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Abrams, Ira R.

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Publications by Ira R Abrams
Most widely held works by Ira R Abrams
The Three Worlds of Bali ( visu )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Depicts the interrelationships of art, religion, agriculture, and social life in Bali, where the temples are the cornerstone of society
Patterns of subsistence : food foragers and pastoralists ( visu )
17 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
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
Language and communication ( visu )
13 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 81 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
Faces of culture ( visu )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and Dutch and held by 80 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
Sex & marriage by Jack W Provonsha( visu )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
This program examines marriage and sex customs in different societies around the world
Family and household ( visu )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
This program looks at the concepts of family and household from a cross-cultural perspective and examines the basic function performed by these units
The nature of anthropology ( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 49 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 ( visu )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The definition of culture is explored through contrasting traditional societies with modern societies. Western society and its symbolic systems are contrasted wth the!Kung Tribe, the Txukarrame of the Amazon and the Boran of Kenya
Economic anthropology by Insight Media (Firm)( visu )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 43 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 38 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Explores the blend of American Indians and blacks which comprise the Black Indian tribes of New Orleans as they carry out a century old tradition of participation in the pre-Lenten Mardi Gras revelry
Political organization by Bell & Howell Co( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
This program provides an introduction to methods of grouping within cultures and profiles the four most common forms of political organizations: bands, tribes, chiefdoms and states
Psychological anthropology ( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 31 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 Aymara : a case study in social stratification ( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Looks at the highly stratified and rigid structure of the Aymara Indians who try to be independent but are bound together economically. Highlights the differences between the social classes within Bolivia, where the Aymara are the victims of indifference, inequality and poverty
The Yucatec Maya : a case study in marriage and family ( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 26 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
How cultures are studied ( visu )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
The nature and difficulties encountered in anthropological field work are explored. Napolean Chagnon is both writer and guide to his 1970's field work among the Yanomamo Indians of Venezuela illustrating his understanding of cultural relativism and his employment of participant observation
Kinship and descent ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 24 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 ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 23 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
Culture change by Michael Maynard( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Studies the theory that cultures change in creative and productive ways in response to both internal and external forces. Examples of cultural change are drawn from New Guinea, India, Pakistan and selected tribes in the Amazon Basin
Kinship and descent ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
The inheritance patterns, children's names, married names, important family names in business and government, and other ways that kinship and descent are inherited in various culture is studied
 
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