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Cultural anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill Higher Education, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer   Computer File : English : 11th edView all editions and formats
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Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "25 succinct video clips, each corresponding to a chapter in the textbook. Each clip is accompanied by a text overview and probing questions to exercise the student's critical thinking skills."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Phillip Kottak
ISBN: 0072952504 9780072952506 0073135577 9780073135571 0073138754 9780073138756
OCLC Number: 56527382
Description: xxxv, 371 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM (Windows): Pentium; Windows 98SE or later; Internet access with Web browser installed.; System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM (Mac): Power PC or higher processor; System 9.2 or later; Internet access with Web browser installed.
Contents: About the Author Preface Walkthrough Part One: The Dimensions of Anthropology Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology? Overview Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change General Anthropology Cultural Forces Shape Human Biology The Subdisciplines of Anthropology Cultural Anthropology Archaeological Anthropology Biological, or Physical Anthropology Interesting Issues: Even Anthropologists Get Culture Shock Beyond the Classroom: The Utility of Hand and Foot Bones for Problems in Biological Anthropology Linguistic Anthropology Applied Anthropology Anthropology and Other Academic Fields Cultural Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology and Psychology Science, Explanation, and Hypothesis Testing Chapter 2: Applying Anthropology What Is Applied Anthropology? Academic and Applied Anthropology Theory and Practice Anthropology and Education Urban Anthropology Urban versus Rural Medical Anthropology Beyond the Classroom: New Life, Good Health Anthropology and Business Careers and Anthropology Interesting Issues: Hot Asset in Corporate: Anthropology Degrees Part Two: Cultural Diversity Chapter 3: Ethics and Methods in Cultural Anthology Ethics Methods---Ethnography Ethnographic Techniques Observation and Participant Observation Conversation, Interviewing, and Interview Schedule The Genealogical Method Key Cultural Consultants Life Histories Local Beliefs and Perceptions, and the Ethnographer's The Evolution of Ethnography Problem-Oriented Ethnography Longitudinal Research Team Research Culture, Space, and Scale Survey Research Beyond the Classroom: Stories from the Women Domestics of the Yucatan Chapter 4: Culture What Is Culture? Culture Is Learned Culture Is Shared Interesting Issues: Touching, Affection, Love, and Sex Culture Is Symbolic Culture and Nature Culture Is All-Encompassing Culture Is Integrated Culture Can Be Adaptive and Maladaptive Culture and the Individual: Agency and Practice Levels of Culture Ethnocentrism, Cultural Relativism, and Human Rights Universality, Generality, and Particularity Universality Generality Particularity: Patterns of Culture Beyond the Classroom: Folklore Reveals Ethos of Heating Plant Workers Mechanisms of Cultural Change Globalization Chapter 5: Ethnicity and Race Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity Status Shifting Race Social Race Hypodescent: Race in the United States Beyond the Classroom: Perceptions of Race and Skin Color on an American College Campus Race in the Census Not Us: Race in Japan Phenotype and Fluidity: Race in Brazil Stratification and "Intelligence" Ethnic Groups, Nations, and Nationalities Nationalities and Imagined Communities Peaceful Coexistence Assimilation The Plural Society Multiculturalism and Ethnic Identity Interesting Issues: Ethnic Nationalism Runs Wild Roots of Ethnic Conflict Prejudice and Discrimination Chips in the Mosaic Aftermaths of Oppression Chapter 6: Language and Communication What Is Language? Animal Communication Call Systems Sign Language The Origin of Language Nonverbal Communication The Structure of Language Speech Sounds Language, Thought, and Culture Interesting Issues: Do Midwesterner's Have Accents? The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Focal Vocabulary Meaning Sociolinguistics Linguistic Diversity Gender Speech Contrasts Language and Status Position Stratification Black English Vernacular (BEV), a.k.a. "Ebonics" Beyond the Classroom: Cybercommunication in Collegespace Historical Linguistics Bringing It All Together: Canada: Unity and Diversity in Culture and Language Chapter 7: Making a Living Adaptive Strategies Foraging Correlates of Foraging Beyond the Classroom: Integrating Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Analytic Subsistence Data: A Case Study from Patagonia, South America Cultivation Horticulture Agriculture The Cultivation