Psychological Problems in Anthropology

Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1473378168

Category: Social Science

Page: 29

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This early work by Franz Boas was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Psychological Problems in Anthropology' is a work on the best methods of the anthropologist in relation to the human mind. Franz Boas was born on July 9th 1958, in Minden, Westphalia. Even though Boas had a passion the natural sciences, he enrolled at the University at Kiel as an undergraduate in Physics. Boas completed his degree with a dissertation on the optical properties of water, before continuing his studies and receiving his doctorate in 1881. Boas became a professor of Anthropology at Columbia University in 1899 and founded the first Ph.D program in anthropology in America. He was also a leading figure in the creation of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Franz Boas had a long career and a great impact on many areas of study. He died on 21st December 1942.

A Franz Boas Reader

The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911

Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062433

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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"The Shaping of American Anthropology is a book which is outstanding in many respects. Stocking is probably the leading authority on Franz Boas; he understands Boas's contributions to American anthropology, as well as anthropology in general, very well. . . . He is, in a word, the foremost historian of anthropology in the world today. . . . The reader is both a collection of Boas's papers and a solid 23-page introduction to giving the background and basic assumptions of Boasian anthropology."—David Schneider, University of Chicago "While Stocking has not attempted to present a person biography, nevertheless Boas's personal characteristics emerge not only in his scholarly essays, but perhaps more vividly in his personal correspondence. . . . Stocking is to be commended for collecting this material together in a most interesting and enjoyable reader."—Gustav Thaiss, American Anthropologist

New Directions in Psychological Anthropology

Author: Theodore Schwartz,Geoffrey M. White,Catherine A. Lutz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521426091

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

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The contributors to this state-of-the-art collection are prominent figures in psychological anthropology, and they write about recent developments in this field. Rooted in psychoanalytic psychology, the early practitioners in the forties and fifties concentrated on studying cross-cultural variation in child rearing practices. While tensions between individual experience and collective meanings are still central to psychological anthropology, alongside fresh versions of the psychoanalytic approaches, other approaches to the study of cognition, emotion, and ethnopsychology have been introduced. Psychological anthropology's present scope includes the psychology of cognition and affect, to which it has made substantial contributions.

Culture and Depression

Studies in the Anthropology and Cross-cultural Psychiatry of Affect and Disorder

Author: Arthur Kleinman,Byron Good

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520058835

Category: Social Science

Page: 535

View: 8393

Some of the most innovative and provocative work on the emotions and illness is occurring in cross-cultural research on depression. Culture and Depression presents the work of anthropologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who examine the controversies, agreements, and conceptual and methodological problems that arise in the course of such research. A book of enormous depth and breadth of discussion, Culture and Depression enriches the cross-cultural study of emotions and mental illness and leads it in new directions. It commences with a historical study followed by a series of anthropological accounts that examine the problems that arise when depression is assessed in other cultures. This is a work of impressive scholarship which demonstrates that anthropological approaches to affect and illness raise central questions for psychiatry and psychology, and that cross-cultural studies of depression raise equally provocative questions for anthropology.

Cora Du Bois

Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent

Author: Susan C. Seymour

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803274289

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 423

View: 8557

Although Cora Du Bois began her life in the early twentieth century as a lonely and awkward girl, her intellect and curiosity propelled her into a remarkable life as an anthropologist and diplomat in the vanguard of social and academic change. Du Bois studied with Franz Boas, a founder of American anthropology, and with some of his most eminent students: Ruth Benedict, Alfred Kroeber, and Robert Lowie. During World War II, she served as a high-ranking officer for the Office of Strategic Services as the only woman to head one of the OSS branches of intelligence, Research and Analysis in Southeast Asia. After the war she joined the State Department as chief of the Southeast Asia Branch of the Division of Research for the Far East. She was also the first female full professor, with tenure, appointed at Harvard University and became president of the American Anthropological Association. Du Bois worked to keep her public and private lives separate, especially while facing the FBI’s harassment as an opponent of U.S. engagements in Vietnam and as a “liberal” lesbian during the McCarthy era. Susan C. Seymour’s biography weaves together Du Bois’s personal and professional lives to illustrate this exceptional “first woman” and the complexities of the twentieth century that she both experienced and influenced.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

View: 1117

The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Selected Writings of Edward Sapir in Language, Culture and Personality

Author: Edward Sapir,David Goodman Mandelbaum

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520055940

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 617

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"For sheer brilliance Edward Sapir is unsurpassed by any American anthropologist, living or dead."--Cylde Kluckhohn, Harvard University

Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology

Samuel Beckett and the Cultural Politics of the Modern Novel

Author: Herbert A. Applebaum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887064388

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

View: 9059

Designed as a reader for courses, this anthology presents an array of theories and interpretations in the field of modern cultural anthropology. It provides a deeper understanding of the major theoretical orientations which have historically guided and currently guide anthropological research.

