Cultural Anthropology

Author: Richard Howard Robbins
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534640743
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new ADVANTAGE SERIES version of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH, provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology, and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking, as well as to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion within the context of meaningful questions, including; How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own? How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence? Why are some societies more industrially advanced than others? What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class?

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Richard Howard Robbins
Publisher: F E Peacock Pub
ISBN: 9780875814438
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This widely adopted text provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking, as well as to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion within the context of meaningful questions, including How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own. How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence? Why are some societies more industrially advanced that others? What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class?

Cengage Advantage Books Cultural Anthropology A Problem Based Approach

Author: Richard H. Robbins
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1305645790
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provide a dialogue in your classroom with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH, 7th Edition. Using a hands-on, participatory, active-learning approach that encourages critical thinking and discussion, this leading text introduces key research problems studied by anthropologists. Within the book's engaging narrative, authors Richard Robbins and Rachel Dowty teach students to analyze their own culture as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. The approach is intended to appeal to the learning styles of a diverse student population. Presentations are organized around research problems rather than topics, creating a natural, integrated discussion of traditional concerns, such as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion. Students explore these subjects within the context of meaningful questions. The text's brief length and manageable cost provide the flexibility to add original research or ethnographies to enrich students' exposure to anthropology.

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Gary Ferraro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177363
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical and insightful, CLASSIC READINGS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a concise, inexpensive, and accessible reader that presents core historical and contemporary works that have been instrumental in shaping anthropological thought and research over the past decades. Carefully edited by author Dr. Gary Ferraro, the text includes classic readings from the disciplines of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Selected from scholarly works on the basis of their enduring themes and contributions to the discipline, these eminently relevant selections enable you to further explore anthropological perspectives on such key topics as culture; language and communication; ecology and economics; marriage and family; gender; politics and social control; supernatural beliefs; and issues of culture change. By providing this wide array of classic reading on foundational topics, this book delivers an excellent introduction to the field of cultural anthropology and the contributions it makes to understanding the world around us. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415558
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Histories and Stories from Chiapas

Author: Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292731493
Format: PDF
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As a multi-layered history of power and identity in Chiapas, this study is without parallel. It offers a richly textured and well-documented history of how the Mam of Chiapas have constructed their own conceptions of identity and citizenship.

Cengage Advantage Books Cultural Anthropology A Problem Based Approach

Author: Richard H. Robbins
Publisher: Nelson Education
ISBN: 1305887409
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In a first-of-its kind problem-based format, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH, 7th Edition, presents a variety of questions focused on the most important issues anthropologists study. You’ll think critically about today’s world as you read engaging chapter openers, complete integrated exercises, and review unique case studies in Doing Anthropology at the end of each chapter. Within this brief text’s engaging narrative, you’ll learn how to analyze your own culture as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. Presentations are organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural discussion of traditional concerns such as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion. Meaningful questions integrated throughout further guide you in exploring these subjects. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sweetness and Power

Author: Sidney W. Mintz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666641
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of modern life, and how it changed the history of capitalism and industry. He discusses the production and consumption of sugar, and reveals how closely interwoven are sugar's origins as a "slave" crop grown in Europe's tropical colonies with is use first as an extravagant luxury for the aristocracy, then as a staple of the diet of the new industrial proletariat. Finally, he considers how sugar has altered work patterns, eating habits, and our diet in modern times. "Like sugar, Mintz is persuasive, and his detailed history is a real treat." -San Francisco Chronicle