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This reader offers a selection of 39 articles written in the words of those cultural anthropologists who are making their discipline useful. The readings are organized into five major sections reflecting those areas that are benefiting from the practice and application of cultural anthropology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534533243
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/3/1997
  • Series: Anthropology Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Ferraro is an applied anthropologist who conducted research for extended periods of time in Kenya and Swaziland. He has served as a consultant/cross-cultural trainer for large organizations (USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank) and large international corporations such as IBM and G.E. Plastics. He currently works with businesses to help them cope with cultural differences at home and abroad.

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Table of Contents

SECTION I: MEDICINE. 1. Medicine and Culture: Limits of Biomedical Explanation, Cecil G. Helman. 2. The Medical Anthropologist as Health department Consultant, Eric J. Bailey. 3. Practicing Sociomedicine: Redefining the Problem of Infant Mortality in Washington, D.C., Margaret Boone. 4. Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Nursing Practice, Sandra Sharma. 5. Applied Anthropology at the Crossroads: AIDS Prevention Research in Senegal and Beyond, Michelle Lewis Renaud. 6. Role Transformation in a Refugee Health Program, Lance Rasbridge. 7. Cultural Aspects of Womens Health Care, Andrea M. Kielich and Leslie Miller. 8. Needed: A New Appreciation of Culture and Food Behavior, Rhonda D. Terry. 9. Listening to Culture, Gary Stix. 10. From Disease to Illness and Back Again, Roland Littlewood. SECTION II: BUSINESS. 11. The Cultural Dimension of International Business, Gary Ferraro. 12. Corporate Anthropologists, Jennifer J. Laabs. 13. Using Anthropology, David McCurdy. 14. The Bridges Process: Enhancing Organizational Structures to Support Diversity, Kanu S. Kogod. 15. Contrasts in Discussion Behaviors of German and American Managers, Robert A. Friday. 16. Talking from 9 to 5, Deborah Tannen. 17. The Need for Linguistic Proficiency in Global Business, Gary Ferraro. 18. Interpreting Audiences: Cultural Anthropology in Market Research, Alisse Waterston. 19. Trends, Symbols, and Brand Power in Global Markets: The Business Anthropology Approach, Jeanne van Rij. 20. Inside a Converted Schwinn Bicycle Factory, Bruce G. Posner. SECTION III: EDUCATIONS. 21. Bridging the Horizon: American Indian Beliefs and Whole Language Learning, Wendy Kasten. 22. An Ethnographic Study of Home/School Role Conflicts of Second Generation Puerto Rican Adolescents, Marietta Saravia-Shore and Herminio Martinez. 23. Reflective Practice and Anthropology in Culturally Diverse Classrooms, Evelyn Jacobs. 24. Anthropology and Race: The Bell Curve Phenomenon, Mark Cohen. 25. Home Grown Development: The Education of Tribal Peoples, Sarit K. Chaudhuri and Irwin Deutscher. 26. Whos Watching the Children? Anthropology in Child Care, Jonathan Green. SECTION IV: GOVERNMENT AND THE LAW. 27. Monitoring Emergency Shelter for Homeless Families in New York City, Anna Lou Dehavenon. 28. Applying Anthropology to American Indian Correctional Concerns, Elizabeth S. Grobsmith. 29. Working in a Prison Organization, Jack Alexander. 30. Navigating Nigerian Bureaucracies, Elizabeth Eames. 31. Environmental Health and Anthropology in a County Health Department, Roberta M. Hammond. 32. Practicing Anthropology in the Carter Presidential Center, Honggang Yang. 33. Gypsy Identity, Names and Social Security Numbers, Anne Sutherland. SECTION V: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. 34. Achieving Reciprocity: Anthropological Research and Development Assistance, Inge Bolin. 35. Womens Groups and Income Generation in Switzerland, Edward C. Green. 36. How Many Trees Does It Take to Cook a Pot of Rice? Fuelwood and Tree Consumption for Four Philippine Communities, Ben J. Wallace. 37. Pastures Research in the Peruvian Amazon, William Loker. 38. Sacramento Learns from Bangladesh: A New Twist on Economic Development, Maurine Huang. 39. Anthropology Development vs. Development Anthropology: Mediating the Forester-Farmer Relationship in Pakistan, Michael Dove. Answers.

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