Cultural Anthropology Book

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393929577
  • Total Read : 83
  • File Size : 15,8 Mb

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Cultural Anthropology Summary:

Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and that the tools of cultural anthropology are essential to living in a global society. A “toolkit” approach encourages students to pay attention to big questions raised by anthropologists, offers study tools to remind readers what concepts are important, and shows them why it all matters in the real world.

Cultural Anthropology Book

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 17
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393929577
  • Total Read : 61
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

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Cultural Anthropology Summary:

Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and that the tools of cultural anthropology are essential to living in a global society. A “toolkit” approach encourages students to pay attention to big questions raised by anthropologists, offers study tools to remind readers what concepts are important, and shows them why it all matters in the real world.

Cultural Anthropology Book

Cultural Anthropology


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2019-12-11
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0393420140
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 5,5 Mb

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Cultural Anthropology Summary:

Give students the tools to engage the big issues of our time.

God in Chinatown Book

God in Chinatown


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2003-08
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 237
  • ISBN 10 : 0814731538
  • Total Read : 82
  • File Size : 12,9 Mb

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An insightful look into the central role of religious community in the largest contemporary wave of new immigrants to New York Chinatown yet God in Chinatown is a path breaking study of the largest contemporary wave of new immigrants to Chinatown. Since the 1980s, tens of thousands of mostly rural Chinese have migrated from Fuzhou, on China’s southeastern coast, to New York’s Chinatown. Like the Cantonese who comprised the previous wave of migrants, the Fuzhou have brought with them their religious beliefs, practices, and local deities. In recent years these immigrants have established numerous specifically Fuzhounese religious communities, ranging from Buddhist, Daoist, and Chinese popular religion to Protestant and Catholic Christianity. This ethnographic study examines the central role of these religious communities in the immigrant incorporation process in Chinatown’s highly stratified ethnic enclave, as well as the transnational networks established between religious communities in New York and China. The author’s knowledge of Chinese coupled with his extensive fieldwork in both China and New York enable him to illuminate how these networks transmit religious and social dynamics to the United States, as well as how these new American institutions influence religious and social relations in the religious revival sweeping southeastern China. God in Chinatown is the first study to bring to light religion's significant role in the Fuzhounese immigrants’ dramatic transformation of the face of New York’s Chinatown.

Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal Book

Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal


  • Author : Kenneth J. Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton
  • Release Date : 2014-12-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 0393265021
  • Total Read : 72
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb

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Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal Summary:

Help your students apply their anthropological toolkit to the real world.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology   A Toolkit for a Global Age Book

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age


  • Author : Kenneth J Guest
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2017-11-26
  • Genre: Applied anthropology
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393624618
  • Total Read : 91
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Essentials of Cultural Anthropology A Toolkit for a Global Age Summary:

The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The NEW InQuizitive course helps students focus their reading, master the basics, and come to class prepared.

Life and Death on Mt  Everest Book

Life and Death on Mt Everest


  • Author : Sherry B. Ortner
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-31
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691211770
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb

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The Sherpas were dead, two more victims of an attempt to scale Mt. Everest. Members of a French climbing expedition, sensitive perhaps about leaving the bodies where they could not be recovered, rolled them off a steep mountain face. One body, however, crashed to a stop near Sherpas on a separate expedition far below. They stared at the frozen corpse, stunned. They said nothing, but an American climber observing the scene interpreted their thoughts: Nobody would throw the body of a white climber off Mt. Everest. For more than a century, climbers from around the world have journ-eyed to test themselves on Everest's treacherous slopes, enlisting the expert aid of the Sherpas who live in the area. Drawing on years of field research in the Himalayas, renowned anthropologist Sherry Ortner presents a compelling account of the evolving relationship between the mountaineers and the Sherpas, a relationship of mutual dependence and cultural conflict played out in an environment of mortal risk. Ortner explores this relationship partly through gripping accounts of expeditions--often in the climbers' own words--ranging from nineteenth-century forays by the British through the historic ascent of Hillary and Tenzing to the disasters described in Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air. She reveals the climbers, or "sahibs," to use the Sherpas' phrase, as countercultural romantics, seeking to transcend the vulgarity and materialism of modernity through the rigor and beauty of mountaineering. She shows how climbers' behavior toward the Sherpas has ranged from kindness to cruelty, from cultural sensitivity to derision. Ortner traces the political and economic factors that led the Sherpas to join expeditions and examines the impact of climbing on their traditional culture, religion, and identity. She examines Sherpas' attitude toward death, the implications of the shared masculinity of Sherpas and sahibs, and the relationship between Sherpas and the increasing number of women climbers. Ortner al