Culture and Health

Applying Medical Anthropology

Author: Michael Winkelman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470462612

Category: Medical

Page: 512

View: 895

Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.

Anthropology and Public Health

Bridging Differences in Culture and Society

Author: Robert A. Hahn,Marcia Claire Inhorn

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195374649

Category: Medical

Page: 730

View: 5278

Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums

Author: Michael M. Ames

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774853034

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

View: 3185

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world. In it, Michael Ames, an internationally renowned museum director, challenges popular concepts and criticisms of museums and presents an alternate perspective which reflects his experiences from many years of museum work. Based on the author's previous book, Museums, the Public and Anthropology, the new edition includes seven new essays which argue, as in the previous volume, that museums and anthropologists must contextualize and critique themselves -- they must analyse and critique the social, political and economic systems within which they work. In the new essays, Ames looks at the role of consumerism and the market economy in the production of such phenomena as worlds' fairs and McDonald's hamburger chains, referring to them as "museums of everyday life" and indicating the way in which they, like museums, transform ideology into commonsense, thus reinforcing and perpetuating hegemonic control over how people think about and represent themselves. He also discusses the moral/political ramifications of conflicting attitudes towards Aboriginal art (is it art or artifact?); censorship (is it liberating or repressive?); and museum exhibits (are they informative or disinformative?). The earlier essays outline the development of museums in the Western world, the problems faced by anthropologists in attempting to deal with the often conflicting demands of professional as opposed to public interests, the tendency to both fabricate and stereotype, and the need to establish a reciprocal rather than exploitative relationship between museums/anthropologists and Aboriginal people. Written during the course of the last decade, these essays offer an accessible, often anecdotal, journey through one professional anthropologist's concerns about, and hopes for, his discipline and its future.

Culture Sketches

Author: Holly Peters-Golden

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433033

Category: Electronic books

Page: 321

View: 9840

Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

Economics and Morality

Anthropological Approaches

Author: Katherine E. Browne,Barbara Lynne Milgram

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780759112025

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

View: 9384

In Economics and Morality, the authors seek to illuminate the multiple kinds of analyses relating morality and economic behavior in particular kinds of economic systems. The chapters explore economic systems from a variety of diverse indigenous and capitalist societies, focusing on moral challenges in non-Western economic systems undergoing profound change, grassroots movements and moral claims in the context of capitalism, and morality-based movements taking place within corporate and state institutions. The anthropological insights of each chapter provide the value of firsthand fieldwork and ethnographic investigation, as well as the tradition of critically studying non-Western and Western societies. Because the moral challenges in a given capitalist society can no longer be effectively addressed without considering the interaction and influences of different societies in the global system, the international ethnographic research in this book can help document and make sense of the changes sweeping our planet.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey,James Peoples

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285415558

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 4409

Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. 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.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470692936

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 8251

This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of politics. Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead Anthropology’s distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume

Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller,Bernard A. Wood,Andrew Balkansky

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205469468

Category: Social Science

Page: 721

View: 7150

Provides coverage, currency and connections of the four fields and core concepts through out the text to provide students with the most integrated and contemporary understanding of anthropology available. Overview of the four fields of cultural, biological, physical anthropology and archaeology. Anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the interconnection between the four fields of anthropology and access the latest research available in each field.

Research Methods in Anthropology

Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Author: Harvey Russell Bernard

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 075911241X

Category: Social Science

Page: 666

View: 4988

Research Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Teaching Mathematics in Secondary and Middle School

An Interactive Approach

Author: James S. Cangelosi

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130950185

Category: Education

Page: 436

View: 3651

Interactive in its approach, this book focuses on all the complex aspects of teaching mathematics in today's classroom and the most current NCTM standards. It illustrates how to creatively incorporate the standards into teaching along with inquiry-based instructional strategies. The book illustrates how to lead pupils toward meaningful mathematics and strategies for developing mathematics skills. Includes an abundance of illustrative examples, mini case studies, one expansive case study that follows a mathematics teacher through his first year in the profession, cooperative learning activities, field-based activities, and transitional activities. Reviews applying for faculty positions as a mathematics teacher, teaching math from a historical perspective, communication with math, working with students as individuals, working with ESL/EFL and integrating math with other content areas. Includes updated information with respect to the research literature, the publication of PSSM, and advances in technology. For educators teaching mathematics in secondary and middle school.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Nancy Bonvillain

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134638174

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

View: 8934

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Examine cultural anthropology through the lens of globalization and culture change Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity. Centering her approach on the roles of globalization and cultural change, author Nancy Bonvillain encourages students to think critically about what is going on in the world, and to examine how events affect cultures. The Fourth Edition has been updated with the latest statistical data and offers discussion of hot-button contemporary topics such as climate change, online communication, and GMOs. Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077433025

Category: Electronic books

Page: 417

View: 5274

Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.

