Designing an Anthropology Career

Professional Development Exercises

Author: Sherylyn H. Briller,Amy Goldmacher

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759109421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 3933

This workbook contains a series of professional exercises for students who want to use their training in anthropology to develop a career in anthropology and other fields.
Posted in Business & Economics

The Anthropology Graduate's Guide

From Student to a Career

Author: Carol J Ellick,Joe E Watkins

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1611324130

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

View: 9084

Mom will ask, “What can you do with a degree in anthropology?” If you want the answer, then you need this book. Applied anthropologists Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins present a set of practical steps that will assist you through the transition from your career as a student into a career in a wide range of professions that an anthropology degree can be used. The stories, scenarios, and activities presented in this book are intended to assist you in learning how to plan for the next five years, write your letter of introduction, construct your resume, and best present the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in class to prospective employers. Ellick and Watkins’ step-by-step approach helps you create a portfolio that you will use time and time again as you build your career.
Posted in Social Science

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

Author: Riall Nolan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118484347

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 5602

An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account of contemporary anthropological practice written primarily by anthropological practitioners Engagingly written and instructive accounts of practice by anthropological professionals working in corporations, governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings Provides essential guidance on applying anthropological principles on the job: what works well and what must be learned Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuous learning as key elements to success in non-academic careers Highlights the range of successful career options for practitioners , describes significant sectors of professional activity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies in the field Chapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing, managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits, and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education, international development, and the military
Posted in Social Science

Applied Anthropology

Unexpected Spaces, Topics and Methods

Author: Sheena Nahm,Cortney Hughes Rinker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131742803X

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 3990

This collection brings together recent innovative work in applied and practicing anthropology. Organised around the theme of unexpectedness, it examines some of the novel spaces, topics, and methods that anthropologists are involved with. The volume emphasises non-traditional settings and demonstrates the important role of anthropology in addressing some of the pressing issues facing society today. The contributors offer detailed ethnographic examples from their own research and work that give students valuable insight and advice. Drawn mainly from the United States, the case studies illustrate the diverse arenas in which anthropologists operate, from law and finance to education and health care. Simultaneous consideration is given to practical applications, theoretical reflections, and professional experiences.
Posted in Social Science

Using Anthropology in the World

A Guide to Becoming an Anthropologist Practitioner

Author: Riall W. Nolan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351856928

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 1634

Anthropologist practitioners work outside the confines of the university, putting their knowledge and skills to work on significant problems in a wide variety of different contexts. The demand for anthropologist practitioners is strong and growing; practice is in many ways the leading edge of anthropology today, and one of the most exciting aspects of the discipline. How can anthropology students prepare themselves to become practitioners? Specifically designed to help students, including those in more traditional training programs, prepare for a career in putting anthropology to work in the world, the book: - provides an introduction to the discipline of anthropology and an exploration of its role and contribution in today’s world; - outlines the shape of anthropological practice – what it is, how it developed historically, and what it looks like today; - describes how students of anthropology can prepare for a career in practice, with emphasis on the relationship between theory, method, and application; - includes short contributions from practitioners, writing on specific aspects of training, practice, and career planning; - sets out a framework for career planning, with specific and detailed discussions of finding and securing employment; - reviews some of the more salient challenges arising in the course of a practitioner career; and - concludes with a discussion of what the future of anthropological practice is likely to be. Using Anthropology in the World is essential reading for students interested in preparing themselves for the challenges and rewards of practice and application.
Posted in Social Science

Applying Anthropology in the Global Village

Author: Christina Wasson,Mary Odell Butler,Jacqueline Copeland-Carson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315434644

