Anthropology

Anthropology
Author by: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz
Release: 2014-11
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0190210842
Language: un
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"A four-fields introduction to anthropology"--

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author by: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz
Release: 2017-10-27
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 572
ISBN: 0190840684
Language: un
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A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Fourth Edition, takes a question-oriented approach that incorporates cutting-edge theory and new ways of looking at important contemporary issues such as power, human rights, and inequality. With a total of sixteen chapters, this engaging, full-colour text is an ideal one-semester overview that delves deep into anthropology without overwhelming students.New to This Edition:Reordered chapters for a more logical subject progressionA new chapter, "What Can Anthropology Teach Us about Sex, Gender, and Sexuality?"Globalisation content integrated throughoutA detailed discussion of ethics in the ethnographic methods sectionUpdated references and examples throughout

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author by: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz,Cynthia Zutter
Release: 2020-03-16
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0199032564
Language: en
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The most current and comprehensive Canadian introduction that shows students the relevance of anthropology in today's world.This streamlined second edition of Anthropology asks what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology - biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology - as well as applied anthropology. Reorganized to enhanceaccessibility, this engaging introduction continues to illuminate the major concepts in the field while helping students see the relevance of anthropology in today's world.

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author by: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz
Release: 2012-02-16
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0195392876
Language: en
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A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, this book takes a question-oriented approach that illuminates major concepts for students. Structuring each chapter around an important question, the authors explore what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology-cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. They address central issues of the discipline, highlighting the controversies and commitments that are shaping contemporary anthropology.

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author by: Robert H Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz,Cynthia Marnie Zutter
Release: 2016-02-15
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0199012865
Language: un
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Anthropology asks what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology - biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology - as well as applied anthropology. Fully conveying the richness of the discipline, thisdetailed yet accessible introduction helps students gain a deeper understanding of the human condition by looking at themselves and the world around them through an anthropological lens.

What It Means to Be Human

What It Means to Be Human
Author by: O. Carter Snead
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780674987722
Language: en
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American law assumes that individuals are autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose, and not obligated to each other. But our bodies make us vulnerable and dependent, and the law leaves the weakest on their own. O. Carter Snead argues for a paradigm that recognizes embodiment, enabling law and policy to provide for the care that people need.

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections
Author by: Morris J. Vogel
Release: 1991
Editor: Temple University Press
Pages: 256
ISBN: 087722840X
Language: en
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Illustrates the history, civilization, and social conditions of the United States via artifacts, paintings, and other objects from the collections of cultural institutions in Philadelphia and environs.

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human
Author by: Michael Wesch
Release: 2018-08-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 370
ISBN: 1724963678
Language: en
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Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. "Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage," Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. "Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. ... It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one's hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a "heroic" profession." What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world's jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human. This special first draft edition is a loose framework for more and more complete future chapters and writings. It serves as a companion to anth101.com, a free and open resource for instructors of cultural anthropology. This 2018 text is a revision of the "first draft edition" from 2017 and includes 7 new chapters.

Aristotle s Anthropology

Aristotle s Anthropology
Author by: Geert Keil,Nora Kreft
Release: 2019-05-31
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781107192690
Language: en
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The first collection of essays on Aristotle's philosophy of human nature, covering the metaphysical, biological and ethical works.

How Forests Think

How Forests Think
Author by: Eduardo Kohn
Release: 2013-08-10
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 267
ISBN: 9780520276109
Language: en
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Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.

What Does it Mean to be Human

What Does it Mean to be Human
Author by: Richard Potts,Christopher Sloan
Release: 2010
Editor: National Geographic Books
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9781426206061
Language: en
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This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species’ physical traits and behaviors evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes. In What Does It Means to Be Human? Rick Potts, director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, and Chris Sloan, National Geographic’s paleoanthropolgy expert, delve into our distant past to explain when, why, and how we acquired the unique biological and cultural qualities that govern our most fundamental connections and interactions with other people and with the natural world. Drawing on the latest research, they conclude that we are the last survivors of a once-diverse family tree, and that our evolution was shaped by one of the most unstable eras in Earth’s environmental history. The book presents a wealth of attractive new material especially developed for the Hall’s displays, from life-like reconstructions of our ancestors sculpted by the acclaimed John Gurche to photographs from National Geographic and Smithsonian archives, along with informative graphics and illustrations. In coordination with the exhibit opening, the PBS program NOVA will present a related three-part television series, and the museum will launch a website expected to draw 40 million visitors.

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology
Author by: Joshua R. Farris
Release: 2020-04-21
Editor: Baker Academic
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781493417988
Language: en
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In this thorough introduction to theological anthropology, Joshua Farris offers an evangelical perspective on the topic. Farris walks the reader through some of the most important issues in traditional approaches to anthropology, such as sexuality, posthumanism, and the image of God. He addresses fundamental questions like, Who am I? and Why do I exist? He also considers the creaturely and divine nature of humans, the body-soul relationship, and the beatific vision.

