Assault on Paradise
4th Revised edition
By (author) Conrad Phillip Kottak
Assault on Paradise by Conrad Phillip Kottak
Book Description"Assault on Paradise" is a highly readable, instructive, and entertaining ethnography for use as a supplement in introductory anthropology courses. The text chronicles the rapid social and economic change in Arembepe, a Brazilian coastal fishing village, where the author has conducted anthropological fieldwork from 1962 to the present. This revision brings the research up to date, covering events that have occurred in this community through the present and focusing primarily on the impact of globalization, technology, and mass media. The ethnography can be used on its own, or in conjunction with any introductory anthropology text, but works particularly well with "Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition (2005)", also by Conrad Kottak.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780073530864
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Imprint: McGraw Hill Higher Education
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Conrad Phillip Kottak
Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Paperback (October 2015)
Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field.
Window on Humanity: A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology, Paperback (September 2015)
Offers a variety of learning tools and activities to make learning more engaging for students and teaching more efficient for instructors. This title is suitable for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies.
Culture, Paperback (February 2013)
Presents cultural anthropology in a way that is both captivating and relevant to student at a price that they prefer.
Cultural Anthropology, Paperback (November 2012)» View all books by Conrad Phillip Kottak
Offers a holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. This book focuses on an increasingly interconnected world, and includes essays that examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events and the expansion of international finance and branding.
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Author Biography - Conrad Phillip Kottak
Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. Professor Kottak has done fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. In current research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.
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