A Companion to Paleopathology

A Companion to Paleopathology
Author: Anne L. Grauer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 628
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1119111633
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Paleopathology Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Paleopathology offers a comprehensive overview of this rapidly growing sub- field of physical anthropology. Presents a broad overview of the field of paleopathology, integrating theoretical and methodological approaches to understand biological and disease processes throughout human history Demonstrates how paleopathology sheds light on the past through the analysis of human and non-human skeletal materials, mummified remains and preserved tissue Integrates scientific advances in multiple fields that contribute to the understanding of ancient and historic diseases, such as epidemiology, histology, radiology, parasitology, dentistry, and molecular biology, as well as archaeological, archival and historical research. Highlights cultural processes that have an impact on the evolution of illness, death and dying in human populations, including subsistence strategies, human environmental adaptations, the effects of malnutrition, differential access to resources, and interpersonal and intercultural violence

A Companion to Science Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome

A Companion to Science  Technology  and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome
Author: Georgia L. Irby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1112
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1118373049
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Science Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

A Companion to Science Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome 2 Volume Set

A Companion to Science  Technology  and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome  2 Volume Set
Author: Georgia L. Irby
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1096
Release: 2019-12-05
ISBN: 1119100704
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Science Technology and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome 2 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives Begins coverage in 600 BCE and includes sections on the later Roman Empire and beyond, featuring discussion of the transmission and reception of these ideas into the Renaissance Investigates key disciplines, concepts, and movements in ancient science, technology, and medicine within the historical, cultural, and philosophical contexts of Greek and Roman society Organizes its content in two halves: the first focuses on mathematical and natural sciences; the second focuses on cultural applications and interdisciplinary themes 2 Volumes

A Companion to Dental Anthropology

A Companion to Dental Anthropology
Author: Joel D. Irish,G. Richard Scott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-12-22
ISBN: 1119096537
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Dental Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Companion to Dental Anthropology presents a collection of original readings addressing all aspects and sub-disciplines of the field of dental anthropology—from its origins and evolution through to the latest scientific research. Represents the most comprehensive coverage of all sub-disciplines of dental anthropology available today Features individual chapters written by experts in their specific area of dental research Includes authors who also present results from their research through case studies or voiced opinions about their work Offers extensive coverage of topics relating to dental evolution, morphometric variation, and pathology

A Companion to Folklore

A Companion to Folklore
Author: Regina F. Bendix,Galit Hasan-Rokem
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 1118863143
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Folklore Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Folklore presents an original and comprehensive collection of essays from international experts in the field of folklore studies. Unprecedented in depth and scope, this state-of-the-art collection uniquely displays the vitality of folklore research across the globe. An unprecedented collection of original, state of the art essays on folklore authored by international experts Examines the practices and theoretical approaches developed to understand the phenomena of folklore Considers folklore in the context of multi-disciplinary topics that include poetics, performance, religious practice, myth, ritual and symbol, oral textuality, history, law, politics and power as well as the social base of folklore Selected by Choice as a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title

A Companion to Border Studies

A Companion to Border Studies
Author: Thomas M. Wilson,Hastings Donnan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1119111676
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Border Studies Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology
Author: David B. Kronenfeld,Giovanni Bennardo,Victor C. de Munck,Michael D. Fischer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 111911165X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology Book Excerpt:

"This new companion traces the development of cognitive anthropology from its beginnings in the late 1950s to the present, and evaluates future directions of research in the field. In twenty-nine articles from leading anthropologists, there is an overview of cognitive and cultural structures, insights into how cognition works in everyday life and interacts with culture, and examples of contemporary research. The companion is essential for anyone interested in the questions of how culture shapes cognitive processes"--

A Companion to Anthropological Genetics

A Companion to Anthropological Genetics
Author: Dennis H. O'Rourke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN: 1118769198
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Anthropological Genetics Book Excerpt:

