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9780190925239

Cultural Anthropology Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings

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    9780190925239

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    019092523X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-08-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings, Second Edition, helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. These timely readings will generate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes many U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are inspired to think anthropologically "in their own backyards." Several case studies offer examples of anthropology in action, and special features throughout the text profile anthropological application through news stories ("In the News") and interviews ("Anthropology in Practice").

Author Biography


Keri Vacanti Brondo is Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology at the University of Memphis.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements
To the Student
To the Instructor
Practicing Anthropology Today: Being Critically Applied and Publicly Engaged

Part 1: Thinking Anthropologically & Doing Fieldwork

Introduction: Thinking Anthropologically & Doing Fieldwork
1.1 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari by Richard Lee Borshay
1.2 Cultural Relativism and Universal Human Rights by Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
1.3 Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others by Lila Abu-Lughod
1.4 Is Native Anthropology Really Possible? by Takeyuki Tsuda
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Paul Farmer and Dr. Jim Yong Kim

Part 2: Communicating Culture: Language and Expressive Culture

Introduction: Communicating Culture: Language and Expressive Culture
2.1 The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles by Emily Martin
2.2 What Are You Laughing At? Assessing the "Racial" in U.S. Public Discourse by John Hartigan Jr.
2.3 Speaking Like a Model Minority: "FOB" Styles, Gender, and Racial Meanings Among Desi Teens in Silicon Valley by Shalini Shankar
2.4 Anything Can Happen on YouTube (or Can It?): Endangered Language and New Media by Jillian R. Cavanaugh
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Bernard Perley

Part 3: Globalization, Development, and Relief

Introduction: Globalization, Development, and Relief
3.1 Being Indigenous in the 21st Century by Wilma Mankiller
3.2 How Sushi Went Global by Theodore C. Bestor
3.3 Hot Money Cold Beer: Navigating the Vanilla and Rosewood Export Economies in Northeastern Madagascar by Annah Zhu
3.4 Islamic Philanthropy and the Expansion of Technology in Morocco by Hsain Ilahiane
3.5 Whose Development? Service-Learning Abroad and Discourses on "Doing Good" by Natalie J. Bourdon
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Barbara Rose Johnson

Part 4: Economies and Cultures of Capitalism

Introduction: Economies and Cultures of Capitalism
4.1 Reciprocity and the Power of Giving by Lee Cronk
4.2 Money as Inadequate Substitute by David Graeber
4.3 Liquidated: An Ethnography of Wall Street by Karen Ho
4.4 The Making of Disaster by Vincanne Adams
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Melissa Cefkin

Part 5: Power, Politics, and Violence

Introduction: Power, Politics, Conflict, and Violence
5.1 An Anthropology of Structural Violence by Paul Farmer
5.2 The Pulse Nightclub Shooting: Connecting Militarism, Neoliberalism and Multiculturalism to Understand Violence by Zachery Shane Kalish Blair
5.3 10 Points of War by Brian Ferguson
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Laura McNamara

Part 6: Migration and Displacement

Introduction: Migration and Displacement
6.1 Dispelling the Myths: Unaccompanied, Undocumented Minors in U.S. Immigration Custody by Susan Terrio
6.2 The Non-National in Jordan: Statelessness as Structural Violence Among Gaza Refugees in Jordan by Michael Vicente Perez
6.3 The End of Refugees? Forced Migration and the New World Disorder by Tricia Redeker Hepner
6.4 Chingonx Aquí y Allá (Badass Here and There): Binational Organizing in an Era of Mass Deportation by Ruth Gomberg-Muñoz and Ana Laura López
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Jason de León

Part 7: Belief Systems

Introduction: Belief Systems
7.1 Body Ritual Among the Nacirema by Horace Minor
7.2 Baseball Magic by George Gmelch
7.3 "No Peace in the House": Witchcraft Accusations as an "Old Woman's Problem" in Ghana by Alexandra Crampton
7.4 Religion and Power: Entertainment in Creationist Publicity by James Bielo
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Tanya Marie Luhrmann

