Reading Cultural Anthropology: An Ethnographic Introduction

Paperback | August 21, 2015

byPamela Stern

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This collection of contemporary ethnographic articles illustrates how anthropologists employ a variety of theories and data collection methods to address why people think, act, form social groups, and engage in the cultural practices they do.

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This collection of contemporary ethnographic articles illustrates how anthropologists employ a variety of theories and data collection methods to address why people think, act, form social groups, and engage in the cultural practices they do.

Pamela Stern is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. She has taught the introduction to cultural anthropology course there and at the University of Waterloo, as well as a variety of more advanced course offerings including research methods courses. Her research focusses on ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.74 inPublished:August 21, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199013128

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Roberta Robin Dods: ForewordIntroductionPart One: Anthropological Traditions / Contemporary Practice1. Renee Sylvain: Loyalty and Treachery in the Kalahari2. Aaron Glass: The Thin Edge of the Wedge: Dancing Around the Potlatch Ban, 1921-19513. Monica Heller: Brewing Trouble: Language, the State, and Modernity in Industrial Beer Production (Montreal, 1978-1980)4. Anne Meneley: Time in a Bottle: The Uneasy Circulation of Palestinian Olive Oil5. Alexander M. Ervin: A Green Coalition Versus Big Uranium: Rhizomal Networks of Advocacy and Environmental ActionPart Two: Gender/Embodiment6. Evelyn Blackwood: Tombois in West Sumatra: Constructing Masculinity and Erotic Desire7. Anne Irwin: "There Will be a Lot of Old Young Men Going Home": Combat and Becoming a Man in Afghanistan"8. Richard A. O'Connor and Penny Van Esterik: De-medicalizing Anorexia: A New Cultural Brokering9. Lalaie Ameeriar: The Sanitized SensoriumPart Three: Kinship/Marriage/Family10. Harriet Phinney: Asking for a Child: Refashioning Reproductive Space in Post-War Northern Vietnam11. Sonja Luehrmann: Mediated Marriage: Internet Matchmaking in Provincial Russia12. Chantal Collard and Shireen Kashmeri: Embryo Adoption13. Pamela Stern: The Nucleation of Inuit HouseholdsPart Four: Rituals/Environment/Economy14. Peter S. Cahn: Building Down and Dreaming Up15. Anna J. Willow: Re(con)figuring Alliances: Place Membership, Environmental Justice, and the Remaking of Indigenous-Environmentalist Relationships in Canada's Boreal Forest16. Fabiana Li: Negotiating Livelihoods: Women, Mining, and Water Resources in Peru17. Andrew Walsh: After the Rush: Living with Uncertainty in a Malagasy Mining TownPart Five: Global Lives/Local Identities18. Vered Amit: "Before I Settle Down": Youth Travel and Enduring Life Course Paradigms19. John Osburg: Meeting the "Godfather": Fieldwork and Ethnographic Seduction in a Chinese Nightclub20. Nelson H.H. Graburn: Work and Play in the Japanese Countryside21. Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier: Positioning the New Reggaeton Stars in CubaOnline Chapter:22. Belinda Leach: A Clash of Histories: Encounters of Migrant and Non-migrant Laborers in the Canadian Automobile Parts IndustryGlossaryReferencesCreditsIndex

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"[This text] represents the fascinating range of topics that contemporary anthropologists are currently researching and writing about." --Vinay Kamat, University of British Columbia