Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1619069741

Category: Education

Page: 80

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Facts101 is your complete guide to Anthropology, The Exploration of Human Diversity. In this book, you will learn topics such as Ethics and Methods in Physical Anthropology and Arcaeology, Evolution and Genetics, Human Variation and Adaptation, and The Primates plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Modes of Thought

A Study in the Anthropology of Law and Religion

Author: Wolfgang Fikentscher

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161479137

Category: Philosophy

Page: 633

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The Mexican American Orquesta

Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict

Author: Manuel Peña

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292786107

Category: Music

Page: 364

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The Mexican American orquesta is neither a Mexican nor an American music. Relying on both the Mexican orquesta and the American dance band for repertorial and stylistic cues, it forges a synthesis of the two. The ensemble emerges historically as a powerful artistic vehicle for the expression of what Manuel Peña calls the "dialectic of conflict." Grounded in ethnic and class conflict, this dialectic compels the orquesta and its upwardly mobile advocates to waver between acculturation and ethnic resistance. The musical result: a complex mesh of cultural elements—Mexican and American, working- and middle-class, traditional and contemporary. In this book, Manuel Peña traces the evolution of the orquesta in the Southwest from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through its pinnacle in the 1970s and its decline since the 1980s. Drawing on fifteen years of field research, he embeds the development of the orquesta within a historical-materialist matrix to achieve the optimal balance between description and interpretation. Rich in ethnographic detail and boldly analytical, his book is the first in-depth study of this important but neglected field of artistic culture.

The Challenge of Human Diversity

Mirrors, Bridges, and Chasms

Author: DeWight R. Middleton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780881339864

Category: Assimilation (Sociology)

Page: 116

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This text offers a unique explanation of how humans are the same, how they become different, & how they can recover common ground. Middleton's well-written treatment sharply focuses on diverse groups across their cultural & subcultural borders.

Cultural Neuroscience: Cultural Influences on Brain Function

Author: Juan Y. Chiao

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080952216

Category: Science

Page: 328

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This volume presents recent empirical advances using neuroscience techniques to investigate how culture influences neural processes underlying a wide range of human abilities, from perception and scene processing to memory and social cognition. It also highlights the theoretical and methodological issues with conducting cultural neuroscience research. Section I provides diverse theoretical perspectives on how culture and biology interact are represented. Sections II –VI is to demonstrate how cultural values, beliefs, practices and experience affect neural systems underlying a wide range of human behavior from perception and cognition to emotion, social cognition and decision-making. The final section presents arguments for integrating the study of culture and the human brain by providing an explicit articulation of how the study of culture can inform the study of the brain and vice versa.

Essentials of Physical Anthropology

Author: Robert Jurmain,Lynn Kilgore,Wenda Trevathan

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113371093X

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Best-selling ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition, presents a concise and authoritative introduction to physical anthropology with the goal of helping students understand why it is important to know about human evolution by showing how humans are biologically connected to all other life. These biological connections link our species with our ancient ancestors, our contemporary primate cousins, and show how closely modern human populations are related to each other. The text has been reframed to emphasize this theme of biological connections as well as the connections between chapters in the material presented. This new framework will better help students grasp the big picture of human evolution and better navigate the material. Supported by new chapter opening Learning Objectives, new visual diagrams (see Chapter One)and other summation pedagogy such as What's Important boxes that put key chapter concepts into perspective for students, this text continues to help students master basic biological principles of physical anthropology and so be able to better understand human origins and our place in the biological world. Altogether, ESSENTIALS OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition integrates coverage of the latest finds with relevant technologies to be the most up-to-date text available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Impacts on Amazonia

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development

Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231517351

Category: Science

Page: 392

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From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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American Book Publishing Record

BPR cumulative

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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An annual cumulation of American book production as cataloged by the Library of Congress and recorded both in Weekly Record and in monthly issues of American Book Publishing Record.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Author: Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191663956

Category: Social Science

Page: 864

View: 2631

It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.

Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride,Dana Walrath

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133957420

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Exploring World Art

Eric Venbrux, Pamela Sheffield Rosi, Robert L. Welsch

Author: Eric Venbrux,Pamela Sheffield Rosi,Robert Louis Welsch

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: 9781577664055

Category: Social Science

Page: 403

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British Colonial Realism in Africa

Inalienable Objects, Contested Domains

Author: Deborah Shapple Spillman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230378013

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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What role do objects play in realist narratives as they move between societies and their different systems of value as commodities, as charms, as gifts, as trophies, or as curses? This book explores how the struggle to represent objects in British colonial realism corresponded with historical struggles over the material world and its significance.

Effects of Trawling and Dredging on Seafloor Habitat

Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Ocean Studies Board,Committee on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing: Phase 1â¬"Effects of Bottom Trawling on Seafloor Habitats

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309169806

Category: Science

Page: 136

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Concerns over the potential ecological effects of fishing have increased with the expansion of fisheries throughout the marine waters of the United States. Effects of Trawling and Dredging on Seafloor Habitat describes how assessment of fishing impacts depends on gear type, number and location of bottom tows, and the physical and biological characteristics of seafloor habitats. Many experimental studies have documented acute, gear--specific effects of trawling and dredging on various types of habitat. These studies indicate that low mobility, long--lived species are more vulnerable to towed fishing gear than short--lived species in areas where the seabed is often disturbed by natural phenomena. Trawling and dredging may also change the composition and productivity of fish communities dependent on seafloor habitats for food and refuge. The scale of these impacts depends on the level of fishing effort. This volume presents color maps of fishing effort for all regions with significant bottom trawl or dredge fisheries -- the first time that such data has been assembled and analyzed for the entire nation.

Transnationale Geschichte

Themen, Tendenzen und Theorien

Author: Gunilla Budde,Sebastian Conrad,Oliver Janz

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647367362

Category: History

Page: 320

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Die Internationalisierung der Geschichtswissenschaft schreitet voran. Zunehmend orientiert sie sich an transnationalen Fragestellungen und globalen Zusammenhängen. Dieser Band zieht eine Zwischenbilanz der aktuellen Entwicklung. Vom historischen Vergleich über die europäische Geschichte und die Postcolonial Studies bis zu globalgeschichtlichen Perspektiven stellen die Autoren die wichtigsten Konzepte einer transnationalen Historiographie vor. Daneben werden Felder der Geschichtswissenschaft behandelt, in denen transnationale Perspektiven eine lange Tradition haben – wie die jüdische Geschichte, die Intellectual History, die Geschichte multinationaler Unternehmen und die Konsumgeschichte – oder vergleichende und beziehungsgeschichtliche Fragen in den letzten Jahren erheblich an Bedeutung gewonnen haben – wie die historische Nationalismusforschung, die Arbeitergeschichte, die Geschichte der Zivilgesellschaft oder die Geschichte kollektiver Erinnerungen. Schließlich werden Ansätze wie die Kulturgeschichte oder die Mikrogeschichte, die sich gegen internationalisierende Zugriffe zu sperren scheinen, in ihrer transnationalen Dimension diskutiert.

Sociology

Author: Paul B. Horton,Chester L. Hunt

Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social problems

Page: 526

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