Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective by Gary FerraroCultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective by Gary Ferraro

Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective

byGary Ferraro, Susan Andreatta, Chris Holdsworth

Paperback | March 6, 2017

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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE, Canadian Edition, goes beyond providing a comprehensive overview of the discipline and fully integrates the application of the theories, insights, and methods of cultural anthropology to contemporary situations. The authors recognize that cultures-Canadian and abroad-are in a constant state of flux and are continually interacting with each other both locally and globally. To capture this dynamic and to enhance student learning and illustrate the relevance of cultural anthropology in our everyday lives, current topics include the growth of information technologies, innovations such as multi-sited field research, reflexive and intersubjective approaches, human relations with the environment, religious and political conflict, medical anthropology, climate change, international migration, urbanization, development, and business anthropology. Student engagement is reinforced with strong pedagogical features and themes that encourage readers to reflect and think critically about issues like community and social responsibility, economics, and the environment. MindTap, a fully online learning solution, combines all learning tools-readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments-into a single Learning Path that guides the student through the curriculum and brings anthropology to life!
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 businesse...
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Title:Cultural Anthropology: An Applied PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:10.88 × 8.5 × 0.63 inPublished:March 6, 2017Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176532005

ISBN - 13:9780176532000

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Informative reading. As a student of anthropology, I stumbled upon this book. Easy to understand. Easy to follow.
Date published: 2017-09-27

Table of Contents

Preface About the Author Chapter 1: Anthropology in a Global WorldChapter 2: The Concept of Culture Chapter 3: Applied Anthropology Chapter 4: The Growth of Anthropological TheoryChapter 5: Research Methods in Cultural Anthropology Chapter 6: Communication and Culture Chapter 7: Economics, Adaptation, and Subsistence PatternsChapter 8: Marriage, Family, and KinshipChapter 9: Sex and GenderChapter 10: Social Inequality: The Meaning of DifferenceChapter 11: Political Organization and Social ControlChapter 12: ReligionChapter 13: ArtChapter 14: The Modern World OrderGlossaryReferences Index