Anthropology and Modern Life

Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148696

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 7165

The great anthropologist's classic treatise on race and culture. One of the most influential books of the century, now available in a value-priced edition. Introduction by Ruth Bunzel.
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Anthropology

Author: Ram Nath Sharma,Rajendra K. Sharma

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788171566730

Category: Anthropology

Page: 424

View: 1202

This Is A Comprehensive Textbook On Anthro¬Pology. It Covers The Following Papers Taught To M.A. (Sociology) And M.A. (Anthropology) At Indian Universities: (I) Physical Anthropology, (Ii) Cultural Anthropology, (Iii) Social Anthropology, (Iv) General Anthropology, (V) Anthropology And Indian Tribes And (Vi) Comparative Sociology.This Book Also Covers Courses Prescribed In Anthropology For P.C.S. And I.As. Exami¬Nations. The Material For This Book Has Been Collected From Authentic Sources : Works Of Eminent Anthropologists, Reports Of Re¬Searches On Indian Tribes And Government Data Published In Various Books, Reports And Journals.At The End Of The Book Objective Questions Bank Has Been Given Particularly For Those Readers Who Are Appearing At P.C.S. Or I.A.S. Examination. Selected Bibliography Has Been Divided Into Two Classes. While The First Includes Books On General Anthropology, The Second Is A Comprehensive List Of Books Published On Tribal Studies In India. This Will Be Particularly Useful For Researchers Working In The Field Of Tribal Studies.
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Social Anthropology

Robert Redfield

Author: Clifford Wilcox

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 141281233X

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 4661

Robert Redfield is remembered today primarily as an anthropologist, but during his lifetime Redfield's cross-disciplinary activity reflected a strong interest in infusing anthropological practice with sociological theory. Like a handful of other anthropologists, including A.R. Radcliffe-Brown and Bronislaw Malinowski, who shared his interests during the 1920s through 1930s, his works came to define a new subfield known as social anthropology. Redfield was distinct in being one of the first Americans to devote himself seriously to social anthropology, a field dominated initially by British scholars. He spent his career at the University of Chicago, and his anthropology bore the distinct mark of sociology as developed and practiced at that institution. Indeed, Redfield played a major role in defining what has been called the "second Chicago school of sociology." This volume brings together Redfield's most important contributions to social anthropology. During the 1920s, sociology and anthropology constituted a single department at the University of Chicago. Although most students concentrated on sociology or anthropology, Redfield chose to pursue both fields with equal intensity. He adopted as his central interest the leading problematic of the 1920s: the study of social change. "Chicago School" sociologists approached social change by examining zones of rapid transition within the city, for example, areas populated by recently-arrived immigrants, with the goal of elucidating general principles or dynamics of social transition. Redfield's work can be seen as falling into three distinct theoretical categories: (1) the study of social change or modernization; (2) peasant studies; and (3), the comparative study of civilizations. Drawing from articles, book excerpts, and unpublished papers and letters, this work presents Redfield's central contributions in each of these areas. Seen as a whole, this volume traces Redfield's seminal contributions to the early development of modernization theory and the interdisciplinary fields of peasant and comparative civilizations studies. This is a monumental book on a highly influential figure.
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Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Samuel Beckett and the Cultural Politics of the Modern Novel

Author: Herbert A. Applebaum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064388

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

View: 2039

Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical orientations which have historically guided and currently guide anthropological research.
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Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495810827

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 4672

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text’s strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary

Author: Paul Rabinow,George E. Marcus,James D. Faubion,Tobias Rees

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 082239006X

Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 2033

In this compact volume two of anthropology’s most influential theorists, Paul Rabinow and George E. Marcus, engage in a series of conversations about the past, present, and future of anthropological knowledge, pedagogy, and practice. James D. Faubion joins in several exchanges to facilitate and elaborate the dialogue, and Tobias Rees moderates the discussions and contributes an introduction and an afterword to the volume. Most of the conversations are focused on contemporary challenges to how anthropology understands its subject and how ethnographic research projects are designed and carried out. Rabinow and Marcus reflect on what remains distinctly anthropological about the study of contemporary events and processes, and they contemplate productive new directions for the field. The two converge in Marcus’s emphasis on the need to redesign pedagogical practices for training anthropological researchers and in Rabinow’s proposal of collaborative initiatives in which ethnographic research designs could be analyzed, experimented with, and transformed. Both Rabinow and Marcus participated in the milestone collection Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography. Published in 1986, Writing Culture catalyzed a reassessment of how ethnographers encountered, studied, and wrote about their subjects. In the opening conversations of Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary, Rabinow and Marcus take stock of anthropology’s recent past by discussing the intellectual scene in which Writing Culture intervened, the book’s contributions, and its conceptual limitations. Considering how the field has developed since the publication of that volume, they address topics including ethnography’s self-reflexive turn, scholars’ increased focus on questions of identity, the Public Culture project, science and technology studies, and the changing interests and goals of students. Designs for an Anthropology of the Contemporary allows readers to eavesdrop on lively conversations between anthropologists who have helped to shape their field’s recent past and are deeply invested in its future.
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Applied Anthropology

An Introduction

Author: John Van Willigen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897898331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

View: 1628

Focuses on the use of the methods and theories of anthropology to solve the practical problems of human communities. It addresses a wide range of problem-solving practices in both development action and applied research. The core of the book is chapters focused on specific practices such as evaluation and action research. In addition, there are chapters on history, employment strategies, and ethics.
Posted in Business & Economics

