Title Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology
Subtitle
Author Laura Tubelle de González
ISBN 9781487594053
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 352
Book size 204 X 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Toronto Press
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Reviews:

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is a terrific introductory anthropology textbook—and one that I intend to adopt. The lively, engaging, and current tone reflects González’s substantial experience working with students at this level. González’s presence throughout the book is helpful and fun. Students will read this book with an interest in its contemporary topics, an appreciation for its careful presentation, and an enthusiasm for its style!”

Thomas McIlwraith, University of Guelph

 

Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is an excellent resource for introductory courses. It offers a comprehensive overview of the field in an engaging, highly readable style. Compelling examples and an emphasis on food and sustainability make the immediate relevance of anthropology clear. It’s wonderful to see a textbook that reflects such thoughtful understanding of the needs of both students and instructors, and I highly recommend it.”

Angela C. Jenks, University of California, Irvine


Description:

Addressing important and timely topics, including global climate change and the #MeToo movement, Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is a fresh and contemporary textbook designed to engage students in the world surrounding them. The book offers a sustained focus on language, food, and sustainability in an inclusive format that is sensitive to issues of gender, sexuality, and race. Integrating personal stories from her own fieldwork, the author brings her passion for transformative learning to students in a way that is both timely and thought-provoking.

Beautifully illustrated with over sixty full-color images, including comics and maps, the text brings concepts to life in a way sure to resonate with undergraduate readers. Through the Lens of Cultural Anthropology is supplemented by a full suite of instructor and student supports that can be accessed at lensofculturalanthropology.com.


Contents:

List of Illustrations

List of Boxes

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Preface

Note to Instructors

Note to Students

Chapter 1: Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyLearning Objectives • lntroduction:The Lens of Cultural Anthropology • The Culture Concept • The Field of Anthropology • Frameworks • A Brief History of Anthropological Thought • Anthropology and Colonialism • The Importance of Cultural Anthropology Today • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 2: Studying Contemporary CultureLearning Objectives • Introduction: Studying Culture • What Are the Parts of Culture? • Ethnocentrism and Cultural Relativism • Cultural Adaptation and Maladaptation • The Functions of Culture • Child Rearing • Fieldwork Methods and Ethics • Applied Anthropology • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 3: Race and Ethnicity Learning Objectives • Introduction: Is Race Real? • Human Race Is Not Biological • Biocultural Connections: Prejudice and Health • History of the Race Concept • Defining Ethnicity • The Privilege of Fair Skin • Discrimination Based on Caste • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 4: LanguageLearning Objectives • Introduction: Language and Culture • Definition of Language • Language Origins • Language and Communication: Signs and Symbols • What Does a Linguistic Anthropologist Do? • Communication beyond Words • Ethnolinguistics • Signed Languages • Language Use in the Digital Age • Language Loss • Language Revitalization • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 5: Food • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Food-Getting Practices • Adaptive Strategies: Food Foragers and Food Producers • Food Foragers • Food Producers: Horticulturalists • Food Producers: Pastoralists • Food Producers: Intensive Agriculturalists • Food Producers: Industrialism • Globalization of Food • The Human Diet • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 6: Economic Resources • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Who Gets What and How? • What Drives Economic Decisions? • Production: Making the Things People Need and Want • Distribution: How People Get the Things They Need and Want • Consumption: How People Use the Things They Need and Want • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 7: Marriage and Family • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Marriage and Family • Defining Marriage • Spouses: How Many and Who Is Eligible? • Family Residence Patterns •  Marriage as Economic Exchange • Kinship • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 8: Gender and Sexuality • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Social Roles Based on Sex and Gender • Defining Sex, Gender, and Sexuality • Sexual Identity • Masculine and Feminine • Gender Identity • Gendered Body Modification • Gendered Speech • Gender Inequality • Gendered Occupations • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 9: Politics and Power • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Politics and Power • Power, Authority, and Prestige • Social Controls and Conflict Resolution • Types of Political Organization • Social Inequality • Violence and War • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 10: Supernaturalism • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Religion as a Symbolic System • Defining Religion • Reasons for Supernatural Belief Systems • Sacred Roles • Religious Practitioners • Religious Resistance • Supernatural Beliefs and Cultural Expression • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 11: Illness and Healing • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Studying Concepts of Illness and Healing • Understanding Illness • Cultural Concepts of Healing • Health Inequity • Disability • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Chapter 12: Anthropology and Sustainability • Learning Objectives • Introduction: Anthropology and Sustainability • History of Human-Environment Relations • Defining Sustainability • Anthropological Approaches to Sustainability Studies • Issues in Sustainability Studies • How Can Anthropologists Help? • Summary • Review Questions • Discussion Questions

Glossary

References

Index


About the Author:

Laura Tubelle de González is a professor of anthropology at San Diego Miramar College in Southern California.


Target Audience:

People interested in anthropology. This book offers a sustained focus on language, food, and sustainability in an inclusive format that is sensitive to issues of gender, sexuality, and race.

 

 
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