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The themes of `culture`, `cultural-adaptation`, `belief-system` and `tribe`/`caste? belong to the core arena of social Anthropology Anthropologists have variously articulated the methods and theoretical orientations around them, and have established the critical Relationship between the people and environment, Natural resource - utilization/management vis-a-vis varied ecological/cultural adaptations. In all such endeavours the focus is on `culture`. The concept of "culture", which includes economic, social, and Knowledge /belief systems, has as many meanings as does "adaptation" Functional aspects of Biological and Cultural diversity relate to adaptation to different environments. People are concerned with Survival in variety of ways. Adaptation implies patterns of behavior, which enable a culture to cope with its surroundings. An adjustment or modification of the structure or behavior of an organism that makes it more suited to its environment. In cultural sphere indeed the entire gamut of people`s survival and adjustment in natural environments/forests and hilly/coastal zones imply cultural adaptation. Cultural adaptation is also linked to anthropology`s comparative perspective Human beings have the ability to adapt at numerous levels. The most basic indeed is the Physical and Genetic process guided by natural selection. Abilities include skill to Learn and to adapt to Environmental conditions. Adaptation allows imagining and responding to various situations. The mode of adaptation stands between physical adaptation and learned behaviour. This is cultural adaptation, representing a shared body of beliefs, which define human nature. Here comes the reliance on traditional wisdom, worldview, indigenous knowledge which are tied with the belief systems, customary laws, myths, and oral traditions, depicting Narrative form of the ideals of the tribe, the Ethical positions- good and bad. This compilation principally deals with the Topics `Tribes`, `Cultural-Adaptations` and `Belief Systems`. In this compilation the authors have dealt with these themes either in a specific and focused manner or treated the same in a broad manner The book will be of immense help to the anthropologists, sociologists, ecologists, folklorists and economists. Printed Pages: 212. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 46002
Titel: Tribes, Cultural-Adaptation and Belief ...
Verlag: Serials Publications