Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205035182

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

View: 7017

Successfully integrating attention to culture change, gender, class, race, ethnicity, and the environment, Barbara Miller's Cultural Anthropology engages students with compelling ethnographic examples, and demonstrates the relevance of anthropology in today's world. Faculty and students praise the book’s proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning! Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Barbara Miller stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. In addition, the last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures, and how the importance of local cultural values and needs are shaping international development policies and programs.
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Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134419618

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 5545

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706 Cultural Anthropology plus MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology — Access Card Package — 8/e Package consists of: • 0134419073 / 9780134419077 Cultural Anthropology, 8/e • 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today’s world Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the world’s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology courses extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
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7,300 Days

Author: Isabella Mente

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537112701

Category:

Page: 344

View: 861

this book holds my story, my odyssey, through twenty years of life. it shares my story through the darkness and the light. get comfy, put your favorite sweats on, boil some water, and make tea. crack open the pages and feel with me. hold my art upon your lap and let it become a part of you. because this story is not just mine, it is yours, too. all my love, me. [themes found within this text: femininity, mental health: depression/anxiety, self-love, sexual abuse, love, trauma, etc. a coming of age] xx
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Hair

Its Power and Meaning in Asian Cultures

Author: Alf Hiltebeitel,Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791437414

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 297

View: 8051

An interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings of hair in Asia from classical times to contemporary contexts.
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Sex and Gender Hierarchies

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423687

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

View: 6689

This edited collection attempts to revive a unified anthropological approach to the study of sex and gender hierarchies. Seventeen distinguished contributors - from cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology, and anthropological linguistics - have produced a wealth of fascinating data on human and primate, ancient and contemporary, and 'primitive' and developed societies, covering topics such as mothering and child care, work, health, intrafamily relationships, and public power. The interdisciplinary approach successfully contributes to the development of better theory and methodology in anthropology.
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Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134518299

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 9597

For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today's world Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World presents a brief, balanced introduction to the world's cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own, and offers frequent opportunities to engage deeply with key concepts. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the Fourth Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013451890X / 9780134518909 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World plus MyAnthroLab® for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology -- Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134518292 / 9780134518299 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 4/e 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Access Card
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The Endangered Sex

Neglect of Female Children in Rural North India

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 223

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The preponderance of males over females in the population of India has been a subject of concern and controversy since the late eighteenth century. This book addresses the fact of, and the reasons for, unbalanced sex ratios among children in present-day rural India and considers some of the cultural links between the present and the past. Barbara Miller examines sex ratios throughout the world to explore how culture affects these ratios, specially among juveniles, and then focuses on India to demonstrate how the practice of female infanticide has altered the proportions of the sexes. A regional and social pattern of infanticide is then uncovered to show that this practice is most prevalent in north-west India and among the higher castes there. The book illustrates the powerful relationship between culture and mortality. Culture often plays an important role in determining those targeted for death; in this case the target group is north Indian girls.
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Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society

Author: Mary Ann Lamanna,Agnes Riedmann,Susan D Stewart

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337109665

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 950

This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines a rigorous scholarly and applied approach with a theme especially relevant to today's dynamic global environment: making choices in a diverse society. The authors use an engaging narrative to create a highly readable text that offers insightful perspectives on the diversity of our modern society, including different ethnic traditions and family forms. The balanced presentation discusses a variety of theoretical perspectives (e.g., family ecology, structure-functional, interaction-constructionist, family systems, biosocial), emphasizing both social structure and the importance of individual agency, choice, and decision-making. Students are encouraged to question assumptions and reconcile conflicting ideas and values as they make informed choices in their own lives. 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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The Basics of Social Research

Author: Earl R. Babbie

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305503074

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 879

This thorough revision of Babbie's standard-setting text presents a succinct, straightforward introduction to the field of research methods as practiced by social scientists. Contemporary examples, such as terrorism, Alzheimer's disease, anti-gay prejudice and education, and the legalization of marijuana, introduce students to the how-tos and whys of social research methods. Updated with new data, expanded coverage of online research and other topics, and new Learning Objectives for each chapter to focus students' attention on important concepts, this edition continues to be authoritative yet student-friendly and engaging as it helps students connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. 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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The Buddha and the Terrorist

