culture: Art and Ceremony of the Kwa Kwaka' Wakw of the Northwest Coast
Seeing Anthropology: Art and Identity of the Kwa Kwaka' Wakw: Box of Treasures
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: The Cultural Translation of "Darmok"
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Psychology and Culture
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Culture, Personality, and the Self
Childhood
Margaret Mead and the Cultural Construction of Puberty and Gender
From "National Culture" to Cultural Themes
Focus Culture: Cultural Themes in Vietnam
Privacy and the Self
Learning Styles
The Cycle of Learning
Teaching and Learning Styles
Cognition
Cognitive Style and Intelligence
Doing Anthropology: A New Intelligence Test
Organization of Knowledge
Emotions
Cultural Display Rules
Translating Emotions into Words
Grief: Emotion and Culture
Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Themes in Vietnam: How to Behave (Chuyen Tu Te)
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Individualism and Groupism in Mr. Baseball
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Patterns of Production
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Cultural Adaptation and Production
Technology
What Does the Environment Determine?
The Division of Labor
Specialization: Mechanical and Organic Solidarity
Division of Labor by Age and Gender
Food Production Strategies
Foraging
Animal Husbandry and Pastoralism
Farming
Focus Culture: Horticulture of the Grand Valley Dani
Food Production Strategies in Industrial Societies
Doing Anthropology: Food Production Strategies in a Supermarket Culture
Seeing Anthropology: A Horticultural Strategy: Dani Sweet Potatoes
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Family Farms in The Milagro Beanfield War
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Distribution and Consumption
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Distribution: Mechanisms of Exchange
Generalized Reciprocity
Balanced and Negative Reciprocity
Redistribution
Focus Culture: The Redistributive Cargo System of the Zinacantan Mayans of Chiapas, Mexico
Seeing Anthropology: Appeals to Santiago
Market Exchange
Doing Anthropology: Your Own Transactions
Consumption-Food
Foods That Are Not Eaten
Eating Together: Social and Ritual
Foodways and Nutritional Anthropology
Doing Anthropology: Global Consumption
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: The Mystique of Food in Tampopo
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Marriage and Family
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Definitions and Functions of Marriage
Forms of Marriage
Arranged Marriages versus Love Marriages
Doing Anthropology: Schemas of Love and Marriage
Monogamy versus Polygamy
Marriage as Exchange
Bride Wealth and Dowry
Bride Service Societies
Marriage Rules
Marrying Out (Exogamy) and Marrying In (Endogamy)
Incest Prohibitions
Cousin Marriages
Social Repairs: Preserving Lines of Descent
Social Repairs: Saving the Alliance
Focus Culture: Marriage and Family in India
Family and Household Forms
Postmarital Residence Patterns
Seeing Anthropology: A Joint Family in North India: Dadi's Family
Changing Family Forms in Western Cultures
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Family Forms in My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Social Organization and Kinship
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Class as Category
Studying Class, Power, and Inequality
Descent Groups
Lineages, Clans, and Sibs
Phratries and Moieties
Patrilineal Descent
Focus Culture: Patrilineal Descent of the Nuer of the Upper Nile
Matrilineal Descent and the Minangkabau
Challenges to Unilineal Descent Systems
Non-Unilineal Descent
Kinship Terminology Systems
Diagramming the Kin Universe
Culture-Neutral Kinship Analysis
Using an Emic Approach
Non-Kin Groupings
Organization by Age
Voluntary Associations
Doing Anthropology: A Second Look at Your Social Groups
Seeing Anthropology: Social Organization and The Nuer
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Social Organization in Whale Rider
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Power and Politics
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Power
Big Men and Chiefs
The Political Organization of Societies
Power Differentials
Social Control
Studying the Laws of Others
Cultural Norms
Doing Anthropology: Backpacks on Campus
Transgressions
Conflict Resolution
Focus Culture: Adjudication in a Kpelle Village
Seeing Anthropology: The Cows of Dolo Ken Paye: Resolving Conflict among the Kpelle
Patterns and Causes of War
Causes of War
The Nature of War
The Nature of Peace
The End of War
Peace as a Social Condition
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Slavery, Revolt, and Adjudication in Amistad
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Facing the Supernatural: Magic, Religion, and Ritual
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Looking for the Roots of Religion
Magic, Science, and Religion
Doing Anthropology: Magic, Science, and Religion
The Anxiety Theory of Religion
Sympathetic Magic
Sacred Power
Soul Matter
Mana and Taboo
Totems
Human Mediators of Sacred Powers
Augury
Rituals
Rites of Passage
Rites of Intensification
World Religions and Local Practices
Focus Culture: Religion and Ritual in Egypt
Seeing Anthropology: El Sebou': Egyptian Birth Ritual
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Tibetan Buddhism in The Cup (Phorpa)
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Differentiating Sexuality and Gender
How Many Genders? How Many Sexualities? The Puzzle of Homosexuality
The Role of Gender in Society
The Impact of the Feminist Perspective
Gender in Politics and Economics
Manifestations of Sexuality
Sexuality as Biological Procreation
Sexuality in Art
Sexuality in Attire
Doing Anthropology: Expressive Clothing
Gender-Specific Alterations of the Body
Genital Alterations
Exaggerations of Women's Bodies
Sexual Ethos
Sexually Permissive Cultures: Polynesia
Sexually Restrictive Cultures: Inis Beag
Sexually Indifferent Cultures: The Dani
Focus Culture: Gender and Sexuality of the Ju/'hoansi
Seeing Anthropology: Sexuality and Change in the Life of a Ju/'hoan Woman: N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Femininity and Football in Multicultural Britain: Bend It Like Beckham
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading and Viewing
Culture Change
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Forces of Change
Change Due to Contact through Trade
Diffusion
Modernization
Innovation: The Internal Dynamics of Change
Change in Language
Doing Anthropology: Nailing Down Language Change
Focus Culture: The Changing Trobriand Islands
Revitalization Movements
Indigenous Rights in a Changing World
Rights to Resources: Land and Water
Intellectual Property Rights
Transnationalism
Seeing Anthropology: Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Rediscovering Native American Cultural Identity in Smoke Signals
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Medical Anthropology and the Future
Press Watch: Headline Anthropology
Medical Anthropology
Local Knowledge
Seeing Anthropology: Indigenous Interpretation and Treatment of Illness: The Medium Is the Masseuse: A Balinese Massage
Pain-Acute and Chronic
Menopause
Immigrant Health Care
Focus Culture: The Suffering and Pain of the Khmer
Seeing Anthropology: House of the Spirit: Perspectives on Cambodian Health Care
The Anthropology of HIV/AIDS
Doing Anthropology: Illness and Culture
Final Thoughts
Hollywood-Style Anthropology: Medical Anthropology and Medicine Man
Chapter Summary
Key Terms
Questions to Think About
Suggestions for Further Reading
Thinking about Ethnographic Films
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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