An Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology

Author: David Haines
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9781607327196
Release Date: 2017-09-01
Genre: Social Science

An Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology exposes students to the cultural detail and personal experiences that lie in the anthropological record and extends their anthropological understanding to contemporary issues. The book is divided into three parts that focus on the main themes of the discipline: ecological adaptations, structural arrangements, and interpretive meanings. Each chapter provides an overview of a particular topic and then presents two case examples that illuminate the range of variation in traditional and contemporary societies. New case examples include herders’ climate change adaptations in the Arctic, matrilineal Muslims in Indonesia, Google’s AI winning the Asian game Go, mass migration in China, cross-cultural differences in the use of social media, and the North American response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Instructors will also have digital access to all the book’s illustrations for class review. Covering the full range of sociocultural anthropology in a compact approach, this revised and updated edition of Cultural Anthropology: Adaptations, Structures, Meanings is a holistic, accessible, and socially relevant guide to the discipline for students at all levels.

The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology

Author: James G. Carrier
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472520067
Release Date: 2016-03-24
Genre: Social Science

The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. It provides the ultimate source of authoritative, critical descriptions of all the key aspects of the discipline as well as a consideration of the general state of the discipline at a time when there is notable uncertainty about its foundations, composition and direction. Divided into five core sections, the Handbook: examines the changing theoretical and analytical orientations that have led to new ways of carrying out research; presents an analysis of the traditional historical core and how the discipline has changed since 1980; considers the ethnographic regions where work has had the greatest impact on anthropology as a whole; outlines the people and institutions that are the context in which the discipline operates, covering topics from research funding to professional ethics. Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in social and cultural anthropology. Presenting a systematic overview - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - it is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in anthropology as well as cultural and social geography, cultural studies and sociology.

Humanity An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111301521
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Social Science

The most affordable, full-color, comprehensive anthropology text on the market, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, offers a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. The text’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century, as students examine ethnic conflicts, globalization of culture and language, recent debates about gay marriage, increasing inequalities, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Throughout this highly acclaimed work, Peoples and Bailey explore the diversity of humanity and clearly demonstrate why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anthropology and Global History

Author: Robert M. Carmack
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759123908
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Social Science

Anthropology and Global History explains the origin and development of human societies and cultures from their earliest beginnings to the present—utilizing an anthropological lens but also drawing from sociology, economics, political science, history, and ecological and religious studies.

Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge

Author: Micaela Di Leonardo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520070925
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science

"Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge offers us much more than a sampling of current work in feminist anthropology. . . . Taken together, the chapters ought to convince readers that feminist anthropology is a force to be reckoned with in the reshaping of our intellectual life. It presents a challenge to the familiar conceptual categories out of which not only our theories but also our everyday experience are built. . . . Feminist anthropology has a very important analytical position in gender studies generally. . . . This volume will do a good job of presenting anthropological contributions to non-anthropological audiences."--Rena Lederman, Princeton University

A Little Anthropology

Author: Dennison Nash
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: PSU:000050580071
Release Date: 1998-09-01
Genre: Social Science

This easy-reading, yet substantive book provides an introduction to sociocultural anthropology across a broad range of cultures, including those of todayÕs world. Its simple and engaging style is designed to spark consideration and discussion. The book covers the major issues in the field while emphasizing the relevance of the subject through up-to-date materials and discussions of events and people in the contemporary world. It presents the variety of ways in which humans live and provides wide coverage of the cultures humankind within their appropriate time and space. The third edition of A Little Anthropology has been revised to reflect changes both in anthropology and in the world. These revisions include an expanded discussion of tourism and two new summary case studies in the chapter on the developing world among others. A vital resource for any reader or professional who is seeking a contemporary cross-cultural overview.

American Anthropology 1971 1995

Author: Regna Darnell
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803266359
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

American anthropology in the late twentieth century interrogated and depicted the worldsøof others, past and present, in subtle and incisive ways while increasingly questioning its own authority to do so. Marxist, symbolic, and structuralist thought shaped the fieldwork and conclusions of many researchers around the globe. Practicing anthropology blossomed and grew rapidly as a subdiscipline in its own right. There emerged a keener appreciation of both the history of the discipline and the histories of those studied. Archaeologists witnessed a resurgence of interest in the concept of culture. The American Anthropologist also made systematic efforts to represent the field as a whole, with biological anthropology and linguistics particularly adept at crossing subdiscipline boundaries. Proliferation of specialized areas within sociocultural anthropology encouraged work across the subdisciplines. The thirty selections in this volume reflect the notable trends and accomplishments in American anthropology during the closing decades of the millennium. An introduction by Regna Darnell offers a historical background and critical context that enable readers to better understand the changes and continuity in American anthropology during this time.

