Medical

Culture and Health

Applying Medical Anthropology

Author: Michael Winkelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470462612

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 1376

Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.
Medical

Anthropology and Public Health

Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Author: Robert A. Hahn,Marcia Claire Inhorn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195374649

Category: Medical

Page: 730

View: 2269

Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.
Social Science

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums

Author: Michael M. Ames

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774853034

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 2052

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world. In it, Michael Ames, an internationally renowned museum director, challenges popular concepts and criticisms of museums and presents an alternate perspective which reflects his experiences from many years of museum work. Based on the author's previous book, Museums, the Public and Anthropology, the new edition includes seven new essays which argue, as in the previous volume, that museums and anthropologists must contextualize and critique themselves -- they must analyse and critique the social, political and economic systems within which they work. In the new essays, Ames looks at the role of consumerism and the market economy in the production of such phenomena as worlds' fairs and McDonald's hamburger chains, referring to them as "museums of everyday life" and indicating the way in which they, like museums, transform ideology into commonsense, thus reinforcing and perpetuating hegemonic control over how people think about and represent themselves. He also discusses the moral/political ramifications of conflicting attitudes towards Aboriginal art (is it art or artifact?); censorship (is it liberating or repressive?); and museum exhibits (are they informative or disinformative?). The earlier essays outline the development of museums in the Western world, the problems faced by anthropologists in attempting to deal with the often conflicting demands of professional as opposed to public interests, the tendency to both fabricate and stereotype, and the need to establish a reciprocal rather than exploitative relationship between museums/anthropologists and Aboriginal people. Written during the course of the last decade, these essays offer an accessible, often anecdotal, journey through one professional anthropologist's concerns about, and hopes for, his discipline and its future.
Business & Economics

Meeting and Event Planning For Dummies

Author: Susan Friedmann

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118053249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 388

View: 7409

Expert advice on how to stage the perfect event every time "A terrific resource of information for anyone in the event-planning business." --James Spellos, CMP, President, Meeting U. Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies is a practical step-by-step guide to the strategies and techniques event-planning professionals use to bring people together. This comprehensive resource covers all the angles from the little details to the big picture to make sure your business meetings and special events come off without a hitch! Praise for Meeting & Event Planning For Dummies "Packed with valuable information in an easy-to-use format. [It] covers all the basics for the meeting planning novice." --Diane Silberstein, President, Diane Silberstein & Associates "A great resource book every event professional should have.... Checklist heaven! We all love our checklists, and this book is full of them!" --Cathy Breden, CAE, CMP
Electronic books

Culture Sketches

Author: Holly Peters-Golden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433033

Category: Electronic books

Page: 321

View: 4872

Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.
Business & Economics

Economics and Morality

Anthropological Approaches

Author: Katherine E. Browne,Barbara Lynne Milgram

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759112025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 4651

In Economics and Morality, the authors seek to illuminate the multiple kinds of analyses relating morality and economic behavior in particular kinds of economic systems. The chapters explore economic systems from a variety of diverse indigenous and capitalist societies, focusing on moral challenges in non-Western economic systems undergoing profound change, grassroots movements and moral claims in the context of capitalism, and morality-based movements taking place within corporate and state institutions. The anthropological insights of each chapter provide the value of firsthand fieldwork and ethnographic investigation, as well as the tradition of critically studying non-Western and Western societies. Because the moral challenges in a given capitalist society can no longer be effectively addressed without considering the interaction and influences of different societies in the global system, the international ethnographic research in this book can help document and make sense of the changes sweeping our planet.
Social Science

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey,James Peoples

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415558

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 9341

Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692936

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 1572

This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of politics. Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead Anthropology’s distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume
Medical

OT Student Primer

A Guide to College Success

Author: Karen Sladyk

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556423185

Category: Medical

Page: 348

View: 4540

The OT Student Primer: A Guide to College Success focuses on advice and tutorials to make a student's journey through OT school more successful and enjoyable. This book is designed to help both OTA and OT students make the best of their education by providing the basic information needed to succeed and build their knowledge of OT. The process of learning OT theories, techniques, terminology, and concepts is challenging and this book addresses the core understanding of the profession that all students should know as they embark on their OT careers. The primer is filled with tutorials, practical skills, advice, helpful hints, and professional skills. The text provides the most up-to-date fieldwork issues, complete coverage of documentation skills and therapeutic communication, plus essential OT concepts. Tables and worksheets are included to gain a better self-understanding and exercises allow students to check what they have learned.
Medical

