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Talking about people : readings in contemporary cultural anthropology.

Author: William A Haviland; Robert J Gordon; Luis Antonio Vivanco
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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Recognizing the centrality of fieldwork to anthropological knowledge, this book includes essays that deal with the nature and dilemmas of fieldwork and is useful for cultural anthropology courses.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Haviland; Robert J Gordon; Luis Antonio Vivanco
ISBN: 0767405137 9780767405133
OCLC Number: 48517377
Description: xxiv, 258 pages : 1 map ; 28 cm
Contents: 1. What is distinctive about anthropology? --
Anthropological perspectives on contemorary human problems --
Fact versus fiction: an ethnographic paradox set in the Seychelles --
Going native? --
Personal pathways --
2. What is the meaning of culture? --
cultural Survival on "cultural survival" --
Loading the bases: how our tribe projects its own image into the national pastime --
When does life begin? A cross-cultural perspective on the personhood of fetuses and young children --
3. What is the relationship between language and culture? --
When a juror watches a lawyer --
forms of address: how their social functions may vary --
What is, and isn't, in a word --
Language and social identity --
4. How to people learn and experience their culture? --
Growing up American: doing the right thing --
The anthropologist as mother: reflections on childbirth observed and childbirth experienced --
Flexible survivors --
5. How do people adapt to nature? --
Nomads on notice --
A view from the headwaters --
A taste of history --
Personal pathways --
6. How do people make a living? --
Learning how to bribe a policeman --
Crack in Spanish Harlem: culture and economy in the inner city --
Cities without care or connection --
7. How do women and men relate to each other? --
Arranging a marriage in India --
Ladies behind bars: a liminal gender as cultural mirror --
Female chiefs and their wives: tradition and modernity in Venda, South Africa --
The anthropologist's public-image problem --
Doing fieldword --
8. What does it mean to be in a family? --
Why migrant owmen feed their husbands tamales: foodways as a basis for a revisionist view of Tejano family life --
Land of the walking marriage --
The persistence of polygamy --
9. How do people express status and group membership? --
The new Latin labor --
owning places and buying time: class, culture, and stalled gentrification --
The genocidal state --
Doing fieldwork --
10. How do people control the behavior of others? --
Say Cheese! The Disney order that is not so Mickey Mouse --
The modern stat: nation-builder or nation-killer? --
Deceptive stereotypes about tribal warfare --
Doing fieldwork --
11. How do people relate to the supernatural? --
Witchccraft in anthropological perspective --
Feminine power at sea --
Treating the wounds of war: the culture of violence --
12. How do cultures change? --
The ugly American revisited --
The anti-poitics machine: development and bureaucratic power in Lesotho --
Counter-development in the Andes --
Doing fieldwork --
Personal pathways --
13. What does the future hold for anthropology? --
Visions of the future: the prospect for reconciliation --
The anthropology of abortion activism --
The Zapatistas and the electronic fabric of struggle --
The museum of me.

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