Investigating Culture An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0631222375
ISBN-13: 9780631222378
Edition: 2004
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Description: This work seeks to train students to think like anthropologists by encouraging them to compare their own cultural experience with that of anthropologists. It is divided into nine chapters that focus on some of the variety of ways that humans orient  More...

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Book details

List price: $65.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

This work seeks to train students to think like anthropologists by encouraging them to compare their own cultural experience with that of anthropologists. It is divided into nine chapters that focus on some of the variety of ways that humans orient themselves.

Acknowledgments
Disorientation and Orientation
Selected Reading: Laura Bohannan, "Shakespeare in the Bush"
Exercises
Spatial Locations
Selected Reading: Sue Bridwell Beckham, "The American Front Porch: Women's Liminal Space"
Exercises
All We Have Is Time
Selected Reading: Ellen Goodman, "Time is for Savoring"
Selected Reading: Marshall Sahlins, "The Original Affluent Society"
Exercises
Language: We Are What We Speak
Selected Reading: Ursula LeGuin, "She Unnames Them"
Selected Reading: Alan Dundes, "Seeing is Believing"
Exercises
Relatives and Relations
Selected Reading: Penelope Eckert, "Symbols of Category Membership"
Selected Reading: A. M. Hocart, "Kinship Systems"
Exercises
Our Bodies, Our Selves
Selected Reading: Horace Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"
Exercises
Food For Thought
Selected Reading: Jill Dubisch, "You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of the Health Food Movement"
Exercises
Clothing Matters
Selected Reading: Julio Ramon Ribeyro, "Alienation"
Exercises
VIPs: Very Important People, Places, and Performances
Selected Reading: Clifford Geertz, "The Impact of the Concept of Culture on the Concept of Man"
Exercises
Index

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