Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285415550
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Social Science

Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Nancy Bonvillain
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205860362
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Social Science

Machine generated contents note: 1.What Is Anthropology? -- Preview -- The Study of Humanity -- The Concept of Culture -- A Holistic Perspective -- A Comparative Perspective -- The Four Subfields of Anthropology -- Cultural Anthropology -- Linguistic Anthropology -- Archaeology -- Biological Anthropology -- Applied Anthropology -- Chapter Summary -- Review Questions -- Myanthrolab Connections -- 2.The Nature of Culture -- Preview -- What Is Culture? -- Characteristics of Culture -- Culture Is Shared -- Culture Is Learned -- Culture Is Adaptive -- Culture Is Integrated -- Culture Is Based on Symbols -- Culture Organizes the Way People Think about the World -- Culture Change -- Internal Culture Change -- External Culture Change -- Global Culture -- Chapter Summary -- Review Questions -- Myanthrolab Connections -- 3.Studying Culture -- Preview -- Anthropology and the Explanation of Cultural Diversity -- Evolutionism -- Empiricism -- Functionalism.

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.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781544333908
Release Date: 2019-01-09
Genre: Social Science

Cultural Anthropology integrates critical thinking, explores rich ethnographies, and prompts students to skillfully explore and study today’s world. Readers will better understand social structures by examining themselves, their culture, and cultures from all over the globe. Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms show how the analytical understandings and tools derived from over a century of systematically collecting data and thinking about culture can help students analyze, understand, and act effectively in the world. With a practical emphasis on areas such as medicine, forensics, development and advocacy, this book takes an applied approach to anthropology. The authors cover a broad range of theories, both historical and contemporary, without any insistence on any particular approach, and balance it with applied, contemporary, real-world global issues. The new Twelfth Edition includes a wealth of new examples and over 500 references that update ethnographic examples, statistical information, and theoretical approaches.

Cengage Advantage Books Culture Counts A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337514194
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre: Social Science

Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205786367
Release Date: 2011-12
Genre: Social Science

Successfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity, and the environment, this text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology. Faculty and students praise the book's proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. This book, based on Miller's full-length Cultural Anthropology text, will generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Material throughout the book highlights the relevance of anthropology to students and how they can apply in their careers. By entwining attention to key theories for understanding culture with an emphasis on relevance of anthropological knowledge and skills, this text is the perfect choice for introductory cultural anthropology courses. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (9780205249671)

ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Author: A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 9788120346536
Release Date: 2012-09-19
Genre: Social Science

This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures. This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations. KEY FEATURES • Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology. • Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter. • Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists. • Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.

Readings for A History of Anthropological Theory

Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442600690
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This comprehensive anthology presents 40 readings that are critical to an understanding of anthropological theory and the development of anthropology as an academic discipline. The readings have broad anthropological appeal, emphasizing social and cultural anthropology. The third edition has been completely revised throughout and organized to work more closely alongside the companion overview text, A History of Anthropological Theory. It includes six new readings as well as two original essays written by contemporary anthropologists on "Why Theory Matters." These new essays help ground the more abstract readings in the collection. The glossary has been significantly expanded and the discussion questions have been revised. The result is a volume that offers not only a strong foundation in the history of the discipline but also a good overview of developments in twentieth- and twenty-first-century anthropological theory, including feminist anthropology, postmodernity, medical anthropology, globalization, postcolonialism, and public anthropology.

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Mike Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444366983
Release Date: 2012-03-19
Genre: Social Science

"The Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology is an accessible, hands-on guide to the hundreds of terms the student of anthropology and the general reader will encounter in dealing with anthropological and ethnographic literature. It includes related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics, and geography. The focus is on key concepts in anthropology, with a number of biographies included to identify influential figures who have formulated central theories and conducted the most famous field research within cultures around the world. Extensive bibliographical references provide pointers for further research. Anthropology is a relatively young discipline with a complex history. Anthropological research encompasses hundredsof cultures and provides a valuable perspective on an increasingly globalized world. Written by a researcher and librarian expert in the fields of social and cultural anthropology, this Concise Dictionary offers an invaluable reference to the terminologyand accomplishments of this far-reaching and diverse field"--P. [4] of cover.

Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology

Author: Peter J. Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315416151
Release Date: 2016-07-01
Genre: Social Science

The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive background description and exposes students to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies and the implementation of programs in global health settings. The new edition features: • a major revision that eliminates many older readings in favor of more fresh, relevant selections; • a new section on structural violence that looks at the impact of poverty and other forms of social marginalization on health; • an updated and expanded section on “Conceptual Tools,” including new research and ideas that are currently driving the field of medical anthropology forward (such as epigenetics and syndemics); • new chapters on climate change, Ebola, PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, eating disorders, and autism, among others; • recent articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera Young, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, along with new articles by such established medical anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.

The New Testament World

Author: Bruce J. Malina
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 0664222951
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Religion

A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the bibliography, and offers student study questions.

Investigating Culture

Author: Carol Delaney
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118868621
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: SOCIAL SCIENCE

"Offers a refreshing alternative to introductory anthropology texts by challenging students to think in new ways and apply cultural learnings to their own lives"--

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher:
ISBN: 0071101748
Release Date: 2006-12
Genre:

The new edition of Kottak's best selling text for cultural anthropology emphasizes anthropology's integrated and comparative nature with Bringing It All Together essays that show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, Understanding Ourselves, illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb

Applied Anthropology

Author: John Van Willigen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0897898338
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Focuses on the use of the methods and theories of anthropology to solve the practical problems of human communities. It addresses a wide range of problem-solving practices in both development action and applied research. The core of the book is chapters focused on specific practices such as evaluation and action research. In addition, there are chapters on history, employment strategies, and ethics.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 0205401384
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Social Science

Designed to give your students the extra support they need to succeed in your classroom, our Study Edition of Miller's Cultural Anthropology offers perforated chapter practice tests at the end of the textbook, an optional Practice Test Solutions Manual with access to professional tutoring, and an Instructor's Testing Manual with solutions to the practice tests and ready-made midterm and final exams. Containing the same engaging and effective features that have made Cultural Anthropology such a success, the Study Edition offers an additional bonus: perforated chapter quizzes at no extra cost to students. Because the answers to the practice tests are not included in the Study Edition, instructors can use the tests as quizzes or as extra homework. If instructors prefer to give students the option of checking their own results, they can package the Study Edition with our Practice Test Solutions Manual for FREE. Also included FREE with this option is our Tutor Center Access Card to provide students with extra study support from our qualified Tutor Center professionals by phone, fax, email, and the Internet.With either ordering option, students get a valuable and effective study system not found in other books Emphasizing social inequality, this contemporary introductory textbook explains how inequalities affect economy, kinship, politics, religion, and language while still covering the core concepts of cultural anthropology. Miller's innovative approach combines a solid materialist foundation with attention to interpretive approaches and findings.