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Construct your personal understanding of cultures all over the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the problems of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and modifications between all cultures, this anthropology textual content will give you the instruments you must be successful. benefit from CengageNOW, which saves you time and complements your functionality within the direction via Pre-Tests, customized examine Plans and Post-Test fabrics.

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Cultural Anthropology, 9th Edition

Construct your individual knowledge of cultures around the globe with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the problems of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and variations between all cultures, this anthropology textual content provide you with the instruments you want to prevail. make the most of CengageNOW, which saves you time and complements your functionality within the direction via Pre-Tests, custom-made learn Plans and Post-Test fabrics.

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Although it is true that there are many careers in anthropology, it is our conviction that applied anthropology is more than just people earning their living with the skills they gained through training in anthropology. Perhaps the most important aspect of anthropology (and the primary justification for its existence) is the way an anthropological perspective demands that we open our eyes and experience the world in new ways. In a sense, anthropology is like teaching fish the meaning of water. How could a fish understand water?

It challenges and corrects our ethnocentrism. Ethnocentrism is the notion that one’s own culture is superior to any other. It is the idea that other cultures should be measured by the degree to which they live up to our cultural standards. We are ethnocentric when we view other cultures forensic anthropology The application of biological anthropology to the identification of skeletalized or badly decomposed human remains. ethnocentrism Judging other cultures from the perspective of one’s own culture.

These practitioners have an impressive set of paraphernalia, consisting of a variety of augers, awls, probes, and prods. The use of these objects in the exorcism of the evils of the mouth involves almost unbelievable ritual torture of the client. The holymouth-man opens the client’s mouth and, using the above mentioned tools, enlarges any holes which decay may have created in the teeth. Magical materials are put into those holes. In the client’s view, the purpose of these ministrations is Anthropology and Human Diveristy shock results from the fact that body secrecy is suddenly lost upon entry into the latipsoh.

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