Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134518299

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 9012

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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7,300 Days

Author: Isabella Mente

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537112701

Category:

Page: 344

View: 5350

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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Sex and Gender Hierarchies

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521423687

Category: Social Science

Page: 401

View: 6129

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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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures

Author: Anne Fadiman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374533407

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 9130

A study in the collision between Western medicine and the beliefs of a traditional culture focuses on a hospitalized child of Laotian immigrants whose belief that illness is a spiritual matter comes into conflict with doctors' methods.
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The Gebusi

Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World, Fourth Edition

Author: Bruce Knauft

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478631805

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 7301

One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork, bringing ethnographic excellence and a riveting story fully up to date. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. When Knauft first studied them, Gebusi practiced powerful spirit séances and sorcery divinations, held resplendent initiations that included distinctive sexual customs, and endured high rates of violence. Sixteen years later, he found them participating in market activity, schooling, government programs, and sports; performing their own popular music; and practicing Christianity. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood. Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. An absorbing, well-written, and humanistic account based on profound scholarship, The Gebusi, 4/E includes end-of-chapter “Broader Connections” that link Gebusi experiences to major anthropological topics—subsistence, kinship and marriage, politics, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, nationalism, modernity, and the ethics of engaged and applied anthropology. A stunning full-color photo insert accentuates Knauft’s absorbing narrative. Callouts to instructional videos recorded with Gebusi and to an extensive online image bank on the author’s website further enrich the ethnography.
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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: 552

An interdisciplinary exploration of the meanings of hair in Asia from classical times to contemporary contexts.
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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: 827

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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The Old Way

A Story of the First People

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Sarah Crichton Books

ISBN: 9781429954518

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 3473

One of our most influential anthropologists reevaluates her long and illustrious career by returning to her roots—and the roots of life as we know it When Elizabeth Marshall Thomas first arrived in Africa to live among the Kalahari San, or bushmen, it was 1950, she was nineteen years old, and these last surviving hunter-gatherers were living as humans had lived for 15,000 centuries. Thomas wound up writing about their world in a seminal work, The Harmless People (1959). It has never gone out of print. Back then, this was uncharted territory and little was known about our human origins. Today, our beginnings are better understood. And after a lifetime of interest in the bushmen, Thomas has come to see that their lifestyle reveals great, hidden truths about human evolution. As she displayed in her bestseller, The Hidden Life of Dogs, Thomas has a rare gift for giving voice to the voices we don't usually listen to, and helps us see the path that we have taken in our human journey. In The Old Way, she shows how the skills and customs of the hunter-gatherer share much in common with the survival tactics of our animal predecessors. And since it is "knowledge, not objects, that endure" over time, Thomas vividly brings us to see how linked we are to our origins in the animal kingdom. The Old Way is a rare and remarkable achievement, sure to stir up controversy, and worthy of celebration.
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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

View: 9739

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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Cultural Anthropology

A Problem-based Approach

Author: Richard Howard Robbins

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534640743

Category: Social Science

Page: 341

View: 2460

This new ADVANTAGE SERIES version of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH, provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology, and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking, as well as to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion within the context of meaningful questions, including; How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own? How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence? Why are some societies more industrially advanced than others? What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class?
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Ancient Lives

An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Author: Dr. Brian Fagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317281950

Category: Social Science

Page: 588

View: 3558

Focusing on sites of key significance and the world’s first civilizations, Ancient Lives is an accessible and engaging textbook which introduces complete beginners to the fascinating worlds of archaeology and prehistory. Drawing on their impressive combined experience of the field and the classroom, the authors use a jargon-free narrative style to enliven the major developments of more than three million years of human life. First introducing the basic principles, methods and theoretical approaches of archaeology, the book then provides a summary of world prehistory from a global perspective, exploring human origins and the reality of life in the archaic world. Later chapters describe the development of agriculture and animal domestication and the emergence of cities, states, and pre-industrial civilizations in widely separated parts of the world. With this new edition updated to reflect the latest discoveries and research in the discipline, Ancient Lives continues to be a comprehensive and essential introduction to archaeology.
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Annual Editions: Anthropology, 38/e

