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Abrams, Ira R.

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Most widely held works by Ira R Abrams
Patterns of subsistence : food foragers and pastoralists( Visual )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the second of a two-part examination of various subsistence patterns. Explores the concept of food production and its impact upon the organization of society. Includes concepts of land ownership, specialization of labor, social stratification and the advent of formal government. Illustrates with examples from the Mexican Yucatan Maya, Melanesian agriculturalists and an Afghanistan village
Language and communication( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship between language and culture. Topics include: language structure and acquisition, non-verbal communication, social/historical factors in dialect development (Black English); role in cultural renaissance (Kwakiutl Indians), as a shaper of worldview (Hopi Indians), and reflector of socio-economic conditions (Nuer people of Sudan)
Faces of culture( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents major features of cultural anthropology including subsistence patterns, organizing devices, patterns for transmission of culture, economics, political organization, social control, and culture change. The course examines methods of anthropological research and theoretical orientations
The Three Worlds of Bali( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Balinese and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the colorful cultural traditions that persist on the the Indonesian island of Bali
Sex and marriage by Jack W Provonsha( Visual )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines marriage and sex customs in different societies around the world
The nature of anthropology( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exphasizes the fundamental similarities of all members of the human race and the wide range of adaptations toward the common goals of survival
The Nature of culture( Visual )

14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the diversity of cultures which have evolved, flourished, and, in some instances, died in ages past and present
Economic anthropology by Insight Media (Firm)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both western and non-western economic practices and points out the importance of understanding the total integration between economic practices and the values and practices of the larger culture. Various cultural systems for the distribution of limited goods and services are examined, from equal distribution of goods among the!Kung to the balanced reciprocity among the Yanomama and the Trobriand Islanders; from barter among the Mendi to the market place in Afghanistan
Kinship & descent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines inheritance and subsistance patterns, children's names, married names, and important family names in business and government as cultural examples of kinship and descent in the United States; contrasted with matrilineal descent patterns among the Trobriand Islanders, and economic and religious elements in the Mendi clans
New Orleans black Indians : a case study in the arts( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the music, dance, folkart, and social organization of the Black Indians of New Orleans as they prepare for Mardi Gras
Political organization by Bell & Howell Co( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the four major forms of political organizations: bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states
Psychological anthropology( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship between culture and personality, with particular reference to enculturation of the young, and ways in which indigenous societies cope with deviance. Topics include: training of Balinese dancers, Tibetan Buddhist monks; Margaret Mead's studies on cross-cultural patterns of child-rearing (Samoa) and gender role (New Guinea); Ruth Benedict's research on Japanese national character; and healing traditions of shamans in Nepal, Bali, Laos & amongst the Yanomamo Indians of Brazil
The Yucatec Maya : a case study in marriage and family( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a traditional extended family as its members, consisting of many generations, companionably share the daily chores and teach the youngsters in a never-ending cycle
The Aymara : a case study in social stratification( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic and social stratification of heterogeneous Northern Bolivia is the subject. Particular attention is given to the relationships between the Spanish-speaking Mestizos and the subordinate Aymara Indians
Kinship and descent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the question, "Is there a relationship between subsistance patterns and the degree of importance placed on kinship and descent?" Kindred is defined and the role of kindred is examined in hunting and gathering, horticultural and intensive agricultural societies
The Highland Maya : a case study in economic anthropology( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complex interweaving of economics and religion known as the "cargo" system, which is found among the Highland Maya of Mexico and Guatemala, is examined in this program
Kinship and descent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines inheritance patterns, children's names, married names, and important family names in business and government as cultural examples of kinship and descent in the United States. This is contrasted with matrilineal descent patterns among the Trobriand Islanders, and economic and religious elements in the Mendi clans
How cultures are studied( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emphasizes that the anthropologist must live and participate in a society for a long time before being able to understand it, using participant observation. This program studies the work of anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon with the Yanomano Indians of Venezuela
Culture change by Michael Maynard( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the theory that cultures change in creative and productive ways in response to both internal and external forces
Social control( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines diverse forms of systems designed to maintain order within a society including various kinds of conflict resolution and sanctions ranging formal trials, mediation, and "trial by ordeal" in India. Cultures and countries used as examples include the Amish of Pennsylvania, Eskimos and the Masai and Barabaig people of Africa
 
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