Annual Review of Anthropology

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This year's volume features two main themes: the body as public surface and new technologies of communication. Among the papers included for these themes are anthropology and circumcision, the evolution of human skin and skin color, music and global order, and the archaeology of communication technologies. In addition, papers are included in other topics, including the archaeology of state economies, archaeology in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, primary state formation in Mesoamerica, perspectives on the origins of...
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Overview

This year's volume features two main themes: the body as public surface and new technologies of communication. Among the papers included for these themes are anthropology and circumcision, the evolution of human skin and skin color, music and global order, and the archaeology of communication technologies. In addition, papers are included in other topics, including the archaeology of state economies, archaeology in tropical sub-Saharan Africa, primary state formation in Mesoamerica, perspectives on the origins of urbanism, cannibalism, clothing and fashion, and the globalization of pentecostal and charismatic Christianity. An introductory essay on the body in archaeology was contributed by Marilyn Strathern (social anthropology, U. of Cambridge, UK). Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824319366
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Edition number: 2007
  • Pages: 422

Table of Contents

Frontispiece xiv
Prefatory Chapter
The Whole Person and Its Artifacts 1
Archaeology
The Archaeology of Ancient State Economies 73
Political Economic Mosaics: Archaeology of the Last Two Millennia in Tropical Sub-Saharan Africa 145
Primary State Formation in Mesoamerica 173
The Archaeology of Communication Technologies 223
Origins and Development of Urbanism: Archaeological Perspectives 525
Biological Anthropology
Early Dispersals of Homo from Africa 271
Social Status and Health in Humans and Other Animals 393
The Peopling of the New World: Perspectives from Molecular Anthropology 551
The Evolution of Human Skin and Skin Color 585
Linguistics and Communicative Practices
Language Revitalization and New Technologies: Cultures of Electronic Mediation and the Refiguring of Communities 21
New Technologies and Language Change: Toward an Anthropology of Linguistic Frontiers 103
Language Birth and Death 201
Talk and Interaction Among Children and the Co-Construction of Peer Groups and Peer Culture 625
International Anthropology and Regional Studies
Christianity in Africa: From African Independent to Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches 447
Anthropology in Area Studies 499
Sociocultural Anthropology
Music and the Global Order 47
The Globalization of Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity 117
Hang on to Your Self: Of Bodies, Embodiment, and Selves 251
The Body Beautiful: Symbolism and Agency in the Social World 297
Inscribing the Body 319
Culture, Globalization, Mediation 345
The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspectives on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture 369
Anthropology and Circumcision 419
Thinking About Cannibalism 475
Theme I The Body as a Public Surface
Hang on to Your Self: Of Bodies, Embodiment, and Selves 251
The Body Beautiful: Symbolism and Agency in the Social World 297
Inscribing the Body 319
The World in Dress: Anthropological Perspectives on Clothing, Fashion, and Culture 369
Anthropology and Circumcision 419
The Evolution of Human Skin and Skin Color 585
Theme II New Technologies of Communication
Language Revitalization and New Technologies: Cultures of Electronic Mediation and the Refiguring of Communities 21
Music and the Global Order 47
New Technologies and Language Change: Toward an Anthropology of Linguistic Frontiers 103
The Archaeology of Communication Technologies 223
Culture, Globalization, Mediation 345
Indexes
Subject Index 651
Cumulative Index of Contributing Authors, Volumes 25-33 663
Cumulative Index of Chapter Titles, Volume 25-33 666
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