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
August 2006
ISBN13
9780205512669
ISBN
0205512666
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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

1 Accounting and the Business Environment

2
Recording Business Transactions

3 The Adjusting Process

4 Completing the Accounting Cycle

5 Merchandising Operations

6 Merchandise Inventory

7 Accounting Information Systems

8 Internal Control and Cash

9 Receivables

10 Plant Assets and Intangibles

11
Current Liabilities and Payroll

12 Partnerships

13
Corporations: Paid-In Capital and the Balance Sheet

14
Corporations: Retained Earnings and the Income Statement

15 Long-Term Liabilities

16
The Statement of Cash Flows

17
Financial Statement Analysis

18 Introduction to Management Accounting

19
Job Order Costing

20 Process Costing

21
Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

22 The Master Budget and Responsibility Accounting

23 Flexible Budgets and Standard Costs

24 Activity-Based Costing and Other Cost Management Tools

25 Special Decisions and Capital Budgeting





Instructor Resources