American Anthropology in Micronesia

Author: Robert C. Kiste
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824820177
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Social Science

American Anthropology in Micronesia: An Assessment evaluates how anthropological research in the Trust Territory has affected the Micronesian people, the U.S. colonial administration, and the discipline of anthropology itself. Contributors analyze the interplay between anthropology and history, in particular how American colonialism affected anthropologists' use of history, and examine the research that has been conducted by American anthropologists in specific topical areas of socio-cultural anthropology. Although concentrating largely on disciplinary concerns, the authors consider the connections between work done in the era of applied anthropology and that completed later when anthropology was pursued mainly for its own sake. The focus then returns to applied concerns in more recent years and issues pertaining to the relevance of anthropology for the world of practical affairs. It will be of essential interest to students and scholars of Pacific Islands studies and the history of anthropology.

Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology

Author: Merwyn S. Garbarino
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478608714
Release Date: 1983-06-01
Genre: Social Science

This useful resource is designed to serve as a statement, in brief compass, of the major developments in anthropological theory rendered in a historical perspective. Intended as an organizing framework, this book presents all theoretical viewpoints fairly, concisely, and simply.

Other People s Anthropologies

Author: European Association of Social Anthropologists. Conference
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1845453980
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

Anthropological practice has been dominated by the so-called 'great' traditions (Anglo-American, French, and German). With contributions from anthropologists and social scientists from different countries and anthropological traditions, this text gives voice to scholars outside these 'great' traditions.

Feminist Anthropology

Author: Pamela L. Geller
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812220056
Release Date: 2007-06-19
Genre: Social Science

Feminist Anthropology probes critical issues in the study of gender, sex, and sexuality. While feminist anthropology is often perceived as fragmented, this vital new work establishes common ground and situates feminist inquiries within the larger context of social theory and anthropological practice.

Anthropological Linguistics

Author: William A. Foley
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISBN: 0631151222
Release Date: 1997-08-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the first comprehensive textbook in anthropological linguistics to be published for very many years. It provides a remarkably complete and authoritative review of research questions which span the disciplines of linguinitics and anthropology, yet presents a coherent, unified, biologically based view of this cross-disciplinary field. Anthropological linguistics is concerned with the place of language in its social and cultural context, with understanding the role of language in forging and sustaining cultural practices and social structures. While anthropological concept of culture, its subject matter ranges cry widely: from cognitive or psychologically oriented topics such as linguistic, relativity or universals of color terminology, to sociocultural issues such as language and gender, politeness, socialization, language contact, and linguistic engineering. All these topics and many more are addressed here, supported by examples and illustrations from an array of languages, especially those of Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Students will find in this book a careful evaluation of current issues and research questions, giving them a basic, yet well rounded understanding of their importance in a wider field; and they will find in each chapter suggestions for further readings, allowing them to pursue topics of particular interest to them.

Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives

Author: David W. Haines
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442260115
Release Date: 2017-10-20
Genre: Social Science

Immigration Structures and Immigrant Lives provides a concise, comprehensive, interdisciplinary introduction to United States immigration and immigrants. The book is presented in two parts. Part I addresses the history, structure, dynamics, and politics of United States immigration from colonial times to the present. Part II focuses on the lives of immigrants with separate chapters examining the immigrant struggle simply to live, the challenges and opportunities of work in America, the different beliefs and commitments that fortify immigrants in their new lives, and the many different ways in which immigrants come to belong in the United States. The introduction and epilogue bracket the United States experience within a broader consideration of human mobility and current global migration trends and issues. Tables, case examples, and a timeline help illuminate both the general shape of immigration and the details of immigrant life. This text is accompanied by an ancillary package of digital tables and illustrations in order to enhance the learning experience of both the instructors and students.