Social Science

The Essence of Anthropology

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Dana Walrath,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0534623719

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Haviland et al. present anthropology from a holistic, four-field perspective using three unifying themes to provide a framework for the text: the varied ways human groups face the many challenges of existence, the connections between human culture and human biology, and the disparate impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Between the superlative writing-which instructors raved about in their reviews-and the strong pedagogical program, the text is designed to help students grasp the concepts and their relevance to today's complex world. Such pedagogy as the Challenge Issue at the beginning of each chapter and the Questions for Reflection at the end of each chapter--which are linked to the Challenge Issue--provide a framework that ensures that the chapters consistently focus on and reflect the text's themes. Boxed features such as Biocultural Connections, Original Studies, and Anthropology Applied hone in on particularly interesting examples that give students deeper insight into the meaning and relevance of a wide range of topics covered in the general narrative. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Science

Introduction to Veterinary Science

Author: James Lawhead,MeeCee Baker

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111542791

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 6356

INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY SCIENCE, Third Edition, provides a solid foundation in this dynamic field for those studying animal and veterinary sciences or preparing for careers as veterinary assistants or technicians. The text begins with an overview of cellular and tissue physiology, followed by chapters dedicated to individual body systems to enable easy comprehension. The authors then investigate crucial topics such as nutrition, disease, surgeries, cost analysis of procedures, safety, and professionalism. Throughout the text, real-life examples are integrated with chapter material to provide practical context, and both small and large animals are featured to expose students to the variety of cases they may encounter in the field. Each chapter opens with a Day in the Life preview that explores relevant applications of upcoming content, and chapters conclude with a description of clinical significance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Anthropology

A Continental Perspective

Author: Christoph Wulf

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226925080

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Originally published in German, Christoph Wulf’s Anthropology sets its sights on a topic as ambitious as its title suggests: anthropology itself. Arguing for an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to anthropology that incorporates science, philosophy, history, and many other disciplines, Wulf examines—with breathtaking scope—all the ways that anthropology has been understood and practiced around the globe and through the years. Seeking a central way to understand anthropology in the midst of many different approaches to the discipline, Wulf concentrates on the human body. An emblem of society, culture, and time, the body is also the result of many mimetic processes—the active acquisition of cultural knowledge. By examining the role of the body in the performance of rituals, gestures, language, and other forms of imagination, he offers a bold new look at how culture is produced, handed down, and transformed. Drawing such examinations into a comprehensive and sophisticated assessment of the discipline as a whole, Anthropology looks squarely at the mystery of humankind and the ways we have attempted to understand it.
Social Science

Investigating Culture

An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology

Author: Carol Delaney

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118868862

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 5523

The third edition of Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology, the highly praised innovative approach to introducing aspects of cultural anthropology to students, features a series of revisions, updates, and new material. Offers a refreshing alternative to introductory anthropology texts by challenging students to think in new ways and apply cultural learnings to their own lives Chapters explore key anthropological concepts of human culture including: language, the body, food, and time, and provide an array of cultural examples in which to examine them Incorporates new material reflecting the authors’ research in Malawi, New England, and Spain Takes account of the latest information on such topical concerns as nuclear waste, sports injuries, the World Trade Center memorial, the food pyramid, fashion trends, and electronic media Includes student exercises, selected reading and additional suggested readings
Computers

Computers Are Your Future, Introductory

Author: Bill Daley,William Daley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131432406

Category: Computers

Page: 488

View: 1395

@ This introduction to computers is noted for its lucid explanations of computing concepts, practical applications of technology theory, and emphasis on the historical and societal impacts of technological innovations. It features integrated coverage of management information systems, networking, email, and the Internet. Other coverage of cutting-edge topics includes Microsoft Office 2003, ethics, e-commerce, crime and security, privacy, communications trends and infrastructure, multimedia, buying and upgrading your computer system, and file management. For individuals seeking an introduction to computers.
Social Science

A Companion to the Anthropology of American Indians

Author: Thomas Biolsi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156120

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

View: 7002

This Companion is comprised of 27 original contributions by leading scholars in the field and summarizes the state of anthropological knowledge of Indian peoples, as well as the history that got us to this point. Surveys the full range of American Indian anthropology: from ecological and political-economic questions to topics concerning religion, language, and expressive culture Each chapter provides definitive coverage of its topic, as well as situating ethnographic and ethnohistorical data into larger frameworks Explores anthropology’s contribution to knowledge, its historic and ongoing complicities with colonialism, and its political and ethical obligations toward the people 'studied'
Social Science