Explore the latest research in anthropological genetics and understand the genome’s role in cultural and social development A Companion to Anthropological Genetics illustrates the role of genetic analysis in advancing the modern study of human origins, populations, evolution, and diversity. Broad in scope, this essential reference work establishes and explores the relationship between genetic research and the major questions of anthropological study. Through contributions by leading researchers, this collection explores molecular genetics and evolutionary mechanisms in the context of macro- and microevolution, paleontology, phylogeny, diet, and disease, with detailed explanations of quantitative methods, including coalescent and approximate Bayesian computation. With an emphasis on contextualizing new and developing genetic research within anthropological frameworks, this text offers critical perspective on the conditions of molecular evolution that accompany cultural and social transformation, while also addressing critical disciplinary questions, such as the ethical issues surrounding ancestry testing and community-based genetic research. Acts as an essential reference on the contributions of genetic science to the field of anthropology Features new work by leading researchers of the field Explores the evolution of immunity, including the genetics and epigenetics of pathogens, chronic illness, and disease resistance Provides in-depth examination of mutation and dietary adaptation, including AMY1, lactase persistence, and sensory polymorphisms Explains essential quantitative and phylogenetic methods for aligning genomic analysis with evolution and migration time scales Offering thorough coverage on leading questions and developing research, A Companion to Anthropological Genetics is a comprehensive resource for students and scholars.

A Companion to Heritage Studies

A Companion to Heritage Studies
Author: William Logan,Máiréad Nic Craith,Ullrich Kockel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-08-10
ISBN: 1118486617
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Heritage Studies Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage. Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology
Author: Deborah Poole
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2015-12-21
ISBN: 1119183030
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Latin American Anthropology Book Excerpt:

Comprised of 24 newly commissioned chapters, this defining reference volume on Latin America introduces English-language readers to the debates, traditions, and sensibilities that have shaped the study of this diverse region. Contributors include some of the most prominent figures in Latin American and Latin Americanist anthropology Offers previously unpublished work from Latin America scholars that has been translated into English explicitly for this volume Includes overviews of national anthropologies in Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, and Brazil, and is also topically focused on new research Draws on original ethnographic and archival research Highlights national and regional debates Provides a vivid sense of how anthropologists often combine intellectual and political work to address the pressing social and cultural issues of Latin America

A Companion to the Anthropology of Death

A Companion to the Anthropology of Death
Author: Antonius C. G. M. Robben
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-05-11
ISBN: 111922229X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of Death Book Excerpt:

A thought-provoking examination of death, dying, and the afterlife Prominent scholars present their most recent work about mortuary rituals, grief and mourning, genocide, cyclical processes of life and death, biomedical developments, and the materiality of human corpses in this unique and illuminating book. Interrogating our most common practices surrounding death, the authors ask such questions as: How does the state wrest away control over the dead from bereaved relatives? Why do many mourners refuse to cut their emotional ties to the dead and nurture lasting bonds? Is death a final condition or can human remains acquire agency? The book is a refreshing reassessment of these issues and practices, a source of theoretical inspiration in the study of death. With contributions written by an international team of experts in their fields, A Companion to the Anthropology of Death is presented in six parts and covers such subjects as: Governing the Dead in Guatemala; After Death Communications (ADCs) in North America; Cryonic Suspension in the Secular Age; Blood and Organ Donation in China; The Fragility of Biomedicine; and more. A Companion to the Anthropology of Death is a comprehensive and accessible volume and an ideal resource for senior undergraduate and graduate students in courses such as Anthropology of Death, Medical Anthropology, Anthropology of Violence, Anthropology of the Body, and Political Anthropology. Written by leading international scholars in their fields A comprehensive survey of the most recent empirical research in the anthropology of death A fundamental critique of the early 20th century founding fathers of the anthropology of death Cross-cultural texts from tribal and industrial societies The collection is of interest to anyone concerned with the consequences of the state and massive violence on life and death

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion
Author: Janice Boddy,Michael Lambek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1119124999
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion Book Excerpt:

A Companion to the Anthropology of Religion presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays that explore the variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world and asks how to think about religion as a subject of anthropological inquiry. Presents a collection of original, ethnographically–informed essays exploring the wide variety of beliefs, practices, and religious experiences in the contemporary world Explores a broad range of topics including the perspectivism debate, the rise of religious nationalism, reflections on religion and new media, religion and politics, and ideas of self and gender in relation to religious belief Includes examples drawn from different religious traditions and from several regions of the world Features newly–commissioned articles reflecting the most up–to–date research and critical thinking in the field, written by an international team of leading scholars Adds immeasurably to our understanding of the complex relationships between religion, culture, society, and the individual in today s world

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education
Author: Bradley A. Levinson,Mica Pollock
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2016-01-19
ISBN: 1119111668
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education Book Excerpt:

