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Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology by Holly Peters-Golden
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Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to fifteen different cultures. "Culture Sketches" introduces students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material. Each sketch, or chapter, was selected for its relevance to students and for its ability to reflect the basic concepts found in introductory courses. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization that makes it easy for students to understand major themes such as geography, myth creation, history, sociopolitical systems, and belief systems. The new edition offers a new chapter, 'The Roma: Romanipe, Rights, and the Road Ahead', adding geographic breadth to the text.

Table of Contents

World Map: Location of Cultures Numbered by Chapter 1. The Azande: Witchcraft and Oracles in Africa 2. The Aztecs: Ancient Legacy, Modern Pride 3. The Basseri: Pastoral Nomads on the il-Rah 4. Haiti: A Nation in Turmoil 5. The Hmong: Struggle and Perseverance 6. The Ju/'hoansi: Reciprocity and Sharing 7. The Kaluli: Story, Song, and Ceremony 8. The Minangkabau: Merantau and Matriliny 9. The Nuer: Cattle and Kinship in Sudan 10. The Ojibwa: "The People" Endure 11. The Roma: Romanipe and The Road Ahead 12. The Samoans: Matai and Migration 13. The Tiwi: Tradition in Australia 14. The Trobriand Islanders: The Power of Exchange 15. The Yanomamo: Challenges in the Rainforest references Index
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
5th Revised edition
Illustrations, maps
McGraw Hill Higher Education
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