Psychological Anthropology

A Reader on Self in Culture

Author: Robert A. LeVine

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405105755

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

View: 6781

Psychological Anthropology: A Reader in Self in Culture presents a selection of readings from recent and classical literature with a rich diversity of insights into the individual and society. Presents the latest psychological research from a variety of global cultures Sheds new light on historical continuities in psychological anthropology Explores the cultural relativity of emotional experience and moral concepts among diverse peoples, the Freudian influence and recent psychoanalytic trends in anthropology Addresses childhood and the acquisition of culture, an ethnographic focus on the self as portrayed in ritual and healing, and how psychological anthropology illuminates social change

Psychological Anthropology Reconsidered

Author: John M. Ingham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521559188

Category: Psychology

Page: 308

View: 1758

Reviews developments in pyschological anthropology and examines psychoanalytic, dialogical and social perspectives on personality and culture.

Mapping the Mind

Domain Specificity in Cognition and Culture

Author: Lawrence A. Hirschfeld,Susan A. Gelman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521429931

Category: Psychology

Page: 516

View: 5915

A collection of essays introducing the reader to `domain-specificity'.

Conflict in Construction

Author: Jeffery Whitfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118298691

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 152

View: 3287

Construction projects are beset with disputes. In 1960 around250 writs were issued relating to construction disputes. Within 30years this number increased five-fold, and in the 20 years sincethen the number of disputes has not fallen. Some disputes aresignificant, others are quite minor, but most could probably beavoided. Disputes originate in disagreements or conflict betweenindividuals, which if addressed early, can prevent escalation intosituations that are difficult, expensive and time consuming toresolve. Conflicts in Construction deals with all types ofconflict but concentrates on the conflicts that lead to disputes inconstruction projects. The book shows the reader how to avoid,manage and resolve conflicts before they become seriousdisputes. The first edition of Conflicts in Construction was readwidely and saved many individuals and companies from falling intointractable disputes. The second edition, fully updated, forms thebase content for the Hill/ Knowles seminar series on conflicts,delivered around the globe by the author, and will be an importantread for everyone employed in the construction industry.

The Psychology of Cultural Experience

Author: Carmella C. Moore,Holly F. Mathews

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521005524

Category: Psychology

Page: 247

View: 8366

This volume identifies an emerging synthesis in psychological anthropology and presents the new research agenda taking shape as the discipline moves beyond the postmodernist critique. United by a desire to better understand the relationship of individual experience to culture, the individual authors use a range of contemporary approaches in the field, including person-centered ethnography, activity theory, attachment and object relations theory, and cultural schema theory. Taken together, these chapters demonstrate the importance of basing comparative studies on categories derived from fine-grained accounts of personal experience.

A Companion to Psychological Anthropology

Modernity and Psychocultural Change

Author: Conerly Casey,Robert B. Edgerton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470997222

Category: Social Science

Page: 552

View: 1296

This Companion provides the first definitive overview of psychocultural anthropology: a subject that focuses on cultural, psychological, and social interrelations across cultures. Brings together original essays by leading scholars in the field Offers an in-depth exploration of the concepts and topics that have emerged through contemporary ethnographic work and the processes of global change Key issues range from studies of consciousness and time, emotion, cognition, dreaming, and memory, to the lingering effects of racism and ethnocentrism, violence, identity and subjectivity

Psychological Anthropology

Author: Thomas R. Williams

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110802813

Category: Philosophy

Page: 666

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Issues in cultural anthropology

selected readings

Author: David W. McCurdy

Publisher: Little Brown and Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 390

View: 5271

This book looks at cultural anthropology through articles about the major issues that have concerned & sometimes divided anthropologists.

The Perception of the Environment

Essays on Livelihood, Dwelling and Skill

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415228312

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 7849

In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment. They are thus as much biological as cultural. The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn on the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to 'dwell', and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before. The book is set to revolutionise the way we think about what is 'biological' and 'cultural' in humans, about evolution and history, and indeed about what it means for human beings - at once organisms and persons - to inhabit an environment. The Perception of the Environment will be essential reading not only for anthropologists but also for biologists, psychologists, archaeologists, geographers and philosophers.