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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to fifteen different cultures. Culture Sketches intruduces students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch, or chapter, was selected for its relevance to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization that makes it easy for students to understand major themes such as geography, myth creation, history, sociopolitical systems, and belief systems.
Table of Contents
|World Map: Location of Cultures Numbered by Chapter|
|The Azande: Witchcraft and Oracles in Africa|
|The Aztecs: Ancient Legacy, Modern Pride|
|The Basseri: Pastoral Nomads on the il-Rah|
|Haiti: A Nation in Turmoil|
|The Hmong: Struggle and Perseverance|
|The Ju/'hoansi: Reciprocity and Sharing|
|The Kaluli: Story, Song, and Ceremony|
|The Minangkabau: Merantau and Matriliny|
|The Nuer: Cattle and Kinship in Sudan|
|The Ojibwa: "The People" Endure|
|The Roma: Romanipe and The Road Ahead|
|The Samoans: Matai and Migration|
|The Tiwi: Tradition in Australia|
|The Trobriand Islanders: The Power of Exchange|
|The Yanomamo: Challenges in the Rainforest references|
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