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A collection of readings chosen to demonstrate the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective to real-world problems on local, regional, and global scales. It provides students with a variety of ethnographic and other anthropological materials so they do not have to buy an array of titles.
Luke eric Lassiter is director of the graduate humanities program and professor of humanities and anthropology at Marshall University Graduate College. South Charleston, West Virginia. He is the author of Invitation to Anthropology and coeditor of The Other Side of Middletown, among other works.
Table of Contents
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 1|
|Body Ritual among the Nacirema||p. 5|
|Crack in Spanish Harlem: Culture and Economy in the Inner City||p. 11|
|Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights||p. 25|
|Fieldwork and Ethnography|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 37|
|Eating Christmas in the Kalahari||p. 41|
|Reflections of a Shy Ethnographer: Foot-in-the-Mouth Is Not Fatal||p. 49|
|Doing Collaborative Ethnography||p. 57|
|Getting a Living||p. 65|
|Language, Communication, and Expressive Culture|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 83|
|The Circle||p. 89|
|Fighting for Our Lives||p. 105|
|Body Art as Visual Language||p. 125|
|Socioeconomic and Political Systems in a Changing World|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 135|
|One Hundred Percent American||p. 141|
|The Silk Road: The Making of a Global Cultural Economy||p. 145|
|The Globalization of a Brazilian Fishing Community||p. 159|
|A Tribal Chair's Perspective on Inherent Sovereignty||p. 167|
|Race and Ethnicity|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 175|
|Scientific and Folk Ideas about Heredity||p. 179|
|Melungeons and the Politics of Heritage||p. 191|
|Inventing Hispanics: A Diverse Minority Resists Being Labeled||p. 211|
|Gender and Sexuality|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 217|
|Different Words, Different Worlds||p. 223|
|"Ladies" Behind Bars: A Liminal Gender as Cultural Mirror||p. 243|
|The Sworn Virgins of Albania||p. 251|
|Hijra and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in India||p. 259|
|Marriage, Family, and Kinship|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 275|
|Child-Rearing [in Middletown USA, circa 1929]||p. 281|
|Gay Marriage and Anthropology||p. 301|
|When Brothers Share a Wife||p. 305|
|Caveat Emptor?||p. 313|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 319|
|The Sacred Pipe in Modern Life||p. 325|
|Oh, Gods!||p. 331|
|Folklore and Medicine||p. 349|
|Applied and Future Anthropologies|
|Introduction and Discussion Questions||p. 363|
|Reflections on Collaboration, Ethnographic and Applied||p. 367|
|Studying College Students: Applying Anthropology to Teaching Anthropology||p. 379|
|Virtual Worlds and Futures of Anthropology||p. 387|
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