To discover culture, the ethnographer must learn from the informant as a student. Sterk Fieldwork among urban prostitutes means doing ethnography under difficult but, in the end, manageable circumstances. Kung and other foragers traditionally worked less and ate better than many other people with more "advanced" food producing techniques. Today, however, their survival depends more on drilling wells and keeping cattle than on collecting wild foods. Reed South American governments could learn much about tropical forest development from the Amazonian Indians who live there. FOUR 13 Reciprocity and the Power of Giving Lee Cronk Gifts not only function to tie people together, they may also be used to "flatten" an opponent and control the behavior of others.
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Author Letter I. Author Bio James P. Spradley was a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College from until his passing in He was a prolific author who wrote or edited 20 books in 12 years. He made especially notable contributions to the literature on ethnography and qualitative research. David McCurdy has been a professor of Anthropology at Macalester since , acting as chair of the department for extended periods since Professor McCurdy received a B. He completed a major ethnography , then restudy , , of a Bhil tribal community in Rajasthan, India.
He has also conducted a cross-cultural study of spirit possession His ethnographic studies have examined corporate managers , stockbrokers , Jehovah witnesses , as well as members of an environment movement He has also performed continued ethnography on a national motocycle association. I write to share with you some of its enduring features and report on what is new for the coming version. From the beginning, Jim and I sought to design a reader that was accessible to students and useful to anthropology instructors.
We searched for articles written by anthropologists for the public since, like the public, students rarely had previous experience with our discipline. To enhance interest, we also chose material that dealt with current topics and American life so students could see how anthropology might reveal aspects of their own lives and social settings.
For instructors, we organized the book around typical cultural anthropology texts. And, we sought out articles that stressed the importance of culture, cross-cultural misunderstanding, social structure, basic approaches to explanation, and social justice.
As time went on, I added part introductions that discussed and defined basic anthropological terms and approaches for use by instructors who chose not to assign regular textbooks.
More recently, I added additional selections on globalization, medical anthropology, and applied anthropology since these topics have become more important to anthropologists and students.
The fourteenth edition mirrors this general plan and contains fresh material to enhance student interest and understanding. In closing, I hope you will take a look at the fourteenth edition and find that it meets your instructional needs and those of your students. And as always, I encourage you to send me your comments, suggestions, and ideas for future articles, as well as your own original submissions.
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Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology, 14th Edition
You will quickly want to turn the page to learn more about whats being uncovered and reviewed. The accounts are eloquently structured and the content in intellectually intriguing past the black and white words. I definitely recommend reading this because it diversifies your perceptions of the universe by peoples lifestyle reflections of it, and it adds more colors and meaning to your understanding of human nature and evolution, and lastly, it explores and merges the most fascinating theme of psychological complexity and its manifested communication people between individuals. Full of [mostly] interesting articles, it was fairly easy to get through; I did actually read it! And despite being a textbook, we were assigned all, but like three, of the articles it contains.
Conformity and Conflict : Readings in Cultural Anthropology
Author Letter I. Author Bio James P. Spradley was a professor of Anthropology at Macalester College from until his passing in He was a prolific author who wrote or edited 20 books in 12 years. He made especially notable contributions to the literature on ethnography and qualitative research. David McCurdy has been a professor of Anthropology at Macalester since , acting as chair of the department for extended periods since
Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology