Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach

Cultural Anthropology A Problem Based Approach This widely adopted text provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking as well as to recognize their own

  • Title: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach
  • Author: Richard H. Robbins
  • ISBN: 9780875814438
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Paperback
  • This widely adopted text provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking, as well as to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such trThis widely adopted text provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology and challenges students to engage in active and collaborative learning and critical thinking, as well as to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others The book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion within the context of meaningful questions, including How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence Why are some societies industrially advanced that others What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class

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    1. p. 191 sur 250. (deuxième édition, 1997)Un livre de classe sur les questions de transmission d’habitudes culturelles. Une approche originale, en comparant notre société urbanisée avec des peuplades aux traditions différentes, et beaucoup d’histoire!J’ai été éclairée par le chapitre sur les religions, résumé par la question: « Why do people believe different things, and why are they so that their view of the world is correct and other views are wrong? » (p.63)Ce chapitre montr [...]

    2. This book should not be considered an anthropology. The premise of objectively studying human beings, a premise that sets anthropology from other social sciences does not apply here. While the book covers the usual introductory topics in other textbooks, the language indicates an underlying ideology and a subjective understanding of several subdivisions of society. Essentially, before researching the authors I concluded he was a Democrat and raised in an upper-middle class environment. Other ant [...]

    3. This was a great book. I didn't like that it jumped around a bit, but it did have some great pieces of information. I love the inclusion of exercises to help allow for critical thinking. I strongly recommend this for all students, but especially those studying anthropology or sociology.

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