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53790A. American Indian Languages.

An analysis of the linguistic development of Indian languages, from the time of the migrations through North and South America to the present day. Problems of relating American to Asian language groups are examined, and environmental and cultural influences on such languages as the Hopi and Navaho dialects are considered. 16 pages, 19 footnotes, 9 bibliographic sources.

53769. The Religion of the Eskimos.

Solid study of how the Eskimos view the universe: Spirits, customs, the need to be in a correct relationship with the forces of nature and the supernatural. 9 pages, 17 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

53444. Mythology and Film.

The analysis of myth as language used by Levi-Strauss and Barthes is applied to the peculiar mythology of American films. Characters, settings, and plots are given a structural analysis, and the double structure of the romantic myth of the American myth is examined. 6p.; Sf.; 2b.

53358. What Is Anthropology?

Example of how the basic concepts of anthropology, including culture, ethnocentrism, and religion, the effect of contact with whites, and wars against other Indians and whites. 11p.; 18f.; Ob.

53337. The Culture of the Modoc Indians.

This paper provides a complete summary of the culture of this California Indian tribe, including ecology, religion, the effect of contact with whites, and wars against other Indians and whites. KEYWORDS: native american history modoc indians pacific northwest california. Turabian with Bottom of Page Footnotes. 11 pages, 18 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

53295. An Anthropological Study of Ishi in Two Worlds.

Summary and review of T. Kroeber's classic study of the last survivor of a Calif. Indian tribe. Discusses Indian culture and society, also discusses racism of whites towards Indians and other minorities. 11p.; 11f.; Ob.

53198. Archaeological Study of Sechem.

Summary of the archaeological investigations of this ancient Near East city, focusing on reconstructing the city's history up to 107 B.C., when it was destroyed. lOp.; 19f.; Ob.:

53188. Ashley Montagu.

The life and work of this famous anthropologist; good discussion of his views on "the myth of race." 8 pages, 7 footnotes, 6 bibliographic sources.

53162. The Old Stone Age by Bordes.

Good summary and review of this book, which provides an overview of the prehistory of man and his use of tools, and the archaeological techniques used to discover the remnants of that prehistory. 8p.,; Of.; lb.

53111. A Chronology of Ancient Egyptian Dynasties.

Names, dates, political conditions, and cultural achievements of Egyptian rulers from 3100 B. C. to 30 B. C.; more detail on the early dynasties than the later. lOp.; Of.; 6b.

52971. Culture of the Zuni Tribe.

An examination of the culture of this Southwest Indian tribe, which criticizes R. Benedict's famous description of their "Apollonian" (moderate) ethics by pointing out that aggressive tendencies are expressed in a number of ritual practices. 6 pages, 7 footnotes, 3 bibliographic sources.

52897. The Development of Anthropology as a Discipline, 1871-1940.

Good history of the development of the discipline; ethnology, Malinowski and structural functionalism; Boas and the historical school, and new developments in the '30's. 8p., Of., Ob.

52740. The Scientific Basis of Functionalism.

An examination of the philosophical contradictions inherent in the theory of functionalism. The essay argues against the validity of the conclusions of Kingsley Davis in his article, "The Myth of Functional Analysis as a Special Method in Sociology and Anthropology." A thorough analysis of the teleological and scientific basis of functionalism in the social sciences, with a discussion of its methodology included. 17 pages, 7 footnotes, 18 bibliographic sources.

52719. Mexican Child Rearing Practices.

Good solid survey of the techniques and traditions used in raising children in Mexico (though more account might be taken of diversity within the culture): concentrates on discipline and socialization. 7p., Of., 6b.

52702. Belief and Will by H. H. Price.

A summary of Price's work, asking whether or not it is a moral duty to accept any kind of belief as true. Definitions of "moral duty" and "truth" are offered in the context of religious, political and philosophical cirucmstance. 9 pages, 2 footnotes, 1 bibliographic source.

52694. The Sun Dance of the Plains Indians.

A brief but scholarly and well-documented discussion of the role of the sun dance in the culture of the various plains Indian tribes; includes treatment of self-torture and the origins of the dance. 6 pages, 12 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

52405. The Effect of Polygamy on the History of Africa.

Good summary of practices of polygamy (men having more than one wife). Finds that the status of women is very low which stifles development; discussion of obstacles facing initiation of more equal practices. lOp.; 6f.; 7b.

52315. Resistance to Acculturation: The Eastern and Oklahoma Cherokees.

Very good study of a minority group resisting assimilation: includes analysis of traditional Cherokee values, patterns and traits which reinforce group solidarity against whites, patterns of conflict with white society, early reports of "Red power" Indian nationalist movement. 15 pages, 48 footnotes, 14 bibliographic sources.

52117. Poro Art.

The masks and ritual art of secret societies in West African Tribes are examined and analyzed. Sp.; 11f.; 6b.

52111. An Illustration of Cultural Core-Persistence.

Good study comparing an l8th century English village with New England town in same era, examining retention or abandonment of cultural patterns. Daily life, education, religion; finds retention gives security, but patterns are abandoned when conflict occurs or survival is threatened. 16 pages, 4 footnotes, 4 bibliographic sources.

52110. The Olmecs: The Founders of Mesoamerican Culture.

Good, thorough study of the Olmec culture (and the mysteries surrounding it, giving as much as is known of their culture, art, religion, economy and influences on Mayas and Aztecs. 15 pages, 31 footnotes, 5 bibliographic sources.

52095. Economic Aspects of the Navajo Indians.

Good overview of the modern situation of the Navajo, covering both economic and social aspects, and focusing on the problems of integrating them into the modern economy, and of problems posed by the expansion of coal-mining and other industries into the Southwest. 7 pages, 6 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources.

52064. Tibetan Culture.

Tantricism and shamanism are seen as the roots of Tibetan mysticism, and the culture of Tibet is said to be based on a magical view of life, death and the universe. 6 pages, 8 footnotes, 11 bibliographic sources.

52044. Studying Change in Religious Systems.

Good discussion of what the anthropologist should know for studying religious change; relations between religion and other culture practices, theoretical background in anthropology. 6p.; Of.;, Ob.

51830. Wallace's Mazeway Theory.

This paper provides a summary and analysis of F. C. Wallace's theory which allies cultural, personality and cognitive systems; "mazeway refers to the composite of these personal and cultural traits found in one individual in society." The mazeway theory is a dynamic integration of the cognitive systems that go to make up the individual person. KEYWORDS: personality theory anthropology culture and personality psychological theory mazeway. Turabian Style. 12 pages, 7 footnotes, 2 bibliographic sources. 2,689 words.

51704. Black Psychology: An Annotated Bibliography.

Excellent brief analyses of 22 books and articles and all phases of Black and African psychology. 13p.; Of.; 22b.

51664. Name Changing Through Marriage.

This paper provides a brief survey of varying customs on women's names after marriage, mostly European cultures and China; argues for more flexible practices in America. KEYWORDS: marriage names women. 4 pages, 5 footnotes, 8 bibliographic sources.

51550. Biological Anthropology.

Thorough and technical summary of physical aspects of mankind, including evolution of mammal; Darwin, Mendel and Watson on evolution and genetics; survey of the fossil record of man's development from primates with complete discussion of early men, physical characteristics of man, and complete discussion of varying races, with evidence for and against racial classification. 28 pages, 46 footnotes, 23 bibliographic sources.

16061. The Sioux.

Overview of the Sioux, including subgroups, social structures, cultural practices and history to 1877. 7p., Of., 7b.
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