Culture Sketches, Case Studies in Anthropology

Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1619053926
Category: Education
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Culture Sketches, Case Studies in Anthropology. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Basseri: Pastoral Nomads on the il-Rah, Haiti: A Nation in Turmoil, The Hmong: Struggle and Perseverance, and The Jul`hoansi: Reciprocity and Sharing plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Culture Sketches

Author: Holly Peters-Golden
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077433033
Category: Electronic books
Page: 321
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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/'hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone.

The Technology of Policing

Crime Mapping, Information Technology, and the Rationality of Crime Control
Author: Peter K. Manning
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814757243
Category: Law
Page: 323
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With the rise of surveillance technology in the last decade, police departments now have an array of sophisticated tools for tracking, monitoring, even predicting crime patterns. In particular crime mapping, a technique used by the police to monitor crime by the neighborhoods in their geographic regions, has become a regular and relied-upon feature of policing. Many claim that these technological developments played a role in the crime drop of the 1990s, and yet no study of these techniques and their relationship to everyday police work has been made available. Noted scholar Peter K. Manning spent six years observing three American police departments and two British constabularies in order to determine what effects these kinds of analytic tools have had on modern police management and practices. While modern technology allows the police to combat crime in sophisticated, detail-oriented ways, Manning discovers that police strategies and tactics have not been altogether transformed as perhaps would be expected. In The Technology of Policing, Manning untangles the varying kinds of complex crime-control rhetoric that underlie much of today’s police department discussion and management, and provides valuable insight into which are the most effective—and which may be harmful—in successfully tracking criminal behavior. The Technology of Policing offers a new understanding of the changing world of police departments and information technology’s significant and undeniable influence on crime management.

Clinical Cases in Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry

Author: Gregory J. Tarantola, DDS
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470961783
Category: Medical
Page: 488
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Wiley-Blackwell's “Clinical Cases” series is designed to recognize the centrality of clinical cases to the profession by providing actual cases with an academic backbone. Clinical Cases in Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry describes the principles and demonstrates their practical, every-day application through a range of representative cases building from the simple to the complex and from the common to the rare. This unique approach supports the new trend in case-based and problem-based learning, thoroughly covering topics ranging from infant oral health to complex pulp therapy. Highly illustrated in full color, Clinical Cases in Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry’s format fosters independent learning and prepares the reader for case-based examinations. The book presents actual clinical cases, accompanied by academic commentary, that question and educate the reader about essential topics in restorative and reconstructive dentistry. The book begins by laying the groundwork of the fundamental principles that apply to all cases and outlining the ten decisions to be made with all cases. The main sections of the book cover the cases themselves, examining them both by type of restoration / solution, and by type of problem. This unique approach enables the reader to build their skills, aiding the ability to think critically and independently. Clinical Cases in Restorative and Reconstructive Dentistry’s case-based format is particularly useful for pre-doctoral dental students, post-graduate residents and practitioners, both as a textbook from which to learn about the challenging and absorbing nature of restorative and reconstructive dentistry, and also as a reference tool to help with treatment planning when perplexing cases arise in the dental office.

Culture and Health

Applying Medical Anthropology
Author: Michael Winkelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470462612
Category: Medical
Page: 512
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Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.

Open Doors

Author: Taylor Baldwin Kiland
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781612343419
Category: Prisoners of war
Page: 201
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Open Doors is a tribute to Vietnam prisoners of war and their individual determination in seeking personal and professional happiness upon their release. A testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of human will, it is also a celebration

Anthropology and Public Health

Bridging Differences in Culture and Society
Author: Robert A. Hahn,Marcia Claire Inhorn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195374649
Category: Medical
Page: 730
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Through 24 case studies from around the world, the volume provides a powerful argument for the imperative of anthropological perspectives, methods, information, and collaboration in the understanding and practice of public health.

Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes

The Anthropology of Museums
Author: Michael M. Ames
Publisher: UBC Press
ISBN: 0774853034
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Cannibal Tours and Glass Boxes poses a number of probing questions about the role and responsibility of museums and anthropology in the contemporary world. In it, Michael Ames, an internationally renowned museum director, challenges popular concepts and criticisms of museums and presents an alternate perspective which reflects his experiences from many years of museum work. Based on the author's previous book, Museums, the Public and Anthropology, the new edition includes seven new essays which argue, as in the previous volume, that museums and anthropologists must contextualize and critique themselves -- they must analyse and critique the social, political and economic systems within which they work. In the new essays, Ames looks at the role of consumerism and the market economy in the production of such phenomena as worlds' fairs and McDonald's hamburger chains, referring to them as "museums of everyday life" and indicating the way in which they, like museums, transform ideology into commonsense, thus reinforcing and perpetuating hegemonic control over how people think about and represent themselves. He also discusses the moral/political ramifications of conflicting attitudes towards Aboriginal art (is it art or artifact?); censorship (is it liberating or repressive?); and museum exhibits (are they informative or disinformative?). The earlier essays outline the development of museums in the Western world, the problems faced by anthropologists in attempting to deal with the often conflicting demands of professional as opposed to public interests, the tendency to both fabricate and stereotype, and the need to establish a reciprocal rather than exploitative relationship between museums/anthropologists and Aboriginal people. Written during the course of the last decade, these essays offer an accessible, often anecdotal, journey through one professional anthropologist's concerns about, and hopes for, his discipline and its future.

