Ethnographic Essays in Cultural Anthropology A Problem-Based Approach

ISBN-10: 087581445X
ISBN-13: 9780875814452
Edition: 2001
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Description: This collection of ten mini-ethnographies takes a problem-based learning approach, focusing on contextual and cumulative learning to enhance student understanding of the fundamental concepts of cultural anthropology. The problems covered in the text  More...

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Book details

List price: $117.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This collection of ten mini-ethnographies takes a problem-based learning approach, focusing on contextual and cumulative learning to enhance student understanding of the fundamental concepts of cultural anthropology. The problems covered in the text range from how anthropology contributes to an understanding of human similarities and differences and why people believe different things to inequality, violence, poverty, and death. Each problem is explored in the context of a particular society, including Canada, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kohistan, Tibet, Tonga, the United States, and Sudan.

To the Instructor
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors
To the Student
Understanding Differences and Similarities
Indigenous Knowledge as a Basis for Living in Local Environments
The Social and Cultural Construction of Reality
Patterns of Family Relations
The Creation of Social Hierarchy
The Cultural Construction of Violence
The Cultural Construction of Poverty
Beyond "Dilbert": The Cultural Construction of Work Organizations in the United States
The Oral Literatures of Small Nations
The Cultural Response to Death
Glossary
Index

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