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Applying anthropology : an introductory reader

Author: Aaron Podolefsky; Peter J Brown; Scott M Lacy
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Aaron Podolefsky; Peter J Brown; Scott M Lacy
ISBN: 9780073405353 0073405353
OCLC Number: 262881164
Description: xix, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Contents: 1: Biological anthropology --
Teaching theories: the evolution-creation controversy --
Re-reading Root-Bernstein and McEachron in Cobb County, Georgia: a year past and present --
The human family tree has become a bush with many branches --
What are friends for? --
Mothers and others --
Great mysteries of human evolution --
Ancient bodies, modern customs, and our health --
Slumber's unexplored landscape --
Ancient genes and modern health --
The tall and the short of it --
Identifying victims after a disaster --
2: Archaeology --
Battle of the bones --
The worst mistake in the history of the human race --
Uncovering America's pyramid builders --
New women of the Ice Age --
Disease and death as Dr. Dickson's mounds --
The secrets of ancient Tiwanaku are benefiting today's Bolivia --
"Clean your plate. There are people starving in Africa!": the application of archaeology and ethnography in America's food loss issues --
Dawn of a new Stone Age in eye surgery --
The challenge of race in American historical archaeology --
3: Linguistic anthropology --
From heofonum to heavens --
Village of the deaf: in a Bedouin Town, a language is born --
"To give up on words": silence in Western Apache culture --
A cultural approach to male-female miscommunication --
4: Cultural anthropology --
Culture and fieldwork: Body ritual among the Nacirema --
Race without color --
Shakespeare in the bush --
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari --
Family & kinship: How many fathers are best for a child? --
When brothers share a wife --
Our babies, ourselves --
Gender and sexuality: "Strange country this": an introduction to North American gender diversity --
Tricking and tripping: fieldwork on prostitution in the era of AIDS --
Law, custom, and crimes against women: the problem of Dowry death in India --
Health, medicine, and culture: Culture and the evolution of obesity --
Pocahontas goes to the clinic: popular culture as Lingua Franca in a cultural borderland --
Culture, poverty, and HIV transmission: the case of rural Haiti --
Circumcision, pluralism, and dilemmas of cultural relativism --
Work and business: Conflict and confluence in advertising meetings --
Coming of age in Palo Alto --
Just another job?: the commodification of domestic labor --
Conflict, law, and culture: The Kpelle Moot --
Contemporary warfare in the New Guinea highlands --
Army enlists anthropology in war zones --
Globalization and culture change: Do Muslim women really need saving?: anthropolioogical reflections on cultural relativism and its others --
Cell phones, sharing, and social status in an African society --
The price of progress --
Moral fibers of farmer cooperatives: creating poverty and wealth with cotton in southern Mali.
Responsibility: [edited by] Aaron Podolefsky, Peter J. Brown, Scott M. Lacy.
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