Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415286046

Category: Reference

Page: 1127

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* Provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary thinking in biological, social and cultural anthropology and establishes the interconnections between these three fields. * Useful cross-references within the text, with full biographical references and suggestions for further reading. * Carefully illustrated with line drawings and photographs. 'The Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a welcome addition to the reference literature. Bringing together authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions from some three dozen authors. The book achieves an impressive breadth of coverage of specialist areas.' - Times Higher Educational Supplement 'Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.' - Library Journal 'This is a marvellous book and I am very happy to recommend it.' - Reference Reviews


Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415099967

Category: Reference

Page: 658

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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306477548

Category: Social Science

Page: 1071

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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century

Author: Michael A. Little,Kenneth A. R. Kennedy

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0739135139

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Histories of American Physical Anthropology in the Twentieth Century chronicles the history of physical anthropology_or, as it is now known, biological anthropology_from its professional origins in the late 1800 up to its modern transformation in the late 1900s. In this edited volume, 13 contributors trace the development of people, ideas, traditions, and organizations that contributed to the advancement of this branch of anthropology that focuses today on human variation and human evolution.

The Idea of Race

Author: Robert Bernasconi

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872204584

Category: Philosophy

Page: 213

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A survey of the historical development of the idea of race, this anthology offers pre-twentieth century theories about the concept of race, classic twentieth century sources reiterating and contesting ideas of race as scientific, and several philosophically relevant essays that discuss the issues presented. A general Introduction gives an overview of the readings. Headnotes introduce each selection. Includes suggested further readings.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Alan J. Barnard,Jonathan Spencer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0415409780

Category: Reference

Page: 855

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This new edition of the Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology provides a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. Combining anthropological theory and ethnography, it includes 275 substantial entries, over 300 short biographies of important figures in anthropology, and nearly 600 glossary items. The new entries reflect major changes in anthropology in the past decade: subdisciplines like medical anthropology have become more central to mainstream work in the discipline; recent work includes issues of gender and sexuality, and anthropology's new ethnographic engagement with the central institutions of modernity like finance and science. Anthropology is now an unequivocally global discipline, so the second edition explores other traditions of anthropological work (Japanese anthropology, Latin American anthropology) as well as the process of globalization itself. Authoritative entires have been commissioned from among the world's leading anthropologists. Alphabetically organized, the main entries contain clear, concise and provocative explanations of key anthropological theories and ideas, as well as surveys of the most important ethnographic regions and regional traditions of ethnographic research. Each major entry contains cross-references and a list of further reading.

Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Author: H. James Birx

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761930299

Category: Social Science

Page: 3128

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This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. The contributions are authored by over 250 internationally renowned experts, professors, and scholars from some of the most distinguished museums, universities, and institutes in the world. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.





Arguing With Anthropology

An Introduction to Critical Theories of the Gift

Author: Karen Sykes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134523491

Category: Social Science

Page: 244

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Arguing with Anthropology is a fresh and wholly original guide to key elements in anthropology, which teaches the ability to think, write and argue critically. Using the classic 'question of the gift' as a master-issue for discussion, and drawing on a rich variety of Pacific and global ethnography, it provides a unique course in methods, aims, knowledge, and understanding. The book's highly original hypothetical approach takes gift-theory - the science of obligation and reciprocity - as the paradigm for a virtual enquiry which explores how the anthropological discipline has evolved historically, how it is applied in practice and how it can be argued with critically. By asking students to participate in projected situations and dilemmas, and in arguments about the form and nature of enquiry, it offers working practice of dealing with the obstacles and choices involved in anthropological study. * From an expert teacher whose methods are tried and tested * Comprehensive and fun course ideal for intermediate-level students * Clearly defines the functions of anthropology, and its key theories and arguments * Effectively teaches core study skills for exam success and progressive learning.

Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics: Arthur-Bunyan

Author: James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Louis Herbert Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Scope: theology, philosophy, ethics of various religions and ethical systems and relevant portions of anthropology, mythology, folklore, biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

The Anthropology of Power

Author: Angela Cheater

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134650477

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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An edited collection which examines the theoretical issues surrounding power, and particularly empowerment, which uses ethnographic analysis as its basis. It takes material from the Middle East, Canada, Columbia, Australasia and various parts of Europe and Africa. It looks particularly at the extent to which traditionally disempowered groups gain influence in postcolonial or multicultural settings, and at how power relates to economic development, gender and environmentalism.

On Durkheim's Elementary Forms of Religious Life

Author: N.J. Allen,W.S.F. Pickering,W. Watts Miller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134715021

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This is the first collection of essays to be published on Durkheim's masterpiece The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. It represents the work of the most important international Durkheim scholars from the fields of anthropology, philosophy and sociology. The essays focus on key topics including: * the method Durkheim adopted in his study * the role of ritual and belief in society * the nature of contemporary religion The contributors also explore cutting-edge debates about the notion of the soul and collective rituals.

Encyclopædia of Religion and Ethics: Picts-Sacraments

Author: James Hastings,John Alexander Selbie,Louis Herbert Gray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: 757

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Scope: theology, philosophy, ethics of various religions and ethical systems and relevant portions of anthropology, mythology, folklore, biology, psychology, economics and sociology.

Deep History, Secular Theory

Historical and Scientific Studies of Religion

Author: Luther Martin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 161451500X

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has experimented with methodological approaches to the study of religion, particularly Hellenistic religions. This volume represents Martin’s shift from comparative to socio-political to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. The 25 contributions collected here, selected from over 100 essays, are representative of his work over the past two decades.

Archaeology of Prehistoric Native America

An Encyclopedia

Author: Guy E. Gibbon,Kenneth M. Ames

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815307259

Category: History

Page: 941

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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.