Seeing Anthropology

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Karl G. Heider / Pamela A.R. Blakely / Thomas D. Blakely  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
4
Language
English
Total pages
512
Pub.-date
July 2006
ISBN13
9780205483556
ISBN
0205483550
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Description

Seeing Anthropologycontinues to be the only cultural anthropology text available that allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course.

 

Visual anthropologists and contributors, Pamela Blakely and Thomas Blakely, professors who have taught many classes with each edition of this textbook and its films,bring their expertise in Ethnographic Methods, African Studies, Comparative Religion, and Women's Studiesto the editing of the fourth edition.

 

This text truly incorporates films within the text by blending textbook content with sixteen ethnographic film clips that are put in the hands of each student through individual VHS tapes or DVDs.

 

Susan Buck Sutton, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis says, “The greatest strengths of this text are its unique and skillful use of film clips to enhance student learning…I can think of no better way to extend student learning in anthropology than the use of films…”

 

Features

  • Features the readable, personal writing style of Karl Heider, the preeminent authority on ethnographic film. 
  • Visual anthropologists and contributors, Pamela Blakely and Thomas Blakely, professors who have taught many classes with each edition of this textbook and its films,bring their expertise in Ethnographic Methods, African Studies, Comparative Religion, and Women's Studiesto the editing of the fourth edition.
  • Each film in the collection is carefully selected to illustrate the subject of the chapter it accompanies.  The short clip provides ethnographic data and analysis that can be viewed and reviewed. 
  • A“Focus Culture” section in each chapter of the text presents an in-depth account of a culture that emphasizes the topic discussed in the chapter. Each “Focus Culture” section is accompanied by a culture overview chart and locator map.  For each chapter, the ethnographic film is about the focus culture.
  • A“Seeing Anthropology” section in each chapter gives information about the film, including set-up questions for the student to answer after viewing and studying the clip.   Set-up questions help guide students in developing their own insights as well as reinforcing key concepts in cultural anthropology.
  • “Hollywood-Style Anthropology,” a section at the end of each chapter, describes a feature film that relates to the chapter's topic.  These films bring to life for students how popular films commonly grapple with anthropological concepts and problems.  The feature films selected for the fourth edition include six new filmsWhale Rider, Bend It Like Beckham, Amistad, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Rabbit Proof Fence, and The Cup.  Each film description is accompanied by setup questions to enhance students' ability to see the relevance to particular chapters and anthropological concepts. 
  • “Doing Anthropology” exercises in each chapter can be done as homework and engage students in active consideration of the issues at hand.
  • Flexible ordering options! The ethnographic film clips are available on DVD or VHS.  Instructors may choose the format most useful for their students or split their textbook order to offer both options for students. Instructors may also order the textbook alone. Contact your publisher's representative to discuss these options.  

New to this Edition

  • Visual anthropologists and contributors, Pamela Blakely and Thomas Blakely, professors who have taught many classes with each edition of this textbook and its films,bring their expertise in Ethnographic Methods, African Studies, Comparative Religion, and Women's Studiesto the editing of the fourth edition.
  • The clips for the films Appeals to Santiago, N!ai, The Story of a !Kung Woman, and House of Spirit have been substantially revised to optimize the relevance of the clip to the chapter. Other clips have also been edited for chapter topic clarity, and the total number of films has been increased from fourteen to sixteen.
  • Two new focus cultures are introduced through two new ethnographic film selections and new related pages in the text.  El Sebou' examines an Egyptian birth ritual in Cairo, a rite of passage practiced by both Muslims and Christians (Chapter 11).Dadi's Family elucidates roles and relationships in a North Indian joint family (Chapter 8).  These additions introduce students to vitally important regions of the world that are prominent in current affairs.
  • Four new ethnographic film selections examine the cultures of India, Egypt, Bali and Japan.
  • The “Press Watch: Headline Anthropology” feature has been updated to include only references from 2003 and later. These real-life news clippings help students appreciate how often cultural anthropology and its concerns appear in the daily news.
  • The Focus Culture section pertaining to the Ju/'hoansi (San “Bushmen”) in Chapter 12 has been updated to reflect their change in subsistence strategies from foraging to farming and some animal husbandry, or employment as laborers.
  • The film Eduardo the Healer and the focus culture Peru have been removed from Chapter 12 in the previous edition. Farm Song has been removed from Chapter 8, “Marriage and Family.” Japan remains as a focus culture associated with the film Neighborhood Tokyo, now in Chapter 3.
  • A revised Instructor'sManual and Test Bank provides a complete description of each film in the collection, additional films, and invaluable teaching tips based on the author's and contributors' wealth of experience teaching with film.

