Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Reader

Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Reader


By (author) Aaron Podolefsky, By (author) Peter Brown, By (author) Scott M. Lacy

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  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 18mm | 885g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0078117046
  • ISBN 13: 9780078117046
  • Edition: 10, Revised
  • Edition statement: 10th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white tables, maps, figures
  • Sales rank: 1,117,969

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"Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Reader" is a collection of articles that provides compelling examples of applied research in all four fields of anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. The tenth edition offers 11 new readings and a new chart at the beginning of the text to help instructors and students locate key themes and topics.

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Author information

Aaron Podolefsky is Provost and Vice President for Academic at the University of Northern Iowa, where he also served eight years as Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and also holds degrees in Liberal Studies and Mathematics. He has authored books on law in Papua New Guinea and crime prevention in urban America. Peter J. Brown is a Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, where he also holds a faculty position in the Rollins School of Public Health. He is currently director of Emory's Center for the Study of Health, Culture and Society. He has served as an officer in the Society for Medical Anthropology and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Medical Anthropology for nine years. He has done research on a variety of topics, including malaria, tuberculosis, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, male gender and health, and the history of international health policy. He has been the recipient of three teaching awards. He has co-edited The Anthropology of Infectious Disease (with Marcia Inhorn) as well as the textbooks Applying Anthropology (sixth edition) and Applying Cultural Anthropology (fifth edition) (both with Aaron Podolefsky.

Table of contents

PART I Biological Anthropology 1 Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy- Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron 2 Re-reading Root-Bernstein and McEachron in Cobb County, Georgia: A Year Past and Present- Benjamin Freed 3 Great Mysteries of Human Evolution- Carl Zimmer 4 A New Kind of Ancestor: Ardipithecus Unveiled- Ann Gibbons 5 What are Friends For?- Barbara Smuts 6 Mothers and Others- Sarah Blaffer Hrdy 7 Apes, Hominids, and the Roots of Religion- Barbara King 8 How Race Becomes Biology: Embodiment of Social Inequality- Clarence C. Gravlee 9 Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health- Elizabeth D. Whitaker 10 Ancient Genes and Modern Health- S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner 11 The Tall and the Short of It- Barry Bogin 12 Identifying Victims after a Disaster-Dick Gould PART II Archaeology 13 Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery- Payson D. Sheets 14 Feminine Knowledge and Skills Reconsidered: Women and Flaked Stone Tools- Kathryn Weedman Arthur 15 The Secrets of Ancient Tiwanaku Are Benefiting Today's Bolivia- Baird Straughan 16 Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson's Mounds- Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos 17 Uncovering America's Pyramind Builders- Karen Wright 18 Battle of the Bones- Robson Bonnichsen and Alan L. Schneider 19 The Challenge of Race to American Historical Archaeology- Charles E. Orser Jr. 20 Archaeology and the Vauna Development in Fiji- Andrew Crosby 21 Around the Mall and Beyond- Michael Kernan 22 "Clean Your Plate. There Are People Starving in Africa!": The Application of Archaeology and Ethnography to America's Food Loss Issues- Timothy W. Jones PART III Linguistic Anthropology 23 From Heofonum to Heavens- Yudhiijit Bhattacharjee 23 "To Give up on Words": Silence in Western Apache Culture- Keith H. Basso 25 Village of the Deaf: In a Bedouin Town, a Language Is Born- Margalit Fox 26 Shifting Norms of Linguistic and Cultural Respect: Hybrid Sociolinguistic Zulu Identities- Stephanie Inge Rudwick 27 Lost in Translation- Lera Boroditsky 28 Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers- Deborah Tannem PART IV Cultural Anthropology CULTURE AND FIELDWORK 29 Body Ritual among the Nacirema- Horace Miner 30 Shakespeare in the Bush-Laura Bohannan 31 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari- Richard Borshay Lee FAMILY & KINSHIP 32 Our Babies, Ourselves- Meredith F. Small 33 How Many Fathers Are Best for a Child?- Meredith F. Small 34 When Brothers Share a Wife- Melvyn C. Goldstein 35 How Families Work: Love, Labor and Mediated Oppositions in American Domestic Ritual- Mark Auslander GENDER AND SEXUALITY 36 "Strange Country This": An Introduction to North American Gender Diversity- Will Roscoe 37 Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS- Claire E. Sterk 38 Law, Custom, and Crimes against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India- John van Wiligen and V.C. Channa HEALTH, MEDICINE, AND CULTURE 39 Culture and the Evolution of Obesity- Peter J. Brown 40 Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Franca in a Cultural Borderland- Cheryl Mattingly 41 Culture, Poverty, and HIV Transmission: The Case of Rural Haiti- Paul Farmer 42 Circumcision, Pluralism, and Dilemmas of Cultural Relativism- Corinna A. Kratz WORK AND BUSINESS 43 Conflict and Confluence in Advertising Meetings- Robert A. Morais 44 Just Another Job?: The Commodification of Domestic Labor- Bridget Anderson CONFLICT, LAW, AND CULTURE 45 Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands- Aaron Podolefsky 46 The Kpelle Moot- James L. Gibbs, Jr. 47 Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones- David Rohde 48 Moral Fibers of Farmer Cooperatives: Creating Poverty and Wealth with Cotton in Southern Mali- Scott M. Lacy 49 Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others- Lila Abu-Lughod 50 The Price of Progress- John H. Bodley Glossary G-1 Index I-1