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Anthropology

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb

  • Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073137476
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 864
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Anthropology

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity

  • Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780072500387
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 738
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Anthropology

Anthropology

Appreciating Human Diversity

  • Author: Conrad Kottak
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0077780094
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Humankind Evolving

Humankind Evolving

An Exploration of the Origins of Human Diversity

  • Author: Roberto A. Frisancho,A. Roberto Frisancho
  • Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 415
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Dancing Skeletons

Dancing Skeletons

Life and Death in West Africa, 20th Anniversary Edition

  • Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
  • Publisher: Waveland Press
  • ISBN: 1478611588
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 208
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One of the most widely used ethnographies published in the last twenty years, this Margaret Mead Award winner has been used as required reading at more than 600 colleges and universities. This personal account by a biocultural anthropologist illuminates not-soon-forgotten messages involving the sobering aspects of fieldwork among malnourished children in West Africa. With nutritional anthropology at its core, Dancing Skeletons presents informal, engaging, and oftentimes dramatic stories that relate the author’s experiences conducting research on infant feeding and health in Mali. Through fascinating vignettes and honest, vivid descriptions, Dettwyler explores such diverse topics as ethnocentrism, culture shock, population control, breastfeeding, child care, the meaning of disability and child death in different cultures, female circumcision, women’s roles in patrilineal societies, the dangers of fieldwork, and facing emotionally draining realities. Readers will laugh and cry as they meet the author’s friends and informants, follow her through a series of encounters with both peri-urban and rural Bambara culture, and struggle with her as she attempts to reconcile her very different roles as objective ethnographer, subjective friend, and mother in the field. The 20th Anniversary Edition includes a 13-page “Q&A with the Author” in which Dettwyler responds to typical questions she has received individually from students who have been assigned Dancing Skeletons as well as audience questions at lectures on various campuses. The new 23-page “Update on Mali, 2013” chapter is a factual update about economic and health conditions in Mali as well as a brief summary of the recent political unrest.

Engaging Anthropological Theory

Engaging Anthropological Theory

A Social and Political History

  • Author: Mark Moberg
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351805193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 442
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This fully revised second edition of Mark Moberg's lively book offers a fresh look at the history of anthropological theory. Covering key concepts and theorists, Engaging Anthropological Theory examines the historical context of anthropological ideas and the contested nature of anthropology itself. Anthropological ideas regarding human diversity have always been rooted in the socio-political conditions in which they arose and exploring them in context helps students understand how and why they evolved, and how theory relates to life and society. Illustrated throughout, this engaging text moves away from the dry recitation of past viewpoints in anthropology and brings the subject matter to life.

Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities

Cultural Diversity in Russian Cities

The Urban Landscape in the post-Soviet Era

  • Author: Cordula Gdaniec
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1845458311
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 196
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Cultural diversity - the multitude of different lifestyles that are not necessarily based on ethnic culture - is a catchphrase increasingly used in place of multiculturalism and in conjunction with globalization. Even though it is often used as a slogan it does capture a widespread phenomenon that cities must contend with in dealing with their increasingly diverse populations. The contributors examine how Russian cities are responding and through case studies from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, and Sochi explore the ways in which different cultures are inscribed into urban spaces, when and where they are present in public space, and where and how they carve out their private spaces. Through its unique exploration of the Russian example, this volume addresses the implications of the fragmented urban landscape on cultural practices and discourses, ethnicity, lifestyles and subcultures, and economic practices, and in doing so provides important insights applicable to a global context.

