Through the Lens of Anthropology

Author: Laura Tubelle de González
ISBN: 1487587813
Release Date: 2018-11-28
Genre: Social Science

Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline's many subfields. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology book with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics. The new edition enhances the food and sustainability focus and builds a stronger narrative voice with extended examples and case studies. An entirely new section on decolonization, more Indigenous content, and updated material on biological anthropology make the second edition even more relevant for those interested in learning more about the discipline of anthropology.

Introducing Archaeology

Author: Robert J. Muckle
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442607859
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Social Science

The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming.

Humanity An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: James Peoples
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337515801
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: Social Science

HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eleventh 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.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Physical Anthropology

Author: Mary K. Sandford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781111805715
Release Date: 2008-08-22
Genre: Social Science

This new reader edited by Mark K. Sandford presents classic and contemporary articles on key issues dealing with the nature of science, evolution and heredity, primate behavior, human evolution, and modern human variation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Through the Global Lens

Author: Michael J. Strada
ISBN: 0130979503
Release Date: 2002-11-01
Genre: Social Science

Make your studies interactive with "Through the Global Lens: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, Second Edition." Companion Website(TM) -- In tandem with the text, students can now take full advantage of the Internet to enrich their study of the social sciences. Features of the Website include chapter objectives, study questions, links to "The New York Times" and the "USA Today Census 2000" in addition to other links on the Web that can reinforce and enhance the content of each chapter. Use of the site is free to all students and faculty. Simply visit the Website at http: // A Prentice Hall Guide to Evaluating Online Resources (available for Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, or Psychology) These guides provide a brief introduction to navigating the Internet, along with references related specifically to each discipline. Also included with each guide is access to ContentSelect(TM). Developed by Prentice Hall and EBSCO, the world leader in online journal subscription management, ContentSelect(TM) is a customized research database for students of sociology. Your choice of one of these guides is free to students when packaged with "Through the Global Lens, Second Edition."

UC Santa Cruz

Author: University of California, Santa Cruz
ISBN: UCSC:32106020266083
Release Date: 2006

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Author: H. James Birx
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930297
Release Date: 2005-12-08
Genre: Social Science

This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.

Religious Objects in Museums

Author: Crispin Paine
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780857852991
Release Date: 2013-08-29
Genre: Art

In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

Applied Anthropology

Author: Satish Kedia
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275978427
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology with numerous contributions from key figures of the anthropological world.

Evolution and Human Behaviour

Author: John Cartwright
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137348012
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Genre: Science

This comprehensive book offers a compelling synthesis of key ideas and concepts, and addresses in fundamental evolutionary terms the way humans think, feel and behave. This revised, updated and expanded edition includes new material on epigenetics, life history and error management theories, homosexuality, disease and gene-culture co-evolution.

Contemporary society

Author: John Ambrose Perry
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 0060451262
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Social Science

This best-selling book combines up-to-date information, historical background, social science concepts, research, and down-to-earth explanations in an accessible, journalistic style. Contemporary Society offers an overview of the social sciences by presenting a perspective on how the social science disciplines perceive the world around us. The book has been completely updated to reflect the shifts in contemporary society while retaining the centralized theme of change. The authors reinforce the idea that the transition from an industrial to a postindustrial order is fraught with difficulties, as was the transition from an agricultural to an industrial order. The increasing fragmentation of the social order, which leads people away from community and a common purpose to conflict and disunity, is also shown in this framework. For anyone interested in the social sciences and the shifting of contemporary society.

The Anthropology of Language

Author: Harriet Ottenheimer
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534594360
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science

Oppenheimer includes meditations from the field to introduce undergraduates to the facts that linguistic anthropology is holistic, comparative, and fieldwork-based. She grounds her observations on theory, but makes sure that students also acquire the practicalities necessary to conducting successful research as she describes how language relates to

Ethics and Anthropology

Author: Anne-Marie E. Cantwell
ISBN: 157331322X
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Philosophy

Over the past 30 years anthropologists have moved into diverse workplaces, including private and public settings, that raise new issues for anthropology as a discipline as well as for the discourse on science more generally. In the context of increasing globalization, the articulation of new ethical dilemmas around such issues as technology, indigenous knowledge and rights, governmental regulation, and bioethics among others, can and do inform and shape scientific public policy. The authors in this volume work in traditional research centers and universities as well as in private and public sectors, and across specialties that range from medical anthropology and social medicine to archaeology and cyberspace. They explore the dimensions of an "ethical anthropology" in today's world, and the unique contribution of anthropology to the sciences.