Anthropology News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 5197

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The Social Anthropology of Complex Societies

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330282

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 376

This volume illustrates how much the study of social anthropologists has encompassed other, non-primitive societies: rural Italy, urban Africa, village politics in India and the smaller ex-colonial territories of Fiji and Mauritius are just some of the areas covered by the book. The position and contribution of British community studies is also examined, illustrating how micro-sociology can be made relevant to macro-sociology. Originally published 1966.
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Anthropology and Anthropologists

The Modern British School

Author: Adam Kuper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136802207

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 2465

On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology. Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British and European anthropology. This third, enlarged and updated edition responds to these fresh currents. Adam Kuper takes the story up to the present day, and a new final chapter traces the emergence of a modern European social anthropology in contrast with developments in American cultural anthropology over the last two decades. Anthropology and Anthropologists provides a critical historical account of modern British social anthropology: it describes the careers of the major theorists, their ideas and their contributions in the context of the intellectual and institutional environments in which they worked.
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An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521629829

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

View: 3780

In this innovative introduction, Robert Layton reviews the ideas that have inspired anthropologists in their studies of societies around the world. An Introduction to Theory in Anthropology provides a clear and concise analysis of the theories, and traces the way in which they have been translated into anthropological debates. The opening chapter sets out the classical theoretical issues formulated by Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx and Durkheim. Successive chapters discuss Functionalism, Structuralism, Interactionist theories, and Marxist anthropology, while the final chapters address the competing paradigms of Socioecology and Postmodernism. Using detailed case studies, Professor Layton illustrates the way in which various theoretical perspectives have shaped competing, or complementary, accounts of specific human societies.
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Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

View: 5733

Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.
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The Anthropology of Sport

An Introduction

Author: Kendall Blanchard

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897893299

Category: Games

Page: 306

View: 3375

Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.
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Social Anthropology and Language

Author: Edwin Ardener

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330268

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 1374

Providing a critical framework for the consideration of the relationship between modern social anthropology and linguistics, this volume covers topics such as classification, symbolism, and structuralism. The relevance of the works of Saussure, Lévi-Strauss and Chomsky is considered. There are two case-studies: the first outlines a 'social history' of the succession of pidgins that are documented on the West African coast, ending with Pidgin English. The second analyzes the status of three language varieties used in a 'trilingual' community in the Carnian Alps. Originally published in 1971.
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The Relevance of Models for Social Anthropology

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415330275

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 8752

There has been much discussion in recent years about the construction of theoretical models useful in the explanation of particular areas of social organization. This volume charts that discussion and its results and covers a wide ethnographic range from the Pacific Island of Truk through African pastoral societies, south-east Asia and Hong Kong, back to Polynesia. First published in 1965.
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Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415099967

Category: Reference

Page: 658

View: 8829

This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.
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Science, Reason, and Anthropology

The Principles of Rational Inquiry

Author: James William Lett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847685936

Category: Social Science

Page: 151

View: 512

For courses on anthropological theory, history, and methods... Science, Reason, and Anthropology explores the philosophical foundations of anthropology and identifies the fundamental principles of rational inquiry upon which all sound anthropological knowledge is based. As a field guide to critical thinking, with examples throughout, it is devoted to a thorough explication and analysis of the nature of reason and the practice of anthropological inquiry. Chapter one reviews the historical context of the contemporary debate between scientific and humanistic perspectives in anthropology, highlighting essential differences between the two approaches. Chapter two examines the nature of knowledge and explains the essential elements of epistemological analysis. Chapter three describes the basic features of the scientific method; it defines science as an objective, logical, and systematic approach to propositional knowledge, and explains each feature in detail. Chapter four applies the fundamental principles of critical thinking to an analysis of contemporary anthropological theory. Chapter five suggests a reconciliation between the scientific and humanistic approaches, arguing that the essential elements of sound reasoning are common to both perspectives. Science, Reason, and Anthropology argues forcefully for the preeminent value of the scientific approach in anthropology, but it does so while recognizing the inherent worth and innate appeal of the humanistic perspective. Even those who are not predisposed to share the author's conclusions will appreciate the clear and forthright manner with which he presents his arguments.
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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Monaghan,Oxford University Press,Professor John Monaghan,Peter Just,Associate Professor of Anthropology Peter Just

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192853465

Category: Social Science

Page: 155

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"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture. Including an assessment of anthropology's present position, and a look forward to its likely future, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make fascinating reading for anyone curious about this social science. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
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Religion and Anthropology

A Critical Introduction

Author: Brian Morris

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521852418

Category: Religion

Page: 350

View: 9906

"This important study provides a critical introduction to the social anthropology of religion, focusing on more recent classical ethnographies. Comprehensive, free of scholastic jargon, engaging, and comparative in approach, it covers all the major religious traditions that have been studied concretely by anthropologists: Shamanism, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity and its relation to African and Melanesian religions, and contemporary Neo-Paganism"--P. [4] of cover.
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How to Get Published in Anthropology

A Guide for Students and Young Professionals

Author: Jason E. Miller,Oona Schmid

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759121087

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 439

Anthropology graduate students and newly minted professionals now have a one-stop source that demystifies the all-important task of getting their work published. How to Get Published in Anthropology provides tried-and-true advice from anthropologists who share their experiences and from publishing professionals on how to publish, where to publish, and what publishing efforts will be most effective for individual career paths.
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