Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age

Second Edition

Author: Kenneth J Guest

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393265005

Category: Social Science

Page: 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: A Reader for a Global Age    

First Edition

Author: Kenneth J Guest

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 1324000775

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Page: N.A

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Best-selling author Ken Guest presents the essential readings and diverse voices that will help students understand their rapidly globalizing world. This concise, affordable reader is designed to complement any introductory syllabus and is the perfect companion to Guest’s market-leading texts.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

Second Edition

Author: Kenneth J Guest

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393624617

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Page: N.A

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The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The NEW InQuizitive course helps students focus their reading, master the basics, and come to class prepared.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey,James Peoples

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415558

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9692

Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. 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.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

A Toolkit for a Global Age

Author: Kenneth J. Guest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393265019

Category: Social Science

Page: 435

View: 5788

Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today in a newly streamlined format, Ken Guest's Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture, and that the tools of cultural anthropology are vital to participating in a global society. A "toolkit" approach emphasizes the discipline's big questions and reinforces key concepts to show that these tools are useful beyond the classroom--in relationships, campus life, workplaces, religious communities, and our globalizing world.

God in Chinatown

Religion and Survival in New York's Evolving Immigrant Community

Author: Kenneth J. Guest

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814731536

Category: Religion

Page: 225

View: 850

Since the passage of Roe v. Wade, the debate over reproductive rights has dominated America’s courts, legislatures, and streets. The contributors to The Reproductive Rights Reader embrace reproductive justice for all women, but challenge mainstream legal and political solutions based on protecting free choice via neutral governmental policies, which frequently ignore or jeopardize the interests of women of color and the poor. Instead, the pieces in this interdisciplinary book—including both legal cases and articles by legal scholars, historians, sociologists, political scientists and others—favor a critical analysis that addresses the concrete material conditions that limit choices, the role of law and social policy in creating those conditions, and the gendered power dynamics that inform and are reinforced by the regulation of human reproduction. The selections demonstrate that the right to choice is not an automatic guarantee of reproductive justice and gender equality; to truly achieve this ideal it is essential to recognize the complexity of women’s reproductive experiences and needs. Divided into four sections, the book examines feminist critiques of medical knowledge and practice; and the legal regulation of pregnancy termination, conception and child-bearing, and behavior during pregnancy.

Around the World in 30 Years

Life as a Cultural Anthropologist

Author: Barbara Gallatin Anderson

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478607726

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

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Ten cultures! Barbara Gallatin Anderson brings to life a range of cultures from the tribal Hmong to a United States military base. With humor and a precision born of hands-on familiarity with the regions involved, she draws the reader into startlingly real identification with other peoples worlds: France, Denmark, Thailand, India, Morocco, Japan, Corsica, China, Russia, and the United States. Every chapter gives us insight into the ways we identify with basic anthropological themes, the challenges of applied fieldwork, and the impact of change. To a surprising extent the reader becomes the anthropologistwith all the highs and lows that are part of life as a cultural anthropologist.

High Stakes

Florida Seminole Gaming and Sovereignty

Author: Jessica Cattelino

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822391309

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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In 1979, Florida Seminoles opened the first tribally operated high-stakes bingo hall in North America. At the time, their annual budget stood at less than $2 million. By 2006, net income from gaming had surpassed $600 million. This dramatic shift from poverty to relative economic security has created tangible benefits for tribal citizens, including employment, universal health insurance, and social services. Renewed political self-governance and economic strength have reversed decades of U.S. settler-state control. At the same time, gaming has brought new dilemmas to reservation communities and triggered outside accusations that Seminoles are sacrificing their culture by embracing capitalism. In High Stakes, Jessica R. Cattelino tells the story of Seminoles’ complex efforts to maintain politically and culturally distinct values in a time of new prosperity. Cattelino presents a vivid ethnographic account of the history and consequences of Seminole gaming. Drawing on research conducted with tribal permission, she describes casino operations, chronicles the everyday life and history of the Seminole Tribe, and shares the insights of individual Seminoles. At the same time, she unravels the complex connections among cultural difference, economic power, and political rights. Through analyses of Seminole housing, museum and language programs, legal disputes, and everyday activities, she shows how Seminoles use gaming revenue to enact their sovereignty. They do so in part, she argues, through relations of interdependency with others. High Stakes compels rethinking of the conditions of indigeneity, the power of money, and the meaning of sovereignty.

