Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology / Edition 13

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An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict continues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.

The 37 articles cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The twelfth edition retains the previous edition's accessibility and the view that anthropology provides a fascinating perspective on the human experience.

The 13th edition has been shaped by the current concerns in both anthropology and American society, including globalization, the study of women's lives, race and ethnicity, and the practical applications of anthropology and the ways it leads to everyday careers.

The newly revised table of contents reflects the suggestions of Conformity and Conflict users. Thirty percent of the readings are either revised or entirely new to this edition. Nine new articles appear in this edition of Conformity and Conflict (Readings 7, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 32, 33), three of which were expressly commissioned for this edition (12, 29, 25). Four articles (5, 28, 31 and 35) have been updated for this edition.

More attention is paid to cultural ecology, to the impact of the world market and world systems on human social life, and to human change in increasingly large and complex societies. An entirely NEW section on globalization includes three new articles that introduce readers to key concepts - how popular culture spreads to different societies, the processes by which cultural artifacts, social structures, and how ideas are adopted and changed as they reach new societies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205645855
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: MyAnthroLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 13
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

All new or updated articles appear in bold

** Classic reading from previous editions of Conformity and Conflict



World Map and Geographical Placement of Readings

Ch. 1: Culture and Ethnography

1 Ethnography and Culture, James P. Spradley

2 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari, Richard Borshay Lee

3 Shakespeare in the Bush, Laura Bohannan

4 Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS, Claire E. Sterk

5 Nice Girls Don’t Talk to Rastas, George Gmelch

Ch. 2: Language and Communication

6 Managing Meaning: The Military Name Game, Sarah Boxer**

7 Conversation Style: Talking on the Job, Deborah Tannen

8 Tattoo Talk: “Juicing” Customers, Jennifer Boehlke

9 Anthropologists Investigate Communications Technology, Belle Mellor

Ch. 3: Ecology and Subsistence

10 The Hunters: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari, Richard Borshay Lee

11 Adaptive Failure: Easter’s End, Jared Diamond

12 When the Turtle Collapses, Bernard Nietschmann**

13 Forest Development the Indian Way, Richard K. Reed

Ch. 4: Economic Systems

14 Reciprocity and the Power of Giving, Lee Cronk

15 Global Women in the New Economy, Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild

16 Cocaine and the Economic Deterioration of Bolivia, Jack Weatherford

17 Malawi versus the World Bank, Sonia Patten

Ch. 5: Kinship and Family

18 Mother’s Love: Death without Weeping, Nancy Scheper-Hughes

19 Family and Kinship in Village India, David W. McCurdy

20 Polyandry: When Brothers Share a Wife, Melvyn C. Goldstein**

21 Uterine Families and the Women’s Community, Margery Wolf

Ch. 6: Identity, Roles, and Groups

22 Heading Home: Women, Work, and Identity in America, Dianna Shandy

23 Poverty , Office Work, and the Crack Alternative, Philippe Bourgois

24 Symbolizing Roles: Behind the Veil, Elizabeth W. Fernea and Robert A. Fernea

25 Mixed Blood, Jeffrey M. Fish

Ch. 7: Law and Politics

26 Cross-Cultural Law: The Case of the Gypsy Offender, Anne Sutherland

27 Life without Chiefs, Marvin Harris

28 The Founding Indian Fathers , Jack Weatherford
29 The Kindness of Strangers: The U.S. and Iraq, Robin Fox

Ch. 8: Religion, Magic, and World View

30 Taraka’s Ghost, Stanley A. Freed and Ruth S. Freed

31 Baseball Magic, George Gmelch

32 Run for the Wall: An American Pilgrimage, Jill Dubisch

33 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema, Horace Miner

Ch. 9: Globalization

34 New Americans: The Road to Refugee Resettlement , Dianna Shandy

35 Why Tourism Matters, Sharon Gmelch

36 Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture, Ian Condry

Ch. 10: Culture Change and Applied Anthropology

37 The Kayapo Resistance, Terence Turner

38 Medical Anthropology: Improving Nutrition in Malawi, Sonia Patten

39 Using Anthropology, David McCurdy

40 Career Advice for Anthropology Undergraduates, John T. Omohundro



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