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Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Readeris a collection of articles that provide compelling examples of applied research in cultural anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. The eighth edition offers 8 new readings and a new chart at the beginning of the text to help instructors and students locate key themes and topics.
Table of Contents
|Contents = new reading To the Student To the Instructor|
|Introduction: Understanding Humans and Human Problems Culture and Fieldwork|
|Body Ritual Among the Nacirema|
|Slumbern++s Unexplored Landscape|
|Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS|
|Shakespeare in the Bush|
|n++To Give Up on Wordsn++: Silence in Western Apache Culture Keith H. Basso (Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 1970)|
|A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication|
|The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race|
|Eating Christmas in the Kalahari|
|Chinese Table Manners: You Are How You Eat|
|Culture and the Evolution of Obesity|
|Race Without Color|
|White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack|
|Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Franca in a Cultural Borderland|
|When Brothers Share a Wife|
|Law, Custom, and Crimes Against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India|
|How Many Fathers Are Best for a Child?|
|Gay Marriage and Anthropology|
|Strange Country This: An Introduction to North American Gender Diversity|
|Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others|
|Measuring Up to Barbie: Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture|
|Family Planning Outreach and Credit Programs in Rural Bangladesh|
|Conflict and Confluence in Advertising Meetings|
|Coming of Age in Palo Alto|
|Just Another Job? The Commodification of Domestic Labor|
|The Kpelle Moot|
|Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands|
|Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones|
|Sacred Barriers to Conflict Resolution|
|The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual|
|The Viral Superhighway|
|A Teaching Framework for Cross-Cultural Health Care|
|Moral Fibers of Farmer Cooperatives: Creating Poverty and Wealth in Malian Cotton Fields|
|The Search for Sustainable Markets: The Promise and Failures of Fair Trade|
|Two Rights Make a Wrong: Indigenous Peoples Versus Environmental Protection Agencies|
|Culture, Poverty, and HIV Transmission: The Case of Rural Haiti, By:|
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