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Anthropology

Anthropology

the exploration of human diversity

  • Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780394315164
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 517
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Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

The Exploration of Human Diversity

  • Author: Conrad Kottak
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
  • ISBN: 9780073405360
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 704
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A recent National Academy of Sciences inductee, Conrad Phillip Kottak offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Kottak emphasizes why anthropology should matter to students and how students can use anthropology to better understand themselves. "Bringing It All Together" essays found on the online learning center demonstrate the integrated and comparative nature of anthropology. New "Through the Eyes of Others" essays offer the perspectives of foreign students and recent graduates who present their own cultures of origin in contrast with contemporary American culture. Thought-provoking questions now begin each chapter to highlight key themes and spark discussions and critical thinking.

Looseleaf for Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

Looseleaf for Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

  • Author: Conrad Kottak
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • ISBN: 9780077649340
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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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.

Die Gene sind es nicht ...

Die Gene sind es nicht ...

Biologie, Ideologie und menschliche Natur

  • Author: Richard C. Lewontin,Leon J. Kamin,Steven P. R. Rose
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783621270366
  • Category:
  • Page: 264
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Existenzweisen

Existenzweisen

Eine Anthropologie der Modernen

  • Author: Bruno Latour
  • Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
  • ISBN: 3518737376
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 600
  • View: 1972
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Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

Key Thinkers in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language

  • Author: Siobhan Chapman,Christopher Routledge
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780195187687
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 282
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This book is a unique and accessible reference guide to the work of eighty key figures who have played an important role in the development of ideas about language from antiquity to the twenty-first century. The entries are extensively cross referenced, allowing readers to trace influences, developments, and debates both in contemporary thinking and across time. Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading of primary texts and secondary sources, encouraging readers to find out more about the particular key thinker and the impact of his or her ideas.

Creating Cultural Synergies

Creating Cultural Synergies

Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Interculturality and Interreligiosity

  • Author: Birgit Breninger,Thomas Kaltenbacher
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443842923
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 250
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The past several decades have seen the re-invigoration of the concept of “intercultural competence” as one of the fundamental and most promising approaches towards studying culture in a respectfully complex way. The introduction of this concept, which has been defined and adapted in manifold ways in various disciplines, offers new ways of exploring the inherent multiplicity and versatility of cultural encounters and mutual understanding. This book brings together a stellar group of international researchers working in such diverse fields as business studies, religious studies, educational studies and communication studies. In critical pursuit of how to set intercultural competence to work in today’s society, the contributors to this indispensible volume elucidate with passion and astuteness the challenges and potentials of interculturality and interreligiosity.

Arm und reich

Arm und reich

die Schicksale menschlicher Gesellschaften

  • Author: Jared M. Diamond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783596149674
  • Category: Kontinent - Gesellschaft - Entwicklung - Umweltfaktor - Vor- und Frühgeschichte
  • Page: 550
  • View: 3006
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Festschrift für Walter Odersky zum 65. Geburtstag am 17. Juli 1996

Festschrift für Walter Odersky zum 65. Geburtstag am 17. Juli 1996

  • Author: Reinhard Böttcher,Götz Hueck,Burkhard Jähnke
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3110898411
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1118
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A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

A Sociolinguistic History of Early Identities in Singapore

From Colonialism to Nationalism

  • Author: Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113701234X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 245
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What role does race, geography, religion, orthography and nationalism play in the crafting of identities? What are the origins of Singlish? This book offers a thorough investigation of old and new identities in Asia's most global city, examined through the lens of language.

The Mexican American Orquesta

The Mexican American Orquesta

Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict

  • Author: Manuel Peña
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292786107
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 364
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The Mexican American orquesta is neither a Mexican nor an American music. Relying on both the Mexican orquesta and the American dance band for repertorial and stylistic cues, it forges a synthesis of the two. The ensemble emerges historically as a powerful artistic vehicle for the expression of what Manuel Peña calls the "dialectic of conflict." Grounded in ethnic and class conflict, this dialectic compels the orquesta and its upwardly mobile advocates to waver between acculturation and ethnic resistance. The musical result: a complex mesh of cultural elements—Mexican and American, working- and middle-class, traditional and contemporary. In this book, Manuel Peña traces the evolution of the orquesta in the Southwest from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through its pinnacle in the 1970s and its decline since the 1980s. Drawing on fifteen years of field research, he embeds the development of the orquesta within a historical-materialist matrix to achieve the optimal balance between description and interpretation. Rich in ethnographic detail and boldly analytical, his book is the first in-depth study of this important but neglected field of artistic culture.

Evolution für Dummies

Evolution für Dummies

  • Author: Greg Krukonis,Tracy Barr
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 3527669000
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 374
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Von Darwin bis DNA – Ihr Wegweiser durch die Evolution Von Ihrem Körperbau bis zu Ihrem Verhalten bei der Partnerwahl – all Ihre vererbbaren Eigenschaften sind wie bei allen Lebewesen durch die Evolution bestimmt. Aber was ist Evolution überhaupt? Was treibt sie an? In diesem Buch erfahren Sie alles, was Sie über Evolution wissen müssen: Was genetische Variabilität ist, wie neue Arten entstehen, welchen Evolutionsvorteil soziales Verhalten bringt und vieles, vieles mehr. Greg Krukonis und Tracy Barr nehmen Sie mit auf eine spannende Reise durch die Geschichte der Evolution – von Darwins Theorie bis zu den neuesten wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen.

Der Blick aus der Ferne

Der Blick aus der Ferne

  • Author: Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783518294932
  • Category: Ethnology
  • Page: 429
  • View: 509
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Diversity in the Workforce

Diversity in the Workforce

Current Issues and Emerging Trends

  • Author: Marilyn Y. Byrd,Chaunda L. Scott
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135122806
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 376
  • View: 9395
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Diversity in the Workforce is a comprehensive, integrated teaching resource providing students with the tools and methodologies they need to negotiate effectively the multicultural workplace, and to counter issues of discrimination and privilege. Written from an American perspective, the book not only covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity and social class, but moves beyond this to explore emerging trends around ‘isms’ (racism, sexism), as well as transgender issues, spirituality, intergenerational workforce tensions, cross-cultural teams, physical appearance stigmatizing, visible and invisible disabilities, and racial harassment. The book: Presents theoretical models to help students think critically about the issues that emerge from workforce diversity Includes a historical perspective that explains the roots of the issues in the workplace today Covers potential legal and ethical issues Introduces a social justice paradigm to encourage social action Illustrates strategies organizations are using to leverage diversity effectively With end of chapter questions encouraging students to engage in difficult conversations, and case studies to stimulate students’ awareness of the real problems and issues that emerge from diversity, this book will help students develop the critical, analytical, problem solving and decision making skills they need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as future professionals.

Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function

Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function

  • Author: Juan Y. Chiao
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • ISBN: 0080952216
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 1153
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This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II –VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.

Researching American Culture

Researching American Culture

A Guide for Student Anthropologists

  • Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 9780472080243
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 274
  • View: 1930
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Applies anthropological techniques to the study of contemporary American behavior