9781111297923

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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    9781111297923

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    1111297924

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/24/2011
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Concise, inexpensive, and accessible, CLASSIC READINGS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Third Edition, provides an excellent introduction to the field of anthropology and the contributions it makes to understanding the world around us.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Perspectives on Culture
ôBody Ritual among the Nacirema.ö
ôNot a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider.ö
Language and Communication
ôRapport-talk and Report-talk.ö
ôThe Sounds of Silence.ö
Economics and Ecology
ôThe Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.ö
ôThe Domestication of Wood in Haiti.ö
Marriage and Family
ôArranging a Marriage in India.ö
ôDeath without Weeping.ö
Gender
ôSociety and Sex Roles.ö
ôWomen and Men in Kung Society.ö
Politics and Social Control
ôThe Kpelle Moot.ö
ôCustomary Law Development in Papua New Guinea.ö
Supernatural Beliefs
ôThe Notion of Witchcraft Explain Unfortunate Events.ö
ôBaseball Magic.ö
Culture Change
ôThe Price of Progress,ö
ôThe Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources.ö
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