ReSourcing Theological Anthropology

ReSourcing Theological Anthropology
Author by: Marc Cortez
Release: 2018-01-09
Editor: Zondervan
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780310516446
Language: en
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Theologians working in theological anthropology often claim that Jesus reveals what it means to be "truly human," but this often has little impact in their actual account of anthropology. ReSourcing Theological Anthropology addresses that lack by offering an account of why theological anthropology must begin with Christology. Building off his earlier study on how key theologians in church history have understood the relationship between Christology and theological anthropology, Cortez now develops a new proposal for theological anthropology and applies it to the theological situation today. ReSourcing Theological Anthropology is divided into four sections. The first section explores the relevant Christological/anthropological biblical passages and unpacks how they inform our understanding of theological anthropology. The second section discusses the theological issues raised in the course of surveying the biblical texts. The third section lays out a methodological framework for how to construct a uniquely Christological anthropology. The final section builds on the first three sections and demonstrates the significance of Christology for understanding theological anthropology by applying the methodological framework to several pressing anthropological issues: gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and death and suffering X

Race

Race
Author by: Alan H. Goodman,Yolanda T. Moses,Joseph L. Jones
Release: 2019-12-05
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781119472414
Language: en
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The second edition of the bestselling title on modern notions of race, providing timely examination of perspectives on race, racism, and human biological variation In this fully updated second edition of this popular text on the study of race, Alan Goodman, Yolanda Moses, and Joseph Jones take a timely look at modern ideas surrounding race, racism, and human diversity, and consider the ways that ideas about race have changed over time. New material in the second edition covers recent history and emerging topics in the study of race. The second edition has also been updated to account for advancements in the study of human genetic variation, which provide further evidence that race is an entirely social phenomenon. RACE compels readers to carefully consider their own ideas about race and the role that race plays in the world around them. Examines the ways perceptions of race influence laws, customs, and social institutions in the US and around the world Explores the impact of race and racism on health, wealth, education, and other domains of life Includes guest essays by noted scholars, a complete bibliography, and a full glossary Stands as an ideal text for courses on race, racism, and cultural and economic divides Combines insights and examples from science, history, and personal narrative Includes engaging photos, illustrations, timelines, and diagrams to illustrate important concepts

Shaping Humanity

Shaping Humanity
Author by: John Gurche
Release: 2013-11-26
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 345
ISBN: 9780300182026
Language: en
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Describes the process by which the author uses knowledge of fossil discoveries and comparative ape and human anatomy to create forensically accurate representations of human beings' ancient ancestors.

Anthropology of Infectious Disease

Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Author by: Merrill Singer
Release: 2016-07-01
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781315434711
Language: en
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This book synthesizes the flourishing field of anthropology of infectious disease in a critical, biocultural framework. Leading medical anthropologist Merrill Singer holistically unites the behaviors of microorganisms and the activities of complex social systems, showing how we exist with pathogenic agents of disease in a complex process of co-evolution. He also connects human diseases to larger ecosystems and various other species that are future sources of new human infections. Anthropology of Infectious Disease integrates and advances research in this growing, multifaceted area and offers an ideal supplement to courses in anthropology, public health, development studies, and related fields.

How to Think Like an Anthropologist

How to Think Like an Anthropologist
Author by: Matthew Engelke
Release: 2019-06-18
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780691193137
Language: en
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From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively, accessible, and irreverent introduction to the field What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to California, uncovering surprising insights about how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done more than any other discipline to reveal what culture means and why it matters. By weaving together examples and theories from around the world, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic and contemporary approaches, subjects, and anthropologists. Presenting memorable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about key concepts that anthropologists use to make sense of the world. Along the way, he shows how anthropology helps us understand other cultures and points of view—but also how, in doing so, it reveals something about ourselves and our own cultures, too.

On Being Human

On Being Human
Author by: Ray S. Anderson
Release: 2010-10-01
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781608999743
Language: en
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¥ What does it mean to be human? ¥ How does a right understanding of personhood affect decisions on critical life situations? ¥ What implications does a biblical perspective on personhood have for the pastoral ministry of healing and hope? In answering these questions, Ray S. Anderson focused on the person as determined by and sustained by the creative power of God. He explored the the implications of a biblical understanding of personhood for such critical issues as human sexuality, family relationships, abortion, and death. He broke new ground in relating pastoral care and counseling to contemporary issues which challenge Christians and their understanding of the meaning of human life.

What is Anthropology

What is Anthropology
Author by: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Pluto Press (UK)
Pages: 177
ISBN: 0745399665
Language: en
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Leading anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen shows how anthropology is a revolutionary way of thinking about the human world. Perfect for students, but also for those who have never encountered anthropology before, this book explores the key issues in an exciting and innovative way.Lucid and accessible, What is Anthropology? draws examples from current affairs as well as previous anthropological studies, looking at the history of anthropology, its unique research methods and some of its central concepts, such as society, culture and translation.This second edition contains a new introduction, as well as updates throughout. New content includes discussions about Brexit, the rise of the populist Right in Europe, the anthropology of climate change and social media. What is Anthropology? shows in persuasive ways why anthropology is a fundamental intellectual discipline, perhaps more so in the 21st century than ever before.

Through the Lens of Anthropology

Through the Lens of Anthropology
Author by: Robert J. Muckle,Laura Tubelle de González
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 420
ISBN: 9781442608634
Language: en
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