Cultural Anthropology

A Contemporary Perspective

Author: Roger M. Keesing

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

View: 9344

Cultural Anthropology

A Contemporary Perspective

Author: Roger M. Keesing,Andrew Strathern

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780030475825

Category: Social Science

Page: 565

View: 5954

Cultural Anthropology is a sophisticated synthesis of social and cultural anthropology. Keesing was concerned with the political and ethical implications of anthropological research and the 85 up-dated case studies illustrate this.

Cultural Anthropology

A Christian Perspective

Author: Stephen A. Grunlan,Marvin Keene Mayers

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780310363811

Category: Religion

Page: 303

View: 385

This important resource covers such topics as anthropology and missions; man, culture, and society; verbal and nonverbal communication; technology and economics; and anthropology and the Bible. It is designed for classroom use with diagrams, discussion questions, and suggested readings.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

A Christian Perspective

Author: Brian M. Howell,Jenell Williams Paris

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 0801038871

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 3023

This concise introductory cultural anthropology textbook gives special attention to issues of concern to Christians and features plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars.

Mensch und Weltkultur

Für einen realistischen Kosmopolitismus im Zeitalter der Globalisierung

Author: Christoph Antweiler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839416345

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 1234

Die global vernetzte Welt wird kleiner und lässt uns nach kulturübergreifenden Orientierungen suchen. Politik und Religion brauchen ein Gespräch darüber, was die Einheit der Menschheit ausmacht. Wie kann eine humane Weltkultur aussehen, die Erfahrungen der europäischen Welt nicht einfach universalisiert? Christoph Antweiler bringt die Debatte um globale Ethik erstmals mit breiten kulturvergleichenden Erkenntnissen zusammen und befragt zentrale Positionen zu Kosmopolitismus und Weltgesellschaft, etwa von Anthony Appiah und Martha Nussbaum, auf ihre Tauglichkeit für den interkulturellen Umgang.

Concepts of Culture

Art, Politics, and Society

Author: Adam Muller

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381676

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 6382

How do we define 'culture?' In this volume, Adam Muller brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars in a number of different disciplines who each examine the concept of culture as it is understood and deployed within their respective fields.

Cultural Anthropology

A Perspective on the Human Condition

Author: Emily A. Schultz,Robert H. Lavenda,Roberta Robin Dods

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199028528

Category:

Page: 432

View: 7077

Drawing on the authors' fieldwork experience, this text explores how cultural creativity, human agency, and the material conditions of everyday life interact to shape cultural practices. Discussions of ongoing controversies - including tribalism vs. globalization and increasing inequalitybetween "have" and "have not" regions - show how cultural anthropologists can tackle the world's most pressing social problems through their specialized knowledge and skills.

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: C. Nadia Seremetakis

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443891711

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

View: 4988

This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.

Cultural Anthropology

A Global Perspective

Author: Raymond Scupin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130825766

Category: Anthropologie

Page: 456

View: 4260

This introduction to cultural anthropology integrates a historical and global approach with the ethnographic data available from around the world. Drawing on both classic and recent research in the field, the book reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes based on the relationships among different types of societies. It demonstrates the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, but also reveals the ways in which humans everywhere are fundamentally similar. Coverage explores race and ethnicity; human evolution; culture and society; the enculturation process; language; anthropological explanations; band societies; tribes; chiefdoms; agricultural states; industrial states; the consequences of globalization; contemporary global trends; and applied anthropology.

Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective

Their Relevance in the Modern World

Author: Ioan Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351490621

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 1031

Social anthropology is, in the classic definition, dedicated to the study of distant civilizations in their traditional and contemporary forms. But there is a larger aspiration: the comparative study of all human societies in the light of those challengingly unfamiliar beliefs and customs that expose our own ethnocentric limitations and put us in our place within the wider gamut of the world's civilizations. Thematically guided by social setting and cultural expression of identity, Social and Cultural Anthropology in Perspective is a dynamic and highly acclaimed introduction to the field of social anthropology, which also examines its links with cultural anthropology. A challenging new introduction critically surveys the latest trends, pointing to weaknesses as well as strengths.Presented in a clear, lively, and entertaining fashion, this volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to social anthropology for use by teachers and students. Skillfully weaving together theory and ethnographic data, author Ioan M. Lewis advocates an eclectic approach to anthropology. He combines the strengths of British structural-functionalism with the leading ideas of Marx, Freud, and Levi-Strauss while utilizing the methods of historians, political scientists, and psychologists. One of Lewis' particular concerns is to reveal how insights from ""traditional"" cultures illuminate what we take for granted in contemporary industrial and post-industrial society. He also shows how, in the pluralist world in which we live, those who study ""other"" cultures ultimately learn about themselves. Social anthropology is thus shown to be as relevant today as it has been in the past.

