Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author : Brian M. Howell
ISBN : 9780801038877
Genre : Religion
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This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.
Category: Religion

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author : Roberta Edwards Lenkeit
ISBN : 007282025X
Genre : Anthropology
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A brief, accessible introduction to cultural anthropology with in-text activities that give students the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives.
Category: Anthropology

The Scope Of Anthropology

Author : Laurent Dousset
ISBN : 9780857453310
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 32.44 MB
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Some of the most prominent social and cultural anthropologists have come together in this volume to discuss Maurice Godelier's work. They explore and revisit some of the highly complex practices and structures social scientists encounter in their fieldwork. From the nature-culture debate to the fabrication of hereditary political systems, from transforming gender relations to the problems of the Christianization of indigenous peoples, these chapters demonstrate both the diversity of anthropological topics and the opportunity for constructive dialogue around shared methodological and theoretical models.
Category: Social Science

The Handbook Of Language Socialization

Author : Alessandro Duranti
ISBN : 9781444342888
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.62 MB
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Documenting how in the course of acquiring language children become speakers and members of communities, The Handbook of Language Socialization is a unique reference work for an emerging and fast-moving field. Spans the fields of anthropology, education, applied linguistics, and human development Includes the latest developments in second and heritage language socialization, and literary and media socialization Discusses socialization across the entire life span and across institutional settings, including families, schools, work places, and churches Explores data from a multitude of cultures from around the world
Category: Social Science

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author : William Haviland
ISBN : 9781133957423
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 66.9 MB
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Social Science

Concise Dictionary Of Social And Cultural Anthropology

Author : Mike Morris
ISBN : 9781118329344
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 67.70 MB
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Practical and accessible, this dictionary is designed to enlighten those newly engaged in anthropological study or seeking a quick guide to the field. Fills a need for a beginner’s pocket guide to the far-reaching and complex field of anthropology, including over 800 detailed entries and the intellectual background of terms Written in plain, jargon-free language, for readers without extensive background in the field Features brief, conceptual definitions of terms, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, related works for background reading and further research The user-friendly format includes bold terms featured elsewhere in the book, extensive cross-references, and indexes of names, peoples, places and subjects Incorporates related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics and geography
Category: Social Science

Anthropology Matters Third Edition

Author : Shirley A. Fedorak
ISBN : 9781487593223
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 41.48 MB
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The third edition of this bestselling book introduces readers to anthropology, and the world around it, by connecting important concepts to current global issues. A question-based approach encourages readers to understand specific issues in a broader cross-cultural context while building an appreciation for anthropology’s role in developing global citizenship. This edition has been updated and revised throughout, including discussion of technology, design anthropology, and the effects of social media on cultural change. As well, two new chapters, one on global responsibility for refugees, and the other on human trafficking as a form of modern-day slavery, make the text particularly relevant.
Category: Social Science

Environmental Anthropology

Author : Helen Kopnina
ISBN : 9781135044121
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.61 MB
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This volume presents new theoretical approaches, methodologies, subject pools, and topics in the field of environmental anthropology. Environmental anthropologists are increasingly focusing on self-reflection - not just on themselves and their impacts on environmental research, but also on the reflexive qualities of their subjects, and the extent to which these individuals are questioning their own environmental behavior. Here, contributors confront the very notion of "natural resources" in granting non-human species their subjectivity and arguing for deeper understanding of "nature," and "wilderness" beyond the label of "ecosystem services." By engaging in interdisciplinary efforts, these anthropologists present new ways for their colleagues, subjects, peers and communities to understand the causes of, and alternatives to environmental destruction. This book demonstrates that environmental anthropology has moved beyond the construction of rural, small group theory, entering into a mode of solution-based methodologies and interdisciplinary theories for understanding human-environmental interactions. It is focused on post-rural existence, health and environmental risk assessment, on the realm of alternative actions, and emphasizes the necessary steps towards preventing environmental crisis.
Category: Social Science

Anthropology Matters

Author : Shirley A. Fedorak
ISBN : 9781487593209
Genre : Anthropology
File Size : 84.29 MB
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"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."--
Category: Anthropology