Cultural Anthropology
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Men's Business, Women's Business: The Spiritual Role of Gender in the World's Oldest Culture
Men's Business, Women's Business
The Spiritual Role of Gender in the World's Oldest Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0892816554
These beautiful stories of life in Australian Aboriginal society--where gender influences every aspect of existence--show a new way to find happiness in our modern Western culture.
Joseph Campbell: A Fire in the Mind
Joseph Campbell
A Fire in the Mind
Paperback      ISBN: 0892818735
Joseph Campbell (1904-1987) forged an approach to the study of myth and legend that made ancient traditions and beliefs immediate, relevant, and universal. His teachings and literary works have shown that beneath the apparent themes of world mythology lie patterns that reveal ways we all may encounter the great mysteries of existence: birth, growth, soul development, and death.
The Ascent of Man
The Ascent of Man
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316109304
An account of the history and philosophy of science drawn from the BBC television series created by Dr. Bronowski
Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology: A Short History
Sociocultural Theory in Anthropology
A Short History
Paperback      ISBN: 0881330566
Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Paperback      ISBN: 039473954x
Study of the intersection of history and philosophy as it relates to recent French political change, evidenced in essays concerning popular justice, power struggles, and the history of sexuality
Ishi in Two Worlds: A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Ishi in Two Worlds
A Biography of the Last Wild Indian in North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0520229401
The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology. Karl Kroeber adds an informative tribute to the text, describing how the book came to be and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was both a product of her era and of her insight and her empathy. The life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, is unique in the annals of North American anthropology. For more than forty years, Theodora Kroeber's biography has been sharing this tragic and absorbing drama with readers all over the world. Ishi stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, he was found in the corral of a slaughterhouse near Oroville, California. Finally identified as an Indian by an anthropologist, Ishi was brought to San Francisco by Professor T. T. Waterman and lived there the rest of his life under the care and protection of Alfred Kroeber and the staff of the University of California's Museum of Anthropology. Karl Kroeber adds an informative tribute to the text, describing how the book came to be and how Theodora Kroeber's approach to the project was both a product of her era and of her insight and her empathy.
Uncommon Ground: Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Uncommon Ground
Archaeology and Early African America, 1650–1800
Paperback      ISBN: 1560980591
Uses information gathered over the last quarter century to describe life as a slave, and discusses the study of past African-American life
Uniforms: Why We Are/What We Wear
Uniforms
Why We Are/What We Wear
Hardcover      ISBN: 0618067469
Presents a series of anecdotes that tell the history and meaning of American uniforms, identifying their cultural significance in terms of how uniforms unite and divide people as well as how they vary throughout the world.
The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture
The Agile Gene
How Nature Turns on Nurture
Paperback      ISBN: 006000679x
A historical analysis of the nature-versus-nurture debate documents the 2001 discovery that there are fewer genes in a human genome than previously thought and considers the argument that nurture elements are also largely responsible for human behavior. Originally published as Nature Via Nurture. Reprint.
Beads and Bead Makers: Gender, Material Culture and Meaning
Beads and Bead Makers
Gender, Material Culture and Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 1859739954
Beads have been used since antiquity, not only to dress the body, but as measures of value in economic and ritual exchanges. Their popularity has never waned, and in recent years their trade has enjoyed a world-wide revival. Beads have deep and multiple meanings: in many cultures, together with garments, they reflect age, gender and social status, and are a vehicle through which people store, exchange and transmit wealth. This absorbing book analyzes techniques and gendered aspects of the making of beads, as well as their role in trade and body adornment, in a wide range of societies, from the ancient Mediterranean to Renaissance Venice and present-day Southern Africa and West Africa, where they have become a symbol of cultural survival and identity. Anyone interested in material culture, anthropology, art history, and gender studies will find that this book provides fascinating insights into attitudes toward the body and its dress as well as systems of social classification.