Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Conformity and conflict: readings in cultural anthropology / [edited by]. James Spradley, David W. McCurdy. Conformity and Conflict. Readings in Cultural Anthropology. JAMES SPRADLEY. DAVID W. McCURDY. Macalester College. PEARSON. Boston New York San. David W. McCurdy. Pearson - Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthro Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology, 15th Edition, Edited by David W. McCurdy, Dianna Shandy, and James P. Spradley.

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The wide range of essays are a great segway point into even deeper discussion, but this book never actually reaches the depths it needs to be useful on its own. Therefore, it is about 3 stars if used without another book or an excellent proffessor, and 5 stars if used with one or both of those things.

For the price, the book could have been put together better. The paper feels cheap, and overall it is small and flimsy compared to much nicer textbooks out there for a much cheaper price.

I understand Anthro textbooks are, unfortunately, much more expensive than textbooks of other subjects. However, this book is even more expensive than most other, prettier anthro textbooks.

site Edition Verified download. This is the only text book that I willing read all the way through. In fact, I read more than was assigned. This is a great resource for understanding cultural anthropology, and the information is presented through personal accounts that let you better see a different culture's perspective.

It gives an experience instead of pages upon pages of bland facts, but what makes this books so great is that you still get everything you need for a class. The terminology, the explanations, the theories and concepts; they're all still there.

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Probably my favorite of the required textbooks. Totally worth the money I spent on it, as it's got lots of great readings in it. We use it a lot in class, but I'd recommend it even if you don't use it a lot in class.

If you're an aspiring Anthropology major, it's got good material and good sources that are descriptive and easy to understand. It's easy to study from, too.

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Good reader with some interesting pieces, however, some seem to contain information which cannot be attributed or supported from other sources, making the scholarly use of this piece highly dubitable, as well as its efficacy as a college textbook.

I'm taking a cultural anthro class currently It's a very good book. I'm taking a cultural anthro class currently and it was a requirement.

I'm enjoying it and learning from it. As advertised. Cheaper Price. Same articles as the 14th edition at a cheaper price. It has all the material you need to reference but I will say that if you're required to get this book just for the readings do not need the essay questions ending each chapters most articles are available in PDF version online by various institutions. Affordable and in hardly used. Much better alternative to new. See all 92 reviews. What other items do customers download after viewing this item?

Another type of social response, which does not involve conformity with the majority of the group, is called convergence. In this type of social response, the group member agrees with the group's decision from the outset and thus does not need to shift their opinion on the matter at hand. Firstly, an individual who does not conform to the majority can display independence.

Independence, or dissent, can be defined as the unwillingness to bend to group pressures. Thus, this individual stays true to his or her personal standards instead of the swaying toward group standards. Secondly, a nonconformist could be displaying anticonformity or counterconformity which involves the taking of opinions that are opposite to what the group believes.

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This type of nonconformity can be motivated by a need to rebel against the status quo instead of the need to be accurate in one's opinion. To conclude, social responses to conformity can be seen to vary along a continuum from conversion to anticonformity. For example, a popular experiment in conformity research, known as the Asch situation or Asch conformity experiments , primarily includes compliance and independence. Also, other responses to conformity can be identified in groups such as juries, sports teams and work teams.

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In his experiment, participants were placed in a dark room and asked to stare at a small dot of light 15 feet away. They were then asked to estimate the amount it moved.

The trick was there was no movement, it was caused by a visual illusion known as the autokinetic effect. On the first day, each person perceived different amounts of movement, but from the second to the fourth day, the same estimate was agreed on and others conformed to it. Subsequent experiments were based on more realistic situations. In an eyewitness identification task, participants were shown a suspect individually and then in a lineup of other suspects.

They were given one second to identify him, making it a difficult task. One group was told that their input was very important and would be used by the legal community. To the other it was simply a trial. Being more motivated to get the right answer increased the tendency to conform. In the Asch conformity experiments , people frequently followed the majority judgment, even when the majority was wrong. Solomon E.

Asch conducted a modification of Sherif's study, assuming that when the situation was very clear, conformity would be drastically reduced. He exposed people in a group to a series of lines, and the participants were asked to match one line with a standard line. All participants except one were accomplices and gave the wrong answer in 12 of the 18 trials. On average people conformed one third of the time.

The experiment was modified to examine this question. In one series the size of the opposition was varied from one to 15 persons. Compliance is motivated by the need for approval and the fear of being rejected. Identification is conforming to someone who is liked and respected, such as a celebrity or a favorite uncle.

This can be motivated by the attractiveness of the source, [15] and this is a deeper type of conformism than compliance. Internalization is accepting the belief or behavior and conforming both publicly and privately, if the source is credible. It is the deepest influence on people and it will affect them for a long time. Although Kelman's distinction has been influential, research in social psychology has focused primarily on two varieties of conformity.

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Get to Know Us. Subscribe to view the full document. Bibliographic data the information relating to research outputs and full-text items e. Spradley and David W. It gives an experience instead of pages upon pages of bland facts, but what makes this books so great is that you still get everything you need for a class. In the same way that gender has been viewed as corresponding to status, age has also been argued to have status implications.

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