Anthropology : Appreciating of Human Diversity

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  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/5/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversityoffers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropologyare showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalizationessays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Anthropology

1 What Is Anthropology?

2 Culture

3 Applying Anthropology

Part II Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

4 Doing Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

5 Evolution and Genetics

6 Human Variation and Adaptation

7 The Primates

8 Early Hominins

9 Archaic Homo

10 The Origin and Spread of Modern Humans

11 The First Farmers

12 The First Cities and States

Part III Appreciating Cultural Diversity

13 Theory and Methods in Cultural Anthropology

14 Language and Communication

15 Ethnicity and Race

16 Making a Living

17 Political Systems

18 Gender

19 Families, Kinship, and Descent

20 Marriage

21 Religion

22 Arts, Media, and Sports

Part IV The Changing World

23 The World System and Colonialism

24 Anthropology’s Role in a Globalizing World

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