Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Reader

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Readeris a collection of articles that provides compelling examples of applied research in all four fields of anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. The ninth edition offers 11 new readings and a new chart at the beginning of the text to help instructors and students locate key themes and topics.

Table of Contents

Contents = new reading To the Student To the Instructor Introduction: Understanding Humans and Human Problems
Biological Anthropology
Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy
Re-reading Root-Bernstein and McEachron in Cobb County, Georgia: A Year Past and Present
The Family Tree Has Become a Bush with Many Branches
What Are Friends For?
Mothers and Others
Great Mysteries of Human Evolution
Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health
Slumber’s Unexplored Landscape
Ancient Genes and Modern Health
The Tall and the Short of It
Identifying Victims After a Disaster
Battle of the Bones
The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human
Uncovering America’s Pyramid Builders
New Women of the Ice Age Heather Pringle (Discover, 1998)
Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson’s Mounds
The Secrets of Ancient Tiwanaku Are Benefiting Today’s Bolivia
“Clean Your Plate. There Are People Starving in Africa!” The Application of Archaeology and Ethnography to America’s Food Loss Issues
Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery
The Challenge of Race to American Historical Archaeology
From Hoefonum to Heavens
Village of the Deaf
“To Give up on Words”: Silence in Western Apache Culture
A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication
Cultural Anthropology Culture And Fieldwork
Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
Race Without Color
Shakespeare in the Bush
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
How Many Fathers Are Best for a Child?
When Brothers Share a Wife
Our Babies, Ourselves
Strange Country This: An Introduction to North American Gender Diversity
Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS
Law, Custom, and Crimes Against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India
Culture and the Evolution of Obesity
Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Franca in a Cultural Borderland
Culture, Poverty, and HIV Transmission: The Case of Rural
Circumcision, Pluralism, and Dilemmas of Cultural Relativism
Conflict and Confluence in Advertising Meetings
Coming of Age in Palo Alto
Just Another Job? The Commodification of Domestic Labor
The Kpelle Moot
Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands
Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones
Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflection on Cultural Relativism and Its Others
Cell Phones, Sharing, and Social Status in an African Society
The Price of Progress
Moral Fibers of Farmer Cooperatives: Creating Poverty and Wealth in Malian Cotton Fields
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