2008, English, Book, Illustrated edition: Thinking like an anthropologist : a practical introduction to cultural anthropology / John T. Omohundro. Omohundro, John T.

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Thinking like an anthropologist : a practical introduction to cultural anthropology / John T. Omohundro
 
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Physical Description
  • 439 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Published
  • Boston : McGraw Hill, c2008.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Thinking like an anthropologist : a practical introduction to cultural anthropology /​ John T. Omohundro.
Author
  • Omohundro, John T.
Published
  • Boston : McGraw Hill, c2008.
Physical Description
  • 439 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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Contents
  • Machine derived contents note: Thinking Like An Anthropologist:
  • A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • John T. Omohundro
  • SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor,
  • Department of Anthropology
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Table of Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Using This Book: The Anthropological Questions
  • Notes and Queries, Part I
  • Notes and Queries, Part II
  • The Anthropological Questions
  • How This Book is Organized
  • Anthropology and the Other Disciplines of Human Behavior
  • What is Cultural Anthropology?
  • The Topics of Cultural Anthropology
  • Why Think Like an Anthropologist?
  • Cultural Anthropology in Careers
  • There's No Substitute for Experience
  • Notes and Queries, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Who Are You?
  • Exercise 2: Where are They?
  • Exercise 3: What You Already Know
  • Recommended Reading
  • Chapter 1: What is Culture? The Conceptual Question 1-1
  • Fishy Culture, Part I
  • Overview
  • A Definition of Culture
  • Fishy Culture, Part II
  • Culture, Subculture, and Ethnic Group
  • Culture and Race
  • Race as a Cultural Construct
  • The Characteristics of Culture
  • As Cultures Change, "Culture" Changes
  • What Isn't Culture?
  • Summary
  • Fishy Culture, Part III
  • Exercise 1: The Embarrassing Incident
  • Exercise 2: The American Family
  • Exercise 3: Being Multicultural
  • Exercise 4: Race Classification
  • Chapter 2: How Do I Learn About Culture? The Naturalistic Question 2-1
  • Heavy Meddle, Part I
  • Heavy Meddle, Part II
  • Can I Observe Without Disturbing?
  • Fieldwork
  • Informants
  • Fieldwork's Rewards
  • Fieldwork Methods
  • Anthropology: The Science of Culture?
  • Ethical Principles That Guide Anthropologists
  • How Do We Enforce Ethical Research?
  • What Ethical Guidelines Should Students Follow?
  • Heavy Meddle, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Analyzing an Ethnography
  • Exercise 2: Participant Observation
  • Exercise 3: The Impact of the Observer
  • Exercise 4: Inferring Culture From Behavior
  • Chapter 3: What is the Context for This Practice or Idea?
  • The Holistic Question 3-1
  • Everything Relates to Potatoes, Part I
  • Everything Relates to Potatoes, Part II
  • A Holistic Image of Culture
  • Types of Holistic Connections
  • Cultures in Regional Context
  • Culture in Scalar Context
  • Holism in the Field
  • Kinship, Holistically Speaking
  • Economics, Holistically Speaking
  • Challenges of Holism
  • Everything Relates to Potatoes, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Economics in Ethnography
  • Exercise 2: Reciprocity
  • Exercise 3: Holistic Approaches to Jokes
  • Exercise 4: Sociobiography: A Life in Cultural Context
  • Exercise 5: What Are Kin Terms Connected To?
  • Chapter 4: Do Other Societies Also Do Something Like This?
  • The Comparative Question 4-1
  • Big Parties, Part I
  • Big Parties, Part II
  • How Shall We Compare?
  • What We Can Learn by Comparing This Culture to Others
  • Challenges of Comparison: Will "We Murder to Dissect"?
  • Shall I Take the Participant's or the Comparativist's Perspective?
  • Big Parties, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Comparing Two Cultures
  • Exercise 2: Q-mode and R-mode Comparisons
  • Exericse 3: Emic and Etic Perspectives
  • Exercise 4: A Comparison of 400 Cultures
  • Exercise 5: Time Budgets - Yours and the Machiguengans'
  • Chapter 5: What Was This Practice or Idea Like in the Past? The Temporal Question 5-1
  • A Chicken-and-Egg Story, Part I
  • A Chicken-and-Egg Story, Part II
  • Cultures Have Histories
  • The Temporal Question Has a History
  • Asking the Temporal Question
  • Was the Change Intentional?
  • Sources and Methods
  • What Causes Culture Change?
