Seeing Anthropology / Edition 1

Seeing Anthropology / Edition 1

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by Karl G. Heider
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205195679

ISBN-13: 9780205195671

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

This book-video package provides a unique introduction to cultural anthropology that utilizes ethnographic film to teach anthropology. This brief book focuses on 14 cultures which are used to illustrate concepts throughout. This provides a unique opportunity to present a holistic view of these cultures. These fourteen cultures are also

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This book-video package provides a unique introduction to cultural anthropology that utilizes ethnographic film to teach anthropology. This brief book focuses on 14 cultures which are used to illustrate concepts throughout. This provides a unique opportunity to present a holistic view of these cultures. These fourteen cultures are also the subject of the 21 film clips that accompany the book. With the introduction of each culture, a Focus Culture Overview box (including a map showing the location of the culture) will highlight key facts about the culture. In addition, each chapter in the book highlights one or more films, which are described in the Seeing Anthropology feature. This feature includes a case study of the culture in the film, and a set of questions that direct the reader/viewer to look at certain key elements in the film. Through these questions, the reader/viewer will learn about the cultures represented as well as learning how to watch ethnographic films. A video including 10 minute clips from each film will be packaged with the book. Many of the films will be available for adopters for purchase or rental at a discount from DER (Documentary Educational Resources), while the others can be obtained through distributors listed in the book. For professionals in the field of anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205195671
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
400

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(10)
1 What Is Cultural Anthropology?
11(16)
Film: The Goddess and the Computer
18(9)
2 Anthropological Fieldwork
27(27)
Films: A Man Called "Bee"
38(4)
Neighborhood Tokyo
42(12)
3 Understanding Culture
54(17)
Film: Dani Recess
62(9)
4 Biocultural Models
71(10)
Film: Latah: A Culture Specific Elaboration of the Startle Reflex
77(4)
5 Patterns of Production
81(17)
Film: Bitter Melons
91(3)
Dani Sweet Potatoes
94(4)
6 Exchange: The Distribution of Goods and Services
98(14)
Film: The Feast
105(7)
7 Psychologies and Cultures
112(25)
Film: How to Behave
124(13)
8 The Cultural Construction of Sexuality and Gender
137(21)
Films: Kypseli: Women and Men Apart--A Divided Reality
146(9)
N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman
155(3)
9 Systems of Communication
158(17)
Film: Maring in Motion: A Choreometric Analysis of Movement among a New Guinea People
169(6)
10 Social Organization and Kinship
175(19)
Film: The Nuer
181(13)
11 Marriage and Family
194(22)
Film: Farm Song
208(8)
12 Systems of Social Control
216(18)
Films: The Ax Fight
226(4)
The Cows of Dolo Ken Paye: Resolving Conflict among the Kpelle
230(4)
13 War and Peace
234(19)
Film: Dead Birds
246(7)
14 Facing the Supernatural: Magic and Religion
253(17)
Film: Releasing the Spirits: A Village Cremation in Bali
265(5)
15 Symbols
270(15)
Film: The Lion Hunters
276(9)
16 Cultural Change: From Tribes to Transnationals
285(17)
Film: Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism
289(13)
17 Anthropology in the World
302
Film: House of Spirit: Perspectives on Cambodian Health Care
312

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