Author: Satish Kumar

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616202408

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3281

A Buddhist parable on confronting violence offers “a profound message about hope in the midst of seemingly hopeless terrors” (Robert Thurman). In this timely retelling of an ancient Buddhist parable, peace activist Satish Kumar has created a small book with a powerful spiritual message about ending violence. It is a tale of a fearsome outcast named Angulimala (“Necklace of Fingers”), who is terrorizing towns and villages in order to gain control of the state, and murdering people and adding their fingers to his gruesome necklace. One day he comes face to face with the Buddha and is persuaded, through a series of compelling conversations, to renounce violence and take responsibility for his actions. The Buddha and the Terrorist addresses the urgent questions we face today: Should we talk to terrorists? Can we reason with religious fundamentalists? Is nonviolence practical? The story ends with a dramatic trial that speaks to the victims of terrorism—the families whose mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters Angulimala has murdered. It asks whether it is possible for them to forgive. Or whether it is even desirable. No one can read The Buddha and the Terrorist without thinking about the root causes of terrorism, about good and evil, about justice and forgiveness, about the kind of place we want the world to be, and, most importantly, about the most productive and practical way to get there. The wisdom within this book provides “a crucial alternative to the unending cycle of bloodshed and retaliation” (Booklist). “This kind of parable has a calming effect on the mind. The change in outlook from anger to compassion is also contagious, also powerful.” —Los Angeles Times Book Review “A challenging story, beautifully written, most pertinent and relevant to our time.” —Deepak Chopra
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Racial and Ethnic Groups

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780133770995

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 4759

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySocLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySocLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134126963 / ISBN-13: 9780134126968. That package includes ISBN-10: 0133770990 / ISBN-13: 9780133770995 and ISBN-10: 0133842983 / ISBN-13: 9780133842982. MySocLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Race and Ethnic Relations Understand the changing dynamics of the U.S. population Understanding race and ethnic relations is essential to understanding the United States - where we've been as well as where we're going. Throughout the fourteenth edition of Racial and Ethnic Groups, author Richard T. Schaefer helps students view race and ethnic relations in a socio-historical context, so they can understand the past and best shape the future. The text's student-friendly framework is packed with engaging first-person accounts that illuminate the changing dynamics of the U.S. population, and reveal the stories behind these changes. Incorporating the latest statistics and data, Racial and Ethnic Groups enables educators to stay current in this ever-changing area of study. Also available with MySocLab MySocLab for the Race and Ethnicity course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. And the Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MySocLab does not include an eText. Racial and Ethnic Groups, Fourteenth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Learn more.
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The McDonaldization of Society

20th Anniversary Edition

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452226695

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9155

George Ritzer’s McDonaldization of Society, now celebrating its’ 20thanniversary, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. By linking theory to 21st century culture, this book resonates with students in a way that few other books do, opening their eyes to many current issues, especially in consumption and globalization. As in previous editions, the book has been updated and it offers new discussions of, among others, In-N-Out- Burger and Pret A Manger as possible antitheses of McDonaldization. The biggest change, however, is that the book has been radically streamlined to offer an even clearer articulation of the now-famous McDonaldization thesis.
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Conformity and Conflict

Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: James P. Spradley,David W. McCurdy

Publisher: Jill Potash

ISBN: 0205234100

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 3750

Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Articles, article introductions and review questions encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students - Section parts, key terms, maps, a glossary and subject index all spark student interest and illustrate the reader's main points with examples and visuals from daily life. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, Conformity and Conflict's part introductions parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses – which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205176011/ISBN-13: 9780205176014
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Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Rain Forest

Author: Mark J. Plotkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101644699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 6715

For thousands of years, healers have used plants to cure illness. Aspirin, the world's most widely used drug, is based on compounds originally extracted from the bark of a willow tree, and more than a quarter of medicines found on pharmacy shelves contain plant compounds. Now Western medicine, faced with health crises such as AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer, has begun to look to the healing plants used by indigenous peoples to develop powerful new medicines. Nowhere is the search more promising than in the Amazon, the world's largest tropical forest, home to a quarter of all botanical species on this planet—as well as hundreds of Indian tribes whose medicinal plants have never been studied by Western scientists. In Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice, ethnobotanist Mark J. Plotkin recounts his travels and studies with some of the most powerful Amazonian shamans, who taught him the plant lore their tribes have spent thousands of years gleaning from the rain forest. For more than a decade, Dr. Plotkin has raced against time to harvest and record new plants before the rain forests' fragile ecosystems succumb to overdevelopment—and before the Indians abandon their own culture and learning for the seductive appeal of Western material culture. Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice relates nine of the author's quests, taking the reader along on a wild odyssey as he participates in healing rituals; discovers the secret of curare, the lethal arrow poison that kills in minutes; tries the hallucinogenic snuff epena that enables the Indians to speak with their spirit world; and earns the respect and fellowship of the mysterious shamans as he proves that he shares both their endurance and their reverence for the rain forest. Mark Plotkin combines the Darwinian spirit of the great writer-explorers of the nineteenth century—curious, discursive, and rigorously scientific—with a very modern concern for the erosion of our environment and the vanishing culture of native peoples.
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Ancient Futures

