Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
"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 anthropolo...more
Paperback, 411 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Prentice Hall
(first published 1987)
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A book comprised of engaging ethnographic articles on topics that shape human cultures around the world. Contents include sections on politics and law, kinship and family, language and communication, globalization and identity roles & groups.
Had to read this for my Introduction to Social & Behavioral Anthropology course and found it to be a very interesting read. It is filled with ethnographic short stories that are separated into different categories which makes it easy to read. The stories were well written and fun to read.
This is a really excellent book filled with a variety of stories and scenarios that help to enlighten readers about popular topics and thoughts in Anthropology. I really enjoyed it and found it very helpful for critical thinking and examining of various social groups and situations. I think if you really enjoy learning about what motivates certain cultural traditions and social expectations, this is a great read!
I've perused a lot of anthropology textbooks, as it was definitely a major interest of mine in college (and we had no anthropology program in the school), and of all that I read, this was definitely my favorite. Very readable and quite interesting, whether you're a student or not.
Fascinating stories, I love this sort of reading. Fish's "Mixed Blood" was an eye-opener and should be required reading. (Last time I checked, it was available as an online article, it's about the origins of 'race'. google it if you're interested)