9781111297923

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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    9781111297923

  • ISBN10:

    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
˘Body Ritual among the Nacirema.÷
˘Not a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider.÷
Language and Communication
˘Rapport-talk and Report-talk.÷
˘The Sounds of Silence.÷
Economics and Ecology
˘The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race.÷
˘The Domestication of Wood in Haiti.÷
Marriage and Family
˘Arranging a Marriage in India.÷
˘Death without Weeping.÷
Gender
˘Society and Sex Roles.÷
˘Women and Men in Kung Society.÷
Politics and Social Control
˘The Kpelle Moot.÷
˘Customary Law Development in Papua New Guinea.÷
Supernatural Beliefs
˘The Notion of Witchcraft Explain Unfortunate Events.÷
˘Baseball Magic.÷
Culture Change
˘The Price of Progress,÷
˘The Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources.÷
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