Investigating Culture by Carol Delaney
An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology

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Investigating Culture offers an innovative approach to understanding culture as a constructed phenomenon open to investigation of its implicit premises and explicit forms.

Provides a refreshing alternative to traditional textbooks by challenging students to think in new ways and to apply these ideas to their own lives
Focuses on the ways that humans orient themselves, e.g., in space and time, according to language, food, the body, and the symbols provided by public myth and ritual
Each chapter includes: an introduction framing the central issues, examples from a range of cultures, a selected reading or two, additional suggested readings, and exercises
 

About Carol Delaney

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Carol Delaney is Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at Stanford University. She is author of The Seed and The Soil: Gender and Cosmology in Turkish Village Society (1991) and Abraham on Trial: The Social Legacy of Biblical Myth (1998), and is co-editor of Naturalizing Power: Essays in Feminist Cultural Analysis (1995, with Sylvia Yanagisako).
 
Published February 23, 2004 by Wiley-Blackwell. 456 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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