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Most widely held works about Coast Community College District
Most widely held works by Coast Community College District
Language and communication ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Shows how language, the primary means of human communication, is expressed in the sounds and movements of every culture to express feelings and aspirations. Discusses the structure of language and its relationship to thought, as well as the significance of body language. Examines dialect, looking at certain Afro-American dialects. Using the example of the Nuer, whose language includes 400 words related to cattle, discusses whether thought reflects or influences culture.
The Nature of culture ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
The definition of culture is explored through contrasting traditional societies with modern societies. Western society and its symbolic systems are contrasted wth the !Kung Tribe, the Txukarrame of the Amazon and the Boran of Kenya.
Faces of culture ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
Presents major features of cultural anthropology including subsistence patterns, organizing devices, patterns for transmission of culture, economics, political organization, social control, and culture change. The course examines methods of anthropological research and theoretical orientations. Incorporates recent ethnographic and anthropological theory, research, and applications.
Political organization ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Profiles the four major forms of political organizations: bands, tribes, chiefdoms, and states.
Religion and magic ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Explores the relationship between religion and culture. While all cultures exhibit some religious practices and beliefs, the forms taken are diverse. The animism practiced by American Indians, the mixture of ancient religion and Roman Catholicism among the Highland Maya, the ritual of Eka Dasa Rudra among the Balinese and successful and unsuccessful modern movements serve to illustrate the thesis.
Family influences ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Discusses family influence on the social and emotional development of children aged 6 to 12.
How cultures are studied ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
The nature and difficulties encountered in anthropological field work are explored. Napolean Chagnon is both writer and guide to his field work among the Yanomamo Indians of Venezuela.
Patterns of subsistence the food producers ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
The concept of food production and its impact upon the organization of society is explored. Included are the concept of land ownership, specialization of labor, social stratification and the advent of formal government. The Mexican Yucatan Maya, Melanesian agriculturalists and an Afghanistan village are used as examples.
Sex and marriage ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
This program examines marriage and sex customs in different societies around the world.
Economic anthropology ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Examines both western and non-western economic practices and points out the importance of understanding the total integration between economic practices and the values and practices of the larger culture.
Culture change ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Studies the theory that cultures change in creative and productive ways in response to both internal and external forces.
Sensation and perception ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Illustrates how information about the world is gathered by sensory receptors and transmitted and interpreted by the brain. Considers visual, chemical, and tactile receptors, and examines how the brain transforms these sensations into perceptions.
The neuron and neural transmission ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Studies neurons and neural transmissions through the neurological disorder Dystonia.
Memory ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Introduces information that is known about short-term and long-term memory and a third memory stage, sensory information storage.
The nature of anthropology ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Exphasizes the fundamental similarities of all members of the human race and the wide range of adaptations toward the common goals of survival.
Patterns of subsistence food foragers and pastoralists ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Examination of various subsistence patterns. Selected roles among the !Kung, the Mbuti and the Nuer of Africa, the Netsilik Eskimos, and the Baseri of Iran are used to illustrate patterns and relationships.
Language ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Examines the uniqueness of human language, the development of language, language and the brain, and language and different cultures.
Child's play ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Describes the different kinds of play and explains why each is important for the development of the child's personality.
Adolescent development ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
Describes that time during which physical, social and psychological changes force individuals to make the transition from childhood to adulthood. Experts discuss these major changes while visual segments illustrate the key developmental concepts that are being explained.
Science & culture in the Western tradition : sources and interpretations ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A reader designed to explore the most significant scientific activities of an historic period in a cultural context.
!Kung (African people)--Social life and customs Acid-base equilibrium Adolescence Adolescent psychology Afghanistan Anthropology Astronomy Baseri tribe--Social life and customs Boran (African people)--Social life and customs Case studies Child development Child psychology Civilization Civilization, Modern Communication Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cross-cultural studies Culture Developmental psychology Documentary films Economic anthropology Educational television programs Eskimos--Social life and customs Ethnology Families Films for the hearing impaired History Human behavior Indians of South America--Social life and customs Infant psychology Kinship Language acquisition Language and culture Manners and customs Marketing Mayas--Religion Nuer (African people)--Social life and customs Papua New Guinea--Trobriand Islands Personality Photography Psychology Religion and sociology Social change Social classes Sociolinguistics Sociology, Rural Study skills Traditional farming--Economic aspects United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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