Results: 22 Open Textbooks
  • Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

    Author(s): Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges

    Updated: May 10, 2019

    Description: This textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. British Colmbia contributors include: contributing author Logan Cochrane, UBC, (chapter 16: Seeing Like an Anthroplogist...[more]

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  • Native Peoples of North America

    Author(s): Dr. Susan Stebbins, Open SUNY

    Updated: Mar 26, 2019

    Description: Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begi...[more]

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  • The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

    Author(s): Barbara Helm Welker, SUNY Geneseo

    Updated: Mar 28, 2019

    Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the p...[more]

  • English Literature: Victorians and Moderns

    Author(s): Dr. James Sexton, Camosun College

    Updated: Jul 30, 2019

    Description: English Literature: Victorians and Moderns is an anthology with a difference. In addition to providing annotated teaching editions of many of the most frequently-taught classics of Victorian and Modern poetry, fiction and drama, it also provides a series of guided research casebooks which make available numerous published essays from open access books and journals, as well as several reprinted critical essays from established learned journals such as English Studies in Canada and the Aldous Hux...[more]

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  • Complexities, Capacities, Communities: Changing Development Narratives in Early Childhood Education, Care and Development

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: The term ‘capacity building’ has come into common usage in twenty-first century international development. While the term means different things to different people, it is often used to describe an infusion of knowledge or skills to help ‘build’ a government’s or institution’s ability to address key development challenges. However, like other well intentioned interventions from the industrialized West, such ‘capacity building’ can have destructive, as well as productive, impacts. This volume pr...[more]

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  • Complexités, Capacités, Communautés: Changer le discours sur le développement dans l’éducation, la protection et le développement de la petite enfance

    Author(s): Alan Pence, Allison Benner; University of Victoria

    Updated: Mar 27, 2019

    Description: Le terme “renforcement des capacités” est entré dans le langage courant durant le développement international du vingt-et-unième siècle. Alors que ce terme a une signification différente pour différentes personnes, il est souvent utilisé pour décrire une infusion de connaissances ou de compétences pour contribuer à la création d’un gouvernement ou institution capable de répondre aux défis majeurs liés au développement. Toutefois, comme d’autres interventions bien intentionnées de l’Ouest indust...[more]

  • Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek

    Author(s): Peter Smith, University of Victoria

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Greek and Latin Roots: Part II - Greek is part two of a two part series. This series examines the systematic principles by which a large portion of English vocabulary has evolved from Latin and (to a lesser degree) from Greek. This book focuses on Greek roots. A link to the first part focusing on the Latin roots can be found below. Part II will try to impart some skill in the recognition and proper use of words derived from Greek. There is a stress on principles: although students will be cont...[more]

  • Knowing Home: Braiding Indigenous Science with Western Science, Book 1

    Author(s): Gloria Snively, Wanosts'a7 Lorna Williams

    Updated: May 9, 2019

    Description: Since Indigenous peoples have developed time-proven approaches to sustaining both community and environment, Elders and young people are concerned that this rich legacy of Indigenous Science with its wealth of environmental knowledge and the wisdom of previous generations could disappear if it is not respected, studied and understood by today's children and youth. A perspective where relationships between home place and all other beings that inhabit the earth is vitally important to all residen...[more]

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  • Media, Society, Culture and You

    Author(s): Mark Poepsel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

    Updated: Jun 19, 2019

    Description: Media, Society, Culture, and You is an approachable introductory Mass Communication text that covers major mass communication terms and concepts including "digital culture." It discusses various media platforms and how they are evolving as Information and Communication Technologies change.

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  • Organizational Behavior (OpenStax)

    Author(s): Stewart Black, INSEAD, Donald G. Gardner, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Jon L. Pierce, University of Minnesota Duluth, et al.

    Updated: Jul 18, 2019

    Description: This OpenStax resource aligns to introductory courses in Organizational Behavior. The text presents the theory, concepts, and applications with particular emphasis on the impact that individuals and groups can have on organizational performance and culture. An array of recurring features engages students in entrepreneurial thinking, managing change, using tools/technology, and responsible management; furthermore, the unique chapter on Social Media and Communication contextualizes the importance...[more]

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