Athletic Training Student Primer

A Foundation for Success

Author: Andrew P. Winterstein

Publisher: SLACK Incorporated

ISBN: 9781556428043

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 3655

Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success, Second Edition is a dynamic text designed to create a foundation for future study in the field of athletic training and prepares students for what they will learn, study, encounter, and achieve during their educational and professional career. An ideal first text for any program, it is the perfect choice for an introductory athletic training course. Breaking the mold of other introductory athletic training texts, this Second Edition includes answers to many “real-life” athletic training situations. The text supplements core content with information derived from a diverse group of professionals. These athletic trainers provide insight and advice on preparing for a variety of topics including work environments, ethics in the workplace, professional preparation, maximizing clinical education opportunities, and a successful career. Athletic Training Student Primer, Second Edition by Dr. Andrew P. Winterstein also includes three new chapters on taping and bracing skills, first aid and initial care, and components of rehabilitation. Informative boxes and sidebars emphasizing specific concepts and tables utilized to outline muscle actions and innervations for specific regions of the body are included for easy reference throughout. Some additional topics include: • Diversity • Employment settings • Emerging trends • Educational resources Further expanding the learning process, included with each new textbook purchase is access to a companion website with a variety of exciting multimedia features such as taping and bracing techniques, interactive anatomy animations, a glossary, flash cards, and quizzes. What else is new in the Second Edition? • Career information from current athletic training professionals in a variety of settings • Increased depth of discussion on specific injury and conditions • Expanded resources and up-to-date information on educational requirements • New case studies and points of historic interest to facilitate student learning • Additional “injury spotlights” focusing on common injuries • Anatomical drawings • Includes additional on-line material available with new textbook purchase Athletic Training Student Primer: A Foundation for Success, Second Edition effectively combines the core concepts in athletic training with guidance on the human elements of the profession, providing athletic training students with the core information needed for the first step into a future career in athletic training.
Business & Economics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume

Author: Susan Ireland

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 342

View: 1348

Includes tips on writing an effective resume, creating an accurate yet impressive job statement, networking, using software programs and other resume technologies, and making the most of your experience.
Political Science

Managing Administration

Author: Jack Rabin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780824770969

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 5955

Social Science

Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin R. Ember,Peter N. Peregrine

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0205982573

Category: Social Science

Page: 656

View: 5824

Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time Anthropology, provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the holistic four fields of anthropology and the important role of applied anthropology. Readers will understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists. It also show students how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia. The fourteenth edition places an increased emphasis on new explanations and the necessity to evaluate these new explanations logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. REVEL from Pearson is an immersive learning experience designed for the way today’s student read, think, and learn. REVEL modernizes familiar and respected course content with dynamic media interactives and assessments, and empowers educators to increase engagement in the course, better connecting with students. The result is increased student engagement and improved learning. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. It: Immersive Learning Experiences with REVEL: REVEL delivers immersive learning experiences designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Engaging Pedagogically-Driven Design: Learning Objectives in each chapter correspond to chapter summary materials A Clear Understanding of humans: Readers will learn the major variations in human kinship, economic, political, and religious systems and why it is significant. Focus on Contemporary issues: Students will understand contemporary social problems and how anthropology might be used to address them.
Social Science

Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller,Bernard A. Wood,Andrew Balkansky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205469468

Category: Social Science

Page: 721

View: 6246

Provides coverage, currency and connections of the four fields and core concepts through out the text to provide students with the most integrated and contemporary understanding of anthropology available. Overview of the four fields of cultural, biological, physical anthropology and archaeology. Anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the interconnection between the four fields of anthropology and access the latest research available in each field.
Sports & Recreation

Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism

Theoretical and Practical Dimensions

Author: Cheryl Mallen,Lorne J. Adams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315306131

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 292

View: 1229

Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical framework for planning and managing events. Focusing on the role of event managers and their diverse responsibilities through each phase of the event planning process, this is still the only textbook to define the concept of knowledge in the context of event management, placing it at the centre of professional practice. Designed to encourage critical thinking on the part of the student, this book helps them develop the skills that they will need to become effective and reflective practitioners in the events industry. Containing a rich array of international real-world case studies, data and practical examples from sport, recreation and tourism contexts, this third edition is also enhanced by two completely new chapters on contemporary management issues and ethics in event management. Event Management in Sport, Recreation and Tourism is essential reading for any student or practitioner working in event management, sport management, leisure management, outdoor recreation or tourism.
Social Science

Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075911241X

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

View: 679

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
Education

Teaching Mathematics in Secondary and Middle School

An Interactive Approach

Author: James S. Cangelosi

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130950185

Category: Education

Page: 436

View: 2790

Interactive in its approach, this book focuses on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroom and the most current NCTM standards. It illustrates how to creatively incorporate the standards into teaching along with inquiry-based instructional strategies. The book illustrates how to lead pupils toward meaningful mathematics and strategies for developing mathematics skills. Includes an abundance of illustrative examples, mini case studies, one expansive case study that follows a mathematics teacher through his first year in the profession, cooperative learning activities, field-based activities, and transitional activities. Reviews applying for faculty positions as a mathematics teacher, teaching math from a historical perspective, communication with math, working with students as individuals, working with ESL/EFL and integrating math with other content areas. Includes updated information with respect to the research literature, the publication of PSSM, and advances in technology. For educators teaching mathematics in secondary and middle school.
Social Science

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Nancy Bonvillain

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134638174

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 919

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Examine cultural anthropology through the lens of globalization and culture change Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity. Centering her approach on the roles of globalization and cultural change, author Nancy Bonvillain encourages students to think critically about what is going on in the world, and to examine how events affect cultures. The Fourth Edition has been updated with the latest statistical data and offers discussion of hot-button contemporary topics such as climate change, online communication, and GMOs. Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Electronic books

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433025

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

View: 8670

Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.
Social Science

Biological Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park

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

ISBN: 9780767425940

Category: Social Science

Page: 485

View: 4440

This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.