Paradigms for Anthropology
An Ethnographic Reader
ISBN13: 9780199945894ISBN10: 0199945896 Paperback
Jan 2010, In Stock
Retail Price to Students:$39.95 (04)
ISBN13: 978-0-19-994589-4ISBN10: 0-19-994589-6
From exotic to familiar settings, this anthology presents students with an overview of how anthropologists approach a variety of topics
DescriptionThis anthology offers ethnographies from classical anthropology and the more familiar settings of the agrarian Midwest, the Mexican border, the Rust Belt, and the frontiers of the recent economic meltdown. Editors E. Paul Durrenberger and Suzan Erem have compiled readings from such classics as Bronislaw Malinowski, Eric R. Wolf, Ward Goodenough, Marvin Harris, and Marshall Sahlins along with new writings by contemporaries like Alan Sandstrom, Lisa Gezon, Josiah Heyman, and Dimitra Doukas in order to provide a clear and riveting introduction to the anthropology of contemporary societies.
These carefully selected articles illustrate how a variety of anthropologists approach such topics as religion, family, commerce, history, power, and wealth. An introduction to each essay helps students relate their own lives to the ethnographies and assists instructors in opening students' minds to replace prejudice with understanding, ethnocentrism with cultural relativism, and indifference with enthusiasm.