Explorations in Cultural Anthropology A Reader

ISBN-10: 0759109532
ISBN-13: 9780759109537
Edition: 2011
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Description: A collection of readings chosen to demonstrate the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective to real-world problems on local, regional, and global scales. It provides students with a variety of ethnographic and other  More...

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Book details

List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 6/10/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

A collection of readings chosen to demonstrate the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective to real-world problems on local, regional, and global scales. It provides students with a variety of ethnographic and other anthropological materials so they do not have to buy an array of titles.

Preface
Culture
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
Crack in Spanish Harlem: Culture and Economy in the Inner City
Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights
Fieldwork and Ethnography
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
Reflections of a Shy Ethnographer: Foot-in-the-Mouth Is Not Fatal
Doing Collaborative Ethnography
Getting a Living
Language, Communication, and Expressive Culture
Introduction and Discussion Questions
The Circle
Fighting for Our Lives
Body Art as Visual Language
Socioeconomic and Political Systems in a Changing World
Introduction and Discussion Questions
One Hundred Percent American
The Silk Road: The Making of a Global Cultural Economy
The Globalization of a Brazilian Fishing Community
A Tribal Chair's Perspective on Inherent Sovereignty
Race and Ethnicity
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Scientific and Folk Ideas about Heredity
Melungeons and the Politics of Heritage
Inventing Hispanics: A Diverse Minority Resists Being Labeled
Gender and Sexuality
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Different Words, Different Worlds
"Ladies" Behind Bars: A Liminal Gender as Cultural Mirror
The Sworn Virgins of Albania
Hijra and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in India
Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Child-Rearing [in Middletown USA, circa 1929]
Gay Marriage and Anthropology
When Brothers Share a Wife
Caveat Emptor?
Belief Systems
Introduction and Discussion Questions
The Sacred Pipe in Modern Life
Oh, Gods!
Folklore and Medicine
Applied and Future Anthropologies
Introduction and Discussion Questions
Reflections on Collaboration, Ethnographic and Applied
Studying College Students: Applying Anthropology to Teaching Anthropology
Virtual Worlds and Futures of Anthropology
Index

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