  • Thinking About the Future
  • A Chicken-and-Egg Story, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Enduring Historical Patterns
  • Exercise 2: Pronoun Change
  • Exercise 3: Syncretism
  • Exercise 4: Futures Research
  • Exercise 5: Explaining Change
  • Chapter 6: How Are Human Biology, Culture, and the Environment Interacting?
  • The Bio-Cultural Question 6-1
  • It's Me Stomach, Miss, Part I
  • It's Me Stomach, Miss, Part II
  • Which Came First?
  • What's the Adaptive Advantage of That?
  • Thinking in Systems
  • It's Me Stomach, Miss, Part III
  • Exercise 1: The Bio-Cultural Triad and Your Ethnography
  • Exercise 2: Student Dietary Patterns
  • Exercise 3: The Socio-natural Environment
  • Exercise 4: Culture Shapes Biology
  • Exercise 5: Cultural Boundaries and Environment
  • Exercise 6: Culture Adapts to Human Biology
  • Chapter 7: What Are the Groups and Relationships?
  • The Social-Structural Question 7-1
  • Pollution is Also a "People Problem," Part I
  • Pollution is Also a "People Problem," Part II
  • Does the Group Have A Structure?
  • What Does the Social Structure Look Like?
  • How Does the Social Structure Influence Behavior?
  • How is Power Generated and Exercised?
  • Four Degrees of Power
  • The Individual and Culture
  • Pollution is Also a "People Problem," Part III
  • Exercise 1: Structural Rules for Family Formation
  • Exercise 2: Ego-Centered Social Networks
  • Exercise 3: Diagramming Kinship Structure
  • Exercise 4: Formal Organizations
  • Exercise 5: Relationships in Social Structures: Roommates
  • Exercise 6: Relations in Social Structures: Friendships
  • Chapter 8: What Does It Mean? The Interpretive Question 8-1
  • What An Oil Spill Means, Part I
  • What An Oil Spill Means, Part II
  • Culture is Symboling
  • Eight Questions About Meaning
  • Meaning in Languages
  • Meaning in Social Action
  • Key Symbols
  • Meaning in Ritual and Myth
  • Worldview
  • What An Oil Spill Means, Part III
  • Exercise 1: The Meaning of an Artifact
  • Exercise 2: Magic Rituals
  • Exercise 3: What Terms of Address Say
  • Exercise 4: Translating an Event
  • Exercise 5: Root Metaphor in Medicine
  • Exercise 6: Ethnolinguistics
  • Chapter 9: What is My Perspective? The Reflexive Question 9-1
  • Taking Tiger Mountain, Part I
  • Taking Tiger Mountain, Part II
  • Positions on a Landscape
  • What's Wrong with Scientific Anthropology?
  • How Do Others See Anthropologists?
  • Studying Your Own Kind
  • How To Be Reflexive
  • How Shall I Show That I'm Right?
  • Taking Tiger Mountain, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Positions on a Landscape
  • Exercise 2: Team Ethnography
  • Exercise 3: The Ethnography as Mirror
  • Exercise 4: The Satirical Epiphany
  • Chapter 10: Am I Judging This? The Relativistic Question 10-1
  • Green Peas, Part I
  • Green Peas, Part II
  • Why Does This Bother Me?
  • Ethnocentrism
  • Culture Shock
  • Reverse Culture Shock
  • Abandoning One's Culture, or "Going Native"
  • Three Levels of Cultural Relativism
  • How Do I Operate Relativistically?
  • How Can I Judge This?
  • Shall I Take Action?
  • Green Peas, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Culture Shock
  • Exercise 2: Comparative Values
  • Exercise 3: Reading Ethnographies Relativistically
  • Exercise 4: Studying Values with the Semantic Differential
  • Exercise 5: Applied Anthropology
  • Exercise 6: Universal Standards
  • Chapter 11: What Do the People Say? The Dialogic Question 11-1
  • Pack of Lies, Part I
  • Pack of Lies, Part II
  • What is a Dialogue?
  • What is an Anthropological Dialogue?
  • Six Ways to Dialogue
  • Pack of Lies, Part III
  • Exercise 1: Identifying the Dialogic Question
  • Exercise 2: Sharing Control
  • Exercise 3: Event with Dialogue
  • Exercise 4: Reading Over Your Informant's Shoulder
  • Afterword: Putting It All Together AW-1
  • Glossary G-1
  • Bibliography
  • Credits
  • Index
  • Omohundro TofC-7.
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 419-428) and index.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780073195803 (alk. paper)
  • 0073195804 (alk. paper)
Dewey Number
  • 306
Standard Number
  • 2566149
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