ISBN-10:
0205990797
ISBN-13:
9780205990795
Pub. Date:
02/24/2015
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Pearson
Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology / Edition 15

Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology / Edition 15

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ISBN-13: 9780205990795
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 186,566
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

David W. McCurdy has been a professor of Anthropology at Macalester since 1966, acting as chair of the department for extended periods since 1969. He was the first recipient of the American Anthropological Association/ Mayfield Award for Undergraduate Teaching (1997), and he was the subject of an article in 1977 by Change Magazine for innovative teaching in anthropology. Professor McCurdy received a B.A. from Cornell University in 1957, a Masters in Anthropology from Stanford University in 1959, and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell Univeristy in 1964.

He completed a major ethnography (1961-1963), then restudy (1985, 1991, 1994) of a Bhil tribal community in Rajasthan, India. He has also conducted a cross-cultural study of spirit possession (1966-1967). His ethnographic studies have examined corporate managers (1983), stockbrokers (1980), Jehovah witnesses (1973), as well as members of an environment movement (1968-1969). He has also performed continued ethnography (1988-1999) on a national motorcycle association.

Dianna Shandy is Professor of Anthropology at Macalester College, where she has been teaching since 1999. She earned a Ph.D. and Masters in Anthropology at Columbia University and a B.S. in Languages and Linguistics with Certificates in African Studies and Russian Area Studies at Georgetown University. Her work spans U.S. and international settings, with broad research and teaching interests in gender, migration, political conflict and violence, and research methods. Specific research projects have explored college-educated women negotiating work and family in the United States, African asylum seekers in Ireland, and the Nuer (South Sudanese) diaspora.

James Spradley was a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College from 1962 until his passing in 1982. He was a prolific author who wrote or edited 20 books in 12 years. He made especially notable contributions to the literature on ethnography and qualitative research.

Table of Contents

PART I: CULTURE AND ETHNOGRAPHY

1. Ethnography and Culture by James P. Spradley

2. Eating Christmas in the Kalahari by Richard Borshay Lee

3. Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS by Claire E. Sterk

4. Nice Girls Don’t Talk to Rastas by George Gmelch

PART II: LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION

5. Shakespeare in the Bush by Laura Bohannan

6. Manipulating Meaning: The Military Name Game by Sarah Boxer

7. Conversation Style: Talking on the Job by Deborah Tannen

PART III: ECOLOGY AND SUBSISTENCE

8. The Hunters: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari by Richard Borshay Lee

9. Illegal Logging and Frontier Conservation by Nathan Williamson

10. We Are Going Underwater by Susan A. Crate

11. Forest Development the Indian Way by Richard K. Reed

PART IV: ECONOMIC SYSTEMS

12. Reciprocity and the Power of Giving by Lee Cronk

13. Poverty at Work: Office Employment and the Crack Alternative by Philippe Bourgois

14. Women in the mine by Jessica Smith Rolston

15. Malawi Versus the World Bank by Sonia Patten

PART V: KINSHIP AND FAMILY

16. Mother’s Love: Death Without Weeping by Nancy Scheper-Hughes

17. Family and Kinship in Village India by David W. McCurdy

18. Polyandry: When Brothers Take a Wife by Melvyn C. Goldstein

19. Marriage and Adulthood in West Africa by Susanna Fioratta

PART VI: IDENTITY, ROLES AND GROUPS

20. Negotiating Work and Family in America by Dianna Shandy and Karine Moe

21. Becoming Muslim in Europe by Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar

22. Mixed Blood by Jefferson M. Fish

23. Motorcycles, Membership, and Belonging by David W. McCurdy

PART VII: LAW AND POLITICS

24. Cross-Cultural Law: The Case of an American Gypsey by Anne Sutherland

25. Law and Order by James P. Spradley and David W. McCurdy

26. Navigating Nigerian Bureaucracies by Elizabeth A. Eames

27. Illegal Economics and the Untold Story of the Amputees by Carolyn Nordstrom

PART VIII: RELIGION, MAGIC, AND WORLDVIEW

28. The Worst Lover: Boyfriend Spirits in Senegal by Rachel Mueller

29: Baseball Magic by George Gmelch

30. Run for the Wall: An American Pilgrimage by Jill Dubisch

31. Body Ritual Among the Nacirema by Horace Miner

PART IX: GLOBALIZATION

32. How Sushi Went Global by Theodore C. Bestor

33. Village Walks: Tourism and Globalization Among the Tharu of Nepal by Arjun Guneratne and Kate Bjork

34. Nuer Refugees in America by Dianna Shandy

35. Global Women in the New Economy by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild

PART X: USING AND DOING ANTHROPOLOGY

36. Advice for Developers: Peace Corps Problems in Botswana by Hoyt S. Alverson

37. Medical Anthropology: Improving Nutrition in Malawi by Sonia Patten

38. Public Interest in Ethnography: Women’s Prisons and Health Care in California by Rachael Stryker

39. Using Anthropology by David McCurdy

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