From the Back Cover
Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology
David W. McCurdy
An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict continues to offer students an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.
The 2008 Edition retains all thirty-seven readings from the twelfth edition and provides online access to thirteen additional readings previously published in the tenth or eleventh editions. Readings have been selected based on the comments and suggestions of Conformity and Conflict adopters across the country and are accessible through a website using an access code provided with this text.
These classic readings help carry the long tradition of Conformity and Conflict into the information age:
- The Laws of Looking, by Michael Argyle
- Millennialists and the State: Reflections after Waco, by Michael Barkun
- How Sushi Went Global, byTheodore C. Bestor
- The Military Name Game, by Sarah Boxer
- Witchcraft Tswana Style, by Charlanne Burke
- Government, Oil, and Political Transformation: The Iñupiat Eskimo Case, by Norman A. Chance
- Domestication and the Evolution of Disease, by Jared Diamond
- Navigating Nigerian Bureaucracies, by Elizabeth A. Eames
- Women in the Global Factory, by Annette Fuentes and Barbara Ehrenreich
- Teleconditioning and the Postmodern Classroom, by Conrad Phillip Kottak
- Law and Order, by James P. Spradley and David W. McCurdy
- Blood on the Steppes: Ethnicity, Power, and Conflict, by Jack Weatherford
- Illegal Logging and Frontier Conservation, by Nathan Williamson
Each reading retains the accessibility for which Conformity and Conflict is well known, covers a broad range of theoretical perspectives that demonstrate basic anthropological concepts, and presents the view that anthropology provides a fascinating perspective on the human experience.
What the reviewers are saying…
“The reader offers a variety of very accessible readings on a number of topics central to cultural anthropology… They are easy to work into lectures and to combine with other readings. The students always remember the readings from this book.”—Margaret L. Brown, Washington University
“Students appreciate the candor and occasional humor as well as the depth and wide range of the articles.” —Alanson L. Hertzberg, Cosumnes River College