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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Introducing Cultural Anthropology Author Brian M. Howell
ISBN-10 9780801038877
Release 2010-12-01
Pages 288
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This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Jack David Eller
ISBN-10 9781317428183
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 384
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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

Cultural Anthropology Author Stephen A. Grunlan
ISBN-10 9780310535867
Release 2016-11-22
Pages 304
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This volume on cultural anthropology presents a Christian perspective for Bible school students of conservative evangelical backgrounds. The hope is that a sympathetic approach to the problems of cultural diversity throughout the world will help young people overcome typical North American cultural biases and bring understanding and appreciation for the diversities of behavior and thought that exist in a culturally heterogeneous world. Grunlan and Mayers take the position of "functional creationism"; and though they discuss some of the problems implied in traditional interpretations of the age of the world and especially of the creation of the human race, they do not attempt to deal with either physical anthropology or the origins of man. They do, however, attempt to deal meaningfully with the problems posed by biblical absolutism and cultural relativism, and their practice. Concluding chapters with a series of thought-provoking questions should prove to be of real help to both the professional and nonprofessional teacher of anthropology.



Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

Cultural Anthropology  The Human Challenge Author William Haviland
ISBN-10 9781133957423
Release 2013-03-06
Pages 480
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. 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.



Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology Author Herbert A. Applebaum
ISBN-10 0887064388
Release 1987
Pages 614
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Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical orientations which have historically guided and currently guide anthropological research.



Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology Author Dr Alan Barnard
ISBN-10 9781134450909
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 688
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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.



Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age

Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age Author Kenneth J Guest
ISBN-10 9780393265002
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 800
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The Second Edition of Ken Guest's Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.



Cultural Anthropology An Applied Perspective

Cultural Anthropology  An Applied Perspective Author Gary Ferraro
ISBN-10 9781337109642
Release 2017-01-27
Pages 480
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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE not only provides a comprehensive overview of the discipline, but also fully integrates the application of the theories, insights, and methods of cultural anthropology to contemporary situations that students -- both majors and non-majors -- are likely to encounter in their lives. The Eleventh Edition is streamlined (with each chapter trimmed by ten percent), further strengthens its two themes of economics and the environment and community and social responsibility, and speaks more directly to students with a greater number of contemporary examples that deal with non-academic career opportunities and the application of anthropological concepts in the workplace. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Description and Comparison in Cultural Anthropology

Description and Comparison in Cultural Anthropology Author Ward H. Goodenough
ISBN-10 0521237408
Release 1980
Pages 173
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How are different cultures to be described and compared? This book provides a clear and concise discussion of the theoretical issues involved in ethnographic description and comparative study. Taking up the classic problems in the study of of social organisation, Professor Goodenough describes the major issues in the cross-cultural study of kinship and the family, revealing the kinds of constants, both formal and functional, on which such study must be based. The result is new definitions of marriage, family and parenthood for use in cross-cultural analysis and a greater understanding of this form of analysis itself. The statement on the interdependence of description and comparison in cultural anthropology and its implications for a science of culture, provides fresh insights into cross-cultural analysis for both the theoretical and the practical anthropologist.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Paul G. Hiebert
ISBN-10 0801042739
Release 1990-12-01
Pages 500
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This introduction to the field of cultural anthropology from a Christian perspective exposes students to the excitement and significance of human history and culture.



Social and Cultural Anthropology A Very Short Introduction

Social and Cultural Anthropology  A Very Short Introduction Author John Monaghan
ISBN-10 9780191578298
Release 2000-02-24
Pages 176
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If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do. This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. They then examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture, drawing on examples from their own fieldwork. The book ends with an assessment of anthropologys present position, and a look forward to its likely future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author John H. Bodley
ISBN-10 9781442271906
Release 2016-10-24
Pages 464
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Cultural Anthropology provides students with the anthropological tools to question and understand their own culture and the world. Key updates for the sixth edition include a shorter length and more streamlined focus, China and Hindu South Asia combined into a single chapter, a new chapter assessing imperialism and the breakdown of states, and more.



Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology Author H. Russell Bernard
ISBN-10 9780759120723
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 822
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Draws on both science and humanism to explore the scope of contemporary anthropological fieldwork in practice. This thoroughly revised second edition also features new chapters addressing online ethnography; mixed methods and social survey research; and network and geospatial analysis.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author Felix Maxwell Keesing
ISBN-10 UOM:39015002244203
Release 1958
Pages 477
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Includes comparative material on Aborigines in areas of social organization, material culture, religion and life-style.



Conservative Islam

Conservative Islam Author Erich Kolig
ISBN-10 9780739174241
Release 2012
Pages 381
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Conservative Islam: A Cultural Anthropology by Erich Kolig analyzes the salient characteristics of Islam and contemporary Muslim society from the perspective of traditional cultural anthropology. By highlighting socio-cultural configurations, the universals they represent, the circumstances of their creation, and their semiotic meaning, Kolig helps the reader gain understanding of Islam in the modern world.



Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Author David W. Haines
ISBN-10 0131915762
Release 2004-12
Pages 260
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This short book is designed to expose readers directly to the cultural detail and personal experiences that lie in the anthropological record itself, and to extend their anthropological understanding to contemporary issues. This book focuses on ecological adaptations, structural arrangements, and interpretive meanings. For professionals that rely on human interaction and understanding in everyday assignments.



An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Author C. Nadia Seremetakis
ISBN-10 9781443891714
Release 2017-05-11
Pages 260
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This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.