9780072994810

Talking About People: Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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    9780072994810

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    0072994819

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-06-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Summary

How do people learn and experience their culture? How do people make a living? What does it mean to be in a family? How do we make sense of peoples' beliefs and ritual practices? In exploring questions such as these, this cultural anthropology reader focuses on contemporary global concerns and includes a significant number of articles by authors from outside the United States.A dynamic development in the fourth edition is the inclusion of "Anthropology and Public Debate" sections, in which opposing anthropological arguments on current hot topics are featured. In addition, "Doing Fieldwork" essays consider the nature and dilemmas of fieldwork, the changing status of the field, the nature of anthropological learning in the field, and ethical issues and dilemmas.

Table of Contents

Preface v
List of Articles by Major Topic Area
xvi
Concordance with the Major Textbooks xxi
Introduction: What Is Distinctive about Anthropology?
1(26)
Anthropology! Distinguished Lecture---2000
4(13)
Laura Nader
Fact versus Fiction: An Ethnographic Paradox Set in the Seychelles
17(4)
Marion Benedict
Going Native?
21(3)
William J. Klausner
Culture Never Dies: Anthropology at Abu Ghraid
24(3)
Gregory Starrett
Basic Concepts: What Is the Meaning of Culture?
27(23)
When Does Life Begin? A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Personhood of Fetuses and Young Children
30(12)
Lynn M. Morgan
Human-Rights Law and the Demonization of Culture
42(3)
Sally Engle Merry
Doing Fieldwork • Ethnography in Awkward Spaces: An Anthropology of Cultural Borrowing
45(5)
Jane Mulcock
Communication: What Is the Relationship between Language and Culture?
50(22)
When a Juror Watches a Lawyer
52(4)
William M. O'Barr
John M. Conley
Forms of Address: How Their Social Functions May Vary
56(3)
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Language, Race, and White Public Space
59(10)
Jane H. Hill
Doing Fieldwork • Euskara: The ``Terror'' of a European Minority Language
69(3)
Jacqueline Urla
Socialization: How Do People Learn and Experience Their Culture?
72(15)
Growing Up American: Doing the Right Thing
74(3)
Amparo B. Ojeda
The Anthropologist as Mother: Reflections on Childbirth Observed and Childbirth Experienced
77(7)
Alma Gottlieb
Flexible Survivors
84(3)
Emily Martin
Ecology: How Do People Relate to Nature?
87(22)
Nomads on Notice
89(3)
Daniel Stiles
Contested Knowledge, Contingent Classification: Animals in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea
92(11)
Paul Sillitoe
Conservation Policy and Indigenous Peoples
103(6)
Marcus Colchester
Economics: How Do People Make a Living?
109(16)
Learning How to Bribe a Policeman
101(13)
Sean Cush McNamara
Crack in Spanish Harlem: Culture and Economy in the Inner City
114(7)
Philippe Bourgois
Cities without Care or Connection
121(4)
Richard Sennett
Gender and Sexuality: How Do Women and Men Relate to Each Other?
125(18)
The Place of Anthropology in a Public Culture Reshaped by Bioreductivism
127(3)
Roger N. Lancaster
Hanky-Panky and Spanky-Wanky: Sex and the Single Boy
130(4)
David Bennett
Anthropology and Public Debate Gay and esbian Marriage
134(7)
Peter Wood
Ellen Lewin
Doing Fieldwork • Are We There Yet? Getting to the Field
141(2)
David Houston
Marriage and Kinship: What Does It Mean to Be in a Family?
143(25)
Arranging a Marriage in India
145(5)
Serena Nanda
Why Migrant Women Feed Their Husbands Tamales: Foodways as a Basis for a Revisionist View of Tejano Family Life
150(8)
Brett Williams
Land of the Walking Marriage
158(3)
Lu Yuan
Sam Mitchell
The Persistence of Polygamy
161(5)
Timothy Egan
Doing Fieldwork • The Refrigerator and American Ideas of ``Home''
166(2)
Thomas Maschio
Collective Identities: How Do People Express Status and Group Membership?
168(33)
For Whom the Taco Bells Toll: Popular Responses to NAFTA South of the Border
170(11)
Matthew C. Gutmann
Owning Places and Buying Time: Class, Culture, and Stalled Gentrification
181(10)
Brett Williams
The Genocidal State: Hutu Extremism and the Origins of the ``Final Solution'' in Rwanda
191(6)
Alex de Waal
Doing Fieldwork • An Anthropologist Learns the Value of Fear
197(4)
Elizabeth Garland
Politics: How Do People Exercise Power Over Each Other?
201(22)
Say ``Cheese!'' The Disney Order That Is Not So Mickey Mouse
203(4)
Clifford D. Shearing
Philip C. Stenning
Waaseta (Personal Connections)
207(2)
Whitney Azoy
The Modern State: Nation-Builder or Nation-Killer?
209(9)
Pierre L. van den Berghe
Deceptive Stereotypes about ``Tribal Warfare''
218(3)
Neil L. Whitehead
R. Brian Ferguson
Doing Fieldwork • Participant Observation on a Motorcycle
221(2)
Andrew Cornish
Religion: How Do We Make Sense of Peoples' Beliefs and Ritual Practices?
223(22)
Witchcraft in Anthropological Perspective
225(6)
Isak Niehaus
Feminine Power at Sea
231(3)
Silvia Rodgers
On Dance and Difference: Bodies, Movement and Experience in Khoesaan Trance-Dancing--Perceptions of ``a Raver''
234(8)
Sian Sullivan
Anthropology and Public Debate • Understanding 9/11
242(3)
Lionel Tiger
William O. Beeman
Change: What Does It Mean to Modernize?
245(22)
The Ugly American Revisited
247(4)
James L. Brain
The Anti-Politics Machine: ``Development'' and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho
251(7)
James Ferguson
Larry Lohmann
Counter-Development in the Andes
258(5)
Frederique Apffel-Marglin
Doing Fieldwork • In the Disaster Zone: Anthropologists and the Ambiguity of Aid
263(4)
Alex de Waal
Old Issues, New Contexts: What Does the Future Hold for Anthropology?
267(21)
Shuar Migrants and Shrunken Heads Face to Face in a New York Museum
269(6)
Steven L. Rubenstein
The Anthropology of Abortion Activism
275(3)
Faye Ginsburg
Anthropology and Public Debate • Anthropology and the ``War on Terror''
278(6)
Murray Wax
Felix Moos
David Price
The Museum of Me
284(4)
Ellen Ullman
Glossary 288(3)
Index 291

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