The Tapestry of Culture

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"The Tapestry of Culture" is a brief, introduction to cultural anthropology, designed to provide a conceptual framework with which to read and understand both classic and contemporary ethnographies. The text uses a comparative approach and it emphasizes the interpretation of symbols and the meaning of things. The new edition has revised the presentation of material and offers expanded, bulleted chapter summaries, more clearly defined and highlighted key terms, additional headings and suggested readings and web sites. A revised chapter 1 gives students a clear introduction to get them started in the course. In addition, numerous chapter-by-chapter content changes have been added throughout the book, including splitting a former chapter into two new chapters to increase the coverage of applied anthropology in a new chapter 13 and new material on Afghanistan in chapter 15.

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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. 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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