Through the Lens of Anthropology

An Introduction to Human Evolution and Culture

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Author: Robert J. Muckle,Laura Tubelle de González

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442608633

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

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Through the Lens of Anthropology

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Author: Laura Tubelle de González,Robert Muckle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781487587819

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline's many subfields. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with over 150 full-color images, figures, feature boxes, and maps, this is an anthropology book with a fresh perspective, a lively narrative, and plenty of popular topics. The new edition enhances the food and sustainability focus and builds a stronger narrative voice with extended examples and case studies. An entirely new section on decolonization, more Indigenous content, and updated material on biological anthropology make the second edition even more relevant for those interested in learning more about the discipline of anthropology.

Introducing Archaeology

Second Edition

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Author: Robert J. Muckle

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442607858

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The second edition highlights recent developments in the field and includes a new chapter on archaeology beyond mainstream academia. It also integrates more examples from popular culture, including mummies, tattoos, pirates, and global warming.

Through the Global Lens

An Introduction to the Social Sciences

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Author: Michael J. Strada

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130979506

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

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Make your studies interactive with "Through the Global Lens: An Introduction to the Social Sciences, Second Edition." Companion Website(TM) -- In tandem with the text, students can now take full advantage of the Internet to enrich their study of the social sciences. Features of the Website include chapter objectives, study questions, links to "The New York Times" and the "USA Today Census 2000" in addition to other links on the Web that can reinforce and enhance the content of each chapter. Use of the site is free to all students and faculty. Simply visit the Website at http: //www.prenhall.com/strada A Prentice Hall Guide to Evaluating Online Resources (available for Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, or Psychology) These guides provide a brief introduction to navigating the Internet, along with references related specifically to each discipline. Also included with each guide is access to ContentSelect(TM). Developed by Prentice Hall and EBSCO, the world leader in online journal subscription management, ContentSelect(TM) is a customized research database for students of sociology. Your choice of one of these guides is free to students when packaged with "Through the Global Lens, Second Edition."

Religious Objects in Museums

Private Lives and Public Duties

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Author: Crispin Paine

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 085785299X

Category: Art

Page: 192

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In the past, museums often changed the meaning of icons or statues of deities from sacred to aesthetic, or used them to declare the superiority of Western society, or simply as cultural and historical evidence. The last generation has seen faith groups demanding to control 'their' objects, and curators recognising that objects can only be understood within their original religious context. In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the role religion plays in museums, with major exhibitions highlighting the religious as well as the historical nature of objects. Using examples from all over the world, Religious Objects in Museums is the first book to examine how religious objects are transformed when they enter the museum, and how they affect curators and visitors. It examines the full range of meanings that religious objects may bear - as scientific specimen, sacred icon, work of art, or historical record. Showing how objects may be used to argue a point, tell a story or promote a cause, may be worshipped, ignored, or seen as dangerous or unlucky, this highly accessible book is an essential introduction to the subject.

The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology

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Author: Jaan Valsiner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199366225

Category: Psychology

Page: 1136

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The goal of cultural psychology is to explain the ways in which human cultural constructions -- for example, rituals, stereotypes, and meanings -- organize and direct human acting, feeling, and thinking in different social contexts. A rapidly growing, international field of scholarship, cultural psychology is ready for an interdisciplinary, primary resource. Linking psychology, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, and history, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the quintessential volume that unites the variable perspectives from these disciplines. Comprised of over fifty contributed chapters, this book provides a necessary, comprehensive overview of contemporary cultural psychology. Bridging psychological, sociological, and anthropological perspectives, one will find in this handbook: - A concise history of psychology that includes valuable resources for innovation in psychology in general and cultural psychology in particular - Interdisciplinary chapters including insights into cultural anthropology, cross-cultural psychology, culture and conceptions of the self, and semiotics and cultural connections - Close, conceptual links with contemporary biological sciences, especially developmental biology, and with other social sciences - A section detailing potential methodological innovations for cultural psychology By comparing cultures and the (often differing) human psychological functions occuring within them, The Oxford Handbook of Culture and Psychology is the ideal resource for making sense of complex and varied human phenomena.

Evolution and Human Behaviour

Darwinian Perspectives on the Human Condition

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Author: John Cartwright

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137348011

Category: Science

Page: 520

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This comprehensive book offers a compelling synthesis of key ideas and concepts, and addresses in fundamental evolutionary terms the way humans think, feel and behave. This revised, updated and expanded edition includes new material on epigenetics, life history and error management theories, homosexuality, disease and gene-culture co-evolution.

Applied Anthropology

Domains of Application

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Author: Satish Kedia,John Van Willigen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275978426

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

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Two pioneers in the field of applied anthropology have compiled a groundbreaking, comprehensive anthology with numerous contributions from key figures of the anthropological world.

Classic and Contemporary Readings in Physical Anthropology

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Author: Mary K. Sandford

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111805717

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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This new reader edited by Mark K. Sandford presents classic and contemporary articles on key issues dealing with the nature of science, evolution and heredity, primate behavior, human evolution, and modern human variation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.