Culture

Tapestry of Culture

Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Europe

ISBN: 9780071180979

Category: Culture

Page: 408

View: 6492

Presents an introduction to cultural anthropology, providing them a conceptual framework to read and understand ethnographies. This edition emphasises on the arts and symbols of culture, with chapters as Myths, Legends, and Folktales and The Artistic Dimension, as well as a discussion of the relationship between language and symbolism.
Social Science

The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781442252875

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 9035

Tapestry of Culture provides students with the tools needed to encounter different cultures one of the most exciting elements of anthropology. The tenth edition incorporates new material throughout, such as ethnographic examples in every chapter; strengthened discussions of gender, transnationalism, and globalization; and more."
Social Science

The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel,Maxine Weisgrau,Maxine K. Weisgrau

Publisher: Altamira Press

ISBN: 9780759111394

Category: Social Science

Page: 419

View: 3910

The most exciting thing about anthropology is that it enables the student to become acquainted with people of different cultures. The Tapestry of Culture provides the student with the basic concepts necessary to understand these different cultures while showing that cultural variations occur within certain limits. Though the forces of globalization have caused cultures of the world around us to become increasingly similar, the book shows that people nevertheless cling to ethnic identities, and their cultural distinctiveness.
Education

The Tapestry of Culture, An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology, Cultural anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490263640

Category: Education

Page: 33

View: 5021

Facts101 is your complete guide to The Tapestry of Culture, An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
Social Science

Culture Builders

A Historical Anthropology of Middle-class Life

Author: Jonas Frykman,Orvar Löfgren

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813512396

Category: Social Science

Page: 321

View: 6288

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Philosophy

A Tapestry of Values

An Introduction to Values in Science

Author: Kevin C. Elliott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190260831

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 4726

The role of values in scientific research has become an important topic of discussion in both scholarly and popular debates. Pundits across the political spectrum worry that research on topics like climate change, evolutionary theory, vaccine safety, and genetically modified foods has become overly politicized. At the same time, it is clear that values play an important role in science by limiting unethical forms of research and by deciding what areas of research have the greatest relevance for society. Deciding how to distinguish legitimate and illegitimate influences of values in scientific research is a matter of vital importance. Recently, philosophers of science have written a great deal on this topic, but most of their work has been directed toward a scholarly audience. This book makes the contemporary philosophical literature on science and values accessible to a wide readership. It examines case studies from a variety of research areas, including climate science, anthropology, chemical risk assessment, ecology, neurobiology, biomedical research, and agriculture. These cases show that values have necessary roles to play in identifying research topics, choosing research questions, determining the aims of inquiry, responding to uncertainty, and deciding how to communicate information. Kevin Elliott focuses not just on describing roles for values but also on determining when their influences are actually appropriate. He emphasizes several conditions for incorporating values in a legitimate fashion, and highlights multiple strategies for fostering engagement between stakeholders so that value influences can be subjected to careful and critical scrutiny.
History

Lakota of the Rosebud

A Contemporary Ethnography

Author: Elizabeth S. Grobsmith

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030574382

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 2272

This tribe of South Dakota has met the challenge of living in the 20th century by expressing religion and beliefs in a cultural style that mixes tradition and Christian influence with western technology.
Social Science

Dug to Death

A Tale of Archaeological Method and Mayhem

Author: Adrian Praetzellis

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759104075

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 3960

Hannah Green has been asked to manage a contract archaeology project and needs to teach her team about research design, survey methods, archival research, professional ethics, curation and field safety. This textbook-as-novel introduces the hows and whysof field methodology in an entertaining way.
Art

Art as Culture

An Introduction to the Anthropology of Art

Author: Evelyn Payne Hatcher

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897896283

Category: Art

Page: 337

View: 9369

An introduction to the cross-cultural study of art from an anthropological perspective, this book is about the human condition in all its diversity. It explores the question of whether there is a correlation between the level of complexity of society and the nature of art.
Social Science

Cengage Advantage Books: Culture Counts: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda,Richard L. Warms

