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Abrams, Ira R.

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Publications by Ira R Abrams
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Patterns of subsistence food foragers and pastoralists ( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
This is the first of a two-part examination of various subsistence patterns. Selected roles among the!Kung, the Mbuti and the Nuer of Africa, the Netsilik Eskimos, and the Basseri of Iran are used to illustrate the patterns and relationships
Faces of culture ( visu )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to cultural anthropology. The nature, origins, and diversity of cultures are discussed. The relationships between religion, personality, art, language and culture are explored. Methods of grouping within culture, common forms of political organization, economic and social stratification, and subsistence patterns are other aspects discussed
Language and communication ( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Shows how language, the primary means of human communication, is expressed in the sounds and movements of every culture to express feelings and aspirations. Discusses the structure of language and its relationship to thought, as well as the significance of body language. Examines dialect, looking at certain Afro-American dialects. Using the example of the Nuer, whose language includes 400 words related to cattle, discusses whether thought reflects or influences culture
Sex and marriage ( visu )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
This program examines marriage and sex customs in different societies around the world
The Three worlds of Bali ( visu )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Balinese and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Explores the colorful cultural traditions that persist on the the Indonesian island of Bali
Kinship and descent ( visu )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 63 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 Nature of culture ( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Shows how culture provides the blueprint of ideas, customs and patterns of living together for society, and examines how technology is putting pressure on society to adapt and change. Features the Boran people of Kenya
The nature of anthropology ( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 56 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
Economic anthropology by Insight Media (Firm)( visu )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 53 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 and descent ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 40 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
Culture change ( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Through the contrast of a traditional British cricket match and a Trobriand match, the modifications made by the Trobirand Islanders which pertain to their culture are highlighted. The means whereby the Islanders have replaced their traditional practice of tribal warfare with the political and economic competition of the game illustrates the process of syncretism
New Orleans black Indians a case study in the arts ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Documents the music, dance, folkart, and social organization of the Black Indians of New Orleans as they prepare for Mardi Gras
Psychological anthropology ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Focuses on enculturation, the process by which culture is passed from one generation to the next. Cross-cultural examples of child-rearing, socialization, mental illness and healing are also discussed
Political organization ( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Profiles the four major forms of political organizations: bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states
The Yucatec Maya a case study in marriage and family ( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Raymond Colli, a middle-aged Mayan of the Yucatan region of Mexico, and his extended family are the subjects of this case study. The interdependence and cyclical nature of living, working and learning in a "slash and burn" horticultural environment are examined
The Aymara a case study in social stratification ( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 31 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
The Highland Maya a case study in economic anthropology ( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 30 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
How cultures are studied ( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The nature and difficulties encountered in anthropological field work are explored. Napolean Chagnon is both writer and guide to his field work among the Yanoama Indians of Venezuela
The Asmat of New Guinea a case study in religion and magic ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
In this detailed study of the Asmat, a cannibalistic society of western New Guinea, we see their use of religion and magic as tools of survival in a world they perceive as hostile and threatening
Social control ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Examines diverse forms of systems designed to maintain order within a society and explores the possibilities of establishing peace and order among the societies of the world
 
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Balinese (1)
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