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The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood

Lancy/bock/gaskin (eds)

The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood by Lancy/bock/gaskin (eds)The Anthropology of Learning in Childhood offers a large, mural-like portrait of childhood across time, culture, species, and environment. Even a casual reading of the literature on childhood will persuade one that learning is a very important topic
2010 / 1 / 20
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Computing Our Way to Paradise? The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization

Robert Rattle

Computing Our Way to Paradise? The Role of Internet and Communication Technologies in Sustainable Consumption and Globalization by Robert RattleRattle's new book challenges key assumptions concerning the role of Internet and communication technologies (ICTs) in globalization processes. The author argues that while globalization is predicated upon a strong, extensive, and interconnected global ICT
2010 / 1 / 20
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The War Machine and Global Health

Singer/hodge

The War Machine and Global Health by Singer/hodgeIn the contemporary world, war rivals infectious disease as a global cause of morbidity and mortality. Since the end of World War II, there have been at least 160 wars around the world with as many as 25 million (and probably many more) people killed, mos
2010 / 1 / 20
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Cinderella Story: A Scholarly Sketchbook about Race, Identity, Barack Obama, the Human Spirit, and Other Stuff that Matters

James Haywood Rolling Jr.

Cinderella Story: A Scholarly Sketchbook about Race, Identity, Barack Obama, the Human Spirit, and Other Stuff that Matters by James Haywood Rolling Jr.Cinderella Story is an experimental autoethnography that explores critical racial issues in America through the media of language and images. Rolling asks, How do words and images-involving stories and paradigms, past and future, perceptions of beauty and ugliness-become flesh? How are they done and undone? In this supple and complex narrative, the author peers deeply into his own life and attitudes, and into the racial images and ideas made explicit by American history as a whole, to sort out factfrom fiction in new and ingenious ways.
2010 / 3 / 28
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Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes

Barry Lord

Artists, Patrons, and the Public: Why Culture Changes by Barry LordIn this book, Barry and Gail Lord focus their two lifetimes of international experience working in the cultural sector on the challenging questions of why and how culture changes. They situate their discourse on aesthetic culture within a broad and inclusive definition of culture in relation to material, physical and socio-political cultures. Here at last is a dynamic understanding of the work of art, in all aspects, media and disciplines, illuminating both the primary role of the artist in initiating cultural change, and the crucial role of patronage in sustaining the artist. Drawing on their...
2010 / 5 / 27
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In Defense of Things: Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects

Bjornar Olsen

In Defense of Things: Archaeology and the Ontology of Objects by Bjornar OlsenIn much recent thinking, social and cultural realms are thought of as existing prior to--or detached from--things, materiality, and landscape. It is often assumed, for example, that things are entirely "constructed" by social or cultural perceptions and have no existence in and of themselves. Bjornar Olsen takes a different position. Drawing on a range of theories, especially phenomenology and actor-network-theory, Olsen claims that human life is fully mixed up with things and that humanity and human history emerge from such relationships. Things, moreover, possess unique qualities that are...
2010 / 7 / 28
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Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters

Rosemary Troy Krill

Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters by Rosemary Troy KrillWinterthur Museum is world renowned for its decorative arts collections and its exceptional educational programs. Adapted from the training materials developed at the museum, the revised and enhanced Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860: A Handbook for Interpreters is an indispensable guide for anyone involved with interpretation of decorative arts collections. Early American Decorative Arts, 1620-1860 elucidates the principles of public interpretation, explains how to analyze objects,and defines the concept of style. Eighteen chapters provide comprehensive descriptions of decorative arts...
2010 / 8 / 3
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Fundraising for Small Museums

Salvatore G. Cilella Jr.

Fundraising for Small Museums by Salvatore G. Cilella Jr.This clear, accessible manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums, historic houses, and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. Typically, these smaller institutions lack endowments and are under-funded. They alsotend to be understaffed, so that their administrators wear many hats: curator, researcher, building manager, accountant, and fundraiser, to name a few. This guide will help small-museum administrators performs their jobs more efficiently by teaching themhow to secure funding for their programs and institutions.
2011 / 4 / 14
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Death by Theory

Adrian Praetzellis

Death by Theory by Adrian PraetzellisA European Neolithic burial. A large stone Venus. Nothing unusual except that it was found on an island in the Pacific Northwest. Archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew find themselves in a tangled web of competing interests - avaricious landowners, hungry media, and a cult of goddess worshippers - while investigating one of the finds of the century. In untangling the mystery of the Washington Venus, Hannah and Sean have to confront questions of archaeological evidence, conflicting interpretation of data, and the very nature of archaeological truths. This thoroughly updated version...
2011 / 4 / 15
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Assisted Dying