Male Sexual Dysfunction

Pathophysiology and Treatment
Author: Fouad R. Kandeel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420015089
Category: Medical
Page: 560
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Although impotence may be the most widely recognized manifestation of male sexual dysfunction, many other forms of sexual disorders do not involve the erectile mechanism, from deficiencies of desire to disturbances in ejaculatory function to the failure of detumescence. With such a myriad-and often co-existing-number of disorders, the successful treatment of male sexual dysfunction requires not only a thorough understanding of the underlying physiology and pathophysiology, but also the coordinated efforts of multiple specialties, including endocrinology, andrology, urology, radiology, sex therapy, and even sometimes psychiatry, cardiology, or oncology. Male Sexual Dysfunction: Pathophysiology and Treatment presents the collective expertise of more than 60 international authorities in a single landmark text. From foundations in the anatomy of the male genital tract to the latest neuroimaging data, readers will appreciate the comprehensive information detailing the tremendous advances made in the delineation of sexual function and its disorders as well as the expert descriptions of practical and cost-effective medical, surgical, and psychological strategies for the treatment of all forms of male sexual dysfunction.

Economics and Morality

Anthropological Approaches
Author: Katherine E. Browne,Barbara Lynne Milgram
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780759112025
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 282
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In Economics and Morality, the authors seek to illuminate the multiple kinds of analyses relating morality and economic behavior in particular kinds of economic systems. The chapters explore economic systems from a variety of diverse indigenous and capitalist societies, focusing on moral challenges in non-Western economic systems undergoing profound change, grassroots movements and moral claims in the context of capitalism, and morality-based movements taking place within corporate and state institutions. The anthropological insights of each chapter provide the value of firsthand fieldwork and ethnographic investigation, as well as the tradition of critically studying non-Western and Western societies. Because the moral challenges in a given capitalist society can no longer be effectively addressed without considering the interaction and influences of different societies in the global system, the international ethnographic research in this book can help document and make sense of the changes sweeping our planet.

Ecstasy, Ritual, and Alternate Reality

Religion in a Pluralistic World
Author: Felicitas D. Goodman
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253014638
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 208
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"An important book which deserves the careful attention of serious students of religion." —Religious Studies Review Anthropologist and spiritual explorer Felicitas Goodman offers a "unified field theory" of religion as human behavior. She examines ritual, the religious trance, alternate reality, ethics and moral code, and the named category designating religion.

Cambourne New Settlement

Iron Age and Romano-British Settlement on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire
Author: Matt Leivers,Rachael Seager Smith,Chris Stevens
Publisher: Wessex Archeology
ISBN: 9781874350491
Category: Social Science
Page: 136
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Twelve excavations were carried out by Wessex Archaeology within the Cambourne Development Area. Situated on the clay uplands west of Cambridge, which have seen little previous archaeological investigation, the results printed here are important in demonstrating the ebb and flow of occupation according to population or agricultural pressure.


An Illustrated History
Author: Geoffrey C. Ward,Ken Burns
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679765417
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 486
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A history of baseball explores the ways in which the it both influenced, and was influenced by, politics, racism, literature, and more

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey,James Peoples
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415558
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
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Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077433025
Category: Electronic books
Page: 417
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.

A Companion to the Anthropology of Politics

Author: David Nugent,Joan Vincent
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470692936
Category: Social Science
Page: 528
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This Companion offers an unprecedented overview of anthropology’s unique contribution to the study of politics. Explores the key concepts and issues of our time - from AIDS, globalization, displacement, and militarization, to identity politics and beyond Each chapter reflects on concepts and issues that have shaped the anthropology of politics and concludes with thoughts on and challenges for the way ahead Anthropology’s distinctive genre, ethnography, lies at the heart of this volume


Author: Jan Morris
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590177126
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 176
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The great travel writer Jan Morris was born James Morris. James Morris distinguished himself in the British military, became a successful and physically daring reporter, climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and established a reputation as a historian of the British empire. He was happily married, with several children. To all appearances, he was not only a man, but a man’s man. Except that appearances, as James Morris had known from early childhood, can be deeply misleading. James Morris had known all his conscious life that at heart he was a woman. Conundrum, one of the earliest books to discuss transsexuality with honesty and without prurience, tells the story of James Morris—s hidden life and how he decided to bring it into the open, as he resolved first on a hormone treatment and, second, on risky experimental surgery that would turn him into the woman that he truly was.

Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective

Robert E. Ulanowicz
Author: Robert E. Ulanowicz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231108287
Category: Science
Page: 201
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A challenge to existing Newtonian and Darwinian paradigms, Ecology, the Ascendent Perspective demonstrates that a theoretically reshaped science of ecology, better suited to portraying the dynamics of the natural world, can be a more effective means of ensuring its health.

VLSI Electronics

Author: D B Clayson
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483297802
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 340
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VLSI Electronics

Cultural Research

Papers on Regional Cultures and Culture-mixing
Author: Tahir Shah
Publisher: Octagon Press, Limited
Category: History
Page: 278
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In a world shrunk by speedier travel, cultures impinge more readily upon alien cultures. Such impacts bring about change. The examples in this book show some societies declining as a result, some thriving -- and something of the efforts to encompass the resulting complex situations within an international legal framework.