Mirror for Humanity

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 0070357838
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Social Science

Like other Overture Books, Mirror for Humanity is designed to provide a concise, relatively low-cost introduction to cultural anthropology. Derived from his bestselling Cultural Anthropology, 6/E, Kottak has condensed and updated 19 chapters into 14, with conceptual and textual reorganization. The organization is intended to cover core and basics, while also illustrating prominent current issues. Reflecting the world itself, anthropology seems to change at an increasing pace. Mirror for Humanity provides a fully-up-to-date, affordable alternative.

Trickster

Author: Eileen Kane
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442601789
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Why do the Paiutes love Coyote? Why do Youngstown mill workers vote for Mafia candidates for municipal office? Tricksters become key to understanding how oppressed groups function in a hostile world."--pub. desc.

Studyguide for Mirror for Humanity by Kottak

Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Cram101
ISBN: 1490208976
Release Date: 2013-05
Genre:

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again Virtually all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events are included. Cram101 Textbook Outlines gives all of the outlines, highlights, notes for your textbook with optional online practice tests. Only Cram101 Outlines are Textbook Specific. Cram101 is NOT the Textbook. Accompanys: 9780521673761

Voyages

Author: Cathy A. Small
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801463266
Release Date: 2011-10-07
Genre: Social Science

In Voyages, Cathy A. Small offers a view of the changes in migration, globalization, and ethnographic fieldwork over three decades. The second edition adds fresh descriptions and narratives in three new chapters based on two more visits to Tonga and California in 2010. The author (whose role after thirty years of fieldwork is both ethnographer and family member) reintroduces the reader to four sisters in the same family-two who migrated to the United States and two who remained in Tonga-and reveals what has unfolded in their lives in the fifteen years since the first edition was written. The second edition concludes with new reflections on how immigration and globalization have affected family, economy, tradition, political life, identity, and the practice of anthropology.

The Gebusi

Author: Bruce Knauft
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478631804
Release Date: 2015-10-22
Genre: Social Science

One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork, bringing ethnographic excellence and a riveting story fully up to date. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. When Knauft first studied them, Gebusi practiced powerful spirit séances and sorcery divinations, held resplendent initiations that included distinctive sexual customs, and endured high rates of violence. Sixteen years later, he found them participating in market activity, schooling, government programs, and sports; performing their own popular music; and practicing Christianity. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood. Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. An absorbing, well-written, and humanistic account based on profound scholarship, The Gebusi, 4/E includes end-of-chapter “Broader Connections” that link Gebusi experiences to major anthropological topics—subsistence, kinship and marriage, politics, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, nationalism, modernity, and the ethics of engaged and applied anthropology. A stunning full-color photo insert accentuates Knauft’s absorbing narrative. Callouts to instructional videos recorded with Gebusi and to an extensive online image bank on the author’s website further enrich the ethnography.

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline Second Edition

Author: Aihwa Ong
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9781438433561
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE

New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers. In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped launch Malaysia’s rise as a tiger economy. Aihwa Ong’s analysis of the disruptions, conflicts, and ambivalences that roiled the lives of working women has inspired later generations of feminist ethnographers in their study of power, resistance, religious upheavals, and subject formation in the industrial periphery. With a critical introduction by anthropologist Carla Freeman, this new edition upholds an exemplary model of anthropological inquiry into cultural modes of resistance to the ideology, discipline, and workings of global capitalism. “This work … remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism … [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and for the reader new to this text and to the intriguing and complex puzzles of globalization.” — from the Introduction by Carla Freeman

Mirror for Humanity A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 9781490281834
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Education

Facts101 is your complete guide to Mirror for Humanity, A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Doing Anthropology, Language and Communication, Making a Living, and Political Systems plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Window on Humanity A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology 7 e

Author: Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259442713
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Genre: Social Science

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to general anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field. New to this edition, Connect Anthropology offers a variety of learning tools and activities to make learning more engaging for students and teaching more efficient for instructors. Window on Humanity is a perfect match for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

Northern Passage

Author: Robert Jarvenpa
Publisher: Prospect Heights, Ill. : Waveland Press
ISBN: 0881339903
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Northern Passage uses the motif of apprenticeship to reveal the humbling, childlike quest of the novice ethnographer, on the one hand, & the trials of an active participant learning the intricacies of bush life & livelihood from subarctic Indian partners, on the other hand.

High Heels and Bound Feet

Author: Roberta Edwards Lenkeit
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 9781478622376
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Social Science

According to the author, seeing life through the multifaceted lens of anthropology makes living more rewarding and adds meaning to how we see and experience our world. A committed educator and seasoned author, Lenkeit serves up 22 concise, attention-grabbing essays to demonstrate how core anthropological concepts can be easily applied to everyday life in this highly original, single-authored collection. While essays focus on cultural anthropology, the inclusion of topics on linguistics, biological anthropology, and archaeology brings attention to the holistic nature of the discipline and contributes to the book’s course versatility. All essays conclude with material useful for assimilating content: “Thinking It Through,” “Anthropological Terms,” and “Thinking Practically.” Lenkeit channels Margaret Mead, a major force in popularizing the field and its everyday potential. The lucid, engaging essays in High Heels and Bound Feet will pique readers’ interest as they discover how anthropology informs, energizes, and infuses their lives every day.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077780128
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Social Science

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected, and technological, world, the new Integrated Coverage of the Impact of Technology and Social Media pays systematic attention to the key role of the Internet and social media in today’s globalizing world through new sections like “Resistance via Social Media” when discussing political systems.

The Human Species An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Author: John Relethford
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078034981
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: Social Science

In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.

Asking and Listening

Author: Paul Bohannan
Publisher: Waveland PressInc
ISBN: IND:30000053860817
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Social Science

Giving students the capacity to include ethnography in their own experience! Asking and Listening is the first book to trace the changing ways in which human beings have learned to look at ¿the Others Beyond the Gate¿ with their strange languages and stranger customs. Not a history of ethnography so much as a chronicle of its uses and potentials, Asking and Listening examines the premises of ethnography and concerns itself with a wide range of issues such as ethnocentrism and the morass of cultural relativism, the cultures of corporations, and the meaning of ethnography for government policy. It ends with an examination of the problems in charting our tomorrows: ethnography in the information age, and for the future. Through its pragmatic analysis of cultures as storehouses of alternatives in the way universal problems can and have been approached, Asking and Listening offers students not merely the opportunity to make sense of descriptions of other peoples¿ lifeways, but makes such ethnographic knowledge immediately useful in their own lives, choices, and career plans.

Introduction to Psychology

Author: James W. Kalat
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305271555
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Psychology

Jim Kalat’s best-selling INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY takes an evaluate the evidence approach to introductory psychology. Featuring a friendly writing style, hands-on Try It Yourself activities, and helpful visuals, the text invites students to engage in the experience of learning psychology. The modular organization breaks each chapter into meaningful chunks for structuring learning, and provides assignment flexibility for instructors. Content is seamless, with nothing relegated to the margins or separated in boxes. What’s the Evidence coverage reviews real studies, encouraging students to ask questions like, Does the evidence really support the conclusion? The Eleventh Edition draws on the latest research and literature to teach students how to separate the plausible from the scientifically demonstrable -- in the psychology classroom and beyond it. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.