Continuum Intensification: People and the Environment Pastoralism Modes of Production Production in Nonindustrial Societies Means of Production Alienation in Industrial Economies Economizing and Maximization Alternative Ends Interesting Issues: Scarcity and the Betsileo Distribution, Exchange The Market Principle Redistribution Reciprocity Coexistence of Exchange Principles Potlatching Chapter 8: Political Systems What Is "The Political?" Types and Trends Bands and Tribes Foraging Bands Tribal Cultivators The Village Head The "Big Man" Pantribal Sodalities and Age Grades Nomadic Politics Beyond the Classroom: Perspectives on Group Membership Chiefdoms Political and Economic Systems in Chiefdoms Social Status in Chiefdoms Status Systems in Chiefdoms and States States Population Control Judiciary Enforcement Fiscal Systems Social Control: Politics, Shame, and Sorcery Chapter 9: Families, Kinship, and Descent Families Nuclear and Extended Families Industrialism and Family Organization Changes in North American Kinship The Family among Foragers Descent Descent Groups Lineages, Clans, and Residence Rules Ambilineal Descent Family versus Descent Kinship Calculation Genealogical Kin Types and Kin Terms Interesting Issues: Social Security, Kinship Style Kinship Terminology Lineal Terminology Bifurcate Merging Terminology Generational Terminology Bifurcate Collateral Terminology Chapter 10: Marriage What Is Marriage? Incest and Exogamy Explaining the Taboo Instinctive Horror Biological Degeneration Attempt and Contempt Marry Out or Die Out Endogamy Caste Royal Incest Marital Rights and Same-Sex Marriage Beyond the Classroom: Human Mate Preference in Matrimonial Advertisements from Gujarat, India Marriage as Group Alliance Bridewealth and Dowry Durable Alliances Interesting Issues: Love and Marriage Divorce Plural Marriages Polygyny Polyandry Chapter 11: Gender Sex and Gender Recurrent Gender Patterns Gender among Foragers Gender among Horticulturist Reduced Gender Stratification--Matrilineal, Matrilocal Societies Reduced Gender Stratification--Matrifocal Societies Increased Gender Stratification--Patrilineal-Patrilocal Societies Gender among Agriculturalists Patriarchy and Violence Gender and Industrialism The Feminization of Poverty Sexual Orientation Interesting Issues: Hidden Women, Public Men---Public Women, Hidden Men Bringing It All Together: The Basques Chapter 12: Religion What Is Religion? Origins, Functions, and Expressions of Religion Animism Mana and Taboo Magic and Religion Anxiety, Control, Solace Rituals Rites of Passage Totemism Religion and Cultural Ecology Sacred Cattle in India Social Control Beyond the Classroom: Ewe Traditional and Biomedical Healing Practices in Ghana's Volta Region Kinds of Religion Religion in States Christian Values World Religions Religion and Change Revitalization Movements Syncretisms Antimodernism and Fundamentalism A New Age Secular Rituals Chapter 13: The Arts What Is Art? Art and Religion Locating Art Art and Individuality The Work of Art Art, Society, and Culture The Cultural Transmission of the Arts Interesting Issues: I'll Get You, My Pretty, and Your Little R2 The Artistic Career Beyond the Classroom: Capoeira: The Afro-Brazilian Art of Unity and Survival Continuity and Change Part Three: The Changing World Chapter 14: The Modern World System The Emergence of the World System Industrialization Causes of the Industrial Revolution Stratification Industrial Stratification Asian Factory Women Open and Closed Class Systems Beyond the Classroom: The Residue of Apartheid in Southern Africa The World System Today Interesting Issues: The American Periphery Industrial Degradation Chapter 15: Colonialism and Development Colonialism Imperialism British Colonialism French Colonialism Colonialism and Identity Postcolonial Studies Development Neoliberalism The Second World Communism Postsocialist Transitions Development Anthropology The Greening of Java Equity Strategies for Innovation Overinnovation Underdifferentiation Third World Models Chapter 16: Cultural Exchange and Survival Acculturation Contact and Domination Development and Environmentalism Religious Change Resistance and Survival Interesting Issues: Voices of the Rainforest Weapons of the Weak Beyond the Classroom: Forging Activist Identities in the Kalaupapa Community of Leprosy Patients Cultural Imperialism Making and Remaking Culture Popular Culture Indigenizing Popular Culture Interesting Issues: Using Modern Technology to Preserve Linguistic and Cultural Diversity A World System of Images A Transnational Culture of Consumption People in Motion The Continuance of Diversity Bringing It All Together: The Biology and Culture of Overconsumption Appendix 1: A History of Theories in Anthropology Appendix 2: Ethics and Anthropology Appendix 3: American Popular Culture Bibliography Glossary Credits Name Index Subject Index
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