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The Field Journal for Cultural Anthropology



December 2018 | 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.


 
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

Sample Materials & Chapters

Exercise 3: Culture

Exercise 13: Art


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