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Conformity and conflict : readings to accompany Miller, Cultural anthropology, 4e

Author: James P Spradley; David W McCurdy; Barbara D Miller
Publisher: Boston : Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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The best-selling Conformity and Conflict reader has been the ideal complement to standard anthropology texts for decades. This special edition offers 16 articles, hand-picked by Barbara Miller to complement her text, Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James P Spradley; David W McCurdy; Barbara D Miller
ISBN: 9780205541294 0205541291
OCLC Number: 124074780
Description: xi, 174 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Contents --
Prefacevii --
World Map and Geographical Placement of Readingsviii --
Anthropology and the Study of Culture1 --
1 Anthro Shock --
John T. Omohundro --
The ability to translate useful anthropological skills into --
"rsum speak" is one way for anthropology graduates --
to find employment. --
Methods in Cultural Anthropology11 --
2 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari --
Richard Borshay Lee --
The "generous" gift of a Christmas ox involves the anthropologist in a classic --
case of cross-cultural misunderstanding. --
Economies and their Modes of Production19 --
3 Office Work and the Crack Alternative --
Philippe Bourgois --
Purteo Rican men living in Spanish Harlem feel that the risks they run selling --
drugs are preferable to the disrespect they encounter as low-wage employees in --
New Yorks financial --
and service companies. --
Consumption and Exchange31 --
4 Mens Pleasure, Womens Labor: Tourism for Sex --
Denise Brennan --
Dominican women flock to Sosa, an attractive Caribbean destination for European --
men, to act as sex workers. Drawn --
by the prospect of big money and a possible European visa, --
they most often experience degradation and disappointment instead. --
Birth and Death?45 --
5 Mothers Love: Death without Weeping --
Nancy Scheper-Hughes --
Close mother-child bonds suffer in the presence of high infant mortality in a --
Brazilian shantytown. --
Personality and Identity over the Life Cycle55 --
6 A Womans Curse? --
Meredith F. Small --
Why do cultures the world over treat menstruating women as taboo? What accounts --
for the high rate of menstruation among Western women? --
Disease, Illness, and Healing64 --
7 Medical Anthropology: --
Improving Nutrition in Malawi --
Sonia Patten --
A medical anthropologist is part of a team that introduces milk goats to Malawi --
villagers. --
Kinship and Domestic Life75 --
8 Life without Fathers or Husbands --
Clifford Geertz --
Members of a matrilineal Chinese tribe create a society that works without --
marriage. --
Social Groups and Social Stratification84 --
9 Mixed Blood --
Jeffrey M. Fish --
A woman can change her race from black to "brunette" by taking a plane from New --
York to Brazil. --
Politics and Leadership95 --
10 Life without Chiefs --
Marvin Harris --
Small societies based on reciprocal and redistributive economic exchange can do --
without officials. --
Social Order and Social Conflict104 --
11 Notes from an Expert Witness --
Barbara Joans --
Four-fields anthropological training helps an academic anthropologist achieve --
success as an expert witness in several court cases. --
Communication113 --
12 The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis: Worlds Shaped by Words --
David S. Thomson --
To what extent does Whorfs hypothesis that language creates reality apply in --
daily life? --
Religion126 --
13 Baseball Magic --
George Gmelch --
American baseball players employ magical practices as they try to deal with the --
uncertainty of their game. --
Expressive Culture136 --
14 Japanese Hip-Hop and the Globalization of Popular Culture --
Ian Condry --
Using the ethnographic approach in hip-hop clubs to understand a transnational --
trend, an anthropologist discovers that a form of pop culture invented in the --
United States can be hybridized to take on a Japanese flavor in Tokyo. --
People on the Move151 --
15 The Road to Refugee Resettlement --
Dianna Shandy --
Nuer refugees must develop the skill and determination to pass through a series --
of bureaucratic hurdles to reach and adjust to life in the United States. --
People Defining Development161 --
16 Forest Development the Indian Way --
Richard K. Reed --
South American governments could learn much about tropical forest "development" --
from the Amazonian Indians who live there. --
Index171.
Responsibility: [edited by] James Spradley, David W. McCurdy.
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