This supplementary reader is composed of both classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the significant contributions that cultural anthropologists make; the emphasis is on the applicability of cultural anthropology to understanding and improving the present day human condition.
A collection of (previously published) articles that complement the standard textbook for a course in introductory anthropology, providing examples of both basic and applied research in biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, and anthropological linguistics. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Peter J. Brown teaches at Emory University. He is a professor in the Department of Anthropology, Emory College of Arts and Sciences and also a professor in the Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health. He serves as the Director of Emory’s Center for Health, Culture and Society. He has co-edited : The Anthropology of Infectious Diseases; Emerging Illnesses and Society: Negotiating the Public Health Agenda; Applying Anthropology (9th edition); and Applying Cultural Anthropology (8th edition). His research primarily deals with sociocultural aspects of malaria and its control, and he serves on a malaria-related Scientific Advisory Committee for the World Health Organization. He has an additional research interest on cultural issues in obesity and its related chronic diseases. Recipient of several teaching awards, he is a director of a new program "Global Health, Culture and Society" at Emory College.
* Indicates a selection new to this editionBIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1. Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy - Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron, 1982 2. What are Friends For? - Barbara Smuts, 1987 3. What's Love Got to Do With It? - Meredith Small, 1992 4. *Mothers and Others - Sarah Blaffer Hardy, 2001 5. *Once We Were Not Alone - Ian Tattersall, 2000 6. Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs and Our Health - Elizabeth D. Whitaker, 1998 7. *Slumber's Unexplored Landscape - Bruce Bower, 1999 8. Ancient Genes and Modern Health - S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner - 1985 9. The Tall and the Short of It - Barry Bogin, 1998 ARCHAEOLOGY 10. *Battle of the Bones - Bonnichsen and Schneider, 2000 11. Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race - Jared Diamond, 1987 12. New Women of The Ice Age - Heather Pringle, 1998 13. Disease & Death at Dr. Dickson's Mounds - Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos,1985 (and more...)