Culture Sketches : Case Studies in Anthropology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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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