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337109681

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 8463

Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Social Science

Economic Lives

How Culture Shapes the Economy

Author: Viviana A. Zelizer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836253

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 9188

Over the past three decades, economic sociology has been revealing how culture shapes economic life even while economic facts affect social relationships. This work has transformed the field into a flourishing and increasingly influential discipline. No one has played a greater role in this development than Viviana Zelizer, one of the world's leading sociologists. Economic Lives synthesizes and extends her most important work to date, demonstrating the full breadth and range of her field-defining contributions in a single volume for the first time. Economic Lives shows how shared cultural understandings and interpersonal relations shape everyday economic activities. Far from being simple responses to narrow individual incentives and preferences, economic actions emerge, persist, and are transformed by our relations to others. Distilling three decades of research, the book offers a distinctive vision of economic activity that brings out the hidden meanings and social actions behind the supposedly impersonal worlds of production, consumption, and asset transfer. Economic Lives ranges broadly from life insurance marketing, corporate ethics, household budgets, and migrant remittances to caring labor, workplace romance, baby markets, and payments for sex. These examples demonstrate an alternative approach to explaining how we manage economic activity--as well as a different way of understanding why conventional economic theory has proved incapable of predicting or responding to recent economic crises. Providing an important perspective on the recent past and possible futures of a growing field, Economic Lives promises to be widely read and discussed.
History

Dutch Culture in the Golden Age

Author: J. L. Price

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861899912

Category: History

Page: 286

View: 5585

The seventeenth century is considered the Dutch Golden Age, a time when the Dutch were at the forefront of social change, economics, the sciences, and art. In Dutch Culture in the Golden Age, eminent historian J. L. Price goes beyond the standard descriptions of the cultural achievements of the Dutch during this time by placing these many achievements within their social context. Price’s central argument is that alongside the innovative tendencies in Dutch society and culture there were powerful conservative and reactionary forces at work—and that it was the tension between these contradictory impulses that gave the period its unique and powerful dynamic. Dutch Culture in the Golden Age is distinctive in its broad scope, examing art, literature, religion, political ideology, theology, and scientific and intellectual trends, while also attending to the high and popular culture of the times. Price’s new interpretation of Dutch history places an emphasis on the paradox of the Dutch resistance to change as well as their general acceptance of innovation. This comprehensive look at the Dutch Golden Age provides a fascinating new way to understand Dutch culture at the height of its historic and global influence.
History

Muntu

African Culture and the Western World

Author: Janheinz Jahn

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802132086

Category: History

Page: 267

View: 5157

Over a quarter of a century has passed since Muntu was first published in English, but this landmark examination still provides one of the most in-depth looks at African and neo-African culture. In his insightful study, Janheinz Jahn surveys the whole range of traditional and modern African thought expressed in religion, language, philosophy, literature, art, music and dance. He demonstrates that African culture, far from being doomed to destruction or homogenization under the onslaught of the West, is evolving into a rich and independent civilization that is capable of incorporating those elements of the West that do not threaten its basic values. Muntu (the Bantu word for “human”) presents an invaluable insight into the foundations of the unique and vital tapestry of cultures that compromise Africa today.
Social Science

Fear in Bongoland

Burundi Refugees in Urban Tanzania

Author: Marc Sommers

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782384707

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 3445

Spurred by wars and a drive to urbanize, Africans are crossing borders and overwhelming cities in unprecedented numbers. At the center of this development are young refugee men who migrate to urban areas. This volume, the first full-length study of urban refugees in hiding, tells the story of Burundi refugee youth who escaped from remote camps in central Tanzania to work in one of Africa's fastest-growing cities, Dar es Salaam. This steamy, rundown capital would seem uninviting to many, particularly for second generation survivors of genocide whose lives are ridden with fear. But these young men nonetheless join migrants in "Bongoland" (meaning "Brainland") where, as the nickname suggests, only the shrewdest and most cunning can survive. Mixing lyrics from church hymns and street vernacular, descriptions of city living in cartoons and popular novels and original photographs, this book creates an ethnographic portrait of urban refugee life, where survival strategies spring from street smarts and pastors' warnings of urban sin, and mastery of popular youth culture is highly valued. Pentecostalism and a secret rift within the seemingly impenetrable Hutu ethnic group are part of the rich texture of this contemporary African story. Written in accessible prose, this book offers an intimate picture of how Africa is changing and how refugee youth are helping to drive that change.
Social Science