Serena Nanda

Assisted Dying by Serena NandaAssisted Dying is an ethnographically based murder mystery that uses the unexplained deaths of elderly people on Florida's Gold Coast as a way of examining American cultural values. Diversity, immigration and the American Dream, aging, retirement, death, and dying are just some of the issues that are illuminated. Cultural anthropologist Julie Norman is drawn deeper into the mystery when her aunt becomes the latest victim. Julie's ethnographic methodology and cultural perspectives, her previous involvement in a murder case recounted in The Gift of a Bride: A Tale of Anthropology, Matrimony and...
2011 / 4 / 30
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Research Methods in Anthropology

H. Russell Bernard

Research Methods in Anthropology by H. Russell BernardResearch Methods in Anthropology is the standard textbook for methods classes in anthropology. Written in Russ Bernard's unmistakable conversational style, his guide has launched tens of thousands of students into the fieldwork enterprise with a combination of rigorous methodology, wry humor, and commonsense advice. Whether you are coming from a scientific, interpretive, or applied anthropological tradition, you will learn field methods from the best guide in both qualitative and quantitative methods.
2011 / 5 / 1
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Textile Economies

Walter E. Little

Textile Economies by Walter E. LittleTextiles have been a highly valued and central part of the politics of human societies across culture divides and over millennia. The economy of textiles provides insight into the fabric of social relations, local and global politics, and diverse ideologies. Textiles are a material element of society that fosters the study of continuities and disjunctions in the economic and social realities of past and present societies. From stick-loom weaving to transnational factories, the production of cloth and itstransformation into clothing and other woven goods offers a way to study the linkages between...
2011 / 10 / 12
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Cultural Anthropology

John H. Bodley

Cultural Anthropology by John H. BodleyThis introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. Cultural materials are presented in integrated ethnographic case studies organized by cultural and geographic areas to show how ideological, social organization, and material features fit together in specific sociocultural systems. Bodley explicitly seeks a balance between ecological-materialist and cultural-ideological explanations of sociocultural systems, while stressing the importance of individual power-seeking...
2011 / 11 / 21
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Cultural Resources Archaeology

Thomas W. Neumann

Cultural Resources Archaeology by Thomas W. NeumannMost students who pursue a career in archaeology will find employment in cultural resource management (CRM), rather than in academia or traditional fieldwork. It is CRM, the protection and preservation of archaeological and other resources, that offers the jobs and provides the funding. Few textbooks, however, are dedicated to teaching students the techniques and practices of this field. Cultural Resources Archaeology, now brought completely up date in this second edition and replete with new case studies from the western U.S., fills in the gap. Drawing on their decades of teaching and field...
2012 / 4 / 19
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War and Nature

Jurgen Brauer

War and Nature by Jurgen BrauerThe inherent dangers of war zones constrain even the most ardent researchers, with the consequence that little has been known for certain about the effects of war on stable environments. War and Nature sifts through the available data from past warsto evaluate the actual impact that combat has on natural surroundings. Examining conflicts of various kinds-he long war in tropical Vietnam, the relatively brief and highly technical wars in the Persian Gulf, and various civil wars in Africa and South-Central Asia fought with small arms-Brauer asks whether differences in technology, location, and...
2012 / 4 / 24
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Introduction to Cultural Ecology

Mark Q. Sutton

Introduction to Cultural Ecology by Mark Q. SuttonIntroduction to Cultural Ecology provides a comprehensive discussion of the history and theoretical foundations of cultural ecology, featuring nine case studies from around the world.
2012 / 5 / 6
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Cross-Cultural Research Methods

Carol R. Ember

Cross-Cultural Research Methods by Carol R. EmberWithout ethnography, cross-cultural comparison would not be possible. But without cross-cultural comparison, we would know nothing of what may be universal or variable across human cultures, or why variation exists. Cross-Cultural Research Methods is an introductory teaching tool that shows students and potential researchers how to describe, compare, and analyze patterns that occur in different cultures, that is, how to form and test anthropological, sociological, psychological, medical, or political hypotheses about cultural variation.
2012 / 5 / 10
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The Tapestry of Culture

Abraham Rosman & Paula G. Rubel & Maxine Weisgrau

The Tapestry of Culture by Abraham Rosman & Paula G. Rubel & Maxine WeisgrauThe most exciting thing about anthropology is that it enables the student to become acquainted with people of different cultures. The Tapestry of Culture provides the student with the basic concepts necessary to understand these different cultures while showing that cultural variations occur within certain limits. Though the forces of globalization have caused cultures of the world around us to become increasingly similar, the book shows that people nevertheless cling to ethnic identities, and their cultural distinctiveness.
2012 / 5 / 12
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The Oral History Manual

Barbara W. Sommer

The Oral History Manual by Barbara W. SommerThe Oral History Manual is designed to help anyone interested in doing oral history research to think like an oral historian. Recognizing that oral history is a research methodology, the authors first define oral history and provide an overview of its various applications. They then examine in detail the processes of planning and doing oral history, which include articulating the purpose of interviews, determining legal and ethical parameters, identifying narrators and interviewers, choosing equipment, developing budgets and record-keeping systems, preparing for and recording interviews, and...
2012 / 5 / 15
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