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PART I Biological Anthropology

1 Teaching Theories: The Evolution-Creation Controversy- Robert Root-Bernstein and Donald L. McEachron

2 Re-reading Root-Bernstein and McEachron in Cobb County, Georgia: A Year Past and Present- Benjamin Freed

3 Great Mysteries of Human Evolution- Carl Zimmer

4 A New Kind of Ancestor: Ardipithecus Unveiled- Ann Gibbons

5 What are Friends For?- Barbara Smuts

6 Mothers and Others- Sarah Blaffer Hrdy

7 Apes, Hominids, and the Roots of Religion- Barbara King

8 How Race Becomes Biology: Embodiment of Social Inequality- Clarence C. Gravlee

9 Ancient Bodies, Modern Customs, and Our Health- Elizabeth D. Whitaker

10 Ancient Genes and Modern Health- S. Boyd Eaton and Melvin Konner

11 The Tall and the Short of It- Barry Bogin

12 Identifying Victims after a Disaster-Dick Gould

PART II Archaeology

13 Dawn of a New Stone Age in Eye Surgery- Payson D. Sheets

14 Feminine Knowledge and Skills Reconsidered: Women and Flaked Stone Tools- Kathryn Weedman Arthur

15 The Secrets of Ancient Tiwanaku Are Benefiting Today’s Bolivia- Baird Straughan

16 Disease and Death at Dr. Dickson’s Mounds- Alan H. Goodman and George J. Armelagos

17 Uncovering America’s Pyramind Builders- Karen Wright

18 Battle of the Bones- Robson Bonnichsen and Alan L. Schneider

19 The Challenge of Race to American Historical Archaeology- Charles E. Orser Jr.

20 Archaeology and the Vauna Development in Fiji- Andrew Crosby

21 Around the Mall and Beyond- Michael Kernan

22 “Clean Your Plate. There Are People Starving in Africa!”: The Application of Archaeology and Ethnography to America’s Food Loss Issues- Timothy W. Jones

PART III Linguistic Anthropology

23 From Heofonum to Heavens- Yudhiijit Bhattacharjee

23 “To Give up on Words”: Silence in Western Apache Culture- Keith H. Basso

25 Village of the Deaf: In a Bedouin Town, a Language Is Born- Margalit Fox

26 Shifting Norms of Linguistic and Cultural Respect: Hybrid Sociolinguistic Zulu Identities- Stephanie Inge Rudwick

27 Lost in Translation- Lera Boroditsky

28 Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers- Deborah Tannem

PART IV Cultural Anthropology

CULTURE AND FIELDWORK

29 Body Ritual among the Nacirema- Horace Miner

30 Shakespeare in the Bush-Laura Bohannan

31 Eating Christmas in the Kalahari- Richard Borshay Lee

FAMILY & KINSHIP

32 Our Babies, Ourselves- Meredith F. Small

33 How Many Fathers Are Best for a Child?- Meredith F. Small

34 When Brothers Share a Wife- Melvyn C. Goldstein

35 How Families Work: Love, Labor and Mediated Oppositions in American Domestic Ritual- Mark Auslander

GENDER AND SEXUALITY

36 “Strange Country This”: An Introduction to North American Gender Diversity- Will Roscoe

37 Tricking and Tripping: Fieldwork on Prostitution in the Era of AIDS- Claire E. Sterk

38 Law, Custom, and Crimes against Women: The Problem of Dowry Death in India- John van Wiligen and V.C. Channa

HEALTH, MEDICINE, AND CULTURE

39 Culture and the Evolution of Obesity- Peter J. Brown

40 Pocahontas Goes to the Clinic: Popular Culture as Lingua Franca in a Cultural Borderland- Cheryl Mattingly

41 Culture, Poverty, and HIV Transmission: The Case of Rural Haiti- Paul Farmer

42 Circumcision, Pluralism, and Dilemmas of Cultural Relativism- Corinna A. Kratz

WORK AND BUSINESS

43 Conflict and Confluence in Advertising Meetings- Robert A. Morais

44 Just Another Job?: The Commodification of Domestic Labor- Bridget Anderson

CONFLICT, LAW, AND CULTURE

45 Contemporary Warfare in the New Guinea Highlands- Aaron Podolefsky

46 The Kpelle Moot- James L. Gibbs, Jr.

47 Army Enlists Anthropology in War Zones- David Rohde

48 Moral Fibers of Farmer Cooperatives: Creating Poverty and Wealth with Cotton in Southern Mali- Scott M. Lacy

49 Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?: Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others- Lila Abu-Lughod

50 The Price of Progress- John H. Bodley

Glossary G-1

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