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Perspectives on cultural diversity and comparative cross-cultural analysis of social, political and economic organization, language, and religion.

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ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks

* includes a full textbook and several original videos

* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)

* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology

* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials

* an open course freely available to anyone online

* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
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Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
11/11/2019
The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology
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Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. “Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage,” Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. “Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. … It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one’s hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a “heroic” profession.” What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world’s jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human. This special first draft edition is a loose framework for more and more complete future chapters and writings. It serves as a companion to anth101.com, a free and open resource for instructors of cultural anthropology.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/the-art-of-being-human-a-textbook-for-cultural-anthropology

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Anthropology
Social Science
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New Prairie Press
Author:
Michael Wesch
Date Added:
08/30/2018
Cultural Anthropology
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1: Anthropology and Culture
1.1: What is Anthropology?
1.2: The Culture Perspectives
1.3: Language
1.4: Identity
1.5: Cultural Anthropology Methodology and Theory
1.6: Cultural Anthropology Theory
1.7: More Theories

2: Social Institutions
2.1: Subsistence Strategies
2.2: Economic Organization
2.3: Kinship
2.4: Family
2.5: Marriage
2.6: Political Organizations
2.7: Illness, Healing, Death and Dying
2.8: Expressive Culture

3: Globalization, Modernization and Development
3.1: Introduction to Globalization, Modernization and Development
3.2: Modernization
3.3: Legacy of Colonialism
3.4: Development
3.5: Anthropology and Development
3.6: Appendix

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Anthropology
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Saneda
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07/27/2020
Cultural Anthropology
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Physical anthropology is concerned with the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings, their related non-human primates and their extinct hominin ancestors. It is a subfield of anthropology that provides a biological perspective to the systematic study of human beings.

1: What is Anthropology?
2: Culture
3: Anthropological Theory
4: Methods
5: Language
6: Deconstructing Race
7: Economic Organization
8: Kinship
9: Marriage and Family
10: Sex and Gender
11: Politics and Culture
12: Supernatural Belief Systems
13: Art
14: Globalization

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Anthropology
Social Science
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Author:
Evans
Date Added:
07/27/2020
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)
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Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Anthropology
Social Science
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Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
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10/31/2011
The History of Our Tribe: Hominini
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Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/the-history-of-our-tribe-hominini

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Anthropology
Social Science
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Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
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OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Barbara Welker
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting.

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Subject:
Anthropology
Social Science
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American Anthropological Association
Author:
Laura Gonzales
Nina Brown
Thomas McIlwraith
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Speaking of Culture
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The purpose of Speaking of Culture is to define culture and many other concepts associated with it. My hope is that the readings in this book will help you to better understand the breadth of the concept of culture and provide you with a vocabulary for discussing it more articulately.

Culture is one of those broad concepts that is used widely, although somewhat imprecisely, in everyday English. It also cuts across many academic disciplines, and this book draws on many of them. It touches, for instance, on anthropology, biology, history, mythology, political science, psychology, and sociology.

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Arts and Humanities
Business and Communication
Communication
Social Science
Sociology
World Cultures
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Reading
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Author:
Nolan Weil
Date Added:
11/11/2019