Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings by Keri Vacanti BrondoCultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings by Keri Vacanti Brondo

Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings

byKeri Vacanti Brondo

Paperback | September 15, 2016

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Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. The majority of selections are contemporary pieces from public, critical, and applied anthropology. These timely readings willgenerate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes a high number of U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are inspired to thinkanthropologically "in their own backyards." Several case studies offer examples of anthropology in action, and special features throughout the text profile anthropological application through news stories ("In the News") and interviews ("Anthropology in Practice").
Keri Vacanti Brondo is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of International Studies at the University of Memphis. She is the author of Land Grab: Green Neoliberalism, Gender, and Garifuna Resistance in Honduras (2013).
Title:Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical ReadingsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 7.91 × 9.88 × 0.79 inPublished:September 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190253541

ISBN - 13:9780190253547

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Editorial Reviews

"I very much like this approach. The way that the author attempts to incorporate classic anthropological texts with contemporary case studies and interviews is unique. It has excellent depth and breadth and an interesting focus on the public/applied elements of anthropology. It is wellorganized and well written. I like the conscious inclusion of female and minority anthropologists. I also really like the interviews with anthropologists that complete the sections. This is a thorough anthropology reader with all of the classic texts you would use and some really good contemporarypieces as well, with a great section on food and interesting interviews with anthropologists." --Meghan E. Ference, Brooklyn College, CUNY