Talking About People

Talking About People : Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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This is a supplementary reader for cultural anthropology courses that consists entirely of contemporary articles that are global in both authorship and perspective. Recognizing the centrality of fieldwork to anthropological knowledge, the Third Edition includes essays that deal specifically with the nature and dilemmas of fieldwork. These essays, several of which have been commissioned especially for this volume, consider the changing status of the field, the nature of anthropological learning in the field, and ethical issues and dilemmas.
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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 215.9 x 271.8 x 12.7mm | 589.68g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1 map
  • 0767405137
  • 9780767405133

Table of contents

Chapter I: What Is Distinctive about Anthropology?1. John H. Bodley, Anthropological Perspectives on Contemporary Human Problems*2. Marion Benedict, Fact Versus Fiction: An Ethnographic Paradox Set in the Seychelles3. William Klausner, Going Native?4. PERSONAL PATHWAYS: Robert L. Welsch, The Pathways of an Anthropologist*Chapter 2: What Is the Meaning of Culture?5. Ian McIntoch and David Maybury-Lewis, Cultural Survival on "cultural survival"*6. Bradd Shore, Loading the Bases: How Our Tribe Projects Its Own Image Into the National Pastime*7. Lynn Morgan, When Does Life Begin? A Cross-Cultural Perspective on the Personhood of Fetuses and Young ChildrenChapter 3: Language and Culture8. William M. O'Barr and John M. Conley, When a Juror Watches a Lawyer9. Salikoko S. Mufwene, Forms of Address: How Their Social Functions May Vary10. Jesse Sheidlower, What Is, and Isn't, In a Word11. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Language and Social IdentityChapter 4: How Do People Learn and Experience Their Culture?12. Amparo B. Ojeda, Growing Up American: Doing the Right Thing13. Alma Gottlieb, The Anthropologist as Mother: Reflections on Childbirth Observed and Childbirth Experienced14. Emily Martin, Flexible Survivors*Chapter 5: How Do People Adapt to Nature?15. Daniel Stiles, Nomads on Notice16. Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff, A View from the Headwaters*17. Sidney Mintz, A Taste of History18. PERSONAL PATHWAYS: Amy Trubek, "Food is Good to Think"*Chapter 6: How Do People Make a Living?19. Sean Cush McNamara, Learning How to Bribe a Policeman20. Philippe Bourgois, Crack in Spanish Harlem: Culture and Economy in the Inner City21. Richard Sennett, Cities without Care or Connection*Chapter 7: How Do Women and Men Relate to Each Other?22. Serena Nanda, Arranging a Marriage in India23. John M. Coggeshall, "Ladies" Behind Bars: A Liminal Gender as Cultural Mirror24. Gina Buijs, Female Chiefs and their Wives: Tradition and Modernity in Venda, South Africa*25. Micaela di Leonardo, The Anthropologist's Public Image Problem*26. DOING FIELDWORK: David Huston: Are We There Yet? Getting to the Field*Chapter 8: What Does It Mean to Be in a Family?27. Brett Williams, Why Migrant Women Feed Their Husbands Tamales: Foodways as a Basis for a Revisionist View of Tejano Family Life28. Lu Yuan and Sam Mitchell, Land of the Walking Marriage*29. Timothy Egan, The Persistence of PolygamyChapter 9: How Do People Express Status and Group Membership?30. Alan Zarembo, The New Latin Labor*31. Brett Williams, Owning Places and Buying Time: Class, Culture, and Stalled Gentrification32. Alex de Waal, Genocide in Rwanda*33. DOING FIELDWORK: Elizabeth Garland, An Anthropologist Learns the Value of Fear*Chapter 10: How Do People Control the Behavior of Others?34. Clifford D. Shearing and Philip C. Stenning, "Say Cheese!" The Disney Order That Is Not So Mickey Mouse35. Pierre Van Den Berghe, The Modern State: Nation-Builder or Nation-Killer?*36. Neil L. Whitehead and R. Brian Ferguson, Deceptive Stereotypes about "Tribal Warfare"37. DOING FIELDWORK: Andrew Cornish, Participant Observation on a Motorcycle*Chapter 11: How Do People Relate to the Supernatural?38. Isak Niehaus, Witchcraft in Anthropological Perspective*39. Silvia Rodgers, Feminine Power at Sea40. Carolyn Nordstrom, Treating the Wounds of War: The Culture of ViolenceChapter 12: How Do Cultures Change?41. James Brain, The Ugly American Revisited42. James Ferguson with Larry Lohmann, The Anti-Politics Machine: "Development" and Bureaucratic Power in Lesotho43. Frederique Appfel-Marglin, Counter-Development in the Andes*44. DOING FIELDWORK: Alex de Waal: In the Disaster Zone -- Anthropologists and the Ambiguity of Aid45. PERSONAL PATHWAYS: Glenn McRae, A Career in Waste*Chapter 13: What Does the Future Hold for Anthropology?46. Ian S. McIntosh, Visions of the Future: The Prospect for Reconciliation*47. Faye Ginsburg, The Anthropology of Abortion Activism*48. Harry Cleaver, The Zapatistas and the Electronic Fabric of Struggle*49. Ellen Ullman, The Museum of Me*GlossaryIndex* Indicates New Selection* Indicates New Selection
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