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 2379

The realities of the globalized world have revolutionized traditional concepts of culture, community, and identity—so how do applied social scientists use complicated, fluid new ideas such as translocality and ethnoscape to solve pressing human problems? In this book, leading scholar/practitioners survey the development of different subfields over at least two decades, then offer concrete case studies to show how they have incorporated and refined new concepts and methods. After an introduction synthesizing anthropological practice, key theoretical concepts, and ethnographic methods, chapters examine the arenas of public health, community development, finance, technology, transportation, gender, environment, immigration, aging, and child welfare. An innovative guide to joining dynamic theoretical concepts with on-the-ground problem solving, this book will be of interest to practitioners from a wide range of disciplines who work on social change, as well as an excellent addition to graduate and undergraduate courses.
Posted in Social Science

Anthropology in Practice

Building a Career Outside the Academy

Author: Riall W. Nolan

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers

ISBN: 9781555879853

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

View: 8298

"Nolan relates how students, recent graduates, and beginning professionals can acquire and use the skills essential for work as a practitioner. A key feature of his book is its comprehensive focus: he systematically moves from preparation, to finding one's first job, to career survival and management. The book concludes with a detailed discussion of how to turn a career in practice into a solid contribution to both the profession and the discipline. The result is an important reference for current practitioners - and a must-have handbook for beginning anthropologists."--BOOK JACKET.
Posted in Social Science

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: 5765

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.
Posted in Social Science

Abstracts of the Annual Meeting

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

View: 8712

Posted in Anthropology

Participatory Workshops

A Sourcebook of 21 Sets of Ideas and Activities

Author: Robert Chambers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136560149

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 6279

This sourcebook is for all who work with others on participatory learning and change. Written in a spirit of critical reflection and serious fun, it provides 21 sets of ideas and options for facilitators, trainers, teachers and presenters, and anyone who organises and manages workshops, courses, classes and other events for sharing and learning ideas. It covers topics such as getting started, seating arrangements, forming groups, managing large numbers, helping each other learn, analysis and feedback, dealing with dominators, evaluation and ending, coping with horrors, and common mistakes.
Posted in Business & Economics

Books in Print 2009-2010

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835250191

Category: Publishers' catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 4273

Posted in Publishers' catalogs

D.A.

A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology

Author: Yana Milev

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783631619063

Category: Art

Page: 1299

View: 4237

-D.A.- represents a cultural science handbook of -Design Anthropology-, providing an epistemology, phenomenology and survey of the varieties of the extended concept of design. Here the design concept is placed at the centre of the nexus of meaning of cultural production that rests on the three pillars <I>Segno, Mythus and Techne. Anthropological design research is trans-disciplinary, developing in the connexion between <I>Visual Culture (signal, in/visibility, image/void, imagination, representation), <I>Doing Culture (act, cooperation, relation, fabrication, exchange), <I>Material Culture (object, artefact, thing, facing, texture), <I>Knowledge Culture (techniques, practices, norms, beliefs, values), <I>Narrative Culture (mythology, significance, meaning, memory, identity), <I>Critical Culture (watching, criterion, antagonism, crisis, theory) and <I>Aesthetic Culture (emotion, sentiment, taste, feel, sense). It is only against this background that the complex anthropological dimension of Design Culture can be understood, extending far beyond the horizon of a design science concept of design, industry-near design thinking and marketing, or a product-oriented concept of manufacture. -Design Anthropology- is the research field of the -Coming Community-, which has been founded here with a -D.A.- fraternity of more than 100 contributions, partners and friends. <BR> Through -D.A.- Yana Milev has formulated the theoretical and curatorial foundation for an extended concept of design that she has been representing and practicing since the 1990s in the context of the arts, rendering it now as -Anthropo Design-."
Posted in Art

Careers in Anthropology

Author: Institute for Career Research

Publisher: Institute for Career Research

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 20

View: 4182

Everything you need to know to pursue and begin a career in the field of anthropology. From the history of the profession to detailed information on getting started, relative descriptions and appeals of all the different types of fields within anthropology, the skills and qualifications needed, the attractive features and drawbacks of such a career, a detailed description of the job, work duties and the work environment and conditions, where this profession is in demand as well as geographical and traveling information, all of the opportunities within the field including those with government and other employers, stories of working anthropologists and details on advancement, specializations, earnings and more, as well as a glossary with up-to-date information including the best education and training references and all relative professional associations, Careers in Anthropology is the number one go-to book for anyone considering a career in this field.
Posted in Business & Economics

