Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

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Brief and accessible, this reader features articles and excerpts from works that have proved pivotal in the field of cultural anthropology. Topics include culture, language and communication, ecology and economics, issues of culture change, and many others.

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Gary Ferraro is an applied anthropologist who conducted research for extended periods of time in Kenya and Swaziland. He has served as a consultant/cross-cultural trainer for large organizations (USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank) and large international corporations such as IBM and G.E. Plastics. He currently works with businesses to help them cope with cultural differences at home and abroad.

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Preface. Introduction. Part I: PERSPECTIVES ON CULTURE. 1. Horace Miner, "Body Ritual among the Nacirema." 2. Roger M. Keesing, "Not a Real Fish: The Ethnographer as Inside Outsider." Part II: Language and Communication. 3. Deborah Tannen, "Rapport-talk and Report-talk." 4. Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall, "The Sounds of Silence." Part III: Economics and Ecology. 5. Jared Diamond, "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race." 6. Gerald F. Murray, "The Domestication of Wood in Haiti." Part IV: Marriage and Family. 7. Serena Nanda, "Arranging a Marriage in India." 8. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, "Death without Weeping." Part V: Gender. 9. Ernestine Friedl, "Society and Sex Roles." 10. Marjorie Shostak, "Women and Men in Kung Society." Part VI: Politics and Social Control. 11. James L. Gibbs, Jr., "The Kpelle Moot." 12. Richard Scaglion, "Customary Law Development in Papua New Guinea." Part VII: Supernatural Beliefs. 13. E. E. Evans-Pritchard, "The Notion of Witchcraft Explain Unfortunate Events." 14. George Gmelch, "Baseball Magic." Part VIII: Culture Change. 15. John H. Bodley, "The Price of Progress," 16. Inge Bolin, "The Glaciers of the Andes are Melting: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge Merge in Restoring Water Resources."

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