Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071221559

Category: Ethnology

Page: 512

View: 3147

Focused on the appreciation of anthropology, the new edition of Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to cultural anthropology. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating cultural diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. In this edition, Understanding Ourselves chapter openers and Through the Eyes of Others boxes show how anthropology helps us understand ourselves. New Appreciating Diversity boxes focus on the various forms of human biological and cultural diversity. Appreciating Anthropology boxes are also new to the text and focus on the value and usefulness of anthropological research and approaches.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619057727

Category: Education

Page: 116

View: 4709

Facts101 is your complete guide to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology, Applying Anthropology, Language and Communication, and Ethnicity and Race plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Cultural Anthropology with Student Atlas and PowerWeb

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072878370

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 1685

The new tenth edition of Kottak's best selling text for cultural anthropology continues to offer a holistic introduction to cultural anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. The new, tenth edition is a major revision offering many new and exciting features that build on the strengths of this approach. The text has two new themes -"Bringing It All Together" and "Understanding Ourselves." The "Bringing it All Together" theme, emphasizing anthropology's integrated, comparative and four-field nature, can be found in new "Bringing it All Together" essays that show how anthropology's subfields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic.

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Gary Ferraro

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305177363

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 1534

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.

Mirror for Humanity, a Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1497039053

Category: Education

Page: 22

View: 8645

Facts101 is your complete guide to Mirror for Humanity, a Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as Doing Anthropology, Language and Communication, Making a Living, and Political Systems plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Cultural Anthropology

Adaptations, Structures, Meanings

Author: David W. Haines

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131915763

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 6393

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.

The Human Species: An Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Author: John Relethford

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078034985

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 7230

In its ninth edition, The Human Species continues to provide a comprehensive approach to biological anthropology, especially the relationship between biology and culture, behavior in an evolutionary context, and humans as a species within the primate order. With its lively narrative and emphasis on the most current topics and findings in the field, The Human Species explores the major questions that concern biological anthropologists about our species.

Possibilities

Essays on Hierarchy, Rebellion and Desire

Author: David Graeber

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1904859666

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 3257

An anthropologist investigates the revolution of everyday life.

Doing Cultural Anthropology

Projects for Ethnographic Data Collection, Second Edition

Author: Michael V. Angrosino

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478607742

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 2006

As a practical bridge between the classroom and the field, this down-to-earth, hands-on collection offers an impressive range of insightful, focused vignettes about cultural research that will jumpstart students thinking about the practice of anthropology. Reflecting the contributions of nearly two dozen practicing social scientists, each clearly written chapter of Doing Cultural Anthropology covers the fundamentals of a different data-collection technique. Following an overview of a particular ethnographic method, each author describes his or her own research project and shows how that technique is utilized. Learning-by-doing remains the thrust of the latest edition, which includes two new chapters plus significant revisions to five of the original contributions. Each chapter ends with suggestions for student projects that promote hands-on exposure to what ethnographers actually do. Readers are given just enough information to appreciate the technique and to practice it for themselves.

Anthropology

The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Living Anthropology Student CD and PowerWeb

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073137476

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 7779

The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. To emphasize anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, "Bringing It All Together" essays show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives. In addition, every new copy of the eleventh edition is packaged free with a new student CD-ROM as well as PowerWeb!

Faces from the Past

Forgotten People of North America

Author: James M. Deem

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children

ISBN: 9780547370248

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 154

View: 8023

Traces the efforts of a scientific team to learn about the life and culture of a person whose skeletal remains are traced to prehistoric times, profiling the valuable technical achievements of artists who use special skills to reconstruct faces from archaeological remains. 10,000 first printing.

Anthropology

Appreciating Human Diversity

Author: Conrad Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077780094

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

View: 4798

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Mirror for Humanity

A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077582535

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 2950


Cengage Advantage Books: Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337514195

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 6657

Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Ethnography Essentials

Designing, Conducting, and Presenting Your Research

Author: Julian Murchison

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470552964

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 394

A comprehensive and practical guide to ethnographic research, this book guides you through the process, starting with the fundamentals of choosing and proposing a topic and selecting a research design. It describes methods of data collection (taking notes, participant observation, interviewing, identifying themes and issues, creating ethnographic maps and tables and charts, and referring to secondary sources) and analyzing and writing ethnography (sorting and coding data, answering questions, choosing a presentation style, and assembling the ethnography). Although content is focused on producing written ethnography, many of the principles and methods discussed here also apply to other forms of ethnographic presentation, including ethnographic film. Designed to give basic hands-on experience in the overall ethnography research process, Ethnography Essentials covers a wealth of topics, enabling anyone new to ethnography research to successfully explore the excitement and challenges of field research.

Studying Societies and Cultures

Marvin Harris's Cultural Materialism and its Legacy

Author: Lawrence A. Kuznar,Stephen K. Sanderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317251253

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

View: 1430

"A thought-provoking, stimulating volume on the past, present and future of cultural materialism that is both laudatory of Harris' research strategy and critical of it." Paul Shankman, University of Colorado One of the most important anthropologists of all time, Marvin Harris was influential worldwide as the founder of cultural materialism. This book accessibly analyzes Harris's theories and their important legacies today. The chapters explore cultural materialism's epistemology and its relation to rational choice theory, Darwinian social science, and population pressures. The authors assess recent attempts to extend and reformulate cultural materialism and highlight cross-cultural, archaeological, and ethnographic applications of cultural materialism today.

The Essence of Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465415

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 2576

THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY features an experienced and diverse author team with expertise in all subfields of anthropology. With an eye to visual and written clarity, the authors present anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective. They use three unifying themes as a framework to tie the book together and keep students focused: systemic adaptation to emphasize that every culture, past and present, is an integrated and dynamic system of adaptation; biocultural connections that highlight the integration of human culture and biology in the steps humans take to meet the challenges of survival; and the emergence of globalization and its disparate impact on peoples and cultures around the world. Pedagogical elements support these main themes and give deeper insight into the meaning and relevance of a wide range of topics covered in the general narrative by tying examples to behavior today. Insightful questions foster critical thinking, additional Visual Counterpoints widen the book's array of compare-and-contrast examples, and a new Digging into Anthropology feature provides a hands-on approach to anthropological methods by giving active learning opportunities related to each chapter's content. In addition, the authors have broadened viewpoints to offer explanations and examples from different points of view. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Studies

Author: Tazim Jamal,Mike Robinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206629

Category: Travel

Page: 736

View: 518

"The strongest overview I have encountered of the scope and the current state of research across all the fields involved in advancing our understanding of tourism. For its range of topics, depth of analyses, and distinction of its contributors, nothing is comparable." - Professor Dean MacCannell, University of California, Davis "The breadth of vision and sweep of accounts is remarkable, and range of topics laudable... a rare combination of the authoritative, the challenging and stimulating." - Professor Mike Crang, Durham University Tourism studies developed as a sub-branch of older disciplines in the social sciences, such as anthropology, sociology and economics, and newer applied fields of study in hospitality management, civil rights and transport studies. This Handbook is a sign of the maturity of the field. It provides an essential resource for teachers and students to determine the roots, key issues and agenda of tourism studies, exploring: The evolution and position of tourism studies The relationship of tourism to culture The ecology and economics of tourism Special events and destination management Methodologies of study Tourism and transport Tourism and heritage Tourism and postcolonialism Global tourist business operations Ranging from local to global issues, and from questions of management to the ethical dilemmas of tourism, this is a comprehensive, critically informed, constructively organized overview of the field. It draws together an inter-disciplinary group of contributors who are among the most celebrated names in the field and will be quickly recognized as a landmark in the new and expanding field of tourism studies.