Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people’s lives.
For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.
Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience.
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- Refined over the last 40 years, Conformity and Conflict seeks to make the communication of cultural anthropology more effective.
- The text uses engaging articles written by anthropologists for non-anthropologists — demonstrating the nature of culture and its influence on people’s lives.
- It provides balanced coverage of Western and Non-Western articles — including material on Western, especially North American, cultures so students can make their own cultural comparisons, and see the relationship between anthropology and their own lives.
- Using articles that reflecttopics such as language and communication (p. 37), economic systems (p. 69), kinship and family (p. 151), religion (p. 255) and more, Conformity and Conflict illustrates important anthropological concepts through unique readings that highlight powerful human experiences (ex. p. 230).
- MyAnthroLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book, and media-rich activities that enhance all of the current readings covered in Conformity and Conflict, 14/e.
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- Articles are selected to introduce students to new ideas and encourage them to consider unfamiliar customs and concepts.
- Article introductions (ex. p. 73) seek to tie selections to anthropological concepts and explanations in a coherent and systematic way. They contextualize the material and provide students with more background information for in-depth analysis.
- Review questions at the end of each article help students check their comprehension and/or spark classroom discussion (ex. p. 86).
- Brief,readable articles and section parts spark student interest, and illustrate main points with examples from daily life. For example, Conformity and Conflict includes coverage of environmental, global, medical, and practical anthropological sub fields — as well as traditional interests such as gender, politics, law, and more!
- Maps locating societies discussed in articles accompany each selection (ex. p. 41).
- Lists of key terms accompanying each part introduction (ex. p. 40), and the glossary and subject index (p. 391 and p. 403) at the end of the book were designed to help students understand key anthropological concepts and engage in course content.
- Conformity and Conflict’spart introductions (ex. p. 227) parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses — which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. They include discussions of many basic anthropological definitions for those instructors who do not want to assign a standard text, but find it helpful to provide students with a terminological foundation.
- Instructor’s Manual with Tests (0205064566): For each chapter in the text, this resource provides a detailed outline, list of objectives, discussion questions, and suggested readings. In addition, test questions in multiple-choice, true/ false, fi
New to this Edition
1. Overview of Changes
DEMONSTRATE THE NATURE OF CULTURE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON PEOPLE’S LIVES
The revision of the fourteenth edition includes a number of changes and updates:
- Part 3, Subsistence and Ecology , contains a new article comparing Eskimo hunting knowledge to the structure of scientific inquiry (p. 87). It also includes an article by Jared Diamond on the origin and spread of crowd diseases brought back from a previous edition (p. 93). Richard Reed’s article on Forest Development is updated (p. 105).
- Part 6, Identity, Roles, and Groups , contains two new articles. The first, an original selection by Brenda Mann, looks at how the Internet is used by employers and job seekers to shape and present work identities (p. 189). The second, by Lila Abu-Lughod urges American women to work for justice in the world, not saving Muslim women from wearing the burqa (p. 208). Dianna Shandy and Karine Moe’s article is updated to reflect recent trends in women’s decisions about work and family (p. 197).
- Part 9 , Globalization , now includes an original selection by Arjun Guneratne and
Kate Bjork on tourism from the native viewpoint in Nepal (p. 306), and another brought back from a previous edition by Theodore Bestor about the world impact of sushi (p. 296). Dianna Shandy’s article on refugees has also been updated to reflect the recent vote for independence in South Sudan (p. 316).
- Part 10, Culture Change and Applied Anthropology, begins with an article on Peace Corps problems in Botswanna by Hoyt Alverson (p. 340). This is followed by a new original article by medical anthropologist, Ron Barrett, about the nature of leprosy and its stigmatization in Banaras (Varanasi) North India (p. 351), and another original article by Rachael Stryker on public interest anthropology at work in a study of the health services afforded women inmates in two California Prisons (p. 359).
· MyAnthroLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book, and media-rich activities that enhance all of the current readings covered in Conformity and Conflict, 14/e.
· The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to iPad.
· A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING
Part 2, Language and Communication, has been revised to include definitions and discussion of two new anthropological concepts, metaphor and symbolic framing (p. 39). It also includes a new article on the resurrection of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis by linguist, Guy Deutscher (p. 49). This new content asks students to challenge their own world views and reflect upon their cultural norms and symbolic systems.
· A reorganization of some readings allows students greater clarity of key anthropological concepts; inviting them to tie in the nature of culture and is influence on people's lives through paired analysis.
Conformity and Conflict continues to seek out material that demonstrates the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. New articles spark student interest, illustrate main points with examples from daily life, and reflect current issues that engage students in the study of anthropology:
- There are eight new articles, and two popular selections have been brought b