Inside Cultures

A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: William Balee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315426471

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This concise, contemporary, and inexpensive option for instructors of cultural anthropology breaks away from the traditional structure of introductory textbooks. Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the impacts of colonialism on traditional cultures, Inside Cultures shows students how cultural anthropology can help us understand the complex, globalized world around us. This second edition: includes brand new material on a variety of subjects, including genomic studies, race and racism, cross-cultural issues of gender identity, terrorism and ethnography, and business anthropology; presents updated and enhanced discussions of medical anthropology, European colonialism and disease, the Atlantic slave trade, and much more; offers personal stories of the author’s fieldwork in Amazonia, sidebars illustrating fascinating cases of cultures in action, and other pedagogical elements such as timelines; is written is clear, supple prose that delights readers while informing them

Studyguide for Inside Cultures: a New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology by William Balee, ISBN 9781598746051

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ISBN: 9781490241623

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Cultural Forests of the Amazon

A Historical Ecology of People and Their Landscapes

Author: William L. Balée

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317864

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Winner of the Society for Economic Botany's Mary W. Klinger Book Award. Cultural Forests of the Amazon is a comprehensive and diverse account of how indigenous people transformed landscapes and managed resources in the most extensive region of tropical forests in the world. Until recently, most scholars and scientists, as well as the general public, thought indigenous people had a minimal impact on Amazon forests, once considered to be total wildernesses. William Balé e’ s research, conducted over a span of three decades, shows a more complicated truth. In Cultural Forests of the Amazon, he argues that indigenous people, past and present, have time and time again profoundly transformed nature into culture. Moreover, they have done so using their traditional knowledge and technology developed over thousands of years. Balé e demonstrates the inestimable value of indigenous knowledge in providing guideposts for a potentially less destructive future for environments and biota in the Amazon. He shows that we can no longer think about species and landscape diversity in any tropical forest without taking into account the intricacies of human history and the impact of all forms of knowledge and technology. Balé e describes the development of his historical ecology approach in Amazonia, along with important material on little-known forest dwellers and their habitats, current thinking in Amazonian historical ecology, and a narrative of his own dialogue with the Amazon and its people.

Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity

A Unified Approach

Author: Elisa J Sobo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315430002

Category: Social Science

Page: 356

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This lively text offers a unique, holistic approach to human diversity for undergraduate courses in fields including anthropology, medicine, human ecology, and general education. Leading medical anthropologist Elisa Sobo rises to the challenge of truly integrating biology and culture. Her inviting writing style and fascinating examples make important new ideas from complexity theory and epigenetics accessible to undergraduates from all disciplines, regardless of academic background. Students learn to conceptualize human biology and culture concurrently—as an adaptive biocultural capacity that has helped to produce the rich range of human diversity seen today. With clearly structured topics, an extensive glossary and suggestions for further reading, this text makes a complex, interdisciplinary topic a joy to teach.

The Tapestry of Culture

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Abraham Rosman,Paula G. Rubel

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072830255

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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This work is an introduction to cultural anthropology, designed to provide a conceptual framework to understand both classic and contemporary ethnographies. A revised chapter 1 gives students clear introduction to get them started in the course.

The Evolution of Culture

The Development of Civilization to the Fall of Rome

Author: Leslie A White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315418568

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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One of the major works of twentieth-century anthropological theory, written by one of the discipline’s most important, complex, and controversial figures, has not been in print for several years. Now Evolution of Culture is again available in paperback, allowing today’s generation of anthropologists new access to Leslie White’s crucial contribution to the theory of cultural evolution. A new, substantial introduction by Robert Carneiro and Burton J. Brown assess White’s historical importance and continuing influence in the discipline. White is credited with reintroducing evolution in a way that had a profound impact on our understanding of the relationship between technology, ecology, and culture in the development of civilizations. A materialist, he was particularly concerned with societies’ ability to harness energy as an indicator of progress, and his empirical analysis of this equation covers a vast historical span. Fearlessly tackling the most fundamental questions of culture and society during the cold war, White was frequently a lightning rod both inside and outside the academy. His book will provoke equally potent debates today, and is a key component of any course or reading list in anthropological or archaeological theory and cultural ecology.

Culture, people, nature

an introduction to general anthropology

Author: Marvin Harris

Publisher: Harpercollins College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 678

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Professor Harris - the leading theorist in cultural materialism - bases this comprehensive work on the perspective of thematic and theoretical coherence, giving the book depth and continuity. Speaking directly to students, helpful chapter introductions and end-of-chapter summaries focus on key points before and after reading each chapter. This seventh edition includes meticulous updating of research and scholarship, especially in the very active field of physical anthropology and archaeology. A new feature - "America Now Updates" - turns an anthropological eye on the contemporary U.S., emphasizing the comparative aspects of anthropology and making the discipline relevant to students.

Small places, large issues

an introduction to social and cultural anthropology

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Publisher: Pluto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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A revised and updated edition of this unique best-selling guide to social and cultural anthropology.

Mirror for humanity

a concise introduction to cultural anthropology

Author: Conrad Phillip Kottak

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780072414875

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

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