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The Essence of Anthropology

The Essence of Anthropology Book
Author : William A. Haviland,Harald E. L. Prins,Walrath,Bunny McBride
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2015-02-04
ISBN : 9781305258983
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY features an experienced and diverse author team with expertise in all subfields of anthropology. With an eye to visual and written clarity, the authors present anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective. They use three unifying themes as a framework to tie the book together and keep students focused: systemic adaptation to emphasize that every culture, past and present, is an integrated and dynamic system of adaptation; biocultural connections that highlight the integration of human culture and biology in the steps humans take to meet the challenges of survival; and the emergence of globalization and its disparate impact on peoples and cultures around the world. Pedagogical elements support these main themes and give deeper insight into the meaning and relevance of a wide range of topics covered in the general narrative by tying examples to behavior today. Insightful questions foster critical thinking, additional Visual Counterpoints widen the book's array of compare-and-contrast examples, and a new Digging into Anthropology feature provides a hands-on approach to anthropological methods by giving active learning opportunities related to each chapter's content. In addition, the authors have broadened viewpoints to offer explanations and examples from different points of view. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essence of Anthropology

The Essence of Anthropology Book
Author : William Haviland,Harald Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2012-01-09
ISBN : 9781111835088
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Filled with current examples, THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY brings to life anthropology’s key concepts and their great relevance to today’s complex world. You’ll learn about the varied ways culture helps humans adapt to face the challenges of existence, the connection between human culture and human biology, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Furthermore, the book is packed with learning tools that demonstrate major concepts, offer interesting examples of anthropology’s relevance to daily life, and guide your study to help you retain what you read. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essence of Anthropology

The Essence of Anthropology Book
Author : William A. Haviland
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
Release : 2009-03-01
ISBN : 9780495807018
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, International Edition presents anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective using three unifying themes as a framework: culture as a systemic adaptation to various internal and external factors, including the environment, biocultural connections between human culture and biology that shape the varied ways humans meet the challenges of survival, and the disparate impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.

Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age

Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age Book
Author : Kenneth J Guest
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2016-10-11
ISBN : 0393265005
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Second Edition of Ken Guest's Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.

Man s Glassy Essence

Man s Glassy Essence Book
Author : Milton B. Singer
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1984
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Man s Glassy Essence book written by Milton B. Singer, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Other Cultures

Other Cultures Book
Author : John Beattie
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-08
ISBN : 1136540253
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers. The second part discusses the more important fields in which social anthropologists have advanced our knowledge of other cultures: kinship and marriage, social order, economic relations and magical and religious institutions. The important theme of social change is also discussed. First published in 1964.

The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business

The Routledge Companion to Anthropology and Business Book
Author : Raza Mir,Anne-Laure Fayard
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-06-11
ISBN : 100007921X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interest in anthropology and ethnography has been an ongoing feature of organizational research and pedagogy; this book provides a key reference text that pulls together the different ways in which anthropology infuses the study of organizations, both epistemologically and methodologically. The volume hosts key scholars and experts within the fields of Organizational Anthropology, Organizational Ethnography, Organizational Studies and Qualitative Research. The book provides a combination of methodological guidelines, exemplars and epistemological reflection. It includes methodological viewpoints, ethnographic journeys within organizations as well as beyond organizations, and individual reflections on challenges faced by organizational ethnographers. This book is aimed at PhD, master and advanced undergraduate students and researchers across disciplines, especially those who are engaged with general management, organizational behaviour, strategy and anthropological/ethnographic issues.

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human Book
Author : Michael Wesch
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2018-08-07
ISBN : 9781724963673
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. "Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage," Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. "Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. ... It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one's hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a "heroic" profession." What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world's jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human. This special first draft edition is a loose framework for more and more complete future chapters and writings. It serves as a companion to anth101.com, a free and open resource for instructors of cultural anthropology. This 2018 text is a revision of the "first draft edition" from 2017 and includes 7 new chapters.

Essays in Political Anthropology

Essays in Political Anthropology Book
Author : Maximiliano E. Korstanje
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9781536142921
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 1992, Ulrich Beck published his classic Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity, which over the years has been situated as a must-read book in anthropology and sociology. The turn of the century brought many unseen political, economic and of course ecological risks for contemporary society. Though brilliant in essence, Beck's argument does not suffice to explain the times that humans live in now. Risk society has been replaced by a new stage of capitalism, where disasters, human suffering and pain have been commoditized as products to be instantly gazed and consumed by a global spectorship. The term "Thana-Capitalism" is used to describe the rise of a new form of capitalism, centered in the consumption of death and pain. This book captivates the needs of discussing capitalism from a new angle, introducing new theories, insights and debates revolving around political anthropology. In five short chapters, the authors did their best to explore this idea with different but interrelated topics such as leisure, tourism, consumption, terrorism, disasters, climate change, and political violence. The present project is useful for pre-graduate students (in humanities and social sciences) interested in politics, cultural studies and anthropology.

