Explorations in Cultural Anthropology: A Reader

Explorations in Cultural Anthropology: A Reader

by Colleen E. Boyd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759109524

ISBN-13: 9780759109520

Pub. Date: 06/10/2011

Publisher: AltaMira Press

A collection of readings chosen to demonstrate the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective to real-world problems on local, regional, and global scales. It provides students with a variety of ethnographic and other anthropological materials so they do not have to buy an array of titles.

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A collection of readings chosen to demonstrate the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective to real-world problems on local, regional, and global scales. It provides students with a variety of ethnographic and other anthropological materials so they do not have to buy an array of titles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759109520
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Part I: Culture Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 1: Horace Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema"
Selection 2: Philip Bourgois, "Crack in Spanish Harlem: Culture and Economy in the Inner City"
Selection 3: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban, "Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights"

Part II: Fieldwork and Ethnography Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 4: Richard Lee, "Eating Christmas in the Kalahari"
Selection 5: Juliana Flinn, "Reflections of a Shy Ethnographer: Foot-in-the-Mouth Is Not Fatal"
Selection 6: Luke Eric Lassiter, "Doing Collaborative Ethnography"
Selection 7: Michelle Anderson, Anne Kraemer, and Ashley Moore, "Getting a Living"

Part III: Language, Communication, and Expressive Culture Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 8: Michael Agar, "The Circle"
Selection 9: Deborah Tannen, "Fighting for Our Lives"
Selection 10: Enid Schildkrout, "Body Art as Visual Language"

Part IV: Socio-Economic and Political Systems in a Changing World Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 11: Ralph Linton, "One Hundred Per Cent American"
Selection 12: Richard Kurin, "The Silk Road: The Making of a Global Cultural Economy"
Selection 13: Conrad Kottak, "The Globalization of a Brazilian Fishing Community"
Selection 14: Billy Evans Horse and Luke Eric Lassiter, "A Tribal Chair's Perspective on Inherent Sovereignty"

Part V: Race and Ethnicity Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 15: Jonathan M. Marks, "Scientific and Folk Ideas about Heredity"
Selection 16: Melissa Schrift, "Melungeons and the Politics of Heritage"
Selection 17: Amitai Etzioni, "Inventing Hispanics: A Diverse Minority Resists Being Labeled"

Part VI: Gender and Sexuality Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 18: Deborah Tannen, "Different Words, Different Worlds"
Selection 19: John M. Coggeshall, "'Ladies Behind Bars': A Liminal Gender as Cultural Mirror"
Selection 20: Antonia Young, "The Sworn Virgins of Albania"
Selection 21: Serena Nanda, "Hijra and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in India"

Part VII: Marriage, Family, and Kinship Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 22: Robert and Helen Lynd, "Child-Rearing"
Selection 23: Linda Stone, "Gay Marriage and Anthropology"
Selection 24: Melvyn C. Goldstein, "When Brothers Share a Wife"
Selection 25: Jonathan Marks, "Caveat Emptor?"

Part VIII: Belief Systems Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 26: Arval Looking Horse, "The Sacred Pipe in Modern Life"
Selection 27: Toby Lester, "Oh, Gods!"
Selection 28: David Hufford, "Folklore and Medicine"

Part IX: Applied and Future Anthropologies Introduction and Discussion Questions Selection 29: James L. Peacock, "Reflections on Collaboration, Ethnographic and Applied"
Selection 30: Cathy Small, "Studying College Students: Applying Anthropology to Teaching Anthropology"
Selection 31: Tom Boellstorff, "Virtual Worlds and Futures of Anthropology"

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