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Cultural Anthropology Global Forces, Local Lives

ISBN-10: 0415485398
ISBN-13: 9780415485395
Edition: 2009
Authors: Jack David Eller
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Book details

List price: $43.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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Introduction
Understanding Anthropology
The Science(s) of Anthropology
Traditional Anthropology and Beyond
The "Anthropological Perspective"
The Relevance of Anthropology
Summary
Understanding and Studying Culture
Defining Culture
The Biocultural Basis of Human Behavior
Studying Culture: Method in Cultural Anthropology
Summary
The Origins of Cultural Anthropology
What Makes Cultural Anthropology Possible - and Necessary
Encountering the Other
Rethinking Society: Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Social Theory
Toward an Ethnological Science in the Nineteenth Century
The Twentieth Century and the Founding of Modern Anthropology
The Anthropological Crisis of the Mid-Twentieth Century and Beyond
Summary
Language and Social Relations
Human Language as a Communication System
The Structure of Language
Making Society Through Language: Language and the Construction of Social Reality
Language Acquisition and the Linguistic Relativity Hypothesis
Summary
Learning to be an Individual: Personality and Gender
Cultures and Persons, or Cultural Persons
Gender and Person, or Gendered Persons
Summary
Individuals and Identities: Race and Ethnicity
The Anthropology of Race
The Modern Anthropological Critique of Race
The Anthropology of Ethnicity
Racial and Ethnic Groups and Relations in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Summary
Seeing Culture as a Whole #1: The Relativism of Motherhood, Personhood, Race, and Health in a Brazilian Community
Economics: Humans, Nature, and Social Organization
Economics as the Base or Core of Culture
The Anthropology of Economics
Summary
Kinship and Non-Kin Organization: Creating Social Groups
Corporate Groups: The Fundamental Structure of Human Societies
Kinship-Based Corporate Groups
Non-Kinship-Based Corporate Groups
Summary
Politics: Social Order and Social Control
Social Control: The Functions of Politics
Power
The Anthropology of Political Systems
Maintaining Internal Order and "Social Harmony"
An Anthropology of War
Summary
Religion: Interacting with the Non-Human World
The Problem of Studying Religion Anthropologically
The Elements of Religion: Superhuman Entities and Human Specialists
The Elements of Religion: Symbol, Ritual, and Language
Summary
Seeing Culture as a Whole #2: The Integration of Culture in Warlpiri Society
Cultural Dynamics: Continuity and Change
The Tradition of Tradition
Cultural Dynamics: The Processes of Cultural Change
Summary
Colonialism and the Origin of Globalization
The Culture of Colonialism
The Legacy of Colonialism
Summary
The Struggle for Political Identity: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Conflict
Politics, Identity, and Post-Colonialism
Fluid, Fragmented, and Fractious Cultures in the Modern World
From Culture to Competition to Conflict
Summary
The Struggle for Economic Independence: Development, Modernization, and Globalization
Why Economic Dependence?
The Path to Underdevelopment
Development: Solution and Problem
Models of Development
The Benefits - and Costs - of Development
Summary
The Struggle for Cultural Survival, Revival, and Revitalization
Voices from Another World
From Culture to Cultural Movement
The Future of Culture, and the Culture of the Future
Summary
Seeing Culture as a whole #3: Exile, Refuge, and Culture
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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