By Jack David Eller
Cultural Anthropology: Global forces, neighborhood lives is an accessible ethnographically wealthy cultural anthropology textbook which supplies a coherent and refreshingly new imaginative and prescient of the self-discipline and its topic matter—human variety. The fifteen chapters and 3 prolonged case stories current the entire important components of cultural anthropology, organizing them in conceptually and thematically significant and unique ways. A full one-third of its content material is dedicated to vital worldwide and historic cultural phenomena corresponding to colonialism, nationalism, ethnicity and ethnic clash, fiscal improvement, environmental concerns, cultural revival, fundamentalism, and renowned culture. The more conventional subject matters of anthropology (language, economics, kinship, politics, faith, race) are built-in into this broader dialogue to mirror the altering content material of latest classes. This good written and good organised textual content has been trialled either within the lecture room and on-line. the writer has vast educating adventure and is mainly strong at providing fabric basically matching his exposition to the speed of scholars' knowing. specifically designed in color to be invaluable to ultra-modern scholars, Cultural Anthropology: worldwide forces, neighborhood lives: helps learn with chapter case stories on topics as assorted as "Doing Anthropology at Microsoft" to "Banning non secular Symbols in France" explains tricky keywords with marginal glosses and hyperlinks comparable themes with marginal cross-references assists revision with boxed bankruptcy summaries, an intensive bibliography and index illustrates strategies and statement with a brilliant variety of images drawn from the main modern anthropological assets presents a help web site which include examine publications, powerpoint shows, bankruptcy supplementations, multiple-choice, essay, and project questions, a version path mapped to the textbook, a flashcard thesaurus of phrases, hyperlinks to priceless maps
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G. g. Howes 1996; Counihan and Van Esterick 1997; Miller 1998), conservation and parks (Igoe 2004), undocumented migration (Chavez 1998), homelessness (Finkelstein 2005), casino gambling (Darian-Smith 2004), natural disasters (Hoffman and Oliver-Smith 2002), the media (Askew and Wilk 2002), and even the meat industry (Stull and Broadway 2004). Finally, cultural anthropologists are no longer the exclusive owners and practitioners of “anthropological” concepts and methods; other social scientists (in 11 See Chapters 11–15 See Chapter 12 See Chapters 13 and 14 See Chapters 14 and 15 Glocalization A combination of the words “globalization” and “local,” which suggests the unique local and situated forms and effects of widespread and even global processes.
G. water or land rights) and cultural interests. When I was doing my fieldwork in Australia, there were anthropologists assisting Aboriginal groups to collect and present their tradition-based land claims in Australian courts; they would conduct the research, brief the lawyers, and sometimes even testify themselves in court. Others were helping them produce and sell their art. R. 1965 . Structure and Function in Primitive Society. New York: The Free Press. E. 1962. Social Anthropology and Other Essays.
Aboriginals do not have or perhaps care for opera, but they have corroborees and didgeridoo music. ” Even the “second best” would not count, and “low” or “folk” or “popular” culture would certainly not count – and such was Arnold’s intent. UNDERSTANDING AND STUDYING CULTURE 25 “Culture” is an old word, derived from the Latin root cultus for “cultivated” and related to such words as cult and agriculture and other usages such as a bacteria culture. The common thread among them involves raising something or growing it into a particular form.
Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives by Jack David Eller