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Ember, Melvin

Overview
Works: 172 works in 783 publications in 4 languages and 15,627 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Cross-cultural studies  Textbooks 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Honoree, Originator
Classifications: GN307, 306.03
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melvin Ember
American immigrant cultures : builders of a nation( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States is a nation of immigrants. Since the Declaration of Independence, but especially since the mid-nineteenth century
Anthropology by Carol R Ember( Book )

83 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology, provides its readers with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology. It helps them understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists. This new thirteenth edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization. It also showcases how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia
Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,344 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
Cultural anthropology by Carol R Ember( Book )

75 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher: Cultural Anthropology, provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. It helps the reader understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. This new edition also highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization
Countries and their cultures( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,267 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
Cross-cultural research methods by Carol R Ember( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 807 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 urban cultures : cities and cultures around the world( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 604 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 world cultures by David Levinson( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A basic reference source to the cultures of the world. Provides descriptions of all the cultures of each region of the world or of a representative sample of cultures for regions where full coverage is impossible, as well as accurate descriptions of cultures of the past
Encyclopedia of prehistory by Peter N Peregrine( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 447 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 1 focuses on Africa
Encyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the world by Melvin Ember( Book )

27 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 387 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 medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's cultures( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 332 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 sex and gender : men and women in the world's cultures( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The central aim of this encyclopedia is to give the reader a comparative perspective on issues involving conceptions of gender, gender differences, gender roles, relationships between the genders, and sexuality. The combination of topical overviews and varying cultural portraits is what makes this encyclopedia a unique reference work for students, researchers and teachers interested in gender studies and cross-cultural variation in sex and gender
Sex, gender, and kinship : a cross-cultural perspective by Burton Pasternak( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 270 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 241 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
Marriage, family, and kinship : comparative studies of social organization by Melvin Ember( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical anthropology : original readings in method and practice( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical anthropology and archaeology by Carol R Ember( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 97 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of prehistory by Peter N Peregrine( Book )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive overview of all 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 and edited by Peter N. Peregrine and Melvin Ember, the encyclopedia is organised regionally with entries on each major archaeological tradition written by noted experts in the field. The entries follow a standard format and employ comparable units of description and analysis, making them easy to use and compare. Volume 9 contains the Cumulative Index to Volumes 1-8
Countries and their cultures by Melvin Ember( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on cultures and countries around the world, specifically what is and is not shared culturally by the people who live in a particular country. Entries contain descriptive summaries of the country in question, including demographic, historical, cultural, economic, religious, and political information
 
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American immigrant cultures : builders of a nation
Alternative Names
Ember, Mel

Ember, Melvin 1933-2009

Melvin Ember American anthropologist and sociologist

Melvin Ember Amerikaans antropoloog (1933-2009)

엠버, 멜빈

Languages
English (368)

Spanish (13)

Italian (9)

Chinese (3)

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AnthropologyCultural anthropologyCountries and their culturesCross-cultural research methodsEncyclopedia of world culturesEncyclopedia of prehistoryEncyclopedia of diasporas : immigrant and refugee cultures around the worldEncyclopedia of medical anthropology : health and illness in the world's cultures