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Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal, 3rd Edition

  • Kenneth J. Guest
  • ISBN-10: 0393417220
  • ISBN-13: 9780393417227
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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About the Product

Helping students apply their anthropological toolkit to the real world Ethnographic fieldwork is one of the most fundamental tools for anthropological study. The step-by-step exercises in Ken Guest's Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal encourage students to apply the concepts they are learning in class and observe, question, and generate their own data about the places, relationships, and networks that they may take for granted in everyday life: from friendships, family dynamics, and consumption habits to classrooms, places of worship, TV screens, and their own homes.


  • Gives students experience with anthropological tools and approaches The Fieldwork Journal’s short, step-by-step exercises give students a fun, engaging way to apply anthropological tools to the real world.

Table of Contents

Anthropology in a Global Age: Making a Can of Coke Unfamiliar

Creating Culture: College Students and the Culture of Consumerism

Fieldwork: Mapping a Block

Language and Gender in the Classroom

Initiating a Classroom Conversation about Race

Seeing the Business of Ethnicity

Cartoon Commercials and the Construction of Gender

Attraction: Considering Chemistry, Meaning, and Power

Mapping Kinship Relationships: Tracing Your Family Tree

Ten Chairs of Inequality

Tracking the Travels of a Chocolate Bar

A Day Without Plastics

An Immigrant Interview

Making the State Real

Visit to a Religious Community

What Do You Do When You Get Sick?

Conducting an Ethnography of Art