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Explore cultural anthropology in an applied and fascinating way with Gary Ferraro's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE. This contemporary and student-relevant text gives you all the key material you need for your introductory course, plus it will show you that anthropology is for you! With real world applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, this book will help you learn to appreciate other cultures as well as your own. Apply what you learn in this course to those situations that you are likely to encounter in your personal and professional life. What can you do with anthropology today? Check out the real-life examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings and issues (in our popular "Cross-Cultural Miscues" features) to view 'culture at work.' Also, the book takes a look at specialized vocabularies as illustrated by "chickspeak" (the language of single, urban, upwardly mobile women), the war in Iraq, environmental degradation, and other contemporary topics.

Synopsis:

Explore cultural anthropology in an applied and fascinating way with Gary Ferraro's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE. This contemporary and student-relevant text gives you all the key material you need for your introductory course, plus it will show you that anthropology is for you! With real world applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, this book will help you learn to appreciate other cultures as well as your own. Apply what you learn in this course to those situations that you are likely to encounter in your personal and professional life. What can you do with anthropology today? Check out the real-life examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings and issues (in our popular "Cross-Cultural Miscues" features) to view 'culture at work.' Also, the book takes a look at specialized vocabularies as illustrated by "chickspeak" (the language of single, urban, upwardly mobile women), the war in Iraq, environmental degradation, and other contemporary topics.

About the Author

Gary Ferraro, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, received his B.A. in history from Hamilton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University. He has been teaching anthropology courses since 1971, was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Swaziland in southern Africa and at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic, and served as a visiting professor of anthropology in the University of Pittsburgh?s Semester at Sea Program, a floating university that travels around the world. Ferraro continues to teach the introductory class at UNC to stay current with today?s students. He has conducted research for extended periods of time in Kenya and Swaziland and has traveled widely throughout many other parts of the world. Ferraro has also served as a consultant for such organizations as USAID, the Peace Corps, the World Bank, IBM, G.E. Plastics, and Georgia Pacific, among others. From l996 to 2000 Dr. Ferraro served as Director of the Intercultural Training Institute at UNC-Charlotte, a consortium of cross-cultural trainers and educators from academia and business designed to help regional organizations cope with cultural differences at home and abroad. In addition to publishing in a number of professional journals, he is the author of CLASSIC READINGS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY (2004, 2009), GLOBAL BRAINS: KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCIES FOR THE 21st CENTURY (2002), THE CULTURAL DIMENSION OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (l990, l994, l998, 2002, 2006, 2010), CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE (now in its Eighth Edition), ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE (l994), and THE TWO WORLDS OF KAMAU (1978).

Table of Contents

1. What is Anthropology? 2. The Concept of Culture. 3. Applied Anthropology. 4. The Growth of Anthropological Theory. 5. Methods in Cultural Anthropology. 6. Language and Communication. 7. Getting Food. 8. Economics. 9. Marriage and the Family 10. Kinship and Descent. 11. Sex and Gender. 12. Social Stratification. 13. Political Organization and Social Control. 14. Supernatural Beliefs. 15. Art. 16. Culture Change and Globalization. Glossary. References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495804093
Publisher:
Academic Internet Publishers
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Ferraro, Gary
Author:
Andreatta
Author:
Andreatta, Susan
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
New co-author; applied perspective; contemporary; global; diversity; cross-cultural miscues; traditional balance
Subject:
New co-author
Subject:
applied perspective
Subject:
Contemporary
Subject:
Global
Subject:
Diversity
Subject:
cross-cultural miscues
Subject:
traditional balance
Subject:
Education-General
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
10.70x8.30x.70 in. 2.02 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Explore cultural anthropology in an applied and fascinating way with Gary Ferraro's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: AN APPLIED PERSPECTIVE. This contemporary and student-relevant text gives you all the key material you need for your introductory course, plus it will show you that anthropology is for you! With real world applications of the principles and practices of anthropology, this book will help you learn to appreciate other cultures as well as your own. Apply what you learn in this course to those situations that you are likely to encounter in your personal and professional life. What can you do with anthropology today? Check out the real-life examples of cross-cultural misunderstandings and issues (in our popular "Cross-Cultural Miscues" features) to view 'culture at work.' Also, the book takes a look at specialized vocabularies as illustrated by "chickspeak" (the language of single, urban, upwardly mobile women), the war in Iraq, environmental degradation, and other contemporary topics.
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