The Dobe Ju Hoansi

Author: Lee
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111828776
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Social Science

This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning real people) acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Dobe Kung

Author: Richard B. Lee
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: MINN:31951P00108443Y
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Social Science


The Balinese

Author: John Stephen Lansing
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015034024748
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Social Science

This study of the complex Balinese culture examines Balinese concepts of personhood and society; the integration of art into every aspect of Balinese life; the effects of the Guen Revolution on Balinese agriculture; the ecological role of their water temples in an age-old system of inigrate rice terraces; and the ethnohistory of Bali, including both colonial and Balinese views. The book is organized around four different periods of fieldwork and includes an appendix of available films and videos on the Balinese.

Shadowed Lives Undocumented Immigrants in American Society

Author: Leo R. Chavez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285402505
Release Date: 2012-03-12
Genre: Social Science

One of the few case studies of undocumented immigrants available, this insightful anthropological analysis humanizes a group of people too often reduced to statistics and stereotypes. The hardships of Hispanic migration are conveyed in the immigrants' own voices while the author's voice raises questions about power, stereotypes, settlement, and incorporation into American society. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Through the Eye of the Needle

Author: Mary Katharine Duffié
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0155069829
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

"Here, the voice of Heeni, a relative of the current Maori Queen, chronicles the history of the Maori of New Zealand and the adaptations they have made to survive as a group in the modern world."--BOOK JACKET.

The Aztecs of Central Mexico

Author: Frances Berdan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114163426
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

Who were the Aztecs, really? AZTECS OF CENTRAL MEXICO: AN IMPERIAL SOCIETY answers that question by covering the compelling story of a complex, imperial society in Central Mexico during the 15th and 16th centuries. It uses pre- and post-Spanish conquest documents and illustrations, as well as archaeological discoveries, to reconstruct the variety and "feel" of Aztec daily life at various status levels.

Vasilika

Author: Ernestine Friedl
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:248189001
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Vasiliká (Boetia : Greece)


Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Gary Ferraro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177369
Release Date: 2015-05-29
Genre: Social Science

Practical and insightful, CLASSIC READINGS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a concise, inexpensive, and accessible reader that presents core historical and contemporary works that have been instrumental in shaping anthropological thought and research over the past decades. Carefully edited by author Dr. Gary Ferraro, the text includes classic readings from the disciplines of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Selected from scholarly works on the basis of their enduring themes and contributions to the discipline, these eminently relevant selections enable you to further explore anthropological perspectives on such key topics as culture; language and communication; ecology and economics; marriage and family; gender; politics and social control; supernatural beliefs; and issues of culture change. By providing this wide array of classic reading on foundational topics, this book delivers an excellent introduction to the field of cultural anthropology and the contributions it makes to understanding the world around us. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Bagful of Locusts and the Baboon Woman

Author: David N. Suggs
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110159410
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science

Not since the publication of Lee's case study on the Dobe Ju/'Hoansi and Turnbull's case study on the Mbuti Pygmies, has there been such an interesting addition to the African cases of the Spindler Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology series. Set in the subSaharan Africa in a contemporary context, this ethnography represents over 12 years of field research that focuses on the popular twin themes of culture change and gender roles amongst the BaKgatla of Botswana.

Culture Sketches

Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077433031
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Electronic books

Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

The Politics of Egalitarianism

Author: Jacqueline Solway
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781782388852
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Genre: Social Science

The essays assembled in this book exemplify the way political anthropologists address a range of problems that deeply affect people throughout the world. The authors draw their inspiration from the work of Canadian anthropologist Richard B. Lee, and, like him, they are concerned with understanding and acting upon issues of "indigenous rights"; the impact of colonialism, postcolonial state formation, and neoliberalism on local communities and cultures; the process of culture change; what the history and politics of egalitarian societies reveal about issues of "human nature" or "social evolution"; and how peoples in southern Africa are affected by and responding to the most recent crisis in their midst, the spread of AIDS. The authors in this volume discuss the state of a range of contemporary debates in the field that in various ways extend the political, theoretical, and empirical issues that have animated Lee's work. In addition, the book provides readers with important contemporary Kalahari studies, as well as "classic" works on foraging societies.

A Sinhalese Village in Sri Lanka

Author: Victoria J. Baker
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0495643289
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Social Science

The most current and detailed case study of South Asia available, this book documents the ways in which the members of a remote agricultural village cope with the dangers that plague them by employing a complex system of ritual practices and beliefs in supernatural forces. The book also addresses topics commonly neglected in other case studies, such as formal education problems in remote areas, the independent and self-confident women of the developing world, and the trials of developmental work in these areas.

The Cheyennes

Author: Edward Adamson Hoebel
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015000524812
Release Date: 1978
Genre: History

The attitudes of the Cheyennes toward war, courtship and marriage, and the maintenance of their social order are the central concern of a cultural study