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the field, exploring the social and cultural dimension of educational processes in both formal and nonformal settings. Explores theoretical and applied approaches to cultural practice in a diverse range of educational settings around the world, in both formal and non-formal contexts Includes contributions by leading educational anthropologists Integrates work from and on many different national systems of scholarship, including China, the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Colombia, Mexico, India, the United Kingdom, and Denmark Examines the consequences of history, cultural diversity, language policies, governmental mandates, inequality, and literacy for everyday educational processes

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe
Author: Ullrich Kockel,Máiréad Nic Craith,Jonas Frykman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2015-12-14
ISBN: 1119111625
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe Book Excerpt:

A Companion to the Anthropology of Europe offers a survey of contemporary Europeanist anthropology and European ethnology, and a guide to emerging trends in this geographical field of research. Providing a synthesis of the different traditions and contemporary approaches, the book is both thematic and fully cross-European in its approach. Provides an authoritative guide for researchers, instructors and students of anthropology and European studies Discusses important emerging trends in this broadening field of research Includes established names and rising stars who will shape the discipline in years to come

A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa

A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa
Author: Roy Richard Grinker,Stephen C. Lubkemann,Christopher B. Steiner,Euclides Gonçalves
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN: 1119251486
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa Book Excerpt:

Anthropology conducted in Africa has been central to the methodological and theoretical development of the discipline since it was first institutionalized in the late 19th century. Written and edited by a team of leading cultural anthropologists on the subject, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa compiles a collection of insightful essays that address all aspects of life on the continent of Africa. Chapters within explore the extent to which anthropological thinking on this topic has been, or remains, influenced by the theoretical traditions, whilst others consider the extent to which anthropological thinking has been transformed by growing interest in using anthropological knowledge to critically address practical concerns and public problems such as war, poverty, and public health. This Companion is presented in four parts. The first part looks at enduring themes—tracing the development of anthropological thinking and the current debates about themes such as witchcraft, kinship, law and justice that have demonstrated remarkable staying power in the anthropology of Africa. The second section considers topics that began to garner attention during decolonization and in its immediate aftermath. Such topics include mobility and displacement, urbanism, and political violence. The third part comprises topics such as trauma, social justice, sex and sexuality that have become the central concern of anthropologists of Africa since its many nations gained their independence. It also looks at ‘hot topics’ like social media, humanitarianism, and environmentality. The final section considers the role that Africanist anthropology has played in informing other Africanist disciplines, and reflects on the politics of representation within the discipline as well. Filled with a wide variety of expert opinions and observations across chapters which are highly sophisticated in their coverage, A Companion to the Anthropology of Africa is an essential reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researching anthropologists.

A Companion to Paleoanthropology

A Companion to Paleoanthropology
Author: David R. Begun
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2012-12-20
ISBN: 1118332377
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Paleoanthropology Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Paleoanthropology presents a compendium of readings from leading scholars in the field that define our current knowledge of the major discoveries and developments in human origins and human evolution, tracing the fossil record from primate and hominid origins to the dispersal of modern humans across the globe. Represents an accessible state-of-the-art summary of the entire field of paleoanthropology, with an overview of hominid taxonomy Features articles on the key discoveries in ape and human evolution, in cranial, postcranial and brain evolution, growth and development Surveys the breadth of the paleontological record from primate origins to modern humans Highlights the unique methods and techniques of paleoanthropology, including dating and ecological methods, and use of living primate date to reconstruct behavior in fossil apes and humans

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology
Author: Didier Fassin
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2015-01-20
ISBN: 1118959507
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Moral Anthropology Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology
Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2015-04-20
ISBN: 1118959795
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology Book Excerpt:

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

A Companion to Medical Anthropology

A Companion to Medical Anthropology
Author: Merrill Singer,Pamela I. Erickson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2014-12-31
ISBN: 1118863216
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Medical Anthropology Book Excerpt:

A Companion to South Asia in the Past

A Companion to South Asia in the Past
Author: Gwen Robbins Schug,Subhash R. Walimbe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-04-13
ISBN: 1119055474
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to South Asia in the Past Book Excerpt:

A Companion to South Asia in the Past provides the definitive overview of research and knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal, provided by a truly global team of experts. The most comprehensive and detailed scholarly treatment of South Asian archaeology and biological anthropology, providing ground-breaking new ideas and future challenges Provides an in-depth and broad view of the current state of knowledge about South Asia’s past, from the Pleistocene to the historic era in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal A comprehensive treatment of research in a crucial region for human evolution and biocultural adaptation A global team of scholars together present a varied set of perspectives on South Asian pre- and proto-history