Culture Sketches

Culture Sketches

  • Author: Holly Peters-Golden
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0077433033
  • Category: Electronic books
  • Page: 321
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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

In the Museum of Man

In the Museum of Man

Race, Anthropology, and Empire in France, 1850–1950

  • Author: Alice L. Conklin
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801469031
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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In the Museum of Man offers new insight into the thorny relationship between science, society, and empire at the high-water mark of French imperialism and European racism. Alice L. Conklin takes us into the formative years of French anthropology and social theory between 1850 and 1900; then deep into the practice of anthropology, under the name of ethnology, both in Paris and in the empire before and especially after World War I; and finally, into the fate of the discipline and its practitioners under the German Occupation and its immediate aftermath. Conklin addresses the influence exerted by academic networks, museum collections, and imperial connections in defining human diversity socioculturally rather than biologically, especially in the wake of resurgent anti-Semitism at the time of the Dreyfus Affair and in the 1930s and 1940s. Students of the progressive social scientist Marcel Mauss were exposed to the ravages of imperialism in the French colonies where they did fieldwork; as a result, they began to challenge both colonialism and the scientific racism that provided its intellectual justification. Indeed, a number of them were killed in the Resistance, fighting for the humanist values they had learned from their teachers and in the field. A riveting story of a close-knit community of scholars who came to see all societies as equally complex, In the Museum of Man serves as a reminder that if scientific expertise once authorized racism, anthropologists also learned to rethink their paradigms and mobilize against racial prejudice—a lesson well worth remembering today.

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

Humankind: How Biology and Geography Shape Human Diversity

  • Author: Alexander H. Harcourt
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books
  • ISBN: 1605987859
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 368
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An innovative and illuminating look at how the evolution of the human species has been shaped by the world around us, from anatomy and physiology, to cultural diversity and population density. Where did the human species originate? Why are tropical peoples much more diverse than those at polar latitudes? Why can only Japanese peoples digest seaweed? How are darker skin, sunlight, and fertility related? Did Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens ever interbreed? In Humankind, U. C. Davis professor Alexander Harcourt answers these questions and more, as he explains how the expansion of the human species around the globe and our interaction with our environment explains much about why humans differ from one region of the world to another, not only biologically, but culturally. What effects have other species had on the distribution of humans around the world, and we, in turn, on their distribution? And how have human populations affected each other’s geography, even existence? For the first time in a single book, Alexander Harcourt brings these topics together to help us understand why we are, what we are, where we are. It turns out that when one looks at humanity's expansion around the world, and in the biological explanations for our geographic diversity, we humans are often just another primate. Humanity's distribution around the world and the type of organism we are today has been shaped by the same biogeographical forces that shape other species.

The Cultural Return

The Cultural Return

  • Author: Susan Hegeman
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520951824
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 204
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This insightful book tracks the concept of culture across a range of scholarly disciplines and much of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries—years that saw the emergence of new fields and subfields (cultural studies, the new cultural history, literary new historicism, as well as ethnic and minority studies) and came to be called "the cultural turn." Since the 1990s, however, the idea of culture has fallen out of scholarly favor. Susan Hegeman engages with a diversity of disciplines, including anthropology, literary studies, sociology, philosophy, psychology, and political science, to historicize the rise and fall of the cultural turn and to propose ways that culture may still be a vital concept in the global present.

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

A Companion to Biological Anthropology

  • Author: Clark Spencer Larsen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444320046
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 608
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An extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology; chapters are written by leading scholars who have themselves played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the discipline. Extensive overview of the rapidly growing field of biological anthropology Larsen has created a who’s who of biological anthropology, with contributions from the leading authorities in the field Contributing authors have played a major role in shaping the direction and scope of the topics they write about Offers discussions of current issues, controversies, and future directions within the area Presents coverage of the many recent innovations and discoveries that are transforming the subject

Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity

Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity

  • Author: CTI Reviews
  • Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
  • ISBN: 1619069741
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 80
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Arcaeology, Evolution and Genetics, Human Variation and Adaptation, and The Primates plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: Conrad Kottak
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • ISBN: 0077780124
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected, and technological, world, the new Integrated Coverage of the Impact of Technology and Social Media pays systematic attention to the key role of the Internet and social media in today’s globalizing world through new sections like “Resistance via Social Media” when discussing political systems.