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Gary Ferraro

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177363

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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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.

Strangers in a Not-so-strange Land

Indian American Immigrants in the Global Age

Author: Arthur Wesley Helweg

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534613129

Category: Social Science

Page: 163

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This text is a case study of the Asian Indians in the United States. Almost unheard of three decades ago and almost nonexistent in the United States in the 1970s, this community is, on the average, the highest educated and claims the highest average family income of any ethnic community in North America. They are part of and representative of the new kind of immigrant coming to America. This text delves into the subject of immigration by focusing on how the immigration of highly educated and professionally trained migrants, which began in the late 1960s/early 1970s, differs from and challenges the traditional concepts of migration studies. The case study takes a transnational perspective and discusses the role of globalization and the current world system to form a more comprehensive study than those studies that have dominated migration studies and anthropology to date.

Behind the Smile, Second Edition

The Working Lives of Caribbean Tourism

Author: George Gmelch

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253001293

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9902

Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados. The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor. These highly personal accounts offer insight into complex questions surrounding tourism: how race shapes interactions between tourists and workers, how tourists may become agents of cultural change, the meaning of sexual encounters between locals and tourists, and the real economic and ecological costs of development through tourism. This updated edition updates the text and includes several new narratives and a new chapter about American students’ experiences during summer field school and home stays in Barbados.

The Gebusi

Lives Transformed in a Rainforest World, Fourth Edition

Author: Bruce Knauft

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478631805

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

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One of the most popular anthropological case studies published in the last two decades, the latest edition of The Gebusi incorporates important new fieldwork, bringing ethnographic excellence and a riveting story fully up to date. Readers are welcomed into the lives of Papua New Guinea rainforest dwellers to witness a dramatic arc of cultural change and human transformation. When Knauft first studied them, Gebusi practiced powerful spirit séances and sorcery divinations, held resplendent initiations that included distinctive sexual customs, and endured high rates of violence. Sixteen years later, he found them participating in market activity, schooling, government programs, and sports; performing their own popular music; and practicing Christianity. More recently, Gebusi have been battered by economic hardship and withdrawal of government services—but have admirably revitalized their culture and livelihood. Sustained by traditions, access to land and waterways, and a keen sense of humor and vitality, Gebusi exhibit resilience and dignity amid conditions of continuing uncertainty and change. An absorbing, well-written, and humanistic account based on profound scholarship, The Gebusi, 4/E includes end-of-chapter “Broader Connections” that link Gebusi experiences to major anthropological topics—subsistence, kinship and marriage, politics, religion, gender and sexuality, ethnicity, nationalism, modernity, and the ethics of engaged and applied anthropology. A stunning full-color photo insert accentuates Knauft’s absorbing narrative. Callouts to instructional videos recorded with Gebusi and to an extensive online image bank on the author’s website further enrich the ethnography.

Listen, Here is a Story

Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin

Author: Bonnie L.. Hewlett

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199764235

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

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Based on author Bonnie L. Hewlett's ten years of field experience in the Central African Republic, Listen, Here Is a Story: Ethnographic Life Narratives from Aka and Ngandu Women of the Congo Basin offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of contemporary African women in their own words. Rendered here are the experiences of four women who Hewlett depicts in their homes, fields, and the forest. The women vividly recall memories, childhood games, dances, folk tales, songs, and drawings from throughout their lives and provide insights and anecdotes from their experiences as children, adolescents, mothers, wives, and providers. A vital contribution to literature on foraging and farming societies, Listen, Here Is a Story presents a new viewpoint on small-scale communities from a non-Western perspective.

Cultural politics in a global age

uncertainty, solidarity and innovation

Author: David Held

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 418

View: 5526

What is the future of culture in the 21st century?A compendium of some of the world's most prominent and diverse thinkers, this volume gathers together a broad range of answers from the perspectives of academia, business, policy making, cultural institutions, artists, and their audiences. These diverse perspectives represent a major theoretical and methodological challenge to the social sciences, and raise interesting questions about the nature of culture and the culture of change.

Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village

Shaping Hierarchy and Desire

Author: Bambi L. Chapin

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813572908

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the “terrible twos.” Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what? Over ten years ago, anthropologist Bambi Chapin traveled to a rural Sri Lankan village to begin answering this question, getting to know the toddlers in the village, then returning to track their development over the course of the following decade. Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village offers an intimate look at how these children, raised on the tenets of Buddhism, are trained to set aside selfish desires for the good of their families and the community. Chapin reveals how this cultural conditioning is carried out through small everyday practices, including eating and sleeping arrangements, yet she also explores how the village’s attitudes and customs continue to evolve with each new generation. Combining penetrating psychological insights with a rigorous observation of larger social structures, Chapin enables us to see the world through the eyes of Sri Lankan children searching for a place within their families and communities. Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village offers a fresh, global perspective on child development and the transmission of culture.

The Two Cultures

Author: C. P. Snow,Stefan Collini

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107606144

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.

The Social Life of Things

Commodities in Cultural Perspective

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107392977

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The meaning that people attribute to things necessarily derives from human transactions and motivations, particularly from how those things are used and circulated. The contributors to this volume examine how things are sold and traded in a variety of social and cultural settings, both present and past. Focusing on culturally defined aspects of exchange and socially regulated processes of circulation, the essays illuminate the ways in which people find value in things and things give value to social relations. By looking at things as if they lead social lives, the authors provide a new way to understand how value is externalized and sought after. They discuss a wide range of goods - from oriental carpets to human relics - to reveal both that the underlying logic of everyday economic life is not so far removed from that which explains the circulation of exotica, and that the distinction between contemporary economics and simpler, more distant ones is less obvious than has been thought. As the editor argues in his introduction, beneath the seeming infinitude of human wants, and the apparent multiplicity of material forms, there in fact lie complex, but specific, social and political mechanisms that regulate taste, trade, and desire. Containing contributions from American and British social anthropologists and historians, the volume bridges the disciplines of social history, cultural anthropology, and economics, and marks a major step in our understanding of the cultural basis of economic life and the sociology of culture. It will appeal to anthropologists, social historians, economists, archaeologists, and historians of art.

Introduction Cultural Anthropology

Author: David Julian Hodges

Publisher: Cognella Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781609272425

Category: Social Science

Page: 140

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This anthology surveys the kind of readings that provide today's student of cultural anthropology with a first-Rate introduction to the field. the collection constitutes a useful complement to any basic introductory text. the articles go beyond didactic discussion and review of concepts, terms, theories, and principles. Additional selections treat timely subject matter in a student-Oriented manner. Many anthropologists whose articles are included in this anthology are recognized as pioneers in the field of cultural anthropology. Taken as a whole, this anthology serves to introduce first-Time students of cultural anthropology to the depth and range of the discipline. David Julian Hodges, Ph.D. is professor of anthropology at Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he has served with distinction in several capacities: Acting Dean, School of Education; Acting Chairperson, Department of Black and Puerto Rican Studies; and President of the Faculty. Dr. Hodges has conducted ethnographic fieldwork among the Cajuns of Southwestern Louisiana and the Iban of Borneo. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Morris Brown College in Atlanta. He received his Master's degree and Ph.D. from New York University, under the tutelage of anthropologist Ethel J. Alpenfels. Dr. Hodges also engaged in post-Doctoral studies at Harvard and Oxford universities.

The Cultural Industries

Author: David Hesmondhalgh

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412908085

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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The Cultural Industries, Second Edition combines a political economy approach with the best aspects of cultural studies, sociology, communication studies, and social theory to provide an overview of the key debates surrounding cultural production. This new edition of Hesmondhalgh's clearly written, thoroughly argued overview of political-economic, organizational, technological, and cultural change represents yet another important intervention in research on cultural production.

The Dyscalculia Resource Book

Games and Puzzles for ages 7 to 14

Author: Ronit Bird

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526415100

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3808

Written by a teacher for teachers, the second edition of Ronit Bird’s The Dyscalculia Resource Book now comes with 120 games and puzzles and a brand new section on ‘mixed operations puzzles’ which require learners to switch mentally between addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The new edition will also provide access to an accompanying website featuring demo videos of different games and puzzles and the option to easily download and print all the games and puzzles in the book! Ideal for working with students 7 to 14 years old, this is the perfect companion to The Dyscalculia Toolkit, essential additions to every teachers’ resource collection.