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Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134518299

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today's world Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World presents a brief, balanced introduction to the world's cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own, and offers frequent opportunities to engage deeply with key concepts. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the Fourth Edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for the Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they've learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, Fourth Edition is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm) & Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 013451890X / 9780134518909 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World plus MyAnthroLab® for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology -- Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134518292 / 9780134518299 Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World, 4/e 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Access Card

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara D. Miller

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205035182

Category: Social Science

Page: 428

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Successfully integrating attention to culture change, gender, class, race, ethnicity, and the environment, Barbara Miller's Cultural Anthropology engages students with compelling ethnographic examples, and demonstrates the relevance of anthropology in today's world. Faculty and students praise the book’s proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning! Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Barbara Miller stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. In addition, the last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures, and how the importance of local cultural values and needs are shaping international development policies and programs.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134419618

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLab® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706 Cultural Anthropology plus MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology — Access Card Package — 8/e Package consists of: • 0134419073 / 9780134419077 Cultural Anthropology, 8/e • 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand today’s world Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the world’s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLab® MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology courses extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

e-Study Guide for: Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World by Barbara D. Miller, ISBN 9780205540662

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Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478436255

Category: Education

Page: 84

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Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.

Out in Public

Reinventing Lesbian / Gay Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Ellen Lewin,William L. Leap

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405191023

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 9410

Out in Public addresses, and engages us in, the new and exciting directions in the emerging field of lesbian/gay anthropology. The authors offer a deep conversation about the meaning of sexuality, subjectivity and culture. Affirms the importance of recognizing gay and lesbian social issues within the arena of public anthropology Explores critical concerns of gay activism in a variety of global settings, from the U.S., the European Union, Singapore, Nigeria, India, Nicaragua, and Guadalajara Offers a unique focus on the politics of being gay and lesbian - in cross-cultural perspective Deals with broad-ranging issues that affect human sexuality and human rights globally Winner of the 2009 Ruth Benedict Prize in the category of "Best Anthology"

Practicing Ethnography in a Globalizing World

An Anthropological Odyssey

Author: June C. Nash

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759108813

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 1775

In her new book, distinguished anthropologist June Nash tackles the critical question of how people of diverse cultures confront the common problems that arise with global integration. She reveals these impacts on an urban U.S. community, on Mandalay rice cultivators, as well as on Mayan and Andean peasants and miners. Her decades-long research in these communities provides a valuable resource for anthropologists and other social scientists engaged in contemporary ethnographic research.

Cultural Differences in a Globalizing World

Author: Michael Minkov

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857246135

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

View: 3454

Endorsed by Geert Hofstede, this is the only book that explains the relationship between national culture and national differences in crucially important phenomena, such as speed of economic growth, murder rates, and educational achievement in a scientifically rigorous way.

Culture and Development in a Globalizing World

Geographies, Actors and Paradigms

Author: Sarah Radcliffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134274572

Category: Science

Page: 282

View: 2766

Using recent research on development projects around the world, this book argues that culture has become an explicit tool and framework for development discourse and practice. Providing a theoretical and empirically informed critique, this informative book includes conceptual overviews and case studies on topics such as: development for indigenous people natural resource management social capital and global markets for Third World music post-apartheid South Africa cultural difference in the USA’s late capitalism. The editor concludes by evaluating the outcomes of development’s ‘cultural turn’, proposing a framework for future work in this field. By combining case studies from both ‘Third World’ and ‘First World’ countries, the book, ideal for those in the fields of geography, culture and development studies, raises innovative questions about the ‘transferability’ of notions of culture across the world, and the types of actors involved.

Flexible Staatsbürgerschaften

die kulturelle Logik von Transnationalität

Author: Aihwa Ong

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518416792

Category: Chinese

Page: 414

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Das Königreich der Sprache

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641209234

Category: Art

Page: 224

View: 5913

In den vergangenen 150 Jahren wurden von der Entdeckung des Penizillins über die Entschlüsselung der menschlichen DNS bis zum Nachweis des Higgs-Bosons kolossale Fortschritte gemacht. Doch an einer der drängendsten Fragen der Menschheitsgeschichte - Wo liegt der Ursprung der menschlichen Sprache? - scheitert die Wissenschaft bis heute. Das hat, wie Tom Wolfe genüsslich darlegt, führende Forscher von Charles Darwin bis Noam Chomsky jedoch zu keiner Zeit davon abgehalten, grandiose Erfolge zu verkünden, die gar keine waren, Konkurrenten zu diffamieren, anstatt eigene Fehler einzugestehen, und generell des Kaisers neue Kleider in den schillerndsten Farben zu beschreiben. In Das Königreich der Sprache vertritt Wolfe die These, wonach die Sprache die erste kulturelle Leistung des Menschen und somit nicht mit der Evolutiontheorie oder wissenschaftlicher Systematik zu erklären ist.

Gender & Difference in a Globalizing World

Twenty-first Century Anthropology

Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees

Publisher: Waveland PressInc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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Francis E. Mascia-Lees' ability to synthesize complex ideas rewards readers with a text that clearly conceptualizes how differences of gender, race, class, and sexuality structure today's globalizing world. It exposes the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical orientations used in anthropology to study gender, difference, power, and inequality including feminist anthropology; black feminist anthropology; lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgendered theory; practice, postcolonial, symbolic, and psychological anthropology; as well as social evolutionism, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology, among others. Mascia-Lees combines core components of these perspectives with insightful analyses and ethnographic examples to illustrate how global events and transformations have molded and continue to shape gender identities, behaviors, and expectations and produce and sustain worldwide inequalities. This exemplary treatment provides a solid background to understand complex issues and to think critically about remedying uneven degrees of privilege and experiences of oppression both within and across nations.

Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age

Second Edition

Author: Kenneth J Guest

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393265005

Category: Social Science

Page: 800

View: 3499

The Second Edition of Ken Guest's Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.

Arts and Aesthetics in a Globalizing World

Author: Raminder Kaur,Parul Dave-Mukherji

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0857855476

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This is an investigation of arts and aesthetics in their widest senses and experiences, presenting a variety of perspectives which range from the metaphysical to the political. Moving beyond art as an expression of the inner mind and invention of the individual self, the volume bridges the gap between changing perceptions of contemporary art and aesthetics, and maps globalizing currents in a number of contexts and regions. The volume includes an impressive variety of case studies offered by established leaders in the field and original and emerging scholarly talent covering areas in India, Nepal, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Rwanda, and Germany, as well as providing transnational or diasporic perspectives. From the contradictory demands made on successful artists from the south in the global art world such as Anish Kapoor, to images of war and puppetry created by female political prisoners, the volume compels creative and political interpretations of the ever-changing and globalizing terrain of arts and aesthetics.

Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World

Recasting the Area Studies Debate

Author: Ali Mirsepassi,Amrita Basu,Frederick Stirton Weaver

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629634

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 2651

These works entertain the question of how scholars may reconfigure area-based knowledge to respond to social sciences and globalization. The essays in this collection address the current crisis in area studies, a crisis that differs from its perennial struggle with the established academic disciplines. This crisis stems from the confluence of three related circumstances: the end of the Cold War; greater economic and cultural fluidity across political borders; and contradictory intellectual trends in the academy, which include on the one hand a renaissance of universalizing thinking in the social sciences and on the other hand, the rise of post-colonial studies and debates about modernity, postmodernity, and cultural hybridization. Although the essays differ markedly in their focus and strategies, the authors all demonstrate that local knowledge, including serious study of individual cultures and proficiency in foreign languages, which are vital to understanding rapidly changing global patterns and to countering universal claims by the social sciences. While the authors also agree that area studies must reject their enthnocentric heritages and adopt inventive new contours, they pr

Der rauchblaue Fluss

Author: Amitav Ghosh

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641096634

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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Ein monumentaler Roman über Ruhm und Leid in einer frühen Ära der Globalisierung Kanton 1838. Über den sagenumwobenen Perlfluss gelangen Glückssucher und Abenteurer aus aller Welt in die chinesische Hafenstadt: Für den jungen Maler Robin Chinnery ist die pulsierende Metropole der ideale Zufluchtsort, um den Heiratsplänen, die seine Mutter für ihn hat, zu entkommen. Der britische Botaniker Fitcher Penrose ist in Begleitung seiner jungen Assistentin Paulette unterwegs nach Kanton, um dort nach einer geheimnisvollen Kamelienart zu suchen, der wahre Zauberkräfte zugesprochen werden. Und der indische Kaufmann Bahram Modi erhofft sich mit der größten Ladung Opium, die er je von Kalkutta nach Kanton transportiert hat, das Geschäft seines Lebens. Es sieht so aus, als würden die Dinge gut für ihn anlaufen, denn man beruft ihn in die Kantoner Handelskammer. Doch dann beginnen die autoritätseinflößenden Mandarine den ausländischen Kaufleuten auf den Leib zu rücken, denn der chinesische Kaiser will den Handel mit Opium verbieten. Und plötzlich stehen alle Zeichen auf Krieg ... Ein schillerndes Epos, ein entlarvender Blick auf die Ursprünge unseres Wirtschaftssystems und eine Verbeugung vor der chinesischen Kulturgeschichte, betörend und spannend zugleich.

Die Geographie des Zorns

Author: Arjun Appadurai

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518125410

Category: Culture conflict

Page: 158

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Cultural Anthropology

A Global Perspective

Author: Raymond Scupin

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780205158805

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

View: 6552

Societal Organization and Globalization in Cultural Anthropology Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective provides students with an introduction to cultural anthropology through a traditional holistic and integrative approach. Organized by societal type, this book's primary emphasis is on applied anthropology, with a strong coverage of globalization. Additionally, it emphasizes three unifying themes: 1) the diversity of human societies and cultural patterns the world over, 2) the similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike, and 3) the interconnections between the sciences and humanities within anthropology. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Critical Perspective boxes ask students to step into an anthropologist's shoes and use their own reasoning and judgment to approach and analyze problems that often arise in research situations. Engage Students - Applying Anthropology boxes show students that anthropological research helps solve problems that are currently faced by today's societies. Anthropologists at Work boxes profile prominent anthropologists, providing real life examples of many issues covered in the chapters. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can Create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic "MyTest" Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, this text organizes its material based on levels of societal organization and regional topics, instead of structuring the book according to specific topics in anthropology, and devotes five chapters to globalization and culture change! Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (VP ISBN-10: 0205179290, VP ISBN-13: 9780205179299)

Revel for Cultural Anthropology -- Access Code Card

Author: Barbara Miller

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134419558

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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REVEL for "Cultural Anthropology "presents a balanced introduction to the world s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, REVEL for the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. REVEL is Pearson s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, REVEL offers an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Enlivening course content with media interactives and assessments, REVEL empowers educators to increase engagement with the course, and to better connect with students. NOTE: REVEL is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone REVEL access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use REVEL. "

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