Anthropology

Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2017-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780190840686
ISBN 13: 0190840684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology Book Review:

A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Fourth Edition, takes a question-oriented approach that incorporates cutting-edge theory and new ways of looking at important contemporary issues such as power, human rights, and inequality. With a total of sixteen chapters, this engaging, full-colour text is an ideal one-semester overview that delves deep into anthropology without overwhelming students.New to This Edition:Reordered chapters for a more logical subject progressionA new chapter, "What Can Anthropology Teach Us about Sex, Gender, and Sexuality?"Globalisation content integrated throughoutA detailed discussion of ethics in the ethnographic methods sectionUpdated references and examples throughout

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz,Cynthia Zutter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-16
ISBN 10: 9780199032563
ISBN 13: 0199032564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology Book Review:

The most current and comprehensive Canadian introduction that shows students the relevance of anthropology in today's world.This streamlined second edition of Anthropology asks what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology - biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology - as well as applied anthropology. Reorganized to enhanceaccessibility, this engaging introduction continues to illuminate the major concepts in the field while helping students see the relevance of anthropology in today's world.

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9780197534434
ISBN 13: 0197534430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology Book Review:

"This is a general, four fields, anthropology textbook"--

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author: Robert H Lavenda,Emily Ann Schultz,Cynthia Marnie Zutter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-02-15
ISBN 10: 9780199012862
ISBN 13: 0199012865
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology Book Review:

Anthropology asks what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology - biological anthropology, archaeology, linguistic anthropology, and cultural anthropology - as well as applied anthropology. Fully conveying the richness of the discipline, thisdetailed yet accessible introduction helps students gain a deeper understanding of the human condition by looking at themselves and the world around them through an anthropological lens.

Anthropology

Anthropology
Author: Robert H. Lavenda,Emily A. Schultz
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780195392876
ISBN 13: 0195392876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology Book Review:

A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, this book takes a question-oriented approach that illuminates major concepts for students. Structuring each chapter around an important question, the authors explore what it means to be human, incorporating answers from all four major subfields of anthropology-cultural anthropology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology, and archaeology. They address central issues of the discipline, highlighting the controversies and commitments that are shaping contemporary anthropology.

What Does It Mean to Be Human

What Does It Mean to Be Human
Author: Frederick Franck,Janis Roze,Richard Connolly
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2000-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780312271640
ISBN 13: 0312271646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Does It Mean to Be Human Book Review:

In an inspirational act of faith and hope, nearly one hundred contributors--social activists, thinkers, artists and spiritual leaders--reflect with poignant candor on our shared human condition and attempt to define a core set of human values in our rapidly changing socity. Contributors include: * The Dalai Lama * Wilma Mankiller * Oscar Arias * Jimmy Carter * Cornel West * Jack Miles * Mother Teresa * Nancy Willard * Elie Wiesel * James Earl Jones * Joan Chittister * Mary Evelyn Tucker * Vaclav Havel * Archbishop Desmund Tutu What Does It Mean To Be Human? is a vital meditation on the endless possibilities of our humanity.

What It Means to Be Human

What It Means to Be Human
Author: O. Carter Snead
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0674987721
ISBN 13: 9780674987722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What It Means to Be Human Book Review:

American law assumes that individuals are autonomous, defined by their capacity to choose, and not obligated to each other. But our bodies make us vulnerable and dependent, and the law leaves the weakest on their own. O. Carter Snead argues for a paradigm that recognizes embodiment, enabling law and policy to provide for the care that people need.

What Does it Mean to be Human

What Does it Mean to be Human
Author: Richard Potts,Christopher Sloan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1426206062
ISBN 13: 9781426206061
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Does it Mean to be Human Book Review:

This generously illustrated book tells the story of the human family, showing how our species’ physical traits and behaviors evolved over millions of years as our ancestors adapted to dramatic environmental changes. In What Does It Means to Be Human? Rick Potts, director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, and Chris Sloan, National Geographic’s paleoanthropolgy expert, delve into our distant past to explain when, why, and how we acquired the unique biological and cultural qualities that govern our most fundamental connections and interactions with other people and with the natural world. Drawing on the latest research, they conclude that we are the last survivors of a once-diverse family tree, and that our evolution was shaped by one of the most unstable eras in Earth’s environmental history. The book presents a wealth of attractive new material especially developed for the Hall’s displays, from life-like reconstructions of our ancestors sculpted by the acclaimed John Gurche to photographs from National Geographic and Smithsonian archives, along with informative graphics and illustrations. In coordination with the exhibit opening, the PBS program NOVA will present a related three-part television series, and the museum will launch a website expected to draw 40 million visitors.

