Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology

Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : H. Russell Bernard
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780759120723


Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

The Handbook of Methods in Cultural Anthropology, now in its second edition, maintains a strong benchmark for understanding the scope of contemporary anthropological field methods. Avoiding divisive debates over science and humanism, the contributors draw upon both traditions to explore fieldwork in practice. The second edition also reflects major developments of the past decade, including: the rising prominence of mixed methods, the emergence of new technologies, and evolving views on ethnographic writing. Spanning the chain of research, from designing a project through methods of data collection and interpretive analysis, the Handbook features new chapters on ethnography of online communities, social survey research, and network and geospatial anal...

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Laura Tubelle de González
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-03
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781487594053


Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

With heightened sensitivity to issues surrounding diversity, this text is inclusive, using gender neutral pronouns throughout, and covers a wide range of provocative topics that will engage students....

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : C. Nadia Seremetakis
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-05-11
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781443891714


An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others....

Cultural Anthropology  The Human Challenge

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge


  • Author : William Haviland
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2010-03-05
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780495810827


Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge Book Description :

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this e...

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Dr Alan Barnard
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-09-11
  • Genre: Reference
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781134450909


Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas....

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Alexander Moore
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0939693488


Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

[TofC cont.] Anthropology of modern life: Market and the modern metropolis, a new system of exchange and the rise of commercial industrial cities; Corporate bureaucracy and the culture of modern work; Modernity and culture; Epilogue, applied anthropology and the policy process. ... The framework on which this book hangs is an updated version of the community study method as network, discerned at the expanding "gas phase" of our species' random walk over the earth, through our settling down into trading and warring tribal societies through the mesolithic and neolithic transitions, into our densification into urban states and civilizations, and finally at our emergence as a metropolitan species of unparalleled population aggregations. -Pref....

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Raymond Scupin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781544363110


Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Now with SAGE Publishing! Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective by Raymond R. Scupin delves into both classic and current research in the field, reflecting a commitment to anthropology’s holistic and integrative approach. This text illuminates how the four core subfields of anthropology—biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology—together yield a comprehensive understanding of humanity. In examining anthropological research, this text often refers to research conducted in other fields, sparking the critical imagination that brings the learning process to life....

Cultural Anthropology
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Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Marvin Harris
  • Publisher : New York : Harper & Row
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Ethnology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4346602


Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Written by one of the most famous modern anthropologists, the fifth edition of Cultural Anthropology continues to focus on the book's two major objectives. First, it presents a holistic view of sociocultural systems, and secondly, the book provides a unified theoretical framework for explaining these systems. It also remains faithful to the belief that anthropologists must routinely deal with facts and theories that are crucial to informed decisions regarding issues of enduring relevance. The cultural approach used throughout furnishes a framework for explaining how the parts of sociocultural systems are interrelated and how they change over time. The book also continues in its effort to identify the many causal strands that help explain the process ...

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Herbert A. Applebaum
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1987-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0887064388


Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology Book Description :

Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical orientations which have historically guided and currently guide anthropological research....

Social and Cultural Anthropology  A Very Short Introduction
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Social and Cultural Anthropology A Very Short Introduction


  • Author : John Monaghan
  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2000-02-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192853462


Social and Cultural Anthropology A Very Short Introduction Book Description :

"If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology's most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they examine specific ways in which social and cultural an...