Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology

by
3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  200 ratings  ·  15 reviews
An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-selling "Conformity and Conflict" continues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. The 37 articles cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The twelfth edition retains th...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Allyn & Bacon (first published 1987)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 432)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kelsey Bhasker
This book is a collection of cultural scenarios and ethnographic studies undergone within different areas of study;the text doesn't present itself as textbook lingo, rather its more like adrenaline parts of a journeyer's blog highlights. You'll learn so much about societal structures, and humans capacity and flexibility in language,learning, and emotions.You will quickly want to turn the page to learn more about whats being uncovered and reviewed. The accounts are eloquently structured and the c...more
Chantilly Patiño
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!
Cortney
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.
Christy
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.
Dawna
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)
Laurie
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.
Aaron
Read as a text for an Introduction to Cultural Anthropology course. Decent anthology of writings about cultural anthropology. Covers a wide array of cultures and provides a decent primer for a new student.
Chrissy
Such an amazing wealth of information on cultural anthropology. Whether you're a student or just a curious reader, this is far more intriguing than any textbook I was assigned in school!
Paige
Didn't read the entire book, but read a lot of the articles for class. Very interesting! 4.5 stars.
Nastya Andreyevna
Great collection of articles written on virtually every topic within cultural anthropology.
Katie
i read this when i was in school and now am tutoring for a class using it. interesting read.
Evan
It's ok. I've never seen an anthropology textbook that has impressed me, though.
Meen
Jul 31, 2008 Meen marked it as probably-never-gonna-read-it  ·  review of another edition
Hahaha, I have the "Special 1/2 Price Edition," so the pictures on the front are in b&w!
Chantelle
Quite interesting, especially for a text book
Skilty Labastilla
Aug 23, 2007 Skilty Labastilla rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anthro students and enthusiasts
Shelves: non-fiction
the text that i use for my classes =)
Martha
Martha marked it as to-read
Jul 10, 2014
Shanna
Shanna marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2014
Tsega
Tsega marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Lorraine Cainia
Lorraine Cainia marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2014
Elissa
Elissa added it
Jun 14, 2014
Darlene Reilley
Darlene Reilley marked it as to-read
Jun 13, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 14 15 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection
  • Argonauts of the Western Pacific
  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache
  • Patterns of Culture
  • Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies
  • Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society (updated with a new preface)
  • The Interpretation of Cultures
  • Writing Culture: The Poetics and Politics of Ethnography
  • Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)
  • The Silent Language
  • The Yanomamo
  • The Nuer: A Description of the Modes of Livelihood and Political Institutions of a Nilotic People
  • How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs: A Step-by-Step Guide to Teach Yourself
  • Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel
  • Cannibals and Kings: Origins of Cultures
  • The Mountain People
  • The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies
Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (14th Edition) Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology Instructor's manual to accompany ... Using communication [by] Richard E. Crable

Share This Book