Author: Elvio Angeloni

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259242632

Category: Social Science

Page: 64

View: 4013

The Annual Editions series is designed to provide convenient, inexpensive access to a wide range of current articles from some of the most respected magazines, newspapers, and journals published today. Annual Editions are updated on a regular basis through a continuous monitoring of over 300 periodical sources. The articles selected are authored by prominent scholars, researchers, and commentators writing for a general audience. Each Annual Editions volume has a number of features designed to make them especially valuable for classroom use: an annotated Table of Contents, a Topic Guide, an annotated listing of supporting websites, Learning Outcomes and a brief overview for each unit, and Critical Thinking questions at the end of each article. Go to the McGraw-Hill CreateTM Annual Editions Article Collection at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/annualeditions to browse the entire collection. Select individual Annual Editions articles to enhance your course, or access and select the entire Angeloni: Annual Editions: Anthropology, 38/e ExpressBook for an easy, pre-built teaching resource by clicking here. An online Instructor's Resource Guide with testing material is available for each Annual Editions volume. Using Annual Editions in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit the Create Central Online Learning Center at www.mhhe.com/createcentral for more details.
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Nuer Journeys, Nuer Lives

Sudanese Refugees in Minnesota

Author: Jon D. Holtzman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317346041

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 801

This book examines contemporary migration to the United States through a surprising and compelling case study – the Nuer of Sudan, whose traditional life represents one of the most important case studies in the history of anthropology. It provides an opportunity to examine issues of current importance within anthropology, such as social change, transnationalism, displacement, and diaspora in an easy to understand manner. In understanding the experiences of the Nuer, students will not only gain insights into the world refugee problem and the role of immigration in the United States, they will also learn about the features of Nuer life which are considered a standard part of the anthropology curriculum. The book juxtaposes elements of Nuer culture which are well-known within anthropology — and featured in most anthropology textbooks — with new developments arising from the immigration of many other Nuer to the U.S. in the 1990s as refugees from civil war in southern Sudan. Consequently, this book will fit well within existing anthropology curricula, while providing an important update on descriptions of traditional life.
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Chicken

The Dangerous Transformation of America's Favorite Food

Author: Steve Striffler

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 9451

From inside the chicken factory, a report on the real cost of chicken for farmers, workers, and consumers
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Recording Culture

Author: Daniel Makagon,Mark Neumann

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412954932

Category: Education

Page: 89

View: 1802

Recording Culture holds up audio documentary as a premiere form of qualitative research which can serve as an inventive method of storytelling. Based in the practices of fieldwork, audio documentary increases the potential for researchers to reach academic and popular audiences and work collaboratively with people in the pursuit and representation of knowledge and experience. This volume not only explores the methodological issues related to audio documentary, it also provides readers with practical guidance on how to produce their own audio projects.This book is an ideal supplement for courses with titles such as Audio Documentary, Ethnography, Fieldwork, and Qualitative Methods. Instructors could easily use the text to guide students through the audio documentary process, enabling them to do ethnography using technology at a relatively lost cost.
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Introducing Anthropology

A Graphic Guide

Author: Merryl Wyn-Davis

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848318766

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 1106

Anthropology originated as the study of 'primitive' cultures. But the notion of 'primitive' exposes presumptions of 'civilized' superiority and the right of the West to speak for 'less evolved' others. With the fall of Empire, anthropology became suspect and was torn by dissension from within. Did anthropology serve as a 'handmaiden to colonialism'? Is it a 'science' created by racism to prove racism? Can it aid communication between cultures, or does it reinforce our differences? "Introducing Anthropology" is a fascinating account of an uncertain human science seeking to transcend its unsavoury history. It traces the evolution of anthropology from its genesis in Ancient Greece to its varied forms in contemporary times. Anthropology's key concepts and methods are explained, and we are presented with such big-name anthropologists as Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Margaret Mead and Claude Levi-Strauss. The new varieties of self-critical and postmodern anthropologies are examined, and the leading question - of the impact of anthropology on non-Western cultures - is given centre-stage. "Introducing Anthropology" is lucid in its arguments, its good humour supported by apt and witty illustrations. This book offers a highly accessible invitation into anthropology.
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433025

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

View: 3984

Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.
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The Maya of Guatemala

Author: Phillip Wearne,Peter Calvert,Minority Rights Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 32

View: 3966

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Peoples of Southern Africa

Author: Diagram Group

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816034871

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

View: 6284

Presents the history, language, way of life, social structure, culture, and religion of the major ethnic groups of Southern Africa, with information on the land, climate, and vegetation of the region.
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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: 3306

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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