The Dobe Ju Hoansi

Author: Richard B. Lee
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 113371353X
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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.

A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

Author: Bruce M. Rowe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351852663
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human communication and culture. Aimed at the general education student, the textbook also provides anthropology, linguistics, and English majors with the resources needed to pursue advanced courses in this area. Written in an accessible manner that does not assume previous knowledge of linguistics, this new edition contains expanded discussions on linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics (including a section on gender and language), and pragmatics. The textbook incorporates a robust set of pedagogical features including marginal definitions, a substantial glossary, chapter summaries, and learning exercises. Brand new to this edition are suggested reading lists at the end of every chapter, and recommended websites and apps to further aid students in their study.

Faces of Anthropology

Author: Kevin A. Rafferty
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205645329
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For undergraduate courses in introductory cultural anthropology. This book is a collection of readings that illustrate key concepts in cultural anthropology. Each section has an introduction written by the editors that provides an overview of the topic and provides a context for the readings. Every reading concludes with a set of critical thinking questions for the student to consider.

The Media Student s Book

Author: Gill Branston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136963790
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Media Student's Book is a comprehensive introduction for students of media studies. It covers all the key topics and provides a detailed, lively and accessible guide to concepts and debates. Now in its fifth edition, this bestselling textbook has been thoroughly revised, re-ordered and updated, with many very recent examples and expanded coverage of the most important issues currently facing media studies. It is structured in three main parts, addressing key concepts, debates, and research skills, methods and resources. Individual chapters include: approaching media texts narrative genres and other classifications representations globalisation ideologies and discourses the business of media new media in a new world? the future of television regulation now debating advertising, branding and celebrity news and its futures documentary and ‘reality’ debates from ‘audience’ to ‘users’ research: skills and methods. Each chapter includes a range of examples to work with, sometimes as short case studies. They are also supported by separate, longer case studies which include: Slumdog Millionaire online access for film and music CSI and detective fictions Let the Right One In and The Orphanage PBS, BBC and HBO images of migration The Age of Stupid and climate change politics. The authors are experienced in writing, researching and teaching across different levels of undergraduate study, with an awareness of the needs of students. The book is specially designed to be easy and stimulating to use, with: a Companion Website with popular chapters from previous editions, extra case studies and further resources for teaching and learning, at: www.mediastudentsbook.com margin terms, definitions, photos, references (and even jokes), allied to a comprehensive glossary follow-up activities in ‘Explore’ boxes suggestions for further reading and online research references and examples from a rich range of media and media forms, including advertising, cinema, games, the internet, magazines, newspapers, photography, radio, and television.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077433025
Format: PDF
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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.

Insights from Cultural Anthropology

Author: Karl Allen Kuhn
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506401090
Format: PDF, ePub
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Each volume in the Insights series discusses discoveries and insights gained into biblical texts from a particular approach or perspective in current scholarship. Accessible and appealing to today's students, each Insight volume discusses: -how this method, approach, or strategy was first developed and how its application has changed over time; -what current questions arise from its use; -what enduring insights it has produced; and -what questions remain for future scholarship. In this volume, Karl Allen Kuhn provides a description of what cultural anthropology is and how the discipline has impacted biblical studies. Looking at Scripture through the lens of cultural anthropology is related to social-scientific criticism, which refers to that phase of the exegetical task that analyzes the social and cultural dimensions of the text and its environmental context through the utilization of the perspectives, theories, models, and research of the social sciences. Kuhn discusses general matters garnered from cultural-anthropology interpretation that would be relevant for the study of biblical texts. He analyzes several biblical specific texts from a cultural-anthropology perspective and provides conclusions, challenges, and considerations for the future of cultural anthropology and biblical interpretation.

Business Math Using Excel

Author: Sharon Burton
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285028368
Format: PDF, ePub
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Prepare your students to meet the demands of today's business world with the proven, practical dual approach in Burton/Shelton's BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL, 2nd Edition. This book equips readers to master the math concepts most useful in contemporary business by first teaching students the traditional methods of calculating. The authors then emphasize a second approach that teaches the same math concepts using the functions of Microsoft Excel. This edition of BUSINESS MATH USING EXCEL prepares students to use the latest version of Excel 2010. Your future business professionals learn to create formulas and master the functions of Excel while developing high level math skills and refining other skills that will prepare them to succeed in the workplace. This edition's new, full-color design presents concepts in manageable sections to help build confidence for students at all levels of math proficiency. New profiles and new personal finance features emphasize the practicality of the book's content as they demonstrate how professionals use math daily and highlight common consumer issues. A new CourseMaster outcomes-based learning solution with homework tools and automatic grading saves you time while helping students focus on the concepts most important for business math success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Theory

Author: Imre Szeman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405180838
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cultural Theory: An Anthology is a collection of the essential readings that have shaped and defined the field of contemporary cultural theory Features a historically diverse and methodologically concise collection of readings including rare essays such as Pierre Bourdieu s Forms of Capital (1986), Gilles Deleuze Postscript on Societies of Control (1992), and Fredric Jameson s Reification and Utopia in Mass Culture (1979) Offers a radical new approach to teaching and studying cultural theory with material arranged around the central areas of inquiry in contemporary cultural study the status and significance of culture itself, power, ideology, temporality, space and scale, and subjectivity Section introductions, designed to assist the student reader, provide an overview of each piece, explaining the context in which it was written and offering a brief intellectual biography of the author A large annotated bibliography of primary and secondary works for each author and topic promotes further research and discussion Features a useful glossary of critical terms

Sports Marketing

Author: Matthew D. Shank
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131774344X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now in a fully revised and updated 5th edition, Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is the most authoritative, comprehensive and engaging introduction to sports marketing currently available. It is the only introductory textbook to adopt a strategic approach, explaining clearly how every element of the marketing process should be designed and managed, from goal-setting and planning to implementation and control. Covering all the key topics in the sports marketing curriculum, including consumer behavior, market research, promotions, products, pricing, sponsorship, business ethics, technology and e-marketing, the book introduces core theory and concepts, explains best practice, and surveys the rapidly-changing, international sports business environment. Every chapter contains extensive real-world case studies and biographies of key industry figures and challenging review exercises which encourage the reader to reflect critically on their own knowledge and professional practice. The book’s companion website offers additional resources for instructors and students, including an instructors' guide, test bank, presentation slides and useful weblinks. Sports Marketing: A Strategic Perspective is an essential foundation for any sports marketing or sports business course, and an invaluable reference for any sports marketing practitioner looking to improve their professional practice.