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Ember, Melvin

Overview
Works: 175 works in 825 publications in 1 language and 15,251 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  History  Textbooks  Sources 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Honoree, Originator
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Most widely held works by Melvin Ember
Countries and their cultures( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of Countries and their cultures is on the countries around the world, what is and what is not commonly shared culturally by the people who live in the country. As the reader will see, some countries have a distinctive national culture
American immigrant cultures : builders of a nation by David Levinson( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 1997 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is a nation of immigrants. Since the Declaration of Independence, but especially since the mid-nineteenth century
Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work covers medical anthropology, economic anthropology, humanism, cultural materialism, cross-cultural analysis, ethnography, statistics, caste, naming, cultural regions that have been the focus of field research, the Mead-Freeman controversy, the Wild Yam Question, the Pristine Myth, dialectology and cultural resource management
Anthropology by Carol R Ember( Book )

69 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying computer disc contains ... "quizzes, exercises, Internet links, and links to portions of the text for definitions."-- p. xii
Cultural anthropology by Carol R Ember( Book )

68 editions published between 1973 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. It provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. This new edition has an expanded and updated focus on environmental issues
Cross-cultural research methods by Carol R Ember( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross-cultural researchers describe, compare, and test patterns that occur in different, discrete cultures. In this brief textbook, two of the world's leading cross-cultural researchers describe both the logic of and process of doing research in this tradition. The Embers take the reader through a study, from developing a hypothesis through sampling, measuring, coding, and analysis. They point to the difficulties in developing reliable statements about cross-cultural patterns and how to minimize those difficulties. The authors also offer advice on how to use the Human Relations Area Files-- a worldwide database of ethnographic information-- to conduct cross-cultural studies
Encyclopedia of sex and gender : men and women in the world's cultures by Carol R Ember( )

38 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia is divided into two volumes: Topics and Cultures. The topical overview contains four sections: cultural conceptions of gender; differences between males and females in behaviour and personality; institutionalized aspects of gender; sexuality and male-female interaction. The cultures section contains portraits of how boys and girls grow up and become men and women in 82 societies
Encyclopedia of medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's cultures by Carol R Ember( )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The encyclopedia is organized into two main sections: topics and cultures. The topics section covers general topics relating to medical anthropology such as medical systems; political, economic and social issues; sexuality, reproduction and the life cycle; and health conditions and diseases. The cultures section covers over 50 cultures from around the world and describes their health practices in detail, following a standard format to facilitate comparisons. -- Back cover
Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the world by Melvin Ember( )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a general understanding of immigration and immigrants, and helps to find out about particular cultures, topics and communities. This book brings together the disciplines of anthropology, social studies, political studies, international studies, and immigrant and immigration studies
Encyclopedia of world cultures( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference set lists and describes more than 1,500 global cultures. Based on research of social scientists, it is the source for historical, social, political, economic, linguistic, religious, and other information on virtually every existing culture. Its cross-cultural perspective meets high school curricular requirements for world studies and social sciences
Encyclopedia of urban cultures : cities and cultures around the world( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents articles on over 240 major cities around the world including demographic information, history, politics, public systems, culture, social life and future outlook
Encyclopedia of prehistory by Peter N Peregrine( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Encyclopedia of Prehistory, with regionally organized entries on each major archaeological tradition, is a comprehensive overview of human history from two million years ago to the historic period. Prepared under the auspices and with the support of the Human Relations Area Files, and an internationally distinguished advisory board, the encyclopedia is written by noted experts in the field and edited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember. These volumes employ comparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to use and compare. Volume 7 focuses on South America
Sex, gender, and kinship : a cross-cultural perspective by Burton Pasternak( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology : a brief introduction by Carol R Ember( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage, family, and kinship : comparative studies of social organization by Melvin Ember( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultures of the world : selections from the ten-volume Encyclopedia of world cultures( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains articles that provide information about 253 cultures around the globe, arranged alphabetically within every region of the world; with discussion of the history and cultural relations, settlements, economy, kinship, marriage and family, sociopolitical organization, religion, and arts of each featured culture
Physical anthropology : original readings in method and practice( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical anthropology and archaeology by Carol R Ember( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains: Interactive simulations and exercises, a complete map atlas, an audio glossary, and reference resources
Human culture : highlights of cultural anthropology by Carol R Ember( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeology : original readings in method and practice( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this collection is to make research more alive for students like you who are just beginning to get to know archaeology. [This text] focuses on the way archaeologists find and recover data from archaeological sites and materials. [The text] tries to convey a feeling for the research process, but ... is focused on a particular issue or controversy rather than a method. [It] illustrate[s] how they applied archaeological methods to particular cases of interest to them - from the origins of complex polities in sub-Saharan Africa to gender roles in the Inka empire. [It also] includes two autobiographical articles. [In the text, the editors] hope you will come to appreciate that archaeology is not just an unemotional set of methods and data, but rather a bunch of hard-working, insightful people who employ those methods to answer particular questions about the past.--Preface
 
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Countries and their cultures
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American immigrant cultures : builders of a nationAnthropologyCultural anthropologyCross-cultural research methodsEncyclopedia of sex and gender : men and women in the world's culturesEncyclopedia of medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's culturesEncyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the worldEncyclopedia of world cultures
Alternative Names
Ember, Mel

Ember, Melvin 1933-2009

Melvin Ember American anthropologist and sociologist

Melvin Ember Amerikaans antropoloog (1933-2009)

엠버, 멜빈

Languages
English (409)