The Modern Anthropology of India

Ethnography, Themes and Theory
Author: Peter Berger,Frank Heidemann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134061188
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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The Modern Anthropology of India is an accessible textbook providing a critical overview of the ethnographic work done in India since 1947. It assesses the history of research in each region and serves as a practical and comprehensive guide to the main themes dealt with by ethnographers. It highlights key analytical concepts and paradigms that came to be of relevance in particular regions in the recent history of research in India, and which possibly gained a pan-Indian or even trans-Indian significance. Structured according to the states of the Indian union, contributors raise several key questions, including: What themes were ethnographers interested in? What are the significant ethnographic contributions? How are peoples, communities and cultural areas represented? How has the ethnographic research in the area developed? Filling a significant gap in the literature, the book is an invaluable resource to students and researchers in the field of Indian anthropology/ethnography, regional anthropology and postcolonial studies. It is also of interest to students of South Asian studies in general as it provides an extensive and critical overview of regionally based ethnographic activity undertaken in India.

Continuity and Discontinuity in Church History

Essays Presented to George Huntston Williams on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday
Author: George Huntston Williams,Frank Forrester Church,Timothy Francis George
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004058798
Category: Religion
Page: 419
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Anthropology and Modern Life


Author: Franz Boas
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148696
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
View: 700
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The great anthropologist's classic treatise on race and culture. One of the most influential books of the century, now available in a value-priced edition. Introduction by Ruth Bunzel.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science


Author: Arne Hessenbruch
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781884964299
Category: Science
Page: 934
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"A readers' advisory to the best books on the history of science. Written by 200 international scholars, the 600 comparative essays begin with a bibliography of important works, followed by reviews of those sources in the body of the entry. Important concepts and processes, phenomena, and scientists as well as scientific developments in different countries are covered."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology


Author: Alan Barnard,Jonathan Spencer
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415099967
Category: Reference
Page: 658
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This is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. This work also covers key terms, ideas and people, thus eliminating the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. Special features include: * over 230 substantial entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology * over 100 international contributors * a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.

The Modern Anthropology of South-East Asia

An Introduction
Author: Victor T. King,William D. Wilder
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415297523
Category: History
Page: 384
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the social and cultural anthropology of South-East Asia. It provides an overview of the major theoretical issues and themes which have emerged from the engagement of anthropologists with South-East Asian communities; a succinct historical survey and analysis of the peoples and cultures of the region. Most importantly the volume reveals the vitally important role which the study of the area has occupied in the development of the concepts and methods of anthropology: from the perspectives of Edmund Leach to Clifford Geertz, Maurice Freedman to Claude Levi-Strauss; Lauriston Sharp to Melford Spiro.

Southwestern Journal of Anthropology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Journal of Anthropological Research


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: N.A
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Anthropology


Author: Zdeněk Salzmann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Anthropology
Page: 308
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Problems in Modern Latin American History

Sources and Interpretations : Completely Revised and Updated
Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A Wood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780842050616
Category: History
Page: 323
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This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular "problem" in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative "problems" approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.