The following are some selected links of relevance to this course, chosen because in part because they cover the same material in a slightly different way. If you have any specific interests the best search engine is www.google.com.
On the concept of culture:
An excellent overview of the various ways the word "culture" has been used in different contexts: http://www.wsu.edu:8001/vcwsu/commons/topics/culture/culture-index.html .
An overview of various anthropological theories is to be found at http://www.as.ua.edu/ant/Faculty/murphy/436/anthros.htm
Anthropological Field Work:
A good site with a compete set of anthropological field notes covering several decades of research in a Turkish Village http://lucy.ukc.ac.uk/Stirling
http://www.sherryart.com/women/bedouin.html An excellent site on fieldwork among Bedouin women in the Sinai.
http://www.partal.com/ciemen/ethnic.html A good resource site on ethnic nationalism the world over.
http://daphne.palomar.edu/change/default.htm A very good short tutorial on culture change, dealing with much the same material in the lectures, (including some detail on the Cherokee writing system)
http://songweaver.com/info/bonobos.html A discussion of recent interesting material on Bonobo sexuality.
http://williamcalvin.com/teaching/bonobo.htm A good general site on bonobos and bonobo survival in the wild.
http://www.gorilla.org/ Good popular gorilla site. Information on Koko, the famous signing gorilla
http://www.geocities.com/willc7/HumanMind.html Some speculations on the origins of human cognition and morality, with a fascinating anecdote by Frans de Waal about “moral” behavior in bonobos.
Language and Communication:
A fine discussion on metaphors in language in relation to culture is: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/meta4compute.html
A very good source on writing systems past and present is found at: http://alumni.EECS.Berkeley.EDU/~lorentz/asw/
http://babel.uoregon.edu/yamada/guides.html A good starting place if you are interested in specific living languages.
http://daphne.palomar.edu/language/default.htm A tutorial on linguistic anthropology, covering some of the same material in the lectures
http://daphne.palomar.edu/behavior/default.htm A short tutorial on primates, including primate communication.
http://www.research.umbc.edu/eol/2/white/index.html An ethnographic account of the use of the turntable to create musical effects in hip-hop music.
http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/faculty/hbecker/Improv.html An ethnographic study of the rules of improvisation in jazz music.
http://tattoos.com/jane/steve/index.htm An extensite site devoted to body decoration, especially tattoos.
http://www.mc.maricopa.edu/academic/cult_sci/anthro/lost_tribes/hg_ag/hg1.html good site on hunter gatherers.
http://www.panix.com/~paleodiet/ Extensive site on Paleolithic diets and supposed relevance to today.
Kinship and Marriage
http://daphne.palomar.edu/kinship/default.htm A an excellent tutorial on kinship
http://daphne.palomar.edu/marriage/default.htm An excellent tutorial on sex and marriage
http://www.chcp.org/Vwedding.html Chinese Marriage Rituals
well written series from the Washington Post on gender issues in the
http://www.fgmnetwork.org/ A good site if you are interested in the complex problems involving female genital "mutilation", or "circumcision".
http://www.guyrules.com/ A humorous site, which actually contains a good bit of perceptive ethnographic information on middle class American male values.
A very interesting site on the Inca Empire, the largest pre-conquest Native American political system.
http://daphne.palomar.edu/religion/default.htm An excellent tutorial on Religion and Magic
http://www.balchinstitute.org/rites/rites.html .. A site devoted to various initiation
rituals in the