Applying Anthropology

Applying Anthropology : An Introductory Reader

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This supplementary reader is composed of both classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the significant contributions that cultural anthropologists make; the emphasis is on the applicability of cultural anthropology to understanding and improving the present day human condition.show more

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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 213.4 x 274.3 x 17.8mm | 839.16g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • Revised
  • 6th Revised edition
  • 0767418417
  • 9780767418416

About Aaron Podolefsky

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.show more

Table of contents

(Asterisks indicate articles new to this edition) Introduction: Understanding Humans and Human Problems PART I. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 1. Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron, "Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy" / 2. Barbara Smuts, "What Are Friends For?" / 3. Meredith Small, "What's Love Got to Do with It?" / 4. Kenneth L. Feder, "Dawson's Dawn Man: The Hoax at Piltdown" / 5. Elizabeth D. Whitaker, "Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health" / 6. S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner, "Ancient Genes and Modern Health" / 7. Barry Bogin, "The Tall and the Short of It" / * 8. Douglas W. Owsley et al., "Recovery and Identification of Civilian Victims of War in Croatia" / 9. Alan H. Goodman, "Bred in the Bone?" PART II. ARCHAEOLOGY 10. Jared Diamond, "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race" / * 11. Heather Pringle, "New Women of the Ice Age" / 12. Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos, "Disease and Death at Dr.Dickson's Mounds" / 13. Allen G. Pastron, "Opportunities in Cultural Resources Management" / 14. Baird Straughan, "The Secrets of Ancient Tiwanaku Are Benefiting Today's Bolivia" / 15. Jared Diamond, "Easter's End" / 16. Profile of an Anthropologist: "From Tikal to Tucson: Today's Garbage Is Tomorrow's Artifact" / 17. Gail G. Harrison, William L. Rathje, and Wilson W. Hughes, "Food Waste Behavior in an Urban Population" / 18. Payson D. Sheets, "Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery" PART III. CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY Culture and Fieldwork 19. Horace Miner, "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" / * 20. Margaret Mead, "Letter from Peri -- Manus II" / * 21. Claire E. Sterk, "Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS" / 22. Philippe Bourgois, "Crack in Spanish Harlem" / 23. Jennifer J. Laabs, Profile of an Anthropologist: "Corporate Anthropologists" Culture and Communication 24. Laura Bohannan, "Shakespeare in the Bush" / * 25. Matt Cartmill, "The Gift of Gab" / 26. Daniel N. Maltz and Ruth A. Borker, "A Cultural Approach to Male-Female Miscommunication" Culture and Food 27. Jill Dubisch, "You Are What You Eat: Religious Aspects of the Health Food Movement" / 28. Eugene Cooper, "Chinese Table Manners: You are How You Eat" / 29. Peter J. Brown, "Culture and the Evolution of Obesity" Culture and Race 30. Jared Diamond, "Race Without Color" / 31. American Anthropological Association, "Draft Official Statement on 'Race'" / 32. Peggy McIntosh, "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack" / * 33. Yolanda T. Moses, "Race, Higher Education, and American Society" Economy and Business 34. Richard Borshay Lee, "Eating Christmas in the Kalahari" / 35. Lee Cronk, "Strings Attached" / 36. Gerald F. Murray, "The Domestication of Wood in Haiti: A Case Study in Applied Evolution" / 37. Richard H. Reeves-Ellington, "Using Cultural Skills for Cooperative Advantage in Japan" Gender and Marriage 38. Ernestine Friedl, "Society and Sex Roles" / * 39. Joan Cassell, "Doing Gender, Doing Surgery: Women Surgeons in a Man's Profession" / 40.John van Willigen and V.C. Channa, "Law, Custom, and Crimes Against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India" / 41. Melvyn C. Goldstein, "When Brothers Share a Wife" Education and Socialization * 42. Kathryn A. Kozaitis, "Anthropology in Education: Pushing the Frontier of Social Reform" / * 43. Deborah Freedman Lustig, "Of Kwanzaa, Cinco de Mayo, and Whispering: The Need for Intercultural Education" / 44. John R. Rickford, "Suite for Ebony and Phonics" Politics, Law, and Warfare * 45. Jeffery L. MacDonald, Profile of an Anthropologist: "Crossing the Minefield: Politics of Refugee Research and Service" / 46. James L. Gibbs, Jr., "The Kpelle Moot" / 47. Aaron Podolefsky, "Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands" Ritual and Curing 48. Bradd Shore, "Loading the Bases: How Our Tribe Projects Its Own Image into the National Pastime" / 49. Wade Davis, "Hallucinogenic Plants and Their Use in Traditional Societies / 50. Pearl Katz, "Ritual in the Operating Room" / * 51. Paul Farmer and Arthur Kleinman, "AIDS as Human Suffering" Social and Cultural Change * 52. Alvin W. Wolf, "Welfare Reform--"Self-Sufficiency or What?" / 53. Noreene Janus, "Advertising and Global Culture" / 54. John H. Bodley, "The Price of Progress"show more

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