Aristotle s Anthropology

Aristotle s Anthropology
Author: Geert Keil,Nora Kreft
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-05-31
ISBN 10: 1107192692
ISBN 13: 9781107192690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aristotle s Anthropology Book Review:

The first collection of essays on Aristotle's philosophy of human nature, covering the metaphysical, biological and ethical works.

How Forests Think

How Forests Think
Author: Eduardo Kohn
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2013-08-10
ISBN 10: 0520276108
ISBN 13: 9780520276109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Forests Think Book Review:

Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human—and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador’s Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world’s most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction–one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings.

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology
Author: Joshua R. Farris
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN 10: 1493417983
ISBN 13: 9781493417988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Theological Anthropology Book Review:

In this thorough introduction to theological anthropology, Joshua Farris offers an evangelical perspective on the topic. Farris walks the reader through some of the most important issues in traditional approaches to anthropology, such as sexuality, posthumanism, and the image of God. He addresses fundamental questions like, Who am I? and Why do I exist? He also considers the creaturely and divine nature of humans, the body-soul relationship, and the beatific vision.

ReSourcing Theological Anthropology

ReSourcing Theological Anthropology
Author: Marc Cortez
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-01-09
ISBN 10: 0310516447
ISBN 13: 9780310516446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ReSourcing Theological Anthropology Book Review:

Theologians working in theological anthropology often claim that Jesus reveals what it means to be "truly human," but this often has little impact in their actual account of anthropology. ReSourcing Theological Anthropology addresses that lack by offering an account of why theological anthropology must begin with Christology. Building off his earlier study on how key theologians in church history have understood the relationship between Christology and theological anthropology, Cortez now develops a new proposal for theological anthropology and applies it to the theological situation today. ReSourcing Theological Anthropology is divided into four sections. The first section explores the relevant Christological/anthropological biblical passages and unpacks how they inform our understanding of theological anthropology. The second section discusses the theological issues raised in the course of surveying the biblical texts. The third section lays out a methodological framework for how to construct a uniquely Christological anthropology. The final section builds on the first three sections and demonstrates the significance of Christology for understanding theological anthropology by applying the methodological framework to several pressing anthropological issues: gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and death and suffering X

Cultural Connections

Cultural Connections
Author: Morris J. Vogel
Publsiher: Temple University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 9780877228400
ISBN 13: 087722840X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Connections Book Review:

Illustrates the history, civilization, and social conditions of the United States via artifacts, paintings, and other objects from the collections of cultural institutions in Philadelphia and environs.

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human
Author: Michael Wesch
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 9781724963673
ISBN 13: 1724963678
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Being Human Book Review:

Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. "Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage," Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. "Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. ... It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one's hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a "heroic" profession." What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world's jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human. This special first draft edition is a loose framework for more and more complete future chapters and writings. It serves as a companion to anth101.com, a free and open resource for instructors of cultural anthropology. This 2018 text is a revision of the "first draft edition" from 2017 and includes 7 new chapters.

How to Think Like an Anthropologist

How to Think Like an Anthropologist
Author: Matthew Engelke
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0691193134
ISBN 13: 9780691193137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Like an Anthropologist Book Review:

From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively, accessible, and irreverent introduction to the field What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the world? Why, in short, does it matter? For well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to California, uncovering surprising insights about how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done more than any other discipline to reveal what culture means and why it matters. By weaving together examples and theories from around the world, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, and at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic and contemporary approaches, subjects, and anthropologists. Presenting memorable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about key concepts that anthropologists use to make sense of the world. Along the way, he shows how anthropology helps us understand other cultures and points of view—but also how, in doing so, it reveals something about ourselves and our own cultures, too.

