Classic readings in cultural anthropology
Provides selections that support the major topics covered in your cultural anthropology course, including readings on globalization; politics and social control; economics; language and communication; and, marriage and family.
Print Book, English, ©2012
Wadsworth, Belmont, CA, ©2012
xiii, 128 pages ; 23 cm
Preface.Introduction.Part I: PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE.1. Horace Miner, “Body Ritual among the Nacirema.” 2. Roger M. Keesing, “Not a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider.” Part II: Language and Communication.3. Deborah Tannen, “Rapport-talk and Report-talk.” 4. Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall, “The Sounds of Silence.” Part III: Economics and Ecology.5. Jared Diamond, “The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.” 6. Gerald F. Murray, “The Domestication of Wood in Haiti.” Part IV: Marriage and Family.7. Serena Nanda, “Arranging a Marriage in India.” 8. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, “Death without Weeping.” Part V: Gender.9. Ernestine Friedl, “Society and Sex Roles.” 10. Marjorie Shostak, “Women and Men in Kung Society.” Part VI: Politics and Social Control.11. James L. Gibbs, Jr., “The Kpelle Moot.” 12. Richard Scaglion, “Customary Law Development in Papua New Guinea.” Part VII: Supernatural Beliefs.13. E. E. Evans-Pritchard, “The Notion of Witchcraft Explain Unfortunate Events.” 14. George Gmelch, “Baseball Magic.” Part VIII: Culture Change.15. John H. Bodley, “The Price of Progress,” 16. Inge Bolin, “The Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources.”