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Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

ISBN-10: 020592476X
ISBN-13: 9780205924769
Edition: 3rd 2012
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Book details

List price: $160.13
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/17/2012
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 360
Size: 8.30" wide x 10.80" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Successfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity, and the environment, this text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology.Faculty and students praise the book’s proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning.This book, based on Miller's full-length Cultural Anthropology text, will generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Material throughout the book highlights the relevance of anthropology to students and how they can apply in their careers. By entwining attention to key theories for understanding culture with an emphasis on relevance of anthropological knowledge and skills, this text is the perfect choice for introductory cultural anthropology courses.Note:MyAnthroLabdoes not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchaseMyAnthroLab, please visitwww.MyAnthroLab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text +MyAnthroLab(9780205249671)

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
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
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Reproduction And Human Development
The Big Questions
Modes Of Reproduction
the Foraging Mode of Reproduction
the Agricultural Mode of Reproduction
Culturama the Old Order Amish of the United States and Canada
the Industrial/Informatics Mode of Reproduction
Culture And Fertility
Sexual Intercourse
Anthropology Works Studying Sexual Behavior Among Msm In New York City
Fertility Decision Making
Fertility Control
Infanticide
Personality And The Life Cycle
Birth, Infancy, and Childhood
Socialization during Childhood
Adolescence and Identity
Critical Thinking Cultural Relativism And Female Genital Cutting
Adulthood
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Disease, Illness, And Healing
The Big Questions
Ethnomedicine
Defining and Classifying Health Problems
Ethno-Etiologies
Healing Ways
Eye On The Environment Local Botanical Knowledge and Child Health in the Three Theoretical Approaches
the Ecological/Epidemiological Approach
the Interpretivist Approach
Critical Medical Anthropology
Globalization And Change
New Infectious Diseases
Diseases of Development
Medical Pluralism
Culturama the Sherpa of Nepal
Applied Medical Anthropology
Anthropology Works Delivering Health Care In Rural Haiti
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Social Organization 123
Kinship And Domestic Life
The Big Questions
How Cultures Create Kinship
Studying Kinship: From Formal Analysis to Kinship in Action
Descent
� Everyday Anthropology What's In A Name?
Culturama The Minangkabau Of Indonesia
Sharing
Marriage
Households And Domestic Life
the Household: Variations on a Theme
Intrahousehold Dynamics
Anthropology Works Ethnography for Preventing Wife Abuse in Rural Kentucky
Changing Kinship And Household Dynamics
Change in Descent
Change in Marriage
Changing Households
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Social Groups And Social Stratification
The Big Questions
Social Groups
Friendship
� Everyday Anthropology Making Friends
Clubs and Fraternities
Countercultural Groups
Cooperatives
Social Stratification
Achieved Status: Class
Ascribed Status: "Race," Ethnicity, Gender, and Caste
Culturama: the Roma of Eastern Europe
Civil Society
Civil Society for the State: the Chinese Women's Movement
Activist Groups: CO-MADRES
New Social Movements and the New Social Media
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Political And Legal Systems
The Big Questions
Politics, Political Organization, And Leadership
Bands
Tribes
Chiefdoms
States
Social Order And Social Conflict
Norms and Laws
Systems of Social Control
Social Conflict and Violence
Critical Thinking Yanomami: The "Fierce People"?
Anthropology Works Anthropology and Community Activism in Papua New Guinea
Change In Political And Legal Systems
Emerging Nations and Transnational Nations
Culturama the Kurds of the Middle East
Democratization the United Nations and International Peacekeeping
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Symbolic Systems 187
Communication
The Big Questions
The Varieties Of Human Communication
Language and Verbal Communication
Anthropology Works Narrating Troubles
Nonverbal Language and Embodied Communication
Communicating With Media And Information Technology
Language, Diversity, And Inequality
Language and Culture: Two Theories
Critical Discourse Analysis: Gender and "Race"
Language Change
the Origins and History of Language
Historical Linguistics
Writing Systems
Colonialism, Nationalism, and Globalization
Culturama the Saami of S�pmi, or Lapland
Endangered Languages and Language Revitalization
Critical Thinking Should Dying Languages Be Revived?
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Religion
The Big Questions
Religion In Comparative Perspective
What Is Religion?
Varieties of Religious Beliefs
� Eye On The Environment Eagle Protection, National Parks, and the Preservation of Hopi Culture
Anthropology Works Aboriginal Women's Culture and Sacred Site Protection
Ritual Practices
Religious Specialists
World Religions And Local Variations
Hinduism
Buddhism
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
Culturama Hui Muslims of Xi'an, China
African Religions
Directions Of Religious Change
Revitalization Movements
Contested Sacred Sites
Religious Freedom as a Human Right
The Big Questions Revisited
Key Concepts
Suggested Readings
Expressive Culture
The Big Questions
Art And Culture
What Is Art?
� Critical Thinking Probing the Categories of Art
Studying Art in Society
Performance Arts
Architecture and Decorative Arts
Play, Leisure, And Culture
Games and Sports as a Cultural Microcosm
Leisure Travel
Culturama the Gullah of South Carolina

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