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.
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.
CULTURE AND FIELDWORK1. Body Ritual Among Nacirema - Horace Miner,1956 2. *Slumber's Unexplored Landscape - Bruce Bower, 1999 3. Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS - Claire E. Sterk, 2000 4. Crack in Spanish Harlem - Philippe Bourgois, 1989 5. Profile of an Anthropologist — Corporate Anthropologists - Jennifer J. Laabs, 1992 CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION 6. Shakespeare in the Bush - Laura Bohannan, 1966 7. *To Give Up on Words: Silence in Western Apache Culture Keith Basso, 1970 8. A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication - Daniel N. Maltz and Ruth A. Borker -1982 9. Suite for Ebony and Phonics - John R. Rickford, 1997 CULTURE AND FOOD 10. Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health - Elizabeth D. Whitaker, 1998 11. Chinese Table Manners: You are How You Eat - Eugene Cooper, 1986 12. Culture and the Evolution of Obesity - Peter J. Brown, 1991 CULTURE AND AGRICULTURE (and more...)