Culture Sketches

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-07-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies offers a concise introduction to thirteen cultures and exposes students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch was selected for its interest to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. Each sketch and features a critical thinking question at its close which enables students to test their understanding of how and why the mini-ethnography illuminates the anthropological theory presented in their textbook. All sketches follow a logical, consistent internal organization as they introduce students to major themes such as geography, creation myth, history, socio-political systems, and belief systems.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Azande

Chapter 2. The Aztec

Chapter 3. The Basseri

Chapter 4. The Haitians

Chapter 5. The Hmong

Chapter 6. The Ju/'hoansi

Chapter 7. The Kaluli

Chapter 8. The Minangkabau

Chapter 9. The Nuer

Chapter 10. The Ojibwa

Chapter 11. The Samoans

Chapter 12. The Tiwi

Chapter 13. The Trobriand Islanders

Chapter 14. The Yanomamo

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