ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Author: A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 812034653X

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures. This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations. KEY FEATURES • Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology. • Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter. • Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists. • Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.
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Invitation to Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: K. N. Dash

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903238

Category: Anthropology

Page: 421

View: 6344

Invitation To Social And Cultural Anthropology Is Highly Useful Book For The Students At Degree Level Of Different Universities And Civil Service Examinees. Keeping In View The Requirements Of Students Of Both The Categories, The Book Includes Some Special Topics Like Fieldwork, Tribal Situation In India, And Problems Of Tribals And Tribal Welfare In India Besides The Traditional Topics Of Social And Cultural Anthropology. This Would Provide The Readers With A Helpful Frame Of Reference. All Possible Attempts Have Been Made To Cite The Examples From Vast Materials Of Indian Ethnographic Data To Help The Students To Develop A Clear Perception On The Indian Anthropology. The Uniqueness Of The Book Lies Not Only In The Incorporation Of The Data, Both Of Indian As Well As Those Of The Other Societies Of The Rest Of The World On A Comparative Basis, But Also In The Application Of Social And Cultural Anthropology For The Welfare Of The Tribal Societies In India Which May Cater To The Requirements Of Administrators And Policy Makers In Solving The Problems Of Tribals In India. The Book Would Effectively Help The Target Groups To Understand The Science Of Social And Cultural Anthropology In A Broader Perspective As Very Few Books Are Available On This Topic In The Indian Context.
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Cultural Anthropology

The Field Study of Human Beings

Author: Alexander Moore

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780939693481

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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[TofC cont.] Anthropology of modern life: Market and the modern metropolis, a new system of exchange and the rise of commercial industrial cities; Corporate bureaucracy and the culture of modern work; Modernity and culture; Epilogue, applied anthropology and the policy process. ... The framework on which this book hangs is an updated version of the community study method as network, discerned at the expanding "gas phase" of our species' random walk over the earth, through our settling down into trading and warring tribal societies through the mesolithic and neolithic transitions, into our densification into urban states and civilizations, and finally at our emergence as a metropolitan species of unparalleled population aggregations. -Pref.
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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: 2813

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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Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

An Encyclopedia

Author: R. Jon McGee,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506307752

Category: Social Science

Page: 1056

View: 4199

Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.
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Environmental Anthropology

Future Directions

Author: Helen Kopnina,Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135044120

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 9704

This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.
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The College Blue Book

Degrees offered by college and subject

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780026959001

Category: Professional education

Page: 1051

View: 3464

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Applying cultural anthropology

readings

Author: Gary P. Ferraro

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6611

The reader offers a selection of 39 articles written in the words of those cultural anthropologists who are making their discipline useful.... Realizing that many other articles could have been included, the categories and the articles contained with them, are meant to be suggestive rather than exhaustive. The reader can be used effectively as a supplement to any introductory textbook in cultural anthropology. The readings would be appropriate for undergraduate level courses in applied anthropology. The intent of this reader is twofold. First, it is to provide undergraduate anthropology students with a wide range of examples as to how the discipline is making meaningful contributions to the mitigation of human problems. And second, [the editor hopes] to convey, through the words of the practicing anthropologists themselves, some of the challenges and rewards involved in making cultural anthropology useful. -Pref.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780155061408

Category: Ethnology

Page: 533

View: 4983

Comprehensive, readable and written for the student, Haviland's market-leading text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, is a relevant, high-quality teaching tool. In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Haviland challenges and supports students with a thoughtful look at the diversity of the human condition; an examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance; and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.
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Guide to cultural anthropology

Author: Cynthia A. Cone,Pertti J. Pelto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

View: 7747

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Cultural anthropology

Author: Fred Plog,Daniel G. Bates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

View: 6048

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Introduction to cultural anthropology

essays in the scope and methods of the science of man

Author: James A. Clifton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 564

View: 5349

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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673469755

Category: Ethnology

Page: 317

View: 4707

Written by the author of The Guru of Cultural Materialism, this revised text unites seemingly unrelated topics. Harris uses everyday applications of anthropological theories and issues in a user-friendly way. Two new chapters - one on race, ethnicity, and racism; and the other on human sexuality - discuss new research and developments in these areas. This text also demonstrates the relevance of cultural anthropology to contemporary social problems. Updated and expanded chapter previews and new cartoons, jokes and illustrations are featured. Two new full-colour photo essays assist students' visual understanding of cultural diversity.
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Cultural anthropology

Author: Henry A. Selby,Lucy Garretson

Publisher: William C Brown Pub

ISBN: 9780697075628

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

View: 9624

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Cultural Anthropology and Education

Author: Carmel Camilleri

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Antropologia Educacional

Page: 171

View: 700

Posted in Antropologia Educacional

New perspectives in cultural anthropology

Author: Roger M. Keesing,Felix Maxwell Keesing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 457

View: 2136

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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072298604

Category: Ethnology

Page: 536

View: 8947

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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethnology

Page: 450

View: 4045

Build your own awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the issues of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this anthropology text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Take advantage of ThomsonNOW, which saves you time and enhances your performance in the course through Pre-Tests, Personalized Study Plans and Post-Test materials.
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