Shane the Lone Ethnographer

Shane  the Lone Ethnographer Book
Author : Sally Campbell Galman
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-10-19
ISBN : 1442261420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers introductory material related to ethnographic foundations, study design, theory and methods. It is a general text that could be useful for any advanced undergraduate or graduate student looking to familiarize themselves with the step-by-step how-tos of ethnographic inquiry.

Time and the Other

Time and the Other Book
Author : Johannes Fabian
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2014-04-15
ISBN : 0231537484
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Time and the Other is a classic work that critically reexamined the relationship between anthropologists and their subjects and reoriented the approach literary critics, philosophers, and historians took to the study of humankind. Johannes Fabian challenges the assumption that anthropologists live in the "here and now," that their subjects live in the "there and then," and that the "other" exists in a time not contemporary with our own. He also pinpoints the emergence, transformation, and differentiation of a variety of uses of time in the history of anthropology that set specific parameters between power and inequality. In this edition, a new postscript by the author revisits popular conceptions of the "other" and the attempt to produce and represent knowledge of other(s).

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology

The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology Book
Author : Simon Coleman,Susan B. Hyatt,Ann Kingsolver
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-11-25
ISBN : 131759066X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology is an invaluable guide and major reference source for students and scholars alike, introducing its readers to key contemporary perspectives and approaches within the field. Written by an experienced international team of contributors, with an interdisciplinary range of essays, this collection provides a powerful overview of the transformations currently affecting anthropology. The volume both addresses the concerns of the discipline and comments on its construction through texts, classroom interactions, engagements with various publics, and changing relations with other academic subjects. Persuasively demonstrating that a number of key contemporary issues can be usefully analyzed through an anthropological lens, the contributors cover important topics such as globalization, law and politics, collaborative archaeology, economics, religion, citizenship and community, health, and the environment. The Routledge Companion to Contemporary Anthropology is a fascinating examination of this lively and constantly evolving discipline.

Catching Fire

Catching Fire Book
Author : Richard W. Wrangham
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2010
ISBN : 184668286X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this stunningly original book, Richard Wrangham argues that it was cooking that caused the extraordinary transformation of our ancestors from apelike beings to Homo erectus. At the heart of Catching Fire lies an explosive new idea: the habit of eating cooked rather than raw food permitted the digestive tract to shrink and the human brain to grow, helped structure human society, and created the male-female division of labour. As our ancestors adapted to using fire, humans emerged as "the cooking apes". Covering everything from food-labelling and overweight pets to raw-food faddists, Catching Fire offers a startlingly original argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent, and sexual species we are today. "This notion is surprising, fresh and, in the hands of Richard Wrangham, utterly persuasive ... Big, new ideas do not come along often in evolution these days, but this is one." -Matt Ridley, author of Genome

Magic Witchcraft and the Otherworld

Magic  Witchcraft and the Otherworld Book
Author : Susan Greenwood
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-08-02
ISBN : 1000181227
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anthropology's long and complex relationship to magic has been strongly influenced by western science and notions of rationality. This book takes a refreshing new look at modern magic as practised by contemporary Pagans in Britain. It focuses on what Pagans see as the essence of magic - a communication with an otherworldly reality. Examining issues of identity, gender and morality, the author argues that the otherworld forms a central defining characteristic of magical practice. Integrating an experiential ethnographic approach with an analysis of magic, this book asks penetrating questions about the nature of otherworldly knowledge and argues that our scientific frameworks need re-envisioning. It is unique in providing an insider's view of how magic is practised in contemporary western culture.

Coming of Age in Second Life

Coming of Age in Second Life Book
Author : Tom Boellstorff
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2015-08-25
ISBN : 0691168342
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Millions of people around the world today spend portions of their lives in online virtual worlds. Second Life is one of the largest of these virtual worlds. The residents of Second Life create communities, buy property and build homes, go to concerts, meet in bars, attend weddings and religious services, buy and sell virtual goods and services, find friendship, fall in love--the possibilities are endless, and all encountered through a computer screen. At the time of its initial publication in 2008, Coming of Age in Second Life was the first book of anthropology to examine this thriving alternate universe. Tom Boellstorff conducted more than two years of fieldwork in Second Life, living among and observing its residents in exactly the same way anthropologists traditionally have done to learn about cultures and social groups in the so-called real world. He conducted his research as the avatar "Tom Bukowski," and applied the rigorous methods of anthropology to study many facets of this new frontier of human life, including issues of gender, race, sex, money, conflict and antisocial behavior, the construction of place and time, and the interplay of self and group. Coming of Age in Second Life shows how virtual worlds can change ideas about identity and society. Bringing anthropology into territory never before studied, this book demonstrates that in some ways humans have always been virtual, and that virtual worlds in all their rich complexity build upon a human capacity for culture that is as old as humanity itself. Now with a new preface in which the author places his book in light of the most recent transformations in online culture, Coming of Age in Second Life remains the classic ethnography of virtual worlds.

The Corporate Tribe

The Corporate Tribe Book
Author : Danielle Braun,Jitske Kramer
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-11-22
ISBN : 0429779690
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No challenge is entirely new. In 60,000 years of human existence, nearly every problem we face in modern business has already been seen...and solved. We just have to figure out how to apply that age-old tribal wisdom to our current circumstances. The Corporate Tribe will take you on a journey to discover the essence of culture and the secret to successful change programs. Along the way, it will introduce you to the cultural traditions of different people across the globe and provide you with the practical tools you need to apply what you find to today’s organizations. Through thirty compelling stories, The Corporate Tribe will reveal what, deep down, you already know. At turns unfamiliar and disruptive, illuminating and inspirational, The Corporate Tribe offers a powerful paradigm and skillset for tackling organizational and leadership challenges in the twenty-first century and beyond. It is a book for leaders, consultants and advisors who are looking for a fresh perspective and proven solutions, for those who want to build strong communities that are safe for diversity and ready for change. Danielle Braun and Jitske Kramer are corporate anthropologists. They look at organizations as tribes, organizational charts as kinship systems, leaders as chiefs and mission documents as totem poles. Travel with them to places where spirits linger after death, magic is real and rituals are the key to maintaining order and facilitating transition. You will never look at your organization—or approach its problems—the same way again.

The Essence of Linguistic Analysis

The Essence of Linguistic Analysis Book
Author : R.M.W. Dixon
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2021-02-01
ISBN : 9004446516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In The Essence of Linguistic Analysis by R. M. W. Dixon relates together, in a clear and succinct manner, individual grammatical categories, showing their dependencies and locating each in its place within the overall tapestry of a language.

Decolonizing Anthropology

Decolonizing Anthropology Book
Author : Faye Venetia Harrison
Publisher : American Anthropological Association
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Decolonizing Anthropology is part of a broader effort that aims to advance the critical reconstruction of the discipline devoted to understanding humankind in all its diversity and commonality. The utility and power of a decolonized anthropology must continue to be tested and developed. May the results of ethnographic probes--the data, the social and cultural analysis, the theorizing, and the strategies for knowledge application--help scholars envision clearer paths toincreased understanding, a heightened sense of intercultural and international solidarity, and last, but certainly not least, world transformation.

History and Theory in Anthropology

History and Theory in Anthropology Book
Author : Alan Barnard
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2000-06-15
ISBN : 1316101932
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Anthropology is a discipline very conscious of its history, and Alan Barnard has written a clear, balanced and judicious textbook that surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories. The book covers the precursors of anthropology; evolutionism in all its guises; diffusionism and culture area theories, functionalism and structural-functionalism; action-centred theories; processual and Marxist perspectives; the many faces of relativism, structuralism and post-structuralism; and recent interpretive and postmodernist viewpoints.

Compassion

Compassion Book
Author : Philip J. Larkin
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2015-10-15
ISBN : 0191008389
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Since the efforts of Dame Cicely Saunders and the founders of the modern hospice movement, compassion has become a fundamental part of palliative care. In this ground-breaking book, international experts give their critical thoughts on the essence and role of compassion, in both palliative and hospice care over the past half-century. Compassion: The essence of palliative and end-of-life care provides insight into the motivations for, and practice of, compassionate palliative and hospice care, featuring the reflections of leading healthcare professionals, social workers, chaplains and educators. Chapters utilise case examples and first-hand experiences to explore the historical and contemporary discourse surrounding the concept of compassion in palliative medicine. This book is relevant to a multidisciplinary audience of palliative care practitioners, including undergraduate and graduate students in sociology, psychology and theology, and healthcare professionals in oncology and gerontology.