Clinical Education in the Health Professions

An Educator's Guide

Author: Clare Delany,Elizabeth Molloy

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 072957900X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 2542

Clinical settings are dynamic educational spaces that present both opportunities and barriers to learning and teaching. Designed to inform, challenge and educate health professionals about the evidence underpinning clinical education practices and outcomes, this multi-disciplinary book brings together important concepts in healthcare education and addresses context and processes of learning, professional identity and socialisation, feedback and assessment, ethics, and inter-professional education. The authors encourage teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation, and the development of individual teaching methods and styles from a theoretical base that provides relevant principles, direction and support. With clear links between theory, research and practice, collaboration from a broad range of clinical disciplines, and models for learning and teaching grounded in empirical research, Clinical Education in the Health Professions will become a standard reference for all health professionals and educators. examines patterns of practice in clinical education in the health professions, using a qualitative research focus identifies the roles of university and clinical educators, students, peers and patients in clinical education highlights implicit tensions in clinical education practice and presents strategies to identify and address such tensions challenges the reader to consider new approaches to clinical education that may optimise students’ learning and enculturation into the health professions Despite claims that clinical education lies at the heart of health care education, little empirical research has explored what constitutes effectiveness in clinical teaching and learning. This book draws on the research, ideas and expertise of researchers who have observed and researched different aspects of clinical education. Their research has spanned clinical education topics including professional identity and socialisation, assessment and feedback, pedagogical methods, clinical reasoning, dealing with ambiguity, dealing with diversity and interprofessional education. This book has been designed to synthesise empirical clinical education research and ideas about the context, value, processes and outcomes of clinical education. Each chapter presents a research based facet of clinical education as a platform from which knowledge and future research in clinical education can occur. The authors entice the reader to reconceptualise facets of their own teaching and learning practices based on research findings, expertise and innovation.

Environmentalism

The View from Anthropology

Author: Kay Milton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134868103

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 575

Located in a wide spectrum of current research and practice, from analyses of green ideology and imagery, enviromental law and policy, and local enviromental activism in the West to ethnographic studies of relationships between humans and their enviroments in hunter/gatherer societies, Enviromentalism: The View from Anthropology offers an original perspective on what is probably the best-known issue of the late twentieth century. It will be particularly useful to all social scientists interested in environmentalism and human ecology, to environmental policy-makers and to undergraduates, lecturers and researchers in social anthropology, development studies and sociology.

21 Lektionen für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406727794

Category: History

Page: 459

View: 9846

Yuval Noah Harari ist der Weltstar unter den Historikern. In «Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit» erzählte er vom Aufstieg des Homo Sapiens zum Herrn der Welt. In «Homo Deus» ging es um die Zukunft unserer Spezies. Sein neues Buch schaut auf das Hier und Jetzt und konfrontiert uns mit den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit. Wie unterscheiden wir Wahrheit und Fiktion im Zeitalter der Fake News? Was sollen wir unseren Kindern beibringen? Wie können wir in unserer unübersichtlichen Welt moralisch handeln? Wie bewahren wir Freiheit und Gleichheit im 21. Jahrhundert? Seit Jahrtausenden hat die Menschheit über den Fragen gebrütet, wer wir sind und was wir mit unserem Leben anfangen sollen. Doch jetzt setzen uns die heraufziehende ökologische Krise, die wachsende Bedrohung durch Massenvernichtungswaffen und der Aufstieg neuer disruptiver Technologien unter Zeitdruck. Bald schon wird irgendjemand darüber entscheiden müssen, wie wir die Macht nutzen, die künstliche Intelligenz und Biotechnologie bereit halten. Dieses Buch will möglichst viele Menschen dazu anregen, sich an den großen Debatten unserer Zeit zu beteiligen, damit die Antworten nicht von den blinden Kräften des Marktes gegeben werden.

Dictionary of Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Robert H. Winthrop

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313242801

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 7291

In 80 entries this work provides an introduction to the key ideas of cultural anthropology. In each article--culture, race, materialism, semiotics, "primitive," etc.--Winthrop provides a balance between describing a concept's contemporary theoretical relevance and tracing its development, including the broader intellectual context transcending professional anthropology. Thus the article on "interpretation" discusses St. Augustine, Schliermacher, Dilthey, and Gadamer, as well as Geertz and Evans-Pritchard. That on "ethnology" treats Boemus, Acosta, and Prichard as well as the Boasians. The article on "nature" contrasts the Greek concept of physis with the Roman natura. Though this is a work of synthesis rather than of original historical scholarship, Winthrop quotes primary sources as much as possible, to let the key figures speak for themselves.

Rituals of Manhood

Male Initiation in Papua New Guinea

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412833387

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 8246

Rituals of Manhood provides some of the most dramatic and richly textured accounts of ritual passages known to anthropologists of the late twentieth century. When in an earlier time anthropologists and sociologists described collective initiation rituals, the political and gender aspects of these practices were seldom underscored. Today, the power relationships of the body and domination, and the social arena of gender politics are widely regarded as critical to the cultural meaning and interpretation. Gilbert H. Herdt is the editor.

International Bibliography of Anthropology

Author: British Library of Political and Economic Science

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415262354

Category: Reference

Page: 624

View: 1422

IBSS is the essential tool for librarians, university departments, research institutions and any public or private institution whose work requires access to up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the social sciences.

Nature Across Cultures

Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401701490

Category: Science

Page: 482

View: 7530

Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.

Culture, Health and Illness

An Introduction for Health Professionals

Author: Cecil G. Helman

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 148314139X

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 3285

Culture, Health and Illness: An Introduction for Health Professionals, Second edition discusses the fundamentals of medical anthropology. The book is comprised of 12 chapters that present both the theoretical framework and case histories relevant to the topic. The coverage of the text includes the relationship of culture to various health related concepts, such as pain, pharmacology, stress, and epidemiology. The book also discusses the doctor-patient relation, the various sectors of health care, and the scope of medical anthropology. The text will be of great use to professionals in health related fields. Researchers and practitioners of anthropology, sociology, and psychology will also benefit from this book.

Natural Resource Use and Global Change

New Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Social Ecology

Author: K. Bruckmeier

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137303158

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 4317

Building on recent developments in social ecology, this book advances a new critical theory of society and nature, exploring social metabolism and global resource flows in contemporary society. Barriers to global sustainability are identified and conditions for transforming industrial economies towards new sustainable resource use are described.