What Anthropologists Do

What Anthropologists Do

Author: Veronica Strang

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781845203559

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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What is anthropology? Why should you study it? This book presents a very lively introduction into the ways in which anthropology's unique research methods and cutting-edge thinking contribute to a very wide range of fields.

Archaeology

Archaeology

Author: Robert L. Kelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305888500

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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The seventh edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while making core concepts easy to understand through an engaging writing style, personalized examples, and high-interest topics. This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names, Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 75 years of experience leading excavations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Careers in Anthropology

Careers in Anthropology

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307160

Category: Social Science

Page: 112

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NAPA Bulletin is a peer reviewed occasional publication ofthe National Association for the Practice of Anthropology,dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policy applicationsof anthropological knowledge and methods. peer reviewed publication of the National Association for thePractice of Anthropology dedicated to the practical problem-solving and policyapplications of anthropological knowledge and methods most editions available for course adoption

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

A Handbook of Practicing Anthropology

Author: Riall Nolan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118484340

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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An essential career-planning resource, A Handbook ofPracticing Anthropology presents a comprehensive account ofcontemporary anthropological practice written primarily byanthropological practitioners Engagingly written and instructive accounts ofpractice by anthropological professionals working in corporations,governmental, entrepreneurial, and educational settings Provides essential guidance on applying anthropologicalprinciples on the job: what works well and what must belearned Emphasizes the value of collaboration, teamwork, and continuouslearning as key elements to success in non-academic careers Highlights the range of successful career options forpractitioners , describes significant sectors of professionalactivity, and discusses key issues, concerns, and controversies inthe field Chapters examine key practice sectors such as freelancing,managing a consulting firm, working for government, non-profits,and corporations, and the domains of health, industry, education,international development, and the military

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: R. Jon McGee

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452276304

Category: Social Science

Page: 1053

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Social and cultural anthropology and archaeology are rich subjects with deep connections in the social and physical sciences. Over the past 150 years, the subject matter and different theoretical perspectives have expanded so greatly that no single individual can command all of it. Consequently, both advanced students and professionals may be confronted with theoretical positions and names of theorists with whom they are only partially familiar, if they have heard of them at all. Students, in particular, are likely to turn to the web to find quick background information on theorists and theories. However, most web-based information is inaccurate and/or lacks depth. Students and professionals need a source to provide a quick overview of a particular theory and theorist with just the basics—the "who, what, where, how, and why," if you will. In response, SAGE Reference plans to publish the two-volume Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology: An Encyclopedia. Features & Benefits: Two volumes containing approximately 335 signed entries provide users with the most authoritative and thorough reference resource available on anthropology theory, both in terms of breadth and depth of coverage. To ease navigation between and among related entries, a Reader's Guide groups entries thematically and each entry is followed by Cross-References. In the electronic version, the Reader's Guide combines with the Cross-References and a detailed Index to provide robust search-and-browse capabilities. An appendix with a Chronology of Anthropology Theory allows students to easily chart directions and trends in thought and theory from early times to the present. Suggestions for Further Reading at the end of each entry and a Master Bibliography at the end guide readers to sources for more detailed research and discussion.

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

The Making of Anthropology in East and Southeast Asia

Author: Bosco Yamashita

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 157181258X

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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In a path-breaking series of essays the contributors to this collection explore the development of anthropological research in Asia. The volume includes writings on Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives

Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives

Author: A. Elisabeth Reichel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496227522

Category: Poetry

Page: 462

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Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives re-examines the poetry and scholarship of three of the foremost figures in the twentieth-century history of U.S.-American anthropology: Edward Sapir, Margaret Mead, and Ruth Benedict. While they are widely renowned for their contributions to Franz Boas's early twentieth-century school of cultural relativism, what is far less known is their shared interest in probing the representational potential of different media and forms of writing. This dimension of their work is manifest in Sapir's critical writing on music and literature and Mead's groundbreaking work with photography and film. Sapir, Mead, and Benedict together also wrote more than one thousand poems, which in turn negotiate their own media status and rivalry with other forms of representation. A. Elisabeth Reichel presents the first sustained study of the published and unpublished poetry of Sapir, Mead, and Benedict, charting this largely unexplored body of work and relevant selections of the writers' scholarship. In addition to its expansion of early twentieth-century literary canons, Writing Anthropologists, Sounding Primitives contributes to current debates about the relations between different media, sign systems, and modes of sense perception in literature and other media. Reichel offers a unique contribution to the history of anthropology by synthesizing and applying insights from the history of writing, sound studies, and intermediality studies to poetry and scholarship produced by noted early twentieth-century U.S.-American cultural anthropologists.

An Invitation to Anthropology

An Invitation to Anthropology

Author: Josep R. Llobera

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571815988

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Josep Llobera offers an original approach to anthropology through integrating knowledge produced from a wide variety of perspectives. The volume introduces the topic to students of social and cultural anthropology.

Anthropology Matters!

Anthropology Matters!

Author: Shirley Fedorak

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442601086

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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"This simple and accessible book highlights anthropology's relevance to students' everyday lives. Introductory students will love it!" - Todd Sanders, University of Toronto

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Harry Sanabria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317350248

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles of power and inequality. Cymeme Howe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cornell University writes, “The text moves well and builds over time, paying close attention to balancing both the Caribbean and Latin America as geographic regions, Spanish and non-Spanish speaking countries, and historical and contemporary issues in the field. I found the geographic breadth to be especially impressive.” Jeffrey W. Mantz of California State University, Stanislaus, notes that the contents “reflect the insights of an anthropologist who knows Latin America intimately and extensively.”

Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research

Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research

Author: Patricia L Sunderland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315430164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

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Doing Anthropology in Consumer Research is the essential guide to the theory and practice of conducting ethnographic research in consumer environments. Patricia Sunderland and Rita Denny argue that, while the recent explosion in the use of “ethnography” in the corporate world has provided unprecedented opportunities for anthropologists and other qualitative researchers, this popularization too often results in shallow understandings of culture, divorcing ethnography it from its foundations. In response, they reframe the field by re-attaching ethnography to theoretically robust and methodologically rigorous cultural analysis. The engrossing text draws on decades of the authors’ own eclectic research—from coffee in Bangkok and boredom in New Zealand to computing in the United States—using methodologies from focus groups and rapid appraisal to semiotics and visual ethnography. Five provocative forewords by leaders in consumer research further push the boundaries of the field and challenge the boundaries of academic and applied work. In addition to reorienting the field for academics and practitioners, this book is an ideal text for students, who are increasingly likely to both study and work in corporate environments.