21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook, Volume 1

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H. James Birx
SAGE, Jun 10, 2010 - Social Science - 1099 pages
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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.
Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.


 

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Contents

Preface
About the Editor
About the Contributors
BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
1 BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
2 HOMINID DESCRIPTIONS
3 HUMAN BRAIN
4 HUMAN ADAPTATIONS
52 GERMAN ANTHROPOLOGY
53 VALUES AND ANTHROPOLOGY
54 HUMAN EXCELLENCE
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Contents
EVOLUTION
55 FOSSIL PRIMATES
56 HUMAN EVOLUTION

5 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
6 HUMAN BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY
7 RACE AND RACISM
8 DNA AND GENETIC ENGINEERING
ARCHAEOLOGY
9 ARCHAEOLOGY
10 EXCAVATION AND PRESERVATION
11 ARTIFACTS BURIALS AND RUINS
12 AZTECS INCAS AND MAYANS
13 TECHNOLOGY
SOCIOCULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
14 CONCEPT OF CULTURE
15 ETHNOGRAPHY AND ETHNOLOGY
16 MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
17 KINSHIP SYSTEMS
18 POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS
19 MAGIC AND SCIENCE
20 SHAMANISM
21 WITCHCRAFT AND SORCERY
22 RELIGIONS AND BELIEFS
23 COSMOLOGY AND MYTHOLOGY
24 PEASANT SOCIETIES
25 FOOD
LINGUISTICS
26 LINGUISTICS
27 COMMUNICATION AND SYMBOLISM
28 STORYTELLING
29 MASS MEDIA AND ANTHROPOLOGY
APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
30 APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
31 LAW AND ANTHROPOLOGY
32 FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGY
33 PALEOPATHOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
34 MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
35 INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND ANTHROPOLOGY
METHODOLOGY
36 DATING TECHNIQUES
37 INTERPRETING EVIDENCE
38 CROSSCULTURAL STUDIES
39 TWIN STUDIES
TEMPORAL FRAMEWORKS
40 GEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
41 PALEONTOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
42 PREHISTORIC CULTURES
43 ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
44 HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
THEORIES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
45 THEORETICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
46 IDEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
47 ENLIGHTENMENT AND SECULARISM
48 MARXIST ANTHROPOLOGY
49 AGENCY AND PRACTICE THEORY
50 OPEN AND CLOSED SOCIETIES
51 CULTURE AND PERSONALITY
57 CULTURE CHANGE
58 SOCIAL EVOLUTION
59 EVOLUTION
60 EVOLUTION CREATION CONTROVERSY
PRIMATE RESEARCH
61 PRIMATE TAXONOMY
62 PRIMATE LOCOMOTION
63 PRIMATE BEHAVIOR STUDIES
64 PRIMATE EXTINCTION AND CONSERVATION
CULTURE STUDIES
65 AMAZONIA
66 AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINES
67 INUIT
68 IROQUOIAN PEOPLES
CULTURE AREAS
69 AFRICA
70 CARIBBEAN
71 EUROPE
72 INDIA
73 POLYNESIA
74 SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
75 RANK STATUS AND ROLE
76 CEREMONIES
77 FESTIVALS AND RITUALS
78 MUSIC AND DANCE
79 CONFLICT AND AGGRESSION
80 SOCIAL PROBLEMS
81 GANGS
82 DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
83 DELINQUENCY
84 VIOLENCE AND WARFARE
ANTHROPOLOGY TODAY
85 FOLK CONCEPTS
86 MIGRATION AND GLOBALIZATION
87 GLOBALIZATION
88 EDUCATION AND ANTHROPOLOGY
89 HISTORY AND LITERATURE IN ANTHROPOLOGY
90 WOMEN AND ANTHROPOLOGY
91 VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY
92 COMPUTERS AND ANTHROPOLOGY
93 HEALTH AND ILLNESS
ONGOING ISSUES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
94 SOCIOBIOLOGY
95 PSYCHOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
96 IQ
97 HUMAN LONGEVITY AND WORLD POPULATION
98 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
99 HUMAN ECOLOGY
100 FEMINIST ANTHROPOLOGY
101 TERRORISM
102 HUMAN RIGHTS AND DIGNITY
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Dr. H. James Birx is professor of anthropology at Canisius College, distinguished research scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo, and distinguished visiting professor in the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade. He has been an invited scholar at the University of Cambridge and twice at Harvard University. His publications include authoring the award-winning Theories of Evolution and editing the award-winning Encyclopedia of Anthropology, as well as 400 published reviews, articles, chapters, and encyclopedia entries.

Dr. Birx has given invited presentations at prestigious universities and academic institutes from Australia, New Zealand and Mexico to Egypt, Germany and Russia. He has done research at the Galapagos Islands and Koobi Fora in Kenya, Africa (among many other sites). His interests include topics in evolutionary biology and process philosophy. Dr. Birx is presently teaching biological anthropology, forensic anthropology, anthropology and evolution, and theories in anthropology. He has contributed six new ideas to philosophical anthropology: dynamic integrity, will to evolve, emerging teleology, Homo futurensis, exoevolution, and cosmic over beings.Dr. Birx's cultural interests include movies, music (especially opera), reading novels and global traveling. This year, he has contributed essays to these two forthcoming books: Wagner & Nietzsche (Cambridge University Press) and Humanism, Transhumanism, & Posthumanism (Peter Lang Verlag).

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