Part 8: Kinship and Family

Introduction: Kinship and Family
81 When Brothers Share a Wife by Melvyn C. Goldstein
8.2 Negotiating Land and Authority in Central Mozambique by Michael Madison Walker
8.3 Death Without Weeping by Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Andrea Louie
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Riché J. Daniel Barnes

Part 9: Gender, Sex, and Sexuality

Introduction: Gender and Sexuality
9.1 Hijra and Sadhin: Neither Man nor Woman in India by Serena Nanda
9.2 'God Forgives the Sin but not the Scandal': Coming out in a transnational context - between sexual freedom and cultural isolation by Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila
9.3 Performing Gender Identity: Young Men's Talk and the Construction of Heterosexual Masculinity by Deborah Cameron
9.4 Virginity Testing as a Local Public Health Initiative: A "Preventative Ritual" More Than a "Diagnostic Measure" by Annette Wickström
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Megan E. Springate
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Meryl Lauer

Part 10: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Inequality

Introduction: Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Inequality
10.1 Can White Men Jump? Ethnicity, Genes, Culture, and Success by David Shenk
10.2 Maintaining Whiteness: The Fear of Others and Niceness by Setha Low
10.3 Birthdays, Basketball, and Breaking Bread: Negotiating with Class in Contemporary Black America by John L. Jackson Jr.
10.4 Building Body, Making Face, Doing Love; Mass Media and the Configuration of Class and Gender in Kathmandu by Mark Leitchy
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Raymond Codrington

Part 11: Medical Anthropology

Introduction: Medical Anthropology
11.1 Migrant Farmworkers and the Pain of Picking by Seth Holmes
11.2 Bad Biocitizens? Latinos and the U.S. Obesity Epidemic by Susan Greenhalgh and Megan Carney
11.3 A Community of Addicted Bodies by Philippe Bourgois and Jeff Schonberg
11.4 Living with a Thousand Cuts: Self-Cutting, Agency, and Mental Illness Among Adolescents by Thomas J. Csordas and Janis H. Jenkins
11.5 Democracy as Social Action: Home Birth, Midwives, and the Push for State Licensure by Tara Hefferan
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Ippolytos Kalofonos

Part 12: Environmental Anthropology and Foodways

Introduction: Environmental Anthropology and Foodways
12.1 Seeing Conservation Through a Global Lens by James Igoe
12.2 Gimi Theories of Possession, Dispossession, and Accumulation by Paige West
12.3 "If We Didn't Have Water": Black Women's Struggle for Urban Land Rights in Brazil by Keisha-Khan Y. Perry
12.4 American Meat by Donald D. Stull
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Micah Trapp
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Shirley Fiske
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Fabiana Li

Part 13: Media and Visual Anthropology

Introduction: Media and Visual Anthropology
13.1 #Ferguson: Digital Protest, Hashtag Ethnography, and the Racial Politics of Social Media in the United States by Yarimar Bonilla and Jonathan Rosa
13.2 Navigating (Virtual) Jamaica: Online Diasporic Contact Zones by Bianca Williams
13.3 Policing Childhood through The Learning Channels' Toddlers in Tiaras by Andrea Freidus
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Neera Singh
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Karen Nakamura

Part 14: Anthropology in the Here and Now

Introduction: Anthropology in the Here and Now
14.1 I Want to Be an Anthropologist . . . by Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins
14.2 On the Mundane Significance of Bike Lanes . . . And the Pursuit of Anthropology in the Here and Now by Luis A. Vivanco
14.3 Growing up with the AnthropoGENE in the Anthropocene by Kathryn T. Yegorov-Crate and Susan A. Crate
14.4 Once an Anthropologist: On Being Critically Applied and Publically Engaged by Alisse Waterston
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: The Honorable Debra Rodman, Ph.D.
ANTHROPOLOGY IN PRACTICE: Dr. Gina Athena Ulysse

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