Tapestry of Culture / Edition 6 available in Paperback
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This brief,affordable introduction to cultural anthropology is designed to be used with ethnographies or other supplemental readings. The Tapestry of Culture was written to give students a concise and up-to-date conceptual framework with which to understand classic ethnographies as well as those being written today. The distinguishing conceptual approach of this text is symbolic,emphasizing the arts and symbols of culture. For example,there is a whole chapter devoted to "Myths,Legends,and Folktales (chapter 11),as well as "Religion and the Supernatural" (chapter 10). Rosman and Rubel also examine anthropology and the concern with meaning from a postmodernist perspective,looking at the sweeping changes in our world resulting from ethnicity and ethnic identity,technology,and conceptualizations of gender and gender roles,among other issues.
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Table of ContentsChapter 1: Anthropological PerspectivesChapter 2: The Anthropological Method Chapter 3: Language and Culture Chapter 4: Learning Language and Culture: Culture and the Individual Chapter 5: Symbolic Meanings Chapter 6: Ties that Connect Marriage, Family and Kinship Chapter 7: Gender and Age Chapter 8: Production, Distribution, and Consumption: The Economic Organization of Societies Chapter 9: Politics, Government, Law, and Conflict Chapter 10: Religion and the Supernatural Chapter 11: Myths, Legends, and Folktales: Past, Present and Future Chapter 12: The Artistic Dimension Chapter 13: The Colonial and Post-Colonial Worlds: Globalization and the Role Anthropologists Have Played in Directed Culture Change Chapter 14: Migration, Diasporas, and Culture Identity Reasserted Chapter 15: Ethnicity, Race, Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism Epilogue