Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

ISBN-10: 1111297924

ISBN-13: 9781111297923

Edition: 3rd 2012

Authors: Gary Ferraro

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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

Gary Ferraro is an applied anthropologist who conducted research for extended periods of time in Kenya and Swaziland. He has served as a consultant/cross-cultural trainer for large organizations (USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank) and large international corporations such as IBM and G.E. Plastics. He currently works with businesses to help them cope with cultural differences at home and abroad.

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives on Culture
�Body Ritual among the Nacirema.�
�Not a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider.�
Language and Communication
�Rapport-talk and Report-talk.�
�The Sounds of Silence.�
Economics and Ecology
�The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.�
�The Domestication of Wood in Haiti.�
Marriage and Family
�Arranging a Marriage in India.�
�Death without Weeping.�
Gender
�Society and Sex Roles.�
�Women and Men in Kung Society.�
Politics and Social Control
�The Kpelle Moot.�
�Customary Law Development in Papua New Guinea.�
Supernatural Beliefs
�The Notion of Witchcraft Explain Unfortunate Events.�
�Baseball Magic.�
Culture Change
�The Price of Progress,�
�The Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources.�
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