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Theoretical Anthropology

Theoretical Anthropology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Bidney
Editor: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412839778
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Theoretical Anthropology by David Bidney Summary

Theoretical Anthropology is a major contribution to the historical and critical study of the assumptions underlying the development of modern cultural anthropology. In the new introduction, Martin Bidney discusses the present state of anthropology and contrasts it with the scene surveyed in Theoretical Anthropology. He discusses the relevance of David Bidney's work to our present concerns. Also included in this work is the second edition's introductory essay by David Bidney, written fifteen years after the first edition of Theoretical Anthropology. Here the author examines his original aims in writing this book. Theoretical Anthropology has helped to create among anthropologists the present climate of theoretical self-awareness and broad humanistic concerns. It has become a standard reference work for anthropologists as well as sociologists.

Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective Pdf/ePub eBook Author: N.A
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ISBN: 9781412834223
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Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths. Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from "traditional" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study "other" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past. "I highly recommend this book to any anthropologist or student in need of an anthropological retreat.' It is a valuable book to withdraw with for a while to revitalize and expand one's ideas of what social anthropology--and people (including the anthropologists themselves)--are about."--William E. Mitchell, American Anthropologist

In the Field

In the Field Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Prof. George Gmelch,Prof. Sharon Bohn Gmelch
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520964217
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In the Field by Prof. George Gmelch,Prof. Sharon Bohn Gmelch Summary

This book offers an invaluable look at what cultural anthropologists do when they are in the field. Through fascinating and often entertaining accounts of their lives and work in varied cultural settings, the authors describe the many forms fieldwork can take, the kinds of questions anthropologists ask, and the common problems they encounter. From these accounts and the experiences of the student field workers the authors have mentored over the years, In the Field makes a powerful case for the value of the anthropological approach to knowledge.

The Tapestry of Culture

The Tapestry of Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau
Editor: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 9780759118515
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The Tapestry of Culture by Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau Summary

The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology provides students and the interested public with a concise picture of the field of cultural anthropology today. From the first edition of Tapestry of Culture published in the early 1980s until now, anthropology has changed greatly, responding to scholarly and political influences as well as changing generations; the ninth edition reflects this ongoing transformation. The influence of postmodernism has generated new debates over theory and practice in anthropology. The content of Tapestry explains these debates, as well as what is still generally accepted and agreed upon by most anthropologists. This edition provides the instructor, student and lay public with the information necessary to enable them to critically read the literature of anthropology, more specifically ethnographic texts which are still the heart of this field. The approach of the book is to accommodate the various points of view in anthropology today. It shows how the concepts, ideas and behavior of other cultures are translated into our culture's terms. Though today many emphasize each culture's uniqueness, the presence of cultural similarities is compelling. Using a comparative approach, The Tapestry of Culture reveals cultural similarities, as well as the cultural differences.

The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology

The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James G. Carrier,Deborah B. Gewertz
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 147252005X
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The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology by James G. Carrier,Deborah B. Gewertz Summary

The Handbook of Sociocultural Anthropology presents a state of the art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future. It will provide the ultimate source of authoritative, critical descriptions of all the key aspects of the discipline as well as a consideration of the general state of the discipline at a time when there is notable uncertainty about its foundations, composition and direction. Divided into five core sections, the Handbook: examines the changing theoretical and analytical orientations that have led to new ways of carrying out research; presents an analysis of the traditional historical core and how the discipline has changed since 1980; considers the ethnographic regions where work has had the greatest impact on anthropology as a whole; outlines the people and institutions that are the context in which the discipline operates, covering topics from research funding to professional ethics. Bringing together leading international scholars, the Handbook provides a guide to the latest research in social and cultural anthropology. Presenting a systematic overview - and offering a wide range of examples, insights and analysis - it will be an invaluable resource for researchers and students in anthropology as well as cultural and social geography, cultural studies and sociology.

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms
Editor: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544333900
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Cultural Anthropology by Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms Summary

Now with SAGE Publishing! Cultural Anthropology integrates critical thinking, explores rich ethnographies, and prompts students to skillfully explore and study today’s world. Readers will better understand social structures by examining themselves, their own cultures, and cultures from across the globe. Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms show how historical studies and anthropological techniques can help students think about the nature, structure, and meaning of human societies. With a practical emphasis on areas such as medicine, forensics, and advocacy, this book takes an applied approach to anthropology. The authors cover a broad range of historical and contemporary theories and apply them to real-world global issues. The Twelfth Edition includes a wealth of new examples, along with updated statistical information and ethnographies that help students see the range of human possibilities. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Learn more. Interactive eBook Includes access to SAGE Premium Video, multimedia tools, and much more! Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition. Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-6947-1. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import our quality instructor and student resource content into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. Learn more. SAGE edge FREE online resources for students that make learning easier. See how your students benefit. INSTRUCTORS! The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology by Jessica Bodoh-Creed is FREE when you bundle with Cultural Anthropology, 12e. Use bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-7687-5

ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Pdf/ePub eBook Author: A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA
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ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY by A. R. N. SRIVASTAVA Summary

This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century—between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections—one defining the major concepts of sociology—defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India. The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures. This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations. KEY FEATURES • Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology. • Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter. • Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists. • Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.