Table of Contents

Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology through Film

Karl G. Heider, University of South Carolina, with contributions by Pamela A. R. Blakely, Reading Area Community College and University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas D. Blakely, Pennsylvania State University

 

 

Seeing Anthropology continues to be the only cultural anthropology text available that allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course.

 

Visual anthropologists and contributors, Pamela Blakely and Thomas Blakely, professors who have taught classes with each edition of this textbook and its films, bring their expertise in ethnographic methods, African studies, comparative religion, and women's studies to this  new edition.

 

What Reviewers Are Saying

 

Ethnographic film is integral to teaching cultural anthropology and engaging students in a multidimensional, sensory experience of culture. Through ethnographic films, students gain a better understanding of the work that anthropologists do by seeing it in fieldwork settings…Students get to see people living and working in their cultures and hear languages from across the globe. This is an important dimension of becoming aware of and appreciating cross-cultural differences.

-Brooke Olson, Ithaca College

 

Seeing Anthropology is a comprehensive and clearly written textbook for introductory sociocultural anthropology classes. I especially appreciated the use of films in the clarification and amplification of concepts. The range and scope of the topics including their relevance to present day concerns are laudable in the face of [an] ever-changing world. Indeed, to have a sociocultural anthropology introductory text that is both informative and challenging at the same time is quite a feat.

-Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois

 

Heider is a good communicator and a good writer. He is an interesting person and does a good job of communicating anthropology in an accessible and interesting manner. The book is written in plain language without being simplistic and does a good job of using the jargon of anthropology where necessary without overwhelming the reader.

-Adam King, University of South Carolina

Back Cover

Seeing Anthropology: Cultural Anthropology through Film

Karl G. Heider, University of South Carolina, with contributions by Pamela A. R. Blakely, Reading Area Community College and University of Pennsylvania, and Thomas D. Blakely, Pennsylvania State University

 

 

Seeing Anthropology continues to be the only cultural anthropology text available that allows for easy integration of ethnographic films into the introductory cultural anthropology course.

 

Visual anthropologists and contributors, Pamela Blakely and Thomas Blakely, professors who have taught classes with each edition of this textbook and its films, bring their expertise in ethnographic methods, African studies, comparative religion, and women's studies to this  new edition.

 

What Reviewers Are Saying

 

Ethnographic film is integral to teaching cultural anthropology and engaging students in a multidimensional, sensory experience of culture. Through ethnographic films, students gain a better understanding of the work that anthropologists do by seeing it in fieldwork settings…Students get to see people living and working in their cultures and hear languages from across the globe. This is an important dimension of becoming aware of and appreciating cross-cultural differences.

-Brooke Olson, Ithaca College

 

Seeing Anthropology is a comprehensive and clearly written textbook for introductory sociocultural anthropology classes. I especially appreciated the use of films in the clarification and amplification of concepts. The range and scope of the topics including their relevance to present day concerns are laudable in the face of [an] ever-changing world. Indeed, to have a sociocultural anthropology introductory text that is both informative and challenging at the same time is quite a feat.

-Martin F. Manalansan IV, University of Illinois

 

Heider is a good communicator and a good writer. He is an interesting person and does a good job of communicating anthropology in an accessible and interesting manner. The book is written in plain language without being simplistic and does a good job of using the jargon of anthropology where necessary without overwhelming the reader.

-Adam King, University of South Carolina