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The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology
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The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology

First Edition


January 2019 | 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Think about the world around you in new and different ways!

The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology takes students on an active journey of activities and research in order to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom. With over a decade's worth of teaching and researching in anthropology, author Jessica Bodoh-Creed’s interactive book prompts students to practice fieldwork and ethnographic skills such as interviewing, taking field notes, creating maps and kinship charts, and overall gathering of data to become effective researchers. The topics cover the gamut of traditional cultural anthropology making this field journal relatable and engaging for students of all ages and backgrounds.

INSTRUCTORS! The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology is FREE when you bundle with Cultural Anthropology, 12e by Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms. Use bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-7687-5


 
Introduction
Classroom Activity: Who are you, anthropologically?

 
Individual Activity: Who are you, anthropologically?

 
 
Exercise 1: Cultural Relativism and Ethnocentrism
Classroom Activity: What would an Anthropologist do?

 
Individual Activity: You Are What You Eat

 
 
Exercise 2: Ethics and Ethnography
Classroom Activity: Studying Students

 
Individual Activity: Risky Research

 
 
Exercise 3: Culture
Classroom Activity: A Taste of Culture

 
Field Work Activity

 
Individual Activity: Where are you from?

 
 
Exercise 4: Language
Classroom Activity: How Can You Say That?

 
Individual Activity: Say What You Mean

 
 
Exercise 5: Environment
Classroom Activity: Finding Our Food

 
Individual Activity: It's a Farmer's Life for Me

 
 
Exercise 6: Economics
Classroom Activity: When Jobs Are on the Move

 
Individual Activity: It's the Thought that Counts

 
Field Work

 
 
Exercise 7: Kinship
Classroom Activity: Families Are Complicated

 
Individual Activity: Choosing to be Family

 
 
Exercise 8: Marriage
Classroom Activity: Picking A Partner

 
Individual Activity: What's the Rush?

 
 
Exercise 9: Gender
Classroom Activity: A Rainbow of Possibilities

 
Individual Activity: A Very Personal Interview

 
Field Work

 
 
Exercise 10: Politics
Classroom Activity: Find One, Find All

 
Individual Activity: Choose Your Own Utopia

 
 
Exercise 11: Stratification
Classroom Activity: Money Can't Buy You Class, Or Can It?

 
Individual Activity: What if?

 
Field Work

 
 
Exercise 12: Religion
Classroom Activity: My Lucky Sock!

 
Individual Activity: You Gotta Have Faith

 
Field Work

 
 
Exercise 13: Art
Classroom Activity: The Art of the Rivalry

 
Individual Activity: Make Your Mark

 
 
Exercise 14: Power
Classroom Activity: Discover Colonialism

 
Individual Activity: Imagine the Outcome

 
 
Exercise 15: Culture Change
Classroom Activity: Who Are You Wearing?

 
Individual Activity: What Matters Most?

 
 
Summary Exercise
Individual Activity: What Makes a Good Anthropologist?

 

“VERY useful and fun. I think the students would love them. They go wonderfully with chapters from Nanda’s Cultural Anthropology intro book! I am excited to see this go to print and use it.”                        

Dr. Tiffany M. Blackmon
Northern Virginia Community College

“I like how open-ended the questions are. The exercises do a great job of pushing students out of their comfort zone and into conversations and situations in which they might feel a little silly or even like an ‘outsider’. I think that’s very important for any student of anthropology in order to allow them to take a step back from their own cultural biases and preconceptions.”                                                                      

Heather York
Southern New Hampshire University

“The exercises are simple, short, and to the point. They shouldn't take too long, yet prompt the student to delve deeper into the concepts. I like the format of these exercises.”                   

Joshua Kreger
Northampton Community College
Key features
KEY FEATURES:

  • A comprehensive list of topics match weekly topics discussed with introductory exercises and concluding summary exercises included.
  • Chapters featuring both classroom and individual activities make this book perfect for both classroom engagement and homework assignments.
  • An engaging writing style with photos and current examples makes this book one that students will want to read.
  • Fieldwork activities offer fun and exciting projects such as the restaurant visit, place of worship mapping, and kinship charts.
  • Field Notes boxes provide a space for students to answer questions in the exercise and reflect on what they learn and observe.

Sample Materials & Chapters

Exercise 3: Culture

Exercise 13: Art


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