Applying Cultural Anthropology: An Introductory Reader

Applying Cultural 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 | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 272mm x 15mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 30 July 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0078117038
  • ISBN 13: 9780078117039
  • Edition: 9, Revised
  • Edition statement: 9th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations map.
  • Sales rank: 1,304,239

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The ninth edition of "Applying Anthropology: An Introductory Reader" is a collection of articles that provide compelling examples of applied research in cultural anthropology. In this age of globalization and increased cultural intolerance, the basic messages of public anthropology are more important than ever. This new edition offers ten new readings that refer to contemporary social issues such as religious belief, work and family, social class, food production, relationships, consumerism, the effects of climate change on culture, and globalization.

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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

Fieldwork 1. Shakespeare in the Bush Laura Bohannan (Natural History, 1966) 2. Eating Christmas in the Kalahari Richard Borshay Lee (Natural History, 1969) 3. Maxwell's Demons: Disenchantment in the FieldJanet McIntosh Kinship and Family 4. When Brothers Share a WifeMelvyn C. Goldstein (Natural History, 1987) 5. How Many Fathers Are Best for a Child?Meredith F. Small (Discover, 2003) 6. "To Give up on Words": Silence in Western Apache CultureKeith H. Basso (Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, 1970) 7. How Families Work: Love, Labor and Mediated Oppositions in American Domestic RitualMark Auslander Ritual and Religion 8. Body Ritual Among the NaciremaHorace Miner (American Anthropologist, 1956) 9. Ritual in the Operating RoomPearl Katz 10. Plastic Red Rituals: There's More to That Cup Than You ThinkKrystal D'Costa 11. The Adaptive Value of Religious RitualRichard Sosis (American Scientist, 2004) Food and Agriculture 12. The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human RaceJared Diamond (Discover, 1987) 13. The Forgotten Population: Youth, Food Insecurity, and the Global Food CrisisCraig Hadley, Tefera Belachew, David Lindstrom, Fasil Tessema 14. Chinese Table Manners: You Are How You EatEugene Cooper (Human Organization, 1986) Gender and Sexuality 15. Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and HersDeborah Tannen 16. Measuring Up to Barbie: Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular CultureJacqueline Urla and Alan C. Swedlund 17. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on CulturalRelativism and Its OthersLila Abu-Lughod (American Anthropologist, 2002) 18. Gay Marriage and AnthropologyLinda S. Stone (Anthropology News, 2004) 19. "Strange Country This": An Introduction to North American Gender DiversityWill Roscoe (Changing Ones, 1998) Medical Anthropology 20. It Takes A Village Healer: Anthropologists believe traditional medicine can remedy Africa's aids crisis. Are They Right?Matthew Steinglass 21. The Viral SuperhighwayGeorge Armelagos (The Sciences, 1998) 22. Culture and the Evolution of ObesityPeter J. Brown (Human Nature, 1991) 23. Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Francain a Cultural BorderlandCheryl Mattingly (American Anthropologist, 2006) Money and Conflict 24. Anthropologist Takes Inner-City Children on Shopping SpreesElizabeth Chin 25. Just Another Job?: The Commodification of Domestic LaborBridget Anderson 26. Conflict and Confluence in Advertising MeetingsRobert J. Morais (Human Organization, 2007) Law and Conflict 27. Law, Custom, and Crimes against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in IndiaJohn van Willigen and V. C. Channa (Human Organization, 1991) 28. The Kpelle MootJames L. Gibbs Jr. (Africa, 1963) 29. Sacred Barriers to Conflict Resolution 192Scott Atran, Robert Axelrod, Richard Davis (Science, 2007) 30. Army Enlists Anthropology in War ZonesDavid Rohde (New York Times, 2007) 31. Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea HighlandsAaron Podolefsky (Ethnology, 1984) Environment, Poverty, & Development 32. Are the Desert People Winning?Robert Sapolsky 33. Two Rights Make a Wrong: Indigenous Peoples VersusEnvironmental Protection AgenciesRichard Reed 34. Moral Fibers of Farmer Cooperatives: Creating Poverty and Wealth with Cotton in Southern MaliScott M. Lacy (2008) 35. Family Planning Outreach and Credit Programs in Rural BangladeshSidney Ruth Schuler and Syed M. Hashemi (Human Organization, 1995) Globalization and Culture Change 36. The Search for Sustainable Markets: The Promise and Failures of Fair TradeJulia Smith (Culture & Agriculture, 2007) 37. Globalization from the Ground UpDave Crawford 38. The Price of Progress 273John H. Bodley (Victims of Progress, 1999)