The Anthropology of Sport and Human Movement

Author: Robert R. Sands
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739129401
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Medical

Explores the relationship between biology and culture within the realms of sports, games and other forms of human competition, delving into the innate motivations behind these activities.

The Anthropology of Sport

Author: Kendall Blanchard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0897893298
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Games

Analyzes sport from an anthropological perspective that includes cultural evolution, social function, and human expression.

Anthropology and Climate Change

Author: Susan A. Crate
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315530321
Release Date: 2016-03-31
Genre: Social Science

The first edition of Anthropology and Climate Change (2009) pioneered the study of climate change through the lens of anthropology, covering the relation between human cultures and the environment from prehistoric times to the present. This second, heavily revised edition brings the material on this rapidly changing field completely up to date, with major scholars from around the world mapping out trajectories of research and issuing specific calls for action. The new edition introduces new “foundational” chapters—laying out what anthropologists know about climate change today, new theoretical and practical perspectives, insights gleaned from sociology, and international efforts to study and curb climate change—making the volume a perfect introductory textbook; presents a series of case studies—both new case studies and old ones updated and viewed with fresh eyes—with the specific purpose of assessing climate trends; provides a close look at how climate change is affecting livelihoods, especially in the context of economic globalization and the migration of youth from rural to urban areas; expands coverage to England, the Amazon, the Marshall Islands, Tanzania, and Ethiopia; re-examines the conclusions and recommendations of the first volume, refining our knowledge of what we do and do not know about climate change and what we can do to adapt.

Human Biological Diversity

Author: Daniel E. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317347811
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Social Science

This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.

Race and Human Diversity

Author: Robert L. Anemone
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317344759
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Social Science

Race and Human Diversity is an introduction to the study of Human Diversity in both its biological and cultural dimensions. This text examines the biological basis of human difference and how humans have biologically and culturally adapted to life in different environments. It critiques the notion that humans can or should be classified into a number of "biological races". Coverage includes discussion of the following topics: Biological background of human variation History of racial classification A critique of the Race Concept Ethnic disease: How race affects morbidity and morality Adapative dimensions of human variability: Life in the tropics, the arctic, and high altitude Physiology of skin color A critical history of attempts to link race and intelligence Race as a cultural construct

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Jack David Eller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317428183
Release Date: 2016-01-08
Genre: Social Science

Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.

Tourism Imaginaries

Author: Noel B. Salazar
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782383680
Release Date: 2014-06-30
Genre: Travel

It is hard to imagine tourism without the creative use of seductive, as well as restrictive, imaginaries about peoples and places. These socially shared assemblages are collaboratively produced and consumed by a diverse range of actors around the globe. As a nexus of social practices through which individuals and groups establish places and peoples as credible objects of tourism, "tourism imaginaries" have yet to be fully explored. Presenting innovative conceptual approaches, this volume advances ethnographic research methods and critical scholarship regarding tourism and the imaginaries that drive it. The various authors contribute methodologically as well as conceptually to anthropology's grasp of the images, forces, and encounters of the contemporary world.

Social Suffering

Author: Arthur Kleinman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520209958
Release Date: 1997-12-30
Genre: Social Science

"Social Suffering" takes in the human consequences of war, famine, depression, disease and torture, problems that result from what political, economic and institutional power does to people. Experts have joined together to investigate the cultural representations of.

The Human Economy

Author: Keith Hart
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745649801
Release Date: 2010-11-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The global financial crisis has renewed concern about whether capitalist markets are the best way of organizing economic life. Would it not be better if we were to treat the economy as something made and remade by people themselves, rather than as an impersonal machine? The object of a human economy is the reproduction of human beings and of whatever sustains life in general. Such an economy would express human variety in its local particulars as well as the interests of all humanity. The editors have assembled here a citizen's guide to building a human economy. This project is not a dream but is part of a collective effort that began a decade ago at the first World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and has gathered pace ever since. Over thirty original essays address topics that range from globalization, community participation and microcredit to corporate social responsibility and alternative energy. Each offers a critical guide to further reading. The Human Economy builds on decades of engaged research to bring a new economic vision to general readers and a comprehensive guide for all students of the contemporary world.

Laboratory Manual For Biological Anthropology

Author: Deepak Mukherji
Publisher:
ISBN: 8184121008
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre:

This laboratory manual is a comprehensive treatise on methods of biological anthropology, except PCR and Electrophoretic techniques. No other practical guide book in physical/biological anthropology has such a wide coverage and thorough treatment. The section on Osteology is so thoroughly treated that it can claim a complete book itself. Sections on Comparative Anatomy and Palaeoanthropology are special additions, nor found in any other similar book. Another special feature of this manual its exquisite scientific illustrations numbering as may as 131. “Model Laboratory Work Sheets†is the other additional feature. Apart from lucid descriptions of different method of biological anthropology, each topic is provided with its theoretical basis. This makes the book an essential guide for the under/post graduate students of anthropology.

BODYSPACE PB

Author: Stephen Pheasant
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780748403264
Release Date: 1996-10-30
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Bodyspace has been acclaimed since its original incarnation, and has been completely revised and updated for this second edition. It is a recommended primary text on teaching courses the world over. We can tall think of examples of tools we find difficult to use, places we cannot reach, seats designed for someone else, products not fit for their purpose. In Bodyspace, the author argues that this is because designers commonly fail to understand the needs of users of their products, and explains that the solution is for designers to design ergonomically. Profusely illustrated and employing tables of human dimensions (anthropometric data) Bodyspace provides the means to execute successful ergonomic design of benefit to all-manufacturer, designer, and user alike. This edition has been revised to bring fresh insights into the principles and practice of anthropometrics, workspace design, sitting and seating, hands and handles, ergonomics in the office, ergonomics in the home, and health and safety work. The tables of anthropometric data presented within focus on human diversity, ethnic differences, growth and development, secular trends, social class and occupation, and ageing.

Supernatural as Natural

Author: Michael Winkelman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317343738
Release Date: 2015-09-04
Genre: Social Science

This book provides a general introduction to the biological and evolutionary bases of religion and is suitable for introductory level courses in the anthropology and psychology of religion and comparative religion. Why did human ancestors everywhere adopt religious beliefs and customs? The presence and persistence of many religious features across the globe and time suggests that it is natural for humans to believe in the supernatural. In this new text, the authors explore both the biological and cultural dimensions of religion and the evolutionary origins of religious features.

Global Sports Policy

Author: Catherine Palmer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446271667
Release Date: 2012-11-09
Genre: Sports & Recreation

"Lifts the analysis out of the nuts and bolts of sports policy and into some really thought-provoking areas which will equip the policy maker for the challenges of the 21st century" - Dominic Malcolm, Loughborough University "This is an excellent analysis of the significance of globalisation for national sport policy and especially of the impact of global processes at the local socio-cultural level" - Barrie Houlihan, Loughborough University Drawing upon a range of empirical case studies, Catherine Palmer situates sports policy within a broader consideration of global processes, practices and consequences, exploring the relationship between: the local and the global globalization and governance new technologies human rights the environment corporate responsibility. In doing so she sets out the ground for an understanding of policy making in sport and how this affects society. Covering both theory and practice, it is a detailed and thought provoking resource for students of sports policy, sports development, sports management and sports studies.