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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology Robert Lavenda

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology By Robert Lavenda

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology by Robert Lavenda


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Offering an introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology, this book functions as an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. It is designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who use ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses.

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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology Summary

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology by Robert Lavenda

This very concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology is designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses. Not a standard textbook, Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology functions as a thorough annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work; its conceptual framework prepares students to read ethnography more effectively, with less misunderstanding.

About Robert Lavenda

Robert H. Lavenda is Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University, and is director of the Latin American Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University in 1977 and has done fieldwork in Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and small-town Minnesota. He is the author of Corn Fests and Water Carnivals: Celebrating Community in Minnesota, numerous articles on festivals and play, and is co-author of three anthropology textbooks. His special interests are play, festival behavior, world view, culture and communication, Latin America, and North American culture. Emily A. Schultz is Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University and editor of the anthropology journal City and Society. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University in 1980. She did fieldwork in Cameroon, and has also worked in Ecuador and Costa Rica. She is the author of Dialogue at the Margins: Whorf, Bakhtin, and Linguistic Relativity, and is co-author of three anthropology textbooks. Her special interests are language and culture, globalization, and the anthropology of science and technology.

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1. Anthropology Chapter 2. Culture Chapter 3. Language Chapter 4. Culture and the Individual Chapter 5. Religion, Worldview, and ArtChapter 6. The Dimensions of Social Organization Chapter 7. Political Anthropology Chapter 8. Economic Anthropology Chapter 9. Kinship and Descent Chapter 10. Marriage and Family Chapter 11. Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Chapter 12. Theory in Cultural AnthropologyAppendix. Reading Ethnography BibliographyIndex

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CIN0073050458G
9780073050454
0073050458
Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology by Robert Lavenda
Used - Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
20060716
272
N/A
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