The Subject of Anthropology

Gender, Symbolism and Psychoanalysis

Author: Henrietta L. Moore

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745638171

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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In this ambitious new book, Henrietta Moore draws on anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis to develop an original and provocative theory of gender and of how we become sexed beings. Arguing that the Oedipus complex is no longer the fulcrum of debate between anthropology and psychoanalysis, she demonstrates how recent theorizing on subjectivity, agency and culture has opened up new possibilities for rethinking the relationship between gender, sexuality and symbolism. Using detailed ethnographic material from Africa and Melanesia to explore the strengths and weaknesses of a range of theories in anthropology, feminism and psychoanalysis, Moore advocates an ethics of engagement based on a detailed understanding of the differences and similarities in the ways in which local communities and western scholars have imaginatively deployed the power of sexual difference. She demonstrates the importance of ethnographic listening, of focused attention to people’s imaginations, and of how this illuminates different facets of complex theoretical issues and human conundrums. Written not just for professional scholars and for students but for anyone with a serious interest in how gender and sexuality are conceptualized and experienced, this book is the most powerful and persuasive assessment to date of what anthropology has to contribute to these debates now and in the future.

Cultural Anthropology

A Perspective on the Human Condition

Author: Emily A. Schultz,Robert H. Lavenda,Roberta Robin Dods

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199028528

Category:

Page: 432

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Drawing on the authors' fieldwork experience, this text explores how cultural creativity, human agency, and the material conditions of everyday life interact to shape cultural practices. Discussions of ongoing controversies - including tribalism vs. globalization and increasing inequalitybetween "have" and "have not" regions - show how cultural anthropologists can tackle the world's most pressing social problems through their specialized knowledge and skills.
Ethnology

Thinking Like an Anthropologist

A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: John T. Omohundro

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781283384537

Category: Ethnology

Page: 439

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Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205711208

Category: Social Science

Page: 412

View: 2927

Cultural Anthropology, provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. It helps the reader understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. This new edition also highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization.
Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Conrad Kottak

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077780124

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropology offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected, and technological, world, the new Integrated Coverage of the Impact of Technology and Social Media pays systematic attention to the key role of the Internet and social media in today’s globalizing world through new sections like “Resistance via Social Media” when discussing political systems.
Social Science

Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology

Author: Peter J. Brown,Svea Closser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315416166

Category: Social Science

Page: 460

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The editors of the third edition of the seminal textbook Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology bring it completely up to date for both instructors and students. The collection of 49 readings (17 of them new to this edition) offers extensive background description and exposes students to the breadth of theoretical, methodological, and practical perspectives and issues in the field of medical anthropology. The text provides specific examples and case studies of research as it is applied to a range of health settings: from cross-cultural clinical encounters to cultural analysis of new biomedical technologies and the implementation of programs in global health settings. The new edition features: • a major revision that eliminates many older readings in favor of more fresh, relevant selections; • a new section on structural violence that looks at the impact of poverty and other forms of social marginalization on health; • an updated and expanded section on “Conceptual Tools,” including new research and ideas that are currently driving the field of medical anthropology forward (such as epigenetics and syndemics); • new chapters on climate change, Ebola, PTSD among Iraq/Afghanistan veterans, eating disorders, and autism, among others; • recent articles from Margaret Mead Award winners Sera Young, Seth Holmes, and Erin Finley, along with new articles by such established medical anthropologists as Paul Farmer and Merrill Singer.
Social Science

Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Harry Sanabria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350235

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 2186

The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles of power and inequality. Cymeme Howe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cornell University writes, “The text moves well and builds over time, paying close attention to balancing both the Caribbean and Latin America as geographic regions, Spanish and non-Spanish speaking countries, and historical and contemporary issues in the field. I found the geographic breadth to be especially impressive.” Jeffrey W. Mantz of California State University, Stanislaus, notes that the contents “reflect the insights of an anthropologist who knows Latin America intimately and extensively.”
Science

