Strategies in Teaching Anthropology

Strategies in Teaching Anthropology

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A reference tool for any teacher of Introductory Anthropology courses.

This book focuses on the "how" of teaching anthropology across all of its sub-fields-Cultural-Social Anthropology, Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistics, covering both research and applied studies. Provides a wide array of associated learning outcomes and student activities. It will "engage" students in anthropological subject matter and its processes.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 12.7mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 3rd edition
  • 0131116509
  • 9780131116504

Table of contents

Foreword, by Conrad Kottak.

Introduction, by Yolanda Moses.

Putting Yourself on the Line: Generating Spatial Views in the Classroom, Iain Edgar.
A Geography Lesson for Anthropology Students: Where in the World is...?, Suzanne LaFont.
What's in a Grave? Anthropological Grave Snatching in a Cemetery, Keith Jacobi.
The Social Construction of `Race:' A Learning Exercise, Janell Williams Paris.
Convert a Lecture to a Game, Juliana Flinn.
Making Gender Visible: Incorporating Gender Into Anthropology Classes, John Coggeshall.
Getting Away From Stressful Research Presentations With Poster Sessions, Michael J. Sheridan.
Talking About Race, Lourdes Gutierrez Najera.
Critical Thinking in Anthropology, Thom Keyes and Grace Keyes.

A `Hair-Racing' Experience, Barry Lyons.
I Dig Your Car: Evidence and Interpretation in an Interdisciplinary Classroom, Carolyn Epple and John Prendergast.
Dating Techniques: An Archaeological Activity, Grace Keyes.
Sex, Baboons, and CDs: Using Virtual Baboons to Teach Primate Behavior, Vicki K. Bentley-Condit.
I Learned Archaeology From Amelia Earhart: Using a Famous Mystery to Teach Scientific Methods, Thomas F. King.
Securing the Means of Survival in the Upper Paleolithic, Stace P. McPherron.
Does `Fairness' Require Teaching Scientific Creationism? An Exercise About Religions and Science, Leonard Lieberman and Rodney C. Kirk.
What's My Level? A Frequency Seriation Game, Gail E. Wagner.

Create a Language: An Exercise in Linguistic Anthropology, Elizabeth Duffy.
Give Me The Cup, Michael J. Sheridan.

`My Life' as Culture: Self Ethnography and Cultural Text Analysis, Anne Chambers.
Cultural Simulations: Bringing Cultural Experiences Into the Classroom, Sharon Nagy.
Mock Public Hearing on Tragedy in the Amazon: Yanomami Voices, Academic Controversy, and the Ethics of Research, Lisa Pope Fischer.
Exchange Theory and Experimental Economics, Mark Moritz.
Population Pressure and Conquest Warfare: The Value of Cross-Tabulation and Correlation for Anthropology, Robert Graber and David Capps.
Researching Leadership in the Community, Robert J. Gregory.
Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed: Power, Reflexivity, and Critical Thinking in the Anthropology Classroom, Scott A. Lukas.
The Green Banana as Entree to the `Other,' Anne Campbell.
Teaching Cross-Cultural Perspective Using eHRAF Focused Comparison for a Group Exercise, Dianna J. Shandy.
An 18-Minute Trip to the Field, Karl Heider.
What's In My Closet? Globalization and Dress, Lourdes Giordani.
Comparing World Views, Rebecca Severson and John A. Young.
`It's Guerrilla, Not Gorilla': Radical Theater on a Mainstream Campus, Ann Christine Frankowski.
Ritual and Performance, Mark Pedelty.
Raising Awareness by Doing Diversity: Creating an Anthropology Course Website, Gina Sanchez Gibau.
Culture as Knowledge: Do We See Reality or Reality Filtered Through Culture? Carol Mukhopadhyay.
`Flags' - The Power of Patriotism and Nationalism, the Arbitrariness of Symbols and Significance: A Classroom Exercise That Will Wake Them Up, Dickie Wallace.
Fieldwork and the Observer's Gaze: Teaching the Ups and Downs of Ethnographic Observation, Daniel Goldstein.
Teaching Ethnographic Research Design Using the Game `Set' (R) Sarah Hautzinger.
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