Anthropology

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin R. Ember,Peter N. Peregrine

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205957187

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 4662

Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time Anthropology, provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the holistic four fields of anthropology and the important role of applied anthropology. Readers will understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists. It also show students how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia. The fourteenth edition places an increased emphasis on new explanations and the necessity to evaluate these new explanations logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. REVEL from Pearson is an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's student read, think, and learn. REVEL modernizes familiar and respected course content with dynamic media interactives and assessments, and empowers educators to increase engagement in the course, better connecting with students. The result is increased student engagement and improved learning. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. It: Immersive Learning Experiences with REVEL: REVEL delivers immersive learning experiences designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Engaging Pedagogically-Driven Design: Learning Objectives in each chapter correspond to chapter summary materials A Clear Understanding of humans: Readers will learn the major variations in human kinship, economic, political, and religious systems and why it is significant. Focus on Contemporary issues: Students will understand contemporary social problems and how anthropology might be used to address them.

Biological Anthropology

Author: Michael Alan Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767425940

Category: Social Science

Page: 485

View: 3008

This concise introduction to biological (physical) anthropology discusses the core areas of the discipline within a unique framework modeled on the scientific method. Each chapter poses questions that get at the heart of the field, answers them, and then re-examines them in the same way that scientists generate and test hypotheses.

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach

Sixth Edition

Author: Michael Park

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 0077499980

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 7282

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach is a concise text for the introductory-level, general anthropology course. The student-friendly format presents a unique holistic approach to anthropology, examining the biocultural nature, evolution, and behavior of the human species. ParkÍs engaging narrative and thoughtful level of detail makes anthropology both interesting and accessible for students.

Quilter's Precut Companion

Handy Reference Guide + 25 Precut-Friendly Blocks

Author: N.A

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1617452211

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 32

View: 315

Master precuts with this compete and indispensable guide to working with Charm Packs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls, Turnovers, and more! Sew 25 traditional blocks from squares, half-square triangles, and precut strips with timesaving tips and tricks from the one and only Missouri Star Quilt Company. You’ll cover all the basics, including precut options, standard quilt sizes and needle types. Plus, finish your quilt like a pro with yardage and cutting info for borders, backings, and bindings! Easy-to-use charts, tables, and illustrations are at your fingertips in this handy, spiral-bound guide that’s easy to take with you.

This Light of Ours

Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: Leslie G. Kelen

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617031720

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5015

This Light of Ours: Activist Photographers of the Civil Rights Movement is a paradigm-shifting publication that presents the Civil Rights Movement through the work of nine activist photographers-men and women who chose to document the national struggle against segregation and other forms of race-based disenfranchisement from within the movement. Unlike images produced by photojournalists, who covered breaking news events, these photographers lived within the movement-primarily within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) framework-and documented its activities by focusing on the student activists and local people who together made it happen. The core of the book is a selection of 150 black-and-white photographs, representing the work of photographers Bob Adelman, George Ballis, Bob Fitch, Bob Fletcher, Matt Herron, David Prince, Herbert Randall, Maria Varela, and Tamio Wakayama. Images are grouped around four movement themes and convey SNCC’s organizing strategies, resolve in the face of violence, impact on local and national politics, and influence on the nation’s consciousness. The photographs and texts of This Light of Ours remind us that the movement was a battleground, that the battle was successfully fought by thousands of “ordinary” Americans among whom were the nation’s courageous youth, and that the movement’s moral vision and impact continue to shape our lives.

TIME for Kids Big Book of Why

1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know

Author: Editors of TIME For Kids Magazine

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 1618932640

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 8272

Why do we have eyebrows? What's a black hole and what happens if you fall into one? What's the fastest a human is capable of running? Why do wet fingers stick to metal in the freezer? Where is the deepest point on Earth?

Divided by subject area - humans, animals, environment/nature, technology, and space - and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why. Of course, TIME for Kids goes beyond answering the question by dipping into the science or history to further explain the answer in an easy-to-follow, straightforward manner. This is a must -have book to satisfy the most curious of kids and provokes a great way to encourage interest and knowledge about a wide range of subjects, as well as to stimulate reading. Kids will be desperate to share what they've learned with their parents, teachers, and friends...and anyone else who will listen.

Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art

Combine Photos & Fabric - Create Your Own Mixed-Media Masterpiece

Author: Wen Redmond

Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc

ISBN: 161745270X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 537

Create mixed-media art quilts starting from your digital photographs. Wen Redmond teaches you to edit images with software, print them onto fabric, and accentuate them with stitching.