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Cultural Anthropology An Applied Perspective

Author : Gary Ferraro
ISBN : 9781305162877
Genre : Social Science
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Explore cultural anthropology and its relevance in today's world with Gary Ferraro and Susan Andreatta's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE, Tenth Edition. This contemporary book provides interesting real-world examples and applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, helping readers appreciate other cultures as well as their own--and apply what they learn to situations in their personal and professional life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Reciprocity Cultural Anthropology

Author : Erwin Dee Kord
ISBN : 6139261627
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 30.38 MB
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In cultural anthropology and sociology, reciprocity is a way of defining people's informal exchange of goods and labour; that is, people's informal economic systems. It is the basis of most non-market economies. Since virtually all humans live in some kind of society and have at least a few possessions, reciprocity is common to every culture. Marshall Sahlins, a well-known American cultural anthropologist, identified three main types of reciprocity in his book Stone Age Economics (1972). Generalized reciprocity is the exchange of goods and services without keeping track of their exact value, but often with the expectation that their value will balance out over time. (2010).
Category: Social Science

The Reference Collection

Author : Linda S Katz
ISBN : 9781136437878
Genre : Education
File Size : 38.53 MB
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Stay up-to-date with the growing amount of reference resources available online How important is the World Wide Web to information retrieval and communication? Important enough that information professionals have seen students exit from their libraries en masse when Internet service was lost. Internet providers dominate the indexing and abstracting of periodical articles as major publishers now offer nearly all of their reference titles in digital form. Libraries spend increasing amounts of funding on electronic reference materials, and librarians devote an increasing amount of time to assisting in their use. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential guide to collection development for electronic materials in academic and public libraries. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web tracks the continuing evolution of electronic reference resources-and how they’re accessed—in a variety of settings. Librarians representing university, elementary school, and public libraries in the United States and Australia examine how reference collections have evolved over time (and may soon be a thing of the past); how public and school libraries have dealt with the changes; why library research assignments have become more difficult for teachers to make and for students to complete; how to organize online reference sources; and why the nature of plagiarism has changed in the electronic era. The book also examines the use of electronic references from a publisher’s perspective and looks at the most important Web-accessible reference tools—both free and subscription—in the areas of humanities, medicine, the social sciences, business, and education. The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web also examines: issues of authority, accessibility, cost, comfort, and user education in evaluating electronic resources the formation of purchasing consortia to facilitate the transfer of reference materials from print to online formats current literature and research findings on the state of digital versus print reference collections what electronic publishing means to smaller reference books (dictionaries, almanacs, etc.) the need for increased information literacy among students the nature, extent, and causes of cyber plagiarism the use of federated search tools and includes a selected list of the top 100 free Internet reference sites The Reference Collection: From the Shelf to the Web is an essential resource for all reference and collection development librarians, and an invaluable aid for publishing professionals.
Category: Education

Humanity An Introduction To Cultural Anthropology

Author : James Peoples
ISBN : 9781111301521
Genre : Social Science
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The most affordable, full-color, comprehensive anthropology text on the market, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author : Barbara D. Miller
ISBN : 0205401392
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 34.59 MB
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----STUDENT EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the" real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students. ----EXAM COPY EDITION---- The first mainstream book to truly integrate coverage of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and age continues to win high praise. One user writes, "" Miller's text offers clarity and an attention to diversity and inequality in human experience that the students really appreciate." " Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Special Features: Integrates coverage of contemporary issues suCh. as health systems, migration, and development throughout the text to highlight the practical applications and relevance of cultural anthropological studies. More focus on theory in cultural anthropology with a new section on the history of theory (Ch. 1) and more explicit links to theory in the Critical Thinking boxes in every chapter. Development Anthropology includes new discussions and the latest researCh. on the relationship between development on indigenous peoples, social inequality, and new examples of human resistance in the face of large-scale exogenous development (Ch. 16). Back by popular demand, Miller's migration chapter, " People on the Move" -- unique in this market-- returns as Chapter 15. New layout, larger pages, and attractive design combine to make this Third Edition even more accessible to students! Boxed Features show the interconnection of Anthropology to other disciplines and to career opportunities: Lessons Applied illustrates how anthropological knowledge impacts the " real world" through vital contributions to social projects and policy. Unity and Diversity boxed features present cultural examples from the perspectives of both difference and similarity. While most writings of cultural anthropologists document variation and diversity, it is important to remember that humans everywhere share certain features of life in common. Critical Thinking boxes present a topic, often from two different angles, and then ask questions that provide critical thinking reviews and possible assignments for students.
Category: Social Science

Essentials Of Cultural Anthropology

Author : Garrick Alan Bailey
ISBN : 0534586260
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.93 MB
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This text is a brief, more affordable version of the Peoples and Bailey, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Fifth Edition (2000). Its coverage of core topics, smaller size, and economical price make it well suited for instructors who wish to adopt a core text along with supplemental texts such as readers and ethnographies. The text shares, in a briefer format, the same rich characteristics that made HUMANITY a best-seller over the years: strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples.
Category: Social Science

The Four Skills Of Cultural Diversity Competence

Author : Mikel Hogan
ISBN : 9780840028624
Genre : Education
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Through a step-by-step format for entering into and developing cultural competence, Hogan's text helps students acquire the skills necessary to become culturally competent practitioners. Drawing strongly on the author's cultural diversity work, the book emphasizes the fundamental premise that cultural competence is an ongoing and multilayered process involving personal, interpersonal, and organization-wide levels. The book's four skills approach addresses two key themes: the first two skills increase cultural awareness and understanding, while the third and fourth skills foster effective interpersonal techniques and organization change strategies. For this edition, Hogan includes recent research on ethnic identity and acculturation, as well as material on issues related to national culture and immigration. Within each chapter, Hogan combines both cognitive and experiential learning, thus ensuring that students have the knowledge and ability to apply the core concepts they are learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

Cultural Anthropology

Author : Jack David Eller
ISBN : 9781317428183
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.40 MB
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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.
Category: Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author : JoAnn Jacoby
ISBN : 1591583578
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 69.19 MB
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An annotated bibliography of print and electronic resources central to the field of social and cultural anthropology.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction To Social Anthropology

Author : Makhan Jha
ISBN : UOM:39015038527795
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.48 MB
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Based Exclusively On The Syllabus Of The Central Services, This Book Is Highly Useful As A Textbook For I.A.S. Examinees.
Category: Social Science