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study of all aspects of culture resulting from human behavior, including, among others, speech and language, systems of thought, social systems, and the artifacts produced by a culture.
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Cultural anthropologists may not have the same vaulting ambition of Stalin but they have no hesitation in promoting their views in academia so as to impose their Marxist cultural determinism.
Negotiating with Dennis Kay's work on the Shakespearean ending as well as with cultural anthropologists' work on liminality, Weimann reveals how endings that do not quite end are part of the "two-way traffic" (245) that his book has explored: "a spell of liminaliry, as I have suggested, thrived in the play's opening but also in transitions between different uses of theatrical space and, last not least, in divergent projections of temporality, when the move from time represented to the time of and for representation was at least by implication a liminal act" (244).
Cultural anthropologists have explored intersections between masculinity and health, men's experiences of fatherhood, and reproductive problems such as infertility.
In common with most cultural anthropologists, Geertz practices what is sometimes awkwardly called "cognitive relativism." This version of relativism holds that cultures can best be understood by assessing behaviors and beliefs within their total context.
Among the historians and cultural anthropologists of the future are sure to be YA readers of today who were fortunate enough to be exposed to this well-designed and richly rewarding book.
It will be most appreciated by film theorists, cultural anthropologists and cinema studies students.
Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the conference attracted political scientists, economists, cultural anthropologists, sociologists, and a nursing instructor.
On the other side, restricting the religious content to a set of objective social symbols, as earlier sociologists and cultural anthropologists used to do, leaves us nothing but the scaffolding of the living act.
My thesis is that Sterling Brown was a postmodern ethnographer who by the 1940s had pioneered solutions to three major problems with which today's cultural anthropologists are grappling: (1) what form ethnographic writing should take, (2) what methodology can result in competent ethnographies of non-hegemonic, oral-based cultures, and (3) what ways the authority of native informants can be acknowledged in ethnographies.
As cultural anthropologists, the researchers encountered populations in which health problems were often linked to the wearing of tight shoes.
took cultural anthropologists to task in Custer Died for Your Sins (1969), the most common response to such criticism was "it goes with the territory." The authors of Battlefields and Burial Grounds, Pawnee brothers, avoid the sarcasm and humor which Deloria wielded so skillfully, but they have a great deal to say that could be upsetting to archaeologists and physical anthropologists.
While demonstrating how helpful to the discussion of the late Middle Ages approaches developed by cultural anthropologists can be, Beckwith also treats Middle English works with tact and learning.

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