Race

Race
Author: Alan H. Goodman,Yolanda T. Moses,Joseph L. Jones
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN 10: 1119472415
ISBN 13: 9781119472414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Book Review:

The second edition of the bestselling title on modern notions of race, providing timely examination of perspectives on race, racism, and human biological variation In this fully updated second edition of this popular text on the study of race, Alan Goodman, Yolanda Moses, and Joseph Jones take a timely look at modern ideas surrounding race, racism, and human diversity, and consider the ways that ideas about race have changed over time. New material in the second edition covers recent history and emerging topics in the study of race. The second edition has also been updated to account for advancements in the study of human genetic variation, which provide further evidence that race is an entirely social phenomenon. RACE compels readers to carefully consider their own ideas about race and the role that race plays in the world around them. Examines the ways perceptions of race influence laws, customs, and social institutions in the US and around the world Explores the impact of race and racism on health, wealth, education, and other domains of life Includes guest essays by noted scholars, a complete bibliography, and a full glossary Stands as an ideal text for courses on race, racism, and cultural and economic divides Combines insights and examples from science, history, and personal narrative Includes engaging photos, illustrations, timelines, and diagrams to illustrate important concepts

Through the Lens of Anthropology

Through the Lens of Anthropology
Author: Robert J. Muckle,Laura Tubelle de González
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2015-11-06
ISBN 10: 1442608633
ISBN 13: 9781442608634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Through the Lens of Anthropology Book Review:

The Arts and the Definition of the Human

The Arts and the Definition of the Human
Author: Joseph Margolis
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008-09-10
ISBN 10: 0804769869
ISBN 13: 9780804769860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Arts and the Definition of the Human Book Review:

The Arts and the Definition of the Human introduces a novel theory that our selves—our thoughts, perceptions, creativity, and other qualities that make us human—are determined by our place in history, and more particularly by our culture and language. Margolis rejects the idea that any concepts or truths remain fixed and objective through the flow of history and reveals that this theory of the human being (or "philosophical anthropology") as culturally determined and changing is necessary to make sense of art. He shows that a painting, sculpture, or poem cannot have a single correct interpretation because our creation and perception of art will always be mitigated by our historical and cultural contexts. Calling upon philosophers ranging from Parmenides and Plato to Kant, Hegel, and Wittgenstein, art historians from Damisch to Elkins, artists from Van Eyck to Michelangelo to Wordsworth to Duchamp, Margolis creates a philosophy of art interwoven with his philosophical anthropology which pointedly challenges prevailing views of the fine arts and the nature of personhood.

Digital Anthropology

Digital Anthropology
Author: Heather A. Horst,Daniel Miller
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN 10: 0857852930
ISBN 13: 9780857852939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Anthropology Book Review:

Anthropology has two main tasks: to understand what it is to be human and to examine how humanity is manifested differently in the diversity of culture. These tasks have gained new impetus from the extraordinary rise of the digital. This book brings together several key anthropologists working with digital culture to demonstrate just how productive an anthropological approach to the digital has already become. Through a range of case studies from Facebook to Second Life to Google Earth, Digital Anthropology explores how human and digital can be defined in relation to one another, from avatars and disability; cultural differences in how we use social networking sites or practise religion; the practical consequences of the digital for politics, museums, design, space and development to new online world and gaming communities. The book also explores the moral universe of the digital, from new anxieties to open-source ideals. Digital Anthropology reveals how only the intense scrutiny of ethnography can overturn assumptions about the impact of digital culture and reveal its profound consequences for everyday life. Combining the clarity of a textbook with an engaging style which conveys a passion for these new frontiers of enquiry, this book is essential reading for students and scholars of anthropology, media studies, communication studies, cultural studies and sociology.

Anthropology of Infectious Disease

Anthropology of Infectious Disease
Author: Merrill Singer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN 10: 1315434725
ISBN 13: 9781315434728
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anthropology of Infectious Disease Book Review:

This book synthesizes the flourishing field of anthropology of infectious disease in a critical, biocultural framework. Leading medical anthropologist Merrill Singer holistically unites the behaviors of microorganisms and the activities of complex social systems, showing how we exist with pathogenic agents of disease in a complex process of co-evolution. He also connects human diseases to larger ecosystems and various other species that are future sources of new human infections. Anthropology of Infectious Disease integrates and advances research in this growing, multifaceted area and offers an ideal supplement to courses in anthropology, public health, development studies, and related fields.