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Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Paperback – January 8, 2007

ISBN-13: 978-0073195803 ISBN-10: 0073195804 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (January 8, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073195804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073195803
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Omohundro is SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Potsdam. He has taught introductory cultural anthropology for 32 years, receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1985 and the Honors Professor of the Year Award in 2002. His research interests include ethnic relations, social networks, disaster impacts, and environmental anthropology. He has conducted research in Nevada, San Francisco, the Philippines, Newfoundland, and New York. Among his publications are Careers in Anthropology 2nd Edition (2002), Rough Food: Seasons of Subsistence in Northern Newfoundland (1994), and Chinese Merchant Families of Iloilo: Commerce and Kin in a Central Philippine City (1981).

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Almelle on February 7, 2010
Format: Paperback
This is the best introductory textbook to anthropology that I've read so far, and was recommended to me by a friend who teaches first-year anthropology (my second-favorite is Investigating Culture: An Experiential Introduction to Anthropology, which also tries to ask questions, but not as broadly).

Rather than giving student a pat list of human domains (economy, family, government) and the same old "exotic" practices of African hunter-gatherers - and all of this straight out of the 1950s - Omohundro actually teaches students how to think like a modern-day anthropologist: by asking questions, and looking at one issue from many angles.

His 11 questions are, briefly:
* What is Culture?
* How Do I Learn About Culture?
* What is the Context for This Practice or Idea?
* Do Other Societies Do Something Like This?
* What Was This Idea or Practice Like in the Past?
* How are Human Biology, Culture, and Environment Interacting?
* What Are the Groups and Relationships?
* What Does That Mean?
* What is My Perspective?
* Am I Judging This?
* What Do the People Say?

Using his own experience studying Newfoundlanders in Canada, as well as a large variety of exercises that can be done in class or as homework, he encourages students to ask these questions about the world around them, and in doing so, learn how to think like an anthropologist. Well done!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C. Glenn on March 11, 2012
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I usually hate textbooks only because of their inflated prices. But in this case the textbook has such thorough coverage and vivid, helpful examples that I had to post something. If you carefully digest all of what's in this book, you will learn more than you ever expected, and you will have a profound respect for this author. I've never been so impressed with a textbook.
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I have enjoyed reading this book for my course in Anthropology. I would recommend it as a read for students taking an introductory anthropology class.
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I really enjoyed receiving this book on time for my Anthropology class. It met all of my expectations and it was well worth the money I spent for it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By IResQK9sNKy on July 30, 2013
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Bought this for a college course I was taking ... this is a great place to purchase textbooks, I saved so much money! Books arrived very quickly and exactly as described. No complaints here!
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