Conformity and Conflict : Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-sellingConformity and Conflictcontinues to offer students an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. ThisPremium Editionretains all 37 readings from the Twelfth Edition, and provides online access to sixteenadditional readings from the Tenth and Eleventh Editions. As always, each reading retains the accessibilityConformity and Conflict is well known for, covers a broad range of theoretical perspectives that demonstrate basic anthropological concepts, and presents the view that anthropology provides a fascinating perspective on the human experience.

Table of Contents

World Map and Geographical Placement of Readings
Culture and Ethnography
Ethnography and Culture
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
Shakespeare in the Bush
Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS
Lessons from the Field
Language and Communication
The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis:Worlds Shaped by Words
How To Ask For a Drink
Body Art as Visual Language
Conversation Style: Talking on the Job
Online Only: Martin Nowak,Homo Grammaticus
Online Only: Conrad Kottak,Teleconditioning and the Postmodern Classroom
Online Only: Michael Argyle,The Laws of Looking
Online Only: Sarah Boxer,The Military Name Game
Ecology and Subsistence
The Hunters: Scarce Resources in the Kalahari
Adaptive Failure: Easter's End
ForestDevelopment The Indian Way
Online Only: Jared Diamond,Domestication and the Evolution of Disease
Economic Systems
Reciprocity and the Power of Giving
Cocaine and the Economic Deterioration of Bolivia
Office Work and the Crack Alternative
Online Only: Annette Fuentes and Barbara Ehrenreich,Women in the global Factory
Online Only: Bernard Nietschmann,Subsistence and Market: When the Turtle Collapses
Kinship and Family
Mother's Love: Death Without Weeping
Family and Kinship in Village India
Life Without Fathers Of Husbands
Uterine Families and the Women's Community
Online Only
Polyandry: When Brothers Take a Wife
Online Only
Matrilineal Kinship: Walking Marriage in China
Roles and Inequality
Symbolizing Roles: Behind the Veil
Society and Sex Roles
A Womanrsquo;s Curse?
Mixed Blood
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