In a couple of instances very brief reference was made to an interpretation that is highly speculative. Knowledge, belief and disbelief : on religion. He makes use of well timed and interesting examples to exhibit the continued relevance of anthropology this present day. He is the author of numerous books on anthropology and modernity. Although there is not a global glossary, individual chapters have, after the conclusion, useful chapter glossaries and discussion questions. This is particularly true of the well organized chapter structure.
Grammatical Errors rating: 5 I did not find any grammatical error in the several chapters that I reviewed. Work, Success, and Kids: On Marriage, Family, and Kinship 7. His academic work involves the documentation of territoriality and the identification of rights of local Indigenous peoples to use land. Description Description Synthesising British, French and American traditions, this stimulating and accessible text presents a comprehensive and fascinating introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Current polls suggest that nearly half of all African Americans, for example, have experienced racial discrimination in one form or another and, as a result, are forced to think about their racial identity more often than white Americans. Consistency rating: 5 Every chapter of the textbook is consistent with an overall pattern that I am sure the editors where very careful about. Jargon and technical terms are explained and each chapter has a list of keywords and definitions, which is very helpful.
In this concise introduction to cultural anthropology, now in its 4th edition, Lassiter takes a fresh and accessible approach to stimulating student interest in the human experience. Interface rating: 4 The interface is generally user-friendly. It might be helpful in the long run to add or change some of the interviews, as new anthropologists with interesting insights become available. The one topic missing in my view is social class and. As alternative You can also using our book search engine below to find tons of free books Search for: Loading.
Clarity rating: 4 By and large, the language used by the authors is clear and they provide explanations and illustrations to make their point s clear. This book was published as a special issue of Journal of North African Studies. Cultural Relevance rating: 5 I cannot wait to use parts of this book in many of my classes. But in a particular sense once again, in the context of my culture definition discussed here , knowledge exists in the minds of any people who share and negotiate culture. Women's work and local festive occasions are examined against a background of material on professional chefs who reproduce 'traditional' Mexican cooking in restaurant settings. Levin and her participants argue that those small associations play a key function in defining America's self-identity and may be studied as heavily as extra nationwide associations just like the Smithsonian and the Metropolitan Museum of paintings. His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale.
Particularly how clear and clean the prose was. Some parts of the first three introductory chapters anthropology, culture, research methods struck me as a bit too elementary, but all of the topical chapters were clearly written. We see the interconnectedness of cultural practicesand, in all of the chapters, we emphasize the comparison of cultures and the ways of life ofdifferent peoples. Given that the text lends itself to possibly assigning individual chapters, it would be helpful if it were offered not just with the entire text as a pdf file, but also as individual chapters, or on a site where students could select individual chapters to read. His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and he illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. Anthropological approaches influenced my Marx and Marxist thinking could receive more attention. I would hardly find a more comprehensive presentation and discussion of all the subjects included in the textbook.
Taken into account that each of the 18 chapters is written by different author s , I can explain why some sections blocks could be better organized. Within the usual framework of our discipline, this is a very accurate representation of cultural anthropology. Evolution and the critique of race : a short story ; Ch. If they are not prepared to be shaken out of their own insensitivity, they should not read this book. Category: Social Science Author : K. As a collection of individual essays, this book succeeds in ways other cannot. Borofsky calls on anthropologists to engage with a widerpublic to bring our incredible stories and important insights to helping resolve the most critical issues we face in the world today.
Modularity rating: 4 Perhaps the second edition should work to achieve better modularity. Many of the chapters should remain relevant for quite some time. It offers an original approach by placing social and cultural anthropology in wider contexts including those of sociology and biological evolution. Taken as an entire, the e-book serves as an awesome textual content for introductory undergraduate courses. Comments I appreciate the work of the editors and authors to make a strong open source introductory text in cultural anthropology available. I found all three in Invitation to Anthropology.
Consistency rating: 5 The format of each chapter is the same, with learning objectives, the text, highlighted terms and concepts, questions for study, a glossary, a an author bio, bibliography often very helpful! At the same time, in my particular case the need to be strategic in order to not alienate too many students is also important. Sex, Power, and Inequality: On Gender 6. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Accuracy rating: 5 Each chapter has an individual author and each other seems to have done their best to provide an accurate set of insights into the history, theories, and methods of the particular part of anthropology they study. This book is an ideal text for undergraduate students, and can be easily supplemented with case studies in anthropology.
Key concepts are in bold. That said, there is always room for other anthropologists to disagree, to assert alternative ideas, or contradictory evidence. History, change, and adaptation : on the roots of our world system ; Ch. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volumewith each chapter written by a different author. In a general sense, knowledge is the process of learning and discovery; knowledge is understanding gained through experience; knowledge is grasping something in the mind with certainty.
Part I focuses on the underlying assumptions and concepts that have driven anthropological theory and practice since its modern inception. Robert Borofsky advocates for anthropology's abilityto empower people and facilitate good. The integral role and concept of 'flavour' in everyday life is examined among cottage industry barbacoa makers in Milpa Alta, an outer district of Mexico City. This is particularly true of the well organized chapter structure. Including recipes to allow readers to practise the art of Mexican cooking, Culinary Art and Anthropology offers a sensual, theoretically sophisticated model for understanding food anthropologically. Well placed images further expand on concepts discussed. Click Download or Read Online button to get Invitation To Anthropology book now.