Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
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)
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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
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!
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.
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.