Forensic Anthropology

Contemporary Theory and Practice

Author: Debra A. Komar,Jane E. Buikstra

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195300291

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 2331

Despite a history of more than 30 years, forensic anthropology is, in many ways, still in its infancy. Its early practitioners were by necessity self-taught, and the field has developed in a largely reactionary, ad hoc manner. This text, designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic anthropology, provides information that reflects the current and future needs of this rapidly professionalizing field. It unites theoretical and methodological knowledge drawn from anthropology and the forensic sciences and offers thought-provoking case studies and discussion. Co-written by a foremost authority in the field of forensic anthropology and an anthropologist whose fieldwork for a medical examiner's office has included forensic identification in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, and Darfur, this volume is the first comprehensive forensic anthropology text; it examines medical, legal, ethical, and humanitarian issues associated with forensic anthropology, biohistory (the use ofmodern forensic methods in identifying remains of prominent historical figures), and current forensic methods.
Archaeological physics

Understanding Humans

An Introduction to Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

Author: R. Barry Lewis,Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781111835194

Category: Archaeological physics

Page: 512

View: 2996

UNDERSTANDING HUMANS: INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY, 11E, International Edition shows students how anthropologists and archaeologists go about their work as they study human evolution, living nonhuman primates, human adaptation and variation, the origin and dispersal of modern humans, food production, the first civilizations of the Old and New Worlds, and so much more. Using a biocultural approach, the text balances the presentation of physical anthropology with archaeology and concludes with a new chapter that ties together the material on human biological and cultural adaptation by focusing on lessons learned from our species evolution such as the impact of humans on the environment. Students will also benefit from the new chapter opening learning objectives, "At a Glance" sections that summarize key concepts, and end-of-chapter "Critical Thinking Questions" that help students better understand the material and study more effectively for exams.
Literary Criticism

The Currency of Eros

Women's Love Lyric in Europe, 1540-1620

Author: Ann Rosalind Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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"Professor Jones’ book uniquely fills a huge hole in gender studies in the Renaissance. Its easy clarity of argument, its scrupulous care for detail, its just plain good story telling, and its theoretical sophistication make it an obvious candidate for the status of standard work." —Maureen Quilligan ".. full of fine insights... a fine addition to a growing body of work on Renaissance women writers." —Renaissance Quarterly "In this forceful and perceptive study... Jones has fused gyno- and gender criticism superbly and produced one of the most important works on the European renaissance lyric in this decade." —L'Esprit Créateur "... this absorbing study encourages (re)reading, reflection, and debate on the texts in question, and revitalizes and reorients the reader’s understanding of the function and potential of early modern love lyric." —French Studies "... an intelligent, persuasive work... " —Italica "... is richly suggestive of the range and variety of women's writing in the early modern period... " —Review of English Studies The Currency of Eros examines women's love lyrics in Renaissance Europe as strategic responses to two cultural systems: early modern gender ideologies and male-authored literary conventions.
Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134419618

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706 Cultural Anthropology plus MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology — Access Card Package — 8/e Package consists of: • 0134419073 / 9780134419077 Cultural Anthropology, 8/e • 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today’s world Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the world’s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology courses extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
Social Science

Physical Anthropology

Author: Philip L. Stein,Bruce M. Rowe

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070612525

Category: Social Science

Page: 586

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An introduction to physical anthropology. The book uses current data to unravel the mystery of the evolution of humankind, and to examine the dynamic relationship between humans and their environment.
Social Science

Core Concepts in Biological Anthropology

Author: Agustin Fuentes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780073258980

Category: Social Science

Page: 388

View: 4647

Written by a professor who has spent eleven years teaching and practicing biological anthropology and who takes care to relate its significance to everyday life, this new text focuses on central contemporary issues: genetics and genomics, "natural" behavior, evolution, and human variation. The book tells the story of biological anthropology and evolutionary theory, our bio-history, in a way that encourages students to use it in their own lives and to think critically about the issues explored. "This textbook seeks to meld the traditional and the new, to create a textbook/web hybrid from the ground up, facilitating access to biological anthropological knowledge. The field is growing at a fantastic rate; multiple disciplines (genomics, epidemiology, physiology, anatomy, paleoanthropology, and primatology, for example) currently contribute to its knowledge base. My goal is to create a book that has the core information, access to more in-depth details, and is engaging for students and faculty alike." -- Agustin Fuentes
Law

Criminology

A Brief Introduction

Author: Frank J. Schmalleger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780133024371

Category: Law

Page: 352

View: 3864

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