Buy Used
$34.97
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by mcgeebooks
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: US edition, as listed, no marking, clean pages, good binding, minor cover or edges wear.
Access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

CULTURE Paperback – January 25, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-0078035029 ISBN-10: 0078035023 Edition: 1st

Used
Price: $34.97
20 New from $30.00 63 Used from $12.14
Amazon Price New from Used from
eTextbook
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$30.00 $12.14

There is a newer edition of this item:

CULTURE
$100.51
(11)
In Stock.
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Save up to 90% on Textbooks
Rent textbooks, buy textbooks, or get up to 80% back when you sell us your books. Shop Now

Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 1 edition (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078035023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078035029
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Lisa L. Gezon is a cultural anthropologist who graduated from the University of Michigan in 1995. She has been teaching Anthropology at the University of West Georgia since 1996 and is currently a Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Her primary research area has been in Madagascar, but she has also conducted research in the state of Georgia (U.S.A.) and in Senegal, West Africa. She is interested in many facets of humans and their relationship to the material environment, including conservation and protected area management (Madagascar), management of water commons (coastal Georgia), and the contribution of peanut farming to deforestation (Senegal). She is currently interested in the commodity chains of the drug khat in Madagascar, considering land cover change, rural and urban livelihoods, and the cultural politics of drug policies and perceptions. Her research has been funded by the National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, and a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Faculty Research Abroad Fellowship. Significant publications include Gezon, Lisa L. 2006. Global Visions, Local Landscapes: A Political Ecology of Conservation, Conflict, and Control in Northern Madagascar, AltaMira Press; and Paulson, Susan and Lisa L. Gezon 2005. Political Ecology, Across Spaces, Scales and Social Groups (coauthored with Susan Paulson), Rutgers University Press.

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. He served as Anthropology Department chair from 1996 to 2006. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. In 1999 the America Anthropological Association awarded Professor Kottak the AAA/Mayfield Award for Excellence in the Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

Professor Kottak has done ethnographic fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. Conrad Kottak's articles have appeared in academic journals including American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, American Ethnologist, Ethnology, Human Organization, and Luso-Brazilian Review. He has also written for more popular journals, including Transaction/SOCIETY, Natural History, Psychology Today, and General Anthropology.

In recent research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Recently, Kottak was inducted to The National Academy of Sciences. This is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare.


More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Comprehensive and concise...fact-filled text!
Connie Berhe
The only thing that I don't like about it is that it's actually really expensive for something that looks like a magazine.
Pamtuckett
It's got a nice, magazine-like layout and it's an accessible read.
abt1950

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By abt1950 on April 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
This is a very attractive book, and I've used it for several semesters now. My students seem to like it. It's got a nice, magazine-like layout and it's an accessible read. The graphics and sidebars give it a pizazz and most textbooks lack.

However, it's a revision of Kottak's earlier concise version of MIRROR FOR HUMANITY (can't remember the edition, but it's the most recent one). The text is identical, but the earlier book doesn't have the bells and whistles. For a student on a tight budget, I'd suggest looking for the most recent edition of the concise MIRROR FOR HUMANITY.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By kimberly on July 11, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Satisfied
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was one of many books I needed to read for college. Buying it on Amazon might save you a lot of money, especially if you get it used (or even rent it). It was definitely one of the easier ones to get through. I wouldn't recommend it for your casual entertainment, but if you need it for school, it's not too bad.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I purchased this book and almost two weeks later i get an email saying that it wasnt in stock! Not only did it waste my time but i paid for it and got refunded everything except the money i paid for shipping and handling! It was so frustrating!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Brande on October 11, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I needed this book for school, and I was able to get it for a half of what the school was charging and in great condition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Debby Ardon on October 7, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I bought this book for my anthropology class, so far it has been very helpfull. The book itself was a littel damaged and it had been previusly used by ALOT of people; however, it was in an exelent condition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By kevin palacios on October 7, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My purchase was quick and swift. I appreciate great service. Thank you.To understand fully the meaning or significance of a situation, feel gratitude: to feel grateful for something.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Jamal on September 22, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I didn't use it that much in class but I'm still gonna keep it, but it has a lot to offer
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?