What Kinship Is-And Is Not

What Kinship Is-And Is Not

  • Author: Marshall Sahlins
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226925129
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 110
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In this pithy two-part essay, Marshall Sahlins reinvigorates the debates on what constitutes kinship, building on some of the best scholarship in the field to produce an original outlook on the deepest bond humans can have. Covering thinkers from Aristotle and Lévy- Bruhl to Émile Durkheim and David Schneider, and communities from the Maori and the English to the Korowai of New Guinea, he draws on a breadth of theory and a range of ethnographic examples to form an acute definition of kinship, what he calls the “mutuality of being.” Kinfolk are persons who are parts of one another to the extent that what happens to one is felt by the other. Meaningfully and emotionally, relatives live each other’s lives and die each other’s deaths. In the second part of his essay, Sahlins shows that mutuality of being is a symbolic notion of belonging, not a biological connection by “blood.” Quite apart from relations of birth, people may become kin in ways ranging from sharing the same name or the same food to helping each other survive the perils of the high seas. In a groundbreaking argument, he demonstrates that even where kinship is reckoned from births, it is because the wider kindred or the clan ancestors are already involved in procreation, so that the notion of birth is meaningfully dependent on kinship rather than kinship on birth. By formulating this reversal, Sahlins identifies what kinship truly is: not nature, but culture.

Anthropology in the Margins of the State

Anthropology in the Margins of the State

  • Author: Veena Das,Deborah Poole
  • Publisher: James Currey Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781930618411
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 330
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The form and reach of the modern state are changing under the pressure of globalization. This exploration of these transformations develops a methodology and theoretical apparatus to assess perceptions of power in regions where state reform and violence have been dramatic: Africa, Latin America, and South Asia.

Introducing Anthropology: What Makes Us Human

Introducing Anthropology: What Makes Us Human

  • Author: Laura Pountney,Tomislav Maric
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780745699776
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 342
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Introducing Anthropology is the first book of its kind. It offers a serious but accessible introduction to anthropology and is the perfect starting point for anyone new to the subject. Across a series of fourteen chapters, it addresses the different fields and approaches within anthropology, covers an extensive range of themes, and emphasizes the role of anthropology in the world today. Written by two authors with a passion for teaching and a commitment to communicating the excitement of anthropology, the book has been carefully designed to support and extend students’ learning. Each chapter includes: clear explanations of classic and contemporary anthropological research help with connecting anthropological theories to real-life issues links to globalization interviews with key anthropologists about their work and the discipline as a whole a lively range of activities and discussion points ideas for personal investigations suggested ethnographic films and further reading a clear glossary a focus on developing examination and writing skills. Introducing Anthropology aims to inspire and enthuse a new generation of anthropologists. It is suitable for a range of different readers, from students studying the subject at school-level to university students looking for a clear and engaging entry point into anthropology.

Exotics and Erotics

Exotics and Erotics

Human Cultural and Sexual Diversity

  • Author: DeWight R. Middleton
  • Publisher: Waveland PressInc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 147
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Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology

Understanding Cultural Transmission in Anthropology

A Critical Synthesis

  • Author: Roy Ellen,Stephen J. Lycett,Sarah E. Johns
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 0857459945
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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The concept of "cultural transmission" is central to much contemporary anthropological theory, since successful human reproduction through social systems is essential for effective survival and for enhancing the adaptiveness of individual humans and local populations. Yet, what is understood by the phrase and how it might best be studied is highly contested. This book brings together contributions that reflect the current diversity of approaches - from the fields of biology, primatology, palaeoanthropology, psychology, social anthropology, ethnobiology, and archaeology - to examine social and cultural transmission from a range of perspectives and at different scales of generalization. The comprehensive introduction explores some of the problems and connections. Overall, the book provides a timely synthesis of current accounts of cultural transmission in relation to cognitive process, practical action, and local socio-ecological context, while linking these with explanations of longer-term evolutionary trajectories.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Global Forces, Local Lives

  • Author: Jack David Eller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317428188
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.