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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205195671
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

The Focus Cultures.
Ethnographic Films.

1. What Is Cultural Anthropology?
What is Anthropology?
Seeing Anthropology: Finding The Connections In Bali.
Four Fields of Anthropology.

2. Anthropological Fieldwork.
Malinowski and the Anthropological Mystique.
Doing Fieldwork.
Circumstances of Fieldwork.
Seeing Anthropology: Fieldwork Among the Yanomamo.
Seeing Anthropology: Doing Fieldwork in Tokyo, Japan.
Fieldwork Design.
Unavoidable Dilemmas in Fieldwork.

3. Understanding Culture.
Defining Culture.
Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism.
Seeing Anthropology: Finding Culture, The Rules of the Game.
Characteristics of Culture.
Postscript: The Rules of Dani Recess Play.

4. Biocultural Models.
Biology, Culture and Race.
Biocultural Prototypes.
Seeing Anthropology: The Cultural Construction of the Startle Syndrome.
Biocultural Models and Human Universals.

5. Patterns of Production.
Cultural Adaptation.
Food Production Strategies.
Seeing Anthropology: !Twi San: Foragers of the Kalahari.
Seeing Anthropology: Horticulture Among the Dani.

6. Exchange: The Distribution of Goods and Services.
Social Solidarity and the Division of Labor.
Mechanisms for Exchange.
Seeing Anthropology: Alliance-Making Feasts among the Yanomamo.

7. Psychologies and Cultures.
Culture, Personality and The Self.
Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Themes in Vietnam.
Learning Styles.
Folk Illness.

8. The Cultural Construction of Sexuality and Gender.
Differentiating Sexuality and Gender.
How Many Genders? How Many Sexualities? The Puzzle of Homosexuality.
The Role of Gender In Society.
Seeing Anthropology: Women and Men Apart, a Divided Reality.
Manifestations of Sexuality.
Gender-Specific Alterations of the Body.
Sexual Ethos.
Seeing Anthropology: Sexuality and Change in the Life of a Ju/'Hoansi (San) Woman.

9. Systems of Communication.
Human Communication Systems.
Channels of Communication.
Seeing Anthropology: A Choreometric View of Maring Culture.
Language, Culture and Biology.

10. Social Organization and Kinship.
How Societies Are Organized.
Kinship Groups.
Seeing Anthropology: Kinship and Customs of Nuer Culture.
Kinship Terminology Systems: Anthropological Brain Twisters.
Non-Kin Groups.

11. Marriage and Family.
Seeing Anthropology: An Extended Family in Japan.

12. Systems of Social Control.
Studying the Laws of Others.
Cultural Norms.
Conflict Resolution.
Seeing Anthropology: When Mediation Fails in Yanomano Culture.
Seeing Anthropology: Adjudication in Kpelle Culture.
Multiple Systems and Legal Pluralism.

13. War and Peace.
Anthropological Studies of War.
The Nature of War.
Seeing Anthropology: Dani Warfare and Alliances.
The End of War.

14: Facing the Supernatural: Magic and Religion.
Looking for the Roots of Religion.
Sacred Power.
Seeing Anthropology: A Balinese Cremation.
World Religions and Local Practices.

15. Symbols.
Cultural Constructions of Meaning.
Symbolic Structure in Cultural Narratives.
Seeing Anthropology: Nature-Culture Opposition in Songhay Culture.

16. Culture Change: From Tribes to Transnationals.
Cultural Consistency and Change.
Seeing Anthropology: Making Cricket Trobriand.
Forces of Change.

17. Anthropology in the World.
Anthropology's Strengths and Contributions.
Three Circles of Anthropological Action.
Applied Anthropology.
Seeing Anthropology: Cambodian Health Care.
The Future of Anthropology.

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