Designing for the Digital Age

How to Create Human-Centered Products and Services

Author: Kim Goodwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118079884

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 3539

Whether you’re designing consumer electronics, medical devices, enterprise Web apps, or new ways to check out at the supermarket, today’s digitally-enabled products and services provide both great opportunities to deliver compelling user experiences and great risks of driving your customers crazy with complicated, confusing technology. Designing successful products and services in the digital age requires a multi-disciplinary team with expertise in interaction design, visual design, industrial design, and other disciplines. It also takes the ability to come up with the big ideas that make a desirable product or service, as well as the skill and perseverance to execute on the thousand small ideas that get your design into the hands of users. It requires expertise in project management, user research, and consensus-building. This comprehensive, full-color volume addresses all of these and more with detailed how-to information, real-life examples, and exercises. Topics include assembling a design team, planning and conducting user research, analyzing your data and turning it into personas, using scenarios to drive requirements definition and design, collaborating in design meetings, evaluating and iterating your design, and documenting finished design in a way that works for engineers and stakeholders alike.
Posted in Computers

Philosophy Skills Book

Exercises in Philosophical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Chris Case,Bob Underwood,Jesse Zuck

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144112456X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 7963

Built around practical exercises, this book helps students to practise and master core reading and writing skills crucial to the successful study of philosophy.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences

Contemporary issues

Author: Zoe Knowles,David Gilbourne,Brendan Cropley,Lindsey Dugdill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135075417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 232

View: 9420

Drawing on the experiences of scientists, researchers, practitioners and teachers in a wide range of sport and exercise settings, this book explores contemporary issues in reflective practice and considers the way that reflective practice impacts upon applied practice, on research methodology and on professional development. It includes chapters on the use of reflective practice in areas as diverse as: delivering coach education sport psychology support working in sports physiology developing young players in sport exercise-related interventions physiotherapy working inside a professional football club student skills and the physical activity and health curriculum Based on multi-disciplinary work in education and the health sciences, and exploring the crucial interface between learning and practice, this book is important reading for all sport and exercise scientists and any professional working in sport and exercise looking to become more effective practitioners.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Improve Communication, Trust and Collaboration

Author: Mary Scannell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071743669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 6641

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.
Posted in Business & Economics

Anthropology Matters

Third Edition

Author: Shirley A. Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487593201

Category: Anthropology

Page: 288

View: 2994

"Anthropology Matters places the study of anthropology concretely in the world that surrounds it. It takes a question-based approach to introducing important anthropological concepts by embedding those concepts in contemporary global issues that will interest students. The third edition of this popular text has been updated throughout and includes two new chapters: globalization and transnational mobility, and the responsibility of the global community to refugees. The book has also been revised and updated throughout to reflect current events and popular topics, including the impact of social media on social, political, and religious systems, interviews with women who veil, and discussion of design anthropology."--
Posted in Anthropology

The Interior Plan

Concepts and Exercises

Author: Roberto J. Rengel

Publisher: Fairchild Books

ISBN: 9781501310478

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 7399

This introductory-level text introduces students to the planning of interior environments, addressing both the contents of the environments and the process of interior space planning. Topics include the making of rooms, the design of effective spatial sequences, functional relationships among project parts, arrangement of furniture, planning effective circulation systems, making spaces accessible, and designing safe environments with efficient emergency egress systems. Exercises throughout the book facilitate learning by encouraging students to apply ideas and concepts immediately after reading about them. This second edition features logically re-organized content with coverage on accessibility and universal design throughout, providing for a more intuitive read. It also features new original artwork by the author and a new glossary for quick look-up of terms. Finally, there are new exercises that engage students and test their ability to apply what they have learned.
Posted in Architecture