Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

ISBN-10: 0205786367

ISBN-13: 9780205786367

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Barbara Miller

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Book details

List price: $85.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 12/16/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Brief Contents
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology and the Study of Culture
Researching Culture
Cultural Foundations
Economic Systems
Reproduction and Human Development
Disease, Illness, and Healing
Social organization
Kinship and Domestic Life
Social Groups and Social Stratification
Political and Legal Systems
Symbolic Systems
Communication
Religion
Expressive Culture
Contemporary Cultural Change
People on the Move
People Defining Development
Contents
Preface
About the Author
Introduction To Cultural Anthropology
Anthropology and the Study of Culture
The Big Questions
Introducing Anthropology
Biological or Physical Anthropology
Anthropology works orangutan research leads to orangutan advocacy
Archaeology
Linguistic Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Applied Anthropology: Separate Field or Cross-Cutting Focus?
Introducing Cultural Anthropology
A Brief History of Cultural Anthropology
The Concept of Culture
Definitions of Culture
Characteristics of Culture
EVERYDAY ANTHROPOLOGY Latina Power in the Kitchen
Multiple Cultural Worlds
CULTURAMA San Peoples of Southern Africa
Distinctive Features of Cultural Anthropology
Three Theoretical Debates in Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology and Careers
Majoring in Anthropology
Graduate Study in Anthropology
Living an Anthropological Life
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Researching Culture
The Big Questions
Changing Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology
From the Armchair to the Field
Participant Observation
AnthropologyWorks: What�s for Breakfast in California?
Doing Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology
Beginning the Fieldwork Process
Culturama the Trobriand Islanders of Papua New Guinea
Preparing for the Field
Working in the Field
Fieldwork Techniques
EYE ON THE ENVIRONMENT Inuit Place Names and Landscape Knowledge
Recording Culture
Data Analysis
Urgent Issues in Cultural Anthropology Research
Ethics and Collaborative Research
Safety in the Field
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Cultural Foundations
Economic Systems
The Big Questions
Modes of Livelihood
Foraging
EVERYDAY ANTHROPOLOGY: The Importance of Dogs
Horticulture
Pastoralism
Agriculture
Industrialism and the Information Age
Modes of Consumption and Exchange
Modes of Consumption and Exchange
Modes of Consumption
Modes of Exchange
Anthropology Works
Evaluating Indian Gaming in California
Globalization and Changing Economies
Sugar, Salt, and Steel Tools in the Amazon
Alternative Food Movements in Europe and North America
Continuities and Resistance: The Enduring Potlatch
CULTURAMA The Kwakwaka�wakw of Canada
Social Organization
Tribes
Chiefdom
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