Reflecting on America

Anthropological Views of U.S. Culture

Author: Clare L. Boulanger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351551914

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5453

Anthropologists travel back in time and across the globe to understand human culture?but, surprise, there is culture right here in the United States. This second edition of the best-selling textbook and anthology, Reflecting on America, again focuses on how we can recognize the common cultural thread running through diverse American phenomena?from heroin addiction and Big Business?s efforts to shape the identities of children, to Civil War reenactments and the popularity of burlesque in the Midwest. In addition, this second edition includes chapters written especially for this volume on striptease, Burning Man, The Big Bang Theory TV show, and Groundhog Phil. Written throughout with verve and quirky humor, and offering ?Questions for discussion? after every article, this book is perfect for undergraduate classes in anthropology and American studies. Drawing together twenty-two scholars with expertise in anthropological ideas about culture, Reflecting on America examines what it means to be American.
History

The Middle East and Central Asia

An Anthropological Approach

Author: Dale F. Eickelman

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5275

Based on a synthesis of the extensive research of Middle Eastern and Western scholars, this lively anthropological introduction to the Middle East and Central Asia explores the socio-political complexities of those regions and introduces students to the questions that have been, and are being, developed by scholars and writers concerned with the two regions. The volume provides an anthropological introduction to the Middle East, and Central Asia including region, economy, and society, personal and family relationships, change in practical ideologies, the cultural order of complex societies, religion and experience and the shape of change. For individuals interested in an introduction to the Middle East and Central Asia.
Social Science

On the Run in Siberia

Author: Rane Willerslev

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816676267

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 2637

Recounts the Danish anthropologist's year living in exile in Siberia among Yukaghir hunters after fleeing from the police, who were set to arrest him because of his efforts to organize a fair-trade fur cooperative with the hunters.
Social Science

The Dobe Ju/'Hoansi

Author: Richard B. Lee

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113371353X

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 8469

This classic, bestselling study of the !Kung San, foragers of the Dobe area of the Kalahari Desert describes a people's reactions to the forces of modernization, detailing relatively recent changes to !Kung rituals, beliefs, social structure, marriage and kinship system. It documents their determination to take hold of their own destiny, despite exploitation of their habitat and relentless development to assert their political rights and revitalize their communities. Use of the name Ju/'hoansi (meaning real people) acknowledges their new sense of empowerment. Since the publication of the Third Edition in 2003, Richard Lee has made eight further trips to the Kalahari, the most recent in 2010 and 2011. The Dobe and Nyae Nyae Areas have continued to transform and the people have had to respond and adapt to the pressures of capitalist economics and bureaucratic governance of the Namibian and Botswana states. This Fourth Edition chronicles and bears witness to these evolving social conditions and their impacts on lives of the Ju/'hoansi. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
History

Vienna Is Different

Jewish Writers in Austria from the Fin-de-Siècle to the Present

Author: Hillary Hope

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857451820

Category: History

Page: 298

View: 2620

Assessing the impact of fin-de-siècle Jewish culture on subsequent developments in literature and culture, this book is the first to consider the historical trajectory of Austrian-Jewish writing across the 20th century. It examines how Vienna, the city that stood at the center of Jewish life in the Austrian Empire and later the Austrian nation, assumed a special significance in the imaginations of Jewish writers as a space and an idea. The author focuses on the special relationship between Austrian-Jewish writers and the city to reveal a century-long pattern of living in tension with the city, experiencing simultaneously acceptance and exclusion, feeling "unheimlich heimisch" (eerily at home) in Vienna.