Subject: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural

Subject: Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural

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Panajachel

|9780822984481|A Guatemalan Town in Thirty-year Perspective|Building on Sol Tax's pioneering work of the economic organization of Panajachel in the 1930s, Hinshaw describes this Guatemalan village and analyzes the differences among Indians in other villages responding to environmental, social, and economic changes in the next quarter century. This book offers a unique examination of belief patterns and social relations, and the continuity and change in the society's worldview.| Robert E. Hinshaw| Pitt Latin American Series| History / Latin America / Central America Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / General

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Essays on Mexican Kinship

|9780822984528|Essays in Mexican Kinship offers new and important data on the social structure of Indian and rural Mestizo communities of Mexico, particularly those of the highlands, and provides models and suggestions for future research.| Hugo G. Nutini Pedro Carrasco James M. Taggart| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / Mexico Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural

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Theories of Illness

|9780822984849|A World Survey|An important contribution to medical anthropology, this work defines the principal causes if illness that are reported throughout the world, distinguishing those involving natural causation from the more widely prevalent hypotheses advancing supernatural explanations.| George Peter Murdock|| Social Science / Anthropology / Cultural Social Science / Disease & Health Issues Social Science / General

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Atlas of World Cultures

|9780822984856|The publication of MurdockÆs Ethnographic Atlas in 1967 marked the first time that descriptive information on the peoples of the world—primitive, historical, and contemporary—had been systematically organized for the purposes of comparative research. In this volume, Murdock has completely revised this work, selecting 563 societies that are most fully and accurately described in ethnographic literature. The identification of each society gives its geographical coordinates and date, its identifying number in the Ethnographic Atlas, and an indication of whether it is included in the Human Relations Area Files or the Standard Cross-Cultural Sample. In addition, bibliographical references are offered for each…

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A Chinese Beggars’ Den

|9780822985693|Poverty and Mobility in an Underclass Community| In this fascinating study of a community of Chinese beggars, David Schak offers evidence that challenges widely held theories on poverty. It is a path-breaking, systematic anthropological study that challenges long-held beliefs about poverty, and is one of the few works on beggars available. Over a period of seven years, Schak's fieldwork uncovers a structure of leadership, organizational methods, and alms-getting tactics. Moreover, certain members became upwardly mobile and able to leave this lifestyle. The severe stigma of gambling, adultery, and failure to marry proved the stimulus for a younger generation to leave…

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