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This supplemental textbook provides students with background and context for the scholars and topics they will encounter in introductory social and cultural anthropology courses.
Chapter 1: Introduction: What Is Socio-Cultural Anthropology?
Chapter 2: The Contributions of Malinowski, Mauss, and Marx
Chapter 3: Early Acknowledgements of the Connection between Mind, Body, and Society
Chapter 4: The Contributions of Mary Douglas to Socio-Cultural Anthropology
Chapter 5: The Anthropologist's Self at Work
Chapter 6: Studying Genocide as an Anthropologist
Chapter 7: Sex as Metaphor in the U.S. and Papua, New Guinea
Chapter 8: Anthropological Perspectives on Family Planning
Chapter 9: Spirituality and Capitalism
Chapter 10: Formal vs. Informal Economies
Chapter 11: Work among the Baining of Papua, New Guinea
Chapter 12: Late Capitalism and the Selling of the Self
Chapter 13: Applying the Anthropological Methodology to the Study of Hollywood
Chapter 14: Today's Flexible Workplace
Chapter 15: Tour Guides, Flight Attendants, and Boxers
Chapter 16: Sex, Gender, and the Impact of Capitalism on It All
Chapter 17: Suffering Is Shaped by Society and Culture
Chapter 18: Anorexia Nervosa in Historical Perspective
Chapter 19: Anthropological Perspectives on Male and Female Body Image in the U.S.
Chapter 20: Anthropological Contributions to the Study of Alcoholism
Chapter 21: Comparative Perspectives on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Chapter 22: Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Altered Psychological States