The Tapestry of Culture: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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This text provides students with a clear and concise statement of the basic concepts of cultural anthropology and shows their interrelationships within a larger conceptual framework. This fifth edition provides current research and updated discussion reflecting postmodernist influences on anthropology in the 1990s. It discusses societal changes due to technological advances, effects of computerization on the work force, the impact of new reproductive technologies on motherhood and parenting, and changes in the conceptualization of gender/gender role and of family organization. A new chapter is devoted to issues of ethnicity, race and nationalism, focusing on the US, Sri Lanka, Quebec and the former Soviet states.

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Abraham Rosman received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University. His first fieldwork was with the Kamuri of Bornu Province, in northern Nigeria. He has taught at Vassar College, Antioch College, and Barndard, College, Columbia University, where he is now professor emeritus. Abraham Rosman received his Ph.D. in anthropology from Yale University. His first fieldwork was with the Kanuri of Bornu Province, in northern Nigeria. He has taught at Vassar College and at Antioch College and is now Emeritus professor of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University. Abraham Rosman and Paula Rubel began their collaboration in 1971 when they published a comparative study of the potlatch in six northwest coast societies entitled, Feasting with Mine Enemy. They have done fieldwork together in Iran, Afganistan, and Papua New Guinea. They have recently published a book on the history of contact between Europeans and New Irelanders. Rosman and Rubel have published numerous books and continue to do fieldwork. Paula G. Rubel has a Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University. She carried out fieldwork on the Kalmyk Mongol refugees who settled in New Jersey and Philadelphia in 1950. Her Ph.D. dissertation was published as The Kalmyk Mongols: A Study in Continuity and Change. She is now Emerita professors of anthropology at Barnard College, Columbia University.

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