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Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 1

Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 1

by John Omohundro
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    ISBN-13: 2900073195802
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
    Publication date: 01/08/2007
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 464
    Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.74(d)

    About the Author

    John Omohundro is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. He has taught introductory cultural anthropology for 32 years, receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985 and the Honors Professor of the Year Award in 2002. His research interests include ethnic relations, social networks, disaster impacts, and environmental anthropology. He has conducted research in Nevada, San Francisco, the Philippines, Newfoundland, and New York. Among his publications are Careers in Anthropology 2nd Edition (2002), Rough Food: Seasons of Subsistence in Northern Newfoundland (1994), and Chinese Merchant Families of Iloilo: Commerce and Kin in a Central Philippine City (1981).

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: What is Culture?
    Chapter 2: How Do I Learn About Culture? The Naturalistic Question
    Chapter 3: What is the Context for This Practice or Idea?
    Chapter 4: Do Other Societies Do Something Like This?
    Chapter 5: What Was This Idea or Practice Like in the Past?
    Chapter 6: How are Human Biology, Culture, and Environment Interacting?
    Chapter 7: What Are the Groups and Relationships?
    Chapter 8: What Does That Mean? The Interpretive Question
    Chapter 9: What is My Perspective? The Reflexive Question
    Chapter 10: Am I Judging This? The Relativistic Question
    Chapter 11: What Do the People Say? The Dialogic Question
    Afterword: Putting It All Together

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