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692530627

Category:

Page: 244

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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."
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Love to Draw - Pokemon Go

Draw and Color Your Favorite Pokemon Go Characters

Author: Lucy Fairclough

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537620022

Category:

Page: 66

View: 7390

Pick up a pencil and learn to draw your favorite characters from Pokemon Go! Whether it's Pikachu, Bellsprout or Jigglypuff you'll be drawing them all in no time at all. Once you've finished sketching them, color them in!
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Zero to 1 Million

My Stock Market Lessons and Techniques

Author: James Smith

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534965492

Category:

Page: 230

View: 457

James Smith is a trader with over 25 years of experience in the markets. His approach to trading draws heavily on the methods and insights of some of the most successful traders of the past 50 years, detailing their trading methodologies to show what really works. These insights are blended with his own experiences to provide practical trading methods that have been shown to be highly effective. This book couldn't be described as a text book; it's far more than that. It's like being Smith's wingman, trading alongside him as he navigates the markets, providing the reader with the experience of having actually been in the market and making those trading decisions. Everything he learned on his trading journey is contained in this book so that you can gain all of his insights. He explains technical analysis and identifies which trading methods work and which should be ignored. The book also shows other methods for identifying the very best trading opportunities, explaining the principles behind each of the methods, and how to apply them. All of these skills are demonstrated through trades that the author actually made, showing how he acquired them and when they should be applied. But this book doesn't just tell us about what went right on his trading journey, he focuses just as much on what went wrong, because it is from here that experience was gained which drove improvements in his trading methods and his understanding of market's. That helps make this a thrilling rollercoaster of a book that is packed with market insights and experiences as he takes his portfolio from meagre beginnings, riding the market's highs and lows, gaining trading experience and learning new insights from elite traders to accumulate profits of over £1 million.
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Born in 1982. Birthday Nostalgia.

Author: Kerry Butters.

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537488943

Category:

Page: 66

View: 4032

Born in 1982 by Kerry Butters is a reference Book from that year, included in it are things in the News, Famous Births and Deaths etc. Great for birthday presents. Look out for other years in the series or maybe buy your own birth year. Look out for other years in the series by the same Author. 1916 - 2016
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Dental Revision

Questions and Answers to Pass Exams in Dentistry

Author: M. Assadpour

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781534874572

Category:

Page: 116

View: 9668

This revision book has been put together with the aim of helping dental students pass their exams. It is also beneficial in preparation for popular post graduate exams such as MJDF, MFDS and ORE. The book is a collection of the most popular questions dental students are asked during different examinations in dental schools. Questions are clearly worded and each question has a concise, yet informative answer. The questions and answers are designed to help students memorise key concepts that are frequently asked in dentistry examinations. The book is divided into a series of main topics, making it easier to navigate and focus on each area as students go through revision.
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Mastering Communication in Dentistry

The Secret to Long-Term Patient Retention

Author: Milisha Chotai

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537604596

Category:

Page: 154

View: 2160

In this day and age, you cannot satisfy a patient through dentistry alone; you must also establish an emotional connection if you want the patient to remain a long term customer. Mastering communication is about understanding the essence of human behaviour. This is as true today as it was yesterday and will be tomorrow. Being able to connect with people and really learn the essence of their emotional experience is essential to achieving success in dentistry. Better people skills will give you an edge in this profession and make you irreplaceable by making your patients feel special and happy. These skills are also the secret to repeat business and being able to practice the dentistry that you love. Key Features - Learn to communicate fees and present extensive treatment plans - Impress your patient by understanding their non-verbal communication - Learn to manage anxious patients - Learn to deal with complaints - Take advantage of proven success strategies for long-term patient retention and treatment acceptance
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