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Social anthropology in perspective

Social anthropology in perspective Author I. M. Lewis
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008737697
Release 1976
Pages 386
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Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study ofdistant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But thereis a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in thelight of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose ourown ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamutof the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and culturalexpression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is adynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challengingnew introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknessesas well as strengths.



Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective Author Ioan Lewis
ISBN-10 9781351490627
Release 2017-09-29
Pages 408
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Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths.Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from ""traditional"" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study ""other"" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past.



Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective Author Ioan M. Lewis
ISBN-10 1138532681
Release 2017-09-20
Pages 408
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Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths. Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from "traditional" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study "other" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past.



Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology

Marxist Analyses and Social Anthropology Author Maurice Bloch
ISBN-10 9781136548659
Release 2013-10-11
Pages 264
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Reflecting the first evaluation among British and American anthropologists of the relevance of Marxist theory for their discipline, the studies in this volume cover a wide geographical and social spectrum ranging from rural Indonesia, Imperial China, Highland Burma and the Abron kingdom of Gyaman. A critical survey assesses the value of some key ideas of Marx and Engels to social anthropology and places in historical perspective the changing attitudes of social anthropologists to the Marxist tradition. Originally published in 1975.



Social Anthropology and Human Origins

Social Anthropology and Human Origins Author Alan Barnard
ISBN-10 9781139500449
Release 2011-03-17
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The study of human origins is one of the most fascinating branches of anthropology. Yet it has rarely been considered by social or cultural anthropologists, who represent the largest subfield of the discipline. In this powerful study Alan Barnard aims to bridge this gap. Barnard argues that social anthropological theory has much to contribute to our understanding of human evolution, including changes in technology, subsistence and exchange, family and kinship, as well as to the study of language, art, ritual and belief. This book places social anthropology in the context of a widely-conceived constellation of anthropological sciences. It incorporates recent findings in many fields, including primate studies, archaeology, linguistics and human genetics. In clear, accessible style Barnard addresses the fundamental questions surrounding the evolution of human society and the prehistory of culture, suggesting a new direction for social anthropology that will open up debate across the discipline as a whole.



Morality

Morality Author Jarrett Zigon
ISBN-10 9781847884602
Release 2008-10-01
Pages 192
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Morality: An Anthropological Perspective provides the first account of anthropological approaches to the question of morality. By considering how morality is viewed and enacted in different cultures, and how it is related to key social institutions such as religion, law, gender, sexuality and medical practice, Morality takes a closer look at some of the most central questions of the morality debates of our time. The book combines theory with practical case studies for student use. Drawing on anthropological, philosophical and general social scientific literature, the book will be useful for both undergraduate students and researchers. Accessibly written, Morality provides a unique and wide-ranging perspective on morality, and will be essential reading for those interested in this important contemporary debate.



Social anthropology of Work

Social anthropology of Work Author Sandra Wallman
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046416411
Release 1979
Pages 397
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Social anthropology of Work has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Social anthropology of Work also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Social anthropology of Work book for free.



Sociology and Social Anthropology in India

Sociology and Social Anthropology in India Author Yogesh Atal
ISBN-10 8131720349
Release 2009
Pages 609
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Sociology and Social Anthropology in India has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sociology and Social Anthropology in India also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sociology and Social Anthropology in India book for free.



Holistic Anthropology

Holistic Anthropology Author David Parkin
ISBN-10 9780857451521
Release 2011
Pages 224
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Given the broad reach of anthropology as the science of humankind, there are times when the subject fragments into specialisms and times when there is rapprochement. Rather than just seeing them as reactions to each other, it is perhaps better to say that both tendencies co-exist and that it is very much a matter of perspective as to which is dominant at any moment. The perspective adopted by the contributors to this volume is that some anthropologists have, over the last decade or so, been paying considerable attention to developments in the study of social and biological evolution and of material culture, and that this has brought social, material cultural and biological anthropologists closer to each other and closer to allied disciplines such as archaeology and psychology. A more eclectic anthropology once characteristic of an earlier age is thus re-emerging. The new holism does not result from the merging of sharply distinguished disciplines but from among anthropologists themselves who see social organization as fundamentally a problem of human ecology, and, from that, of material and mental creativity, human biology, and the co-evolution of society and culture. It is part of a wider interest beyond anthropology in the origins and rationale of human activities, claims and beliefs, and draws on inferential or speculative reasoning as well as 'hard' evidence. The book argues that, while usefully borrowing from other subjects, all such reasoning must be grounded in prolonged, intensive and linguistically-informed fieldwork and comparison.



Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studies A contemporary overview

Social Anthropology and Australian Aboriginal Studies  A contemporary overview Author Berndt, Ronald Murray Berndt
ISBN-10 9780855755836
Release 1988
Pages 279
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This volume summaries major developments in the social anthropology of Aboriginal studies in the 1960s-80s. It is valuable as an overview of five important and interrelated topics; economy, kinship, gender, religion and law. It also contains stimulating comment and criticism and raised important issues for future research as well as current debate in Aboriginal studies.



Cultural Change from a Business Anthropology Perspective

Cultural Change from a Business Anthropology Perspective Author Maryann McCabe
ISBN-10 9781498544528
Release 2017-11-09
Pages 318
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This book offers keen insight and useful lessons underscoring the value of practice to theory. Conceived by two anthropologists who lead consulting practices, McCabe and Briody selected contributors to explore how cultural change happens in a variety of consumer and organizational contexts. The 12 case studies illustrate the explanatory potential and the problem-solving strengths of assemblage theory, and the role of human agency in provoking cultural change. The case studies are compelling due to connections between the case narratives and graphics, and researcher engagement in the pragmatics of implementation—both of which shape and encourage learning. This volume will be markedly useful to practitioners engaged in research and implementation. It will also appeal to students and faculty in a variety of fields including anthropology, business management, marketing, sociology, cultural studies, and industrial design.



Social Anthropology

Social Anthropology Author Edward Hedican
ISBN-10 9781551304076
Release 2012-01-15
Pages 313
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This is the first introductory text that focuses on social anthropological research using Canadian examples and perspectives. In this groundbreaking new book, Edward Hedican provides undergraduate students with a solid background on the theoretical and applied aspects of anthropology, while exploring the rich history of the discipline in a Canadian context. In ten concise chapters, readers are introduced to the basic conceptual building blocks of introductory anthropology in a refreshingly succinct and engaging way. With a strong focus on Canadian theory, this book includes discussion of evolutionism, feminist anthropology, marriage and the family, and political economy.



Debating Authenticity

Debating Authenticity Author Thomas Fillitz
ISBN-10 9780857454973
Release 2012-12-30
Pages 258
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The longing for authenticity, on an individual or collective level, connects the search for external expressions to internal orientations. What is largely referred to as production of authenticity is a reformulation of cultural values and norms within the ongoing process of modernity, impacted by globalization and contemporary transnational cultural flows. This collection interrogates the notion of authenticity from an anthropological point of view and considers authenticity in terms of how meaning is produced in and through discourses about authenticity. Incorporating case studies from four continents, the topics reach from art and colonialism to exoticism-primitivism, film, ritual and wilderness. Some contributors emphasise the dichotomy between the academic use of the term and the one deployed in public spaces and political projects. All, however, consider authenticity as something that can only be understood ethnographically, and not as a simple characteristic or category used to distinguish some behaviors, experiences or material things from other less authentic versions.



Knowledge and Society

Knowledge and Society Author T. K. Oommen
ISBN-10 0195687752
Release 2007
Pages 195
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Articles chiefly with reference to India.



The Social Anthropology of the Nation State

The Social Anthropology of the Nation State Author Lloyd Fallers
ISBN-10 9781351474061
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 184
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The contemporary nation-state is popular in that it rests upon mutual identification between rulers and ruled. Such identification is based upon common primordial qualities that are felt to be ancient, inherent, given, however new they may in fact be: language, territory, culture, race. But the nation-state has also produced far more rigorous authoritarianisms and frequently less tolerance than old empires. Anthropology, the -study of man, - for all the immodesty of its name, has concerned itself almost exclusively with people in small groups: bands, tribal segments, village communities, and, recently, urban neighborhoods, schools, and work places. Social anthropology has been the science of the socio-cultural microcosm and has developed a method and style of inquiry appropriate to this task. This volume uniquely applies the techniques of social anthropology to the study of the nation-state. This discussion of states and their microcosms does not simply celebrate social anthropological research and the understanding it yields, but also illustrates its contribution, in combination with other modes of investigation, to the understanding of contemporary international issues. In particular, Fallers says it is necessary to place the microcosms historically, for those who inhabit them act within history as experienced, both directly by themselves and, at further remove, by their predecessors and contemporaries. This classic volume offers a different perspective for understanding international issues.



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.



Pursuits Of Happiness

Pursuits Of Happiness Author Gordon Mathews
ISBN-10 9780857453969
Release 2013-01-15
Pages 290
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Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being—defined as “the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society”—and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States.