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Marriage in Culture

Marriage in Culture Author Janice E. Stockard
ISBN-10 0155063863
Release 2002
Pages 129
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MARRIAGE IN CULTURE is an innovative text that makes accessible to a broad audience the rich insights anthropology provides into the meaning of marriage in different cultures. Marriage practices in the four societies discussed contrast with each other in dramatic ways—from number of spouses to the meaning of postmarital residence arrangements.The author provides compelling ethnographic accounts of the !Kung San (Bushman), Chinese, Iroquois, and Tibetan societies to familiarize students with anthropologists' unique perspective on marriage in culture. Each chapter places marriage within the context of the whole culture, exploring the ways in which different economic, political, family, and gender systems shape the practice and meaning of marriage. The author makes an original contribution by highlighting the importance of postmarital residence in defining different experiences of marriage for husbands and wives in each society.

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

Cultural Anthropology  The Human Challenge Author William A. Haviland
ISBN-10 9781111790424
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 480
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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text's strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Anthropology The Human Challenge

Anthropology  The Human Challenge Author William Haviland
ISBN-10 9780495810841
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 784
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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world’s cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book’s rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Sociology of Divorce

Cultural Sociology of Divorce Author Robert E. Emery
ISBN-10 9781412999588
Release 2013-02-21
Pages 1624
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This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects related to divorce as examined by disciplines ranging from marriage and the family to anthropology, social and legal history, developmental and clinical psychology, and religion, all through a lens of cultural sociology.

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century Author Tasha R. Howe
ISBN-10 9781444344691
Release 2011-09-15
Pages 640
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Marriages and Families in the 21st Century has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Marriages and Families in the 21st Century also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Marriages and Families in the 21st Century book for free.

Kinship and Gender

Kinship and Gender Author Linda Stone
ISBN-10 9780429974717
Release 2018-04-19
Pages 352
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Does kinship still matter in today's globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding ?yes!?, Linda Stone offers a lively introduction to and working knowledge of kinship. She firmly links these concepts to cross-cultural gender studies, illuminating the malleable nature of gender roles around the world and over time.Written to engage students, each chapter provides key terms and useful generalizations gleaned through cross-cultural research on the interplay of kinship and gender in both traditional societies and contemporary communities. Detailed case studies help students understand how such generalizations are experienced ?in real life.? Stone also considers the ramifications of current social problems and recent developments in reproductive technology as she demonstrates the relevance of kinship and gender to students' lives.The fully-revised fifth edition features discussion of cross-cultural examples complimented by expanded coverage of kinship and gender dynamics within the United States. Stone considers current evolutionary research on kinship and gender, and offers new case studies addressing international adoptions and polygynous marriage. An entirely new chapter explores the globalization of kinship in the 21st century. The result is a broad and captivating exploration of anthropological approaches to family and gender.

Primeval kinship

Primeval kinship Author Bernard Chapais
ISBN-10 9780674029422
Release 2009-06-30
Pages 368
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Primeval kinship has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Primeval kinship also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Primeval kinship book for free.

A World of Babies

A World of Babies Author Alma Gottlieb
ISBN-10 9781316776704
Release 2016-10-20
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Should babies sleep alone in cribs, or in bed with parents? Is talking to babies useful, or a waste of time? A World of Babies provides different answers to these and countless other childrearing questions, precisely because diverse communities around the world hold drastically different beliefs about parenting. While celebrating that diversity, the book also explores the challenges that poverty, globalization and violence pose for parents. Fully updated for the twenty-first century, this edition features a new introduction and eight new or revised case studies that directly address contemporary parenting challenges, from China and Peru to Israel and the West Bank. Written as imagined advice manuals to parents, the creative format of this book brings alive a rich body of knowledge that highlights many models of baby-rearing - each shaped by deeply held values and widely varying cultural contexts. Parenthood may never again seem a matter of 'common sense'.

Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures

Globalization and Change in Fifteen Cultures Author George Dearborn Spindler
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114556942
Release 2007
Pages 380
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Explore cultural change with GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGE IN FIFTEEN CULTURES: BORN IN ONE WORLD, LIVING IN ANOTHER! Composed of original articles, this anthology brings anthropology to life and reflects a world changed by globalization and an anthropology committed to documenting the effects of the vast cultural flows of people, information, goods, and technology, now in motion the world over. Examples of global coverage include the Bedouin in Sudan, Mardu in Australia, Sambia in New Guinea, Canela in Brazil, Yolmo in Nepal, Ju/Hoansi in Namibia, Minangkabau in Sumatra, Scottish crofters, Greek villagers, Chinese minorities, the Aztecs and Yucatecans in Mexico, and Mexican immigrants, African-American gang members, and Wisconsin town residents in the U.S.A.


Population Author John R. Weeks
ISBN-10 053462779X
Release 2005
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Population has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Population also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Population book for free.

What is Constructionism

What is Constructionism Author Scott R. Harris
ISBN-10 158826727X
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 169
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Has constructionism become a victim of its own success? Scott Harris argues that, as more scholars adopt the approach, its key concepts are being used in differing and even contradictory ways - thus undercutting the vitality of its application as a research tool. To help clear the waters, he critically examines current debates and delivers a powerful call to launch a renewed constructionism. Harris traces how constructionism has evolved into two distinct perspectives - interpretative and objective - as he delves into timely topics such as social inequality, marital equality, and family diversity. He also evaluates each perspective's strengths, as well as its unique contributions. Sharpened definitions of the goals and vocabulary of both schools of thought, he demonstrates, give us a more lucid understanding of the pressing social issues of our time. Harris clarifies and assesses the power of differing constructionist approaches for understanding a range of critical social issues. -- Publisher description.

The Languages of Sexuality

The Languages of Sexuality Author Jeffrey Weeks
ISBN-10 9781134185894
Release 2011-04-29
Pages 264
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Words, Freud once wrote, are magic. Nowhere have words been more magical than in the writing of sexuality. Through words and concepts we learn what is good or bad, pleasurable or painful, significant and insignificant. The terms we use about sexuality do not simply describe something out there. They help shape what sexuality is. The Languages of Sexuality offers concise and incisive essays on key words and concepts which have played a significant role in shaping our understanding of contemporary sexualities and intimacies. Nearly a hundred essays illuminate the terms related to sexuality in fresh, and often unexpected ways, with entries ranging from ‘abjection’ and ‘abortion’ to ‘transgender and ‘Viagra’. Written with clarity, insight and passion by an internationally renowned theorist of sexuality, this book is not only an invaluable handbook, but also a personal exploration of the fluid, shifting, ever evolving meanings of sexual life as reflected and refracted through words and concepts. This book is an invaluable resource for both students and researchers with interests relating to sexuality and intimate life, gender studies, cultural studies, history and sociology. It will also appeal to a wider audience interested in critical debates about the nature and meanings of contemporary sexualities.

Conceiving Cuba

Conceiving Cuba Author Elise Andaya
ISBN-10 9780813565217
Release 2014-05-30
Pages 192
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After Cuba’s 1959 revolution, the Castro government sought to instill a new social order. Hoping to achieve a new and egalitarian society, the state invested in policies designed to promote the well-being of women and children. Yet once the Soviet Union fell and Cuba’s economic troubles worsened, these programs began to collapse, with serious results for Cuban families. Conceiving Cuba offers an intimate look at how, with the island’s political and economic future in question, reproduction has become the subject of heated public debates and agonizing private decisions. Drawing from several years of first-hand observations and interviews, anthropologist Elise Andaya takes us inside Cuba’s households and medical systems. Along the way, she introduces us to the women who wrestle with the difficult question of whether they can afford a child, as well as the doctors who, with only meager resources at their disposal, struggle to balance the needs of their patients with the mandates of the state. Andaya’s groundbreaking research considers not only how socialist policies have profoundly affected the ways Cuban families imagine the future, but also how the current crisis in reproduction has deeply influenced ordinary Cubans’ views on socialism and the future of the revolution. Casting a sympathetic eye upon a troubled state, Conceiving Cuba gives new life to the notion that the personal is always political.

Families and Cultural Diversity in Australia

Families and Cultural Diversity in Australia Author Robyn Hartley
ISBN-10 1863738967
Release 1995-01-01
Pages 273
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Guide to the family values and practices of major ethnic groups in Australia.

All on One Plate

All on One Plate Author Solveig Brown
ISBN-10 1557789215
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 256
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American mothers routinely sacrifice their sleep, exercise, or leisure time to manage their busy lives. In All on One Plate, Dr. Solveig Brown delves into the issues every mother faces. Based on in-depth research, this book reveals the contradictions between our cultural and individual ideals of being a good mother. It shows how mothers experience pressure, guilt, self-judgment, and judgment from others. It recounts how women and couples transition to parenthood, negotiate the division of labor, and decide how to balance making money and caring for children. We often criticize middle-class mothers for being over-involved in their children's lives. Parental involvement has dramatically increased for this generation of mothers because our culture primarily depends on parents to manage the effects of social change on childrearing. This book shows the diverse ways mothers deal with overseeing their children's safety; nutrition, exercise, and body image; screen time and social media; and consumerism, while fostering achievement, and raising good kids. Dr. Brown interweaves candid narratives filled with humor and wisdom, cultural analysis, and the latest research to address the multitude of things American mothers deal with daily. This book will shift our cultural conversation about mothers.

Culture and Society 1780 1950

Culture and Society  1780 1950 Author Raymond Williams
ISBN-10 0231057016
Release 1983-01
Pages 362
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The romantic artist - Mill on bentham and coleridge - Thomas carlyle - The industrial novels - J.H. Newman and Matthew Arnold - Art and society - Interregnum - Twentieth-century opinions.

Wedding dress across cultures

Wedding dress across cultures Author Helen Bradley Foster
ISBN-10 1859737420
Release 2003
Pages 227
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Although the Victorian white wedding dominates western bridal dress and large portions of former colonial empires, marriage rituals vary significantly throughout the world. The Japanese, for instance, combine both traditional ceremonies with receptions utilizing western approaches to dress. In the Andes the bride will personally create a multi-layered dress to showcase her weaving skills. Berber brides in Morocco wear binding clothing that covers their faces, a notable contrast to Canadian prairie-province brides whose stylized gowns individualize and enhance body shape. This engaging book examines the evolution and ritual functions of wedding attire within the context of particular cultures. It raises questions as to the relationship between contemporary wedding attire and traditional values. It discusses the changes international migrations have had upon the wedding dress of several ethnic groups. It provides insights into numerous societal relationships to weddings, such as the ban on bridal-produced embroidery in dowries in India, the challenges individual values have to larger societal ones in themed weddings, and the relationship between the return to pre-western attire and identity politics. Exploring these issues, the authors provide unusual insights into the centrality of dress in shaping individual identity as well as its importance in reflecting cultural values and ideals.