CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC AND CRITICAL READINGS

Download Cultural Anthropology Contemporary Public And Critical Readings ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC AND CRITICAL READINGS book pdf for free now.

Cultural Anthropology

Author : Keri Vacanti Brondo
ISBN : 0190253541
Genre : Ethnology
File Size : 39.77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 833
Read : 599

Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. The majority of selections are contemporary pieces from public, critical, and applied anthropology. These timely readings will generate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes a high number of U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are inspired to think anthropologically "in their own backyards." Several case studies offer examples of anthropology in action, and special features throughout the text profile anthropological application through news stories ("In the News") and interviews ("Anthropology in Practice").
Category: Ethnology

Cultural Anthropology

Author : Keri Vacanti Brondo
ISBN : 019025355X
Genre : Ethnology
File Size : 82.88 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 748
Read : 380

Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. The majority of selections are contemporary pieces from public, critical, and applied anthropology. These timely readings will generate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes a high number of U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are inspired to think anthropologically "in their own backyards." Several case studies offer examples of anthropology in action, and special features throughout the text profile anthropological application through news stories ("In the News") and interviews ("Anthropology in Practice").
Category: Ethnology

Cultural Anthropology

Author : Robert L. Welsch
ISBN : 0190679026
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 44.78 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 410
Read : 870

What is cultural anthropology, and how can it explain--or even help resolve--contemporary human problems? Robert L. Welsch and Luis A. Vivanco's Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity, Second Edition, uses a questions-based approach to teach students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues and everyday experiences as an anthropologist might. Inspired by the common observation that ninety-nine percent of a good answer is a good question, Cultural Anthropology combines a question-centered pedagogy with the topics typically covered in an introductory course. It emphasizes up front what the discipline of anthropology knows and which issues are in debate, and how a cultural perspective is relevant to understanding social, political, and economic dynamics in the contemporary world. Cultural Anthropology also represents an effort to close the gap between the realities of the discipline today and traditional views that are taught at the introductory level by bringing classic anthropological examples, cases, and analyses to bear on contemporary questions.
Category: Social Science

Trickster

Author : Eileen Kane
ISBN : 9781442693753
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 40.95 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 524
Read : 681

A young trainee anthropologist leaves her violent Mafia-run hometown—Youngstown, Ohio—to study an "exotic" group, the Paiute Indians of Nevada. This is 1964; she'll be "the expert," and they'll be "the subjects." The Paiute elders have other ideas. They'll be "the parents." They set themselves two tasks: to help her get a good grade on her project and to send her home quickly to her new bridegroom. They dismiss her research topic and introduce her instead to their spirit creature, the outrageously mischievous rule-breaking trickster, Coyote. Why do the Paiutes love Coyote? Why do Youngstown mill workers vote for Mafia candidates for municipal office? Tricksters become key to understanding how oppressed groups function in a hostile world. For more information visit www.trickster.ie.
Category: Social Science

Alcohol

Author : Janet Chrzan
ISBN : 9781135095352
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49.24 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 622
Read : 950

Alcohol: Social Drinking in Cultural Context critically examines alcohol use across cultures and through time. This short text is a framework for students to self-consciously examine their beliefs about and use of alcohol, and a companion text for teaching the primary concepts of anthropology to first-or second year college students.
Category: Social Science

Land Grab

Author : Keri Vacanti Brondo
ISBN : 9780816530212
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 84.96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 461
Read : 1010

This is a rich ethnographic account of the relationship between identity politics, neoliberal development policy, and rights to resource management in native communities on the north coast of Honduras. It also answers the question: can “freedom” be achieved under the structures of neoliberalism?
Category: Social Science

A Reader In Medical Anthropology

Author : Byron J. Good
ISBN : 9781405183154
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 85.60 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 733
Read : 1024

A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together articles from the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology as well as related science and technology studies. The editors’ comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of these approaches and their value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience and health care. Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies Critically reviews the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement that is reshaping international health agendas
Category: Social Science

Anthropology Of Policy

Author : Cris Shore
ISBN : 9781134827022
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 49.31 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 428
Read : 321

Arguing that policy has become an increasingly central concept and instrument in the organisation of contemporary societies and that it now impinges on all areas of life so that it is virtually impossible to ignore or escape its influence, this book argues that the study of policy leads straight into issues at the heart of anthropology.
Category: Social Science

Nisa

Author : Marjorie Shostak
ISBN : 9781134157662
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 31.83 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 423
Read : 1278

Married at twelve, then separated, divorced and widowed, Nisa is the mother of four children, none of whom survived. She is strong, capable of foraging on her own in one of the world's most hostile environments, not dependent on any man for her daily sustenance and ready to talk to anyone as her equal. Wise, full of humour at the absurdities of life and courageous in the face of its defeats, she is bawdy, practical and incurably romantic. She is a woman of the !Khung people who live by means of humanity's oldest survival strategy - gathering and hunting. This book is the remarkable story of Nisa's life, told in her own words to Marjorie Shostak. It is a story full of echoes from a female past that we can never know directly. But it is also Nisa's unique story, her own voice, her own dignity. In anyone's culture, she is a remarkable woman.
Category: Business & Economics

Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology

Author : Robert Louis Welsch
ISBN : 019087807X
Genre : Ethnology
File Size : 31.94 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 911
Read : 377

Unlike textbooks that emphasize the memorization of facts, Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction, Second Edition, teaches students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues as an anthropologist might. This approach demonstrates how anthropological thinking can be used as a tool for deciphering everyday experiences. The book covers the essential concepts, terms, and history of cultural anthropology, introducing students to the widely accepted fundamentals and providing a foundation that can be enriched by the use of ethnographies, a reader, articles, lectures, field-based activities, and other kinds of supplements. It balances concise coverage of essential content with a commitment to an active, learner-centered pedagogy.
Category: Ethnology