Perfect for any cultural anthropology path, this short choice of ethnographic case reviews exposes scholars to fifteen various cultures. The teams chosen are peoples whose conventional cultures are uniquely their very own. each one has targeted styles and practices; every one has confronted the problem of an encroaching global, with differing effects. furthermore, they generally give you the best illustrations of significant ideas in introductory anthropology direction together with Azande witchcraft, Ju/’hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula trade, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this quantity can stand on my own as an creation to critical ethnographic options via those 15 societies, or function a worthy significant other to anthropology texts. the various peoples offered are focused on the diaspora; a few fight to maintain outdated methods in new locations. All sketches stick with a logical, constant association that makes it effortless for college kids to appreciate significant subject matters corresponding to background, subsistence, sociopolitical association, trust structures, marriage, kinship, and modern concerns.
Read or Download Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology PDF
Similar Cultural books
In anthropology, a box that's identified for its serious part and highbrow agility, few books be able to preserve either historic worth and modern relevance. Roy Wagner's the discovery of tradition, initially released in 1981, is one. Wagner breaks new floor through arguing that tradition arises from the dialectic among the person and the social international.
Via available language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the tales we inform ourselves and every different approximately race and racism in our society. Making experience of the racial structures expressed throughout the language and pictures we come upon each day, this ebook offers innovations for constructing a extra serious realizing of the way racism operates culturally and institutionally in our society.
During this most recent addition to the Case examine in Cultural Anthropology sequence, anthropologist Lynn Sikkink takes us on a trip into the varied market settings of Bolivia to discover the perform and which means of conventional medication. via her specialise in the gathering, processing, distribution, and sale of herbs and drugs at a number of market venues--from rural to city, highlands to lowlands, industry stall to shop--Sikkink introduces scholars to the sphere and perform of clinical in addition to monetary anthropology.
Extra info for Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology