Anthropology : Appreciating Human Diversity

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  • Edition: 14th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/4/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Focused on the appreciation of anthropology, the new edition ofAnthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversityoffers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes ofappreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropologyare showcased throughout the text. In this edition,Understanding Ourselveschapter openers andThrough the Eyes of Othersboxes show how anthropology helps us understand ourselves. NewAppreciating Diversityboxes focus on the various forms of human biological and cultural diversity.Appreciating Anthropologyboxes are also new to the text and focus on the value and usefulness of anthropological research and approaches.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Anthropology
What Is Anthropology?
Applying Anthropology
Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
Studying the Past
Evolution and Genetics
Human Variation and Adaptation
The Primates
Early Hominins
Archaic Homo
The Origin and Spread of Modern Humans
The First Farmers
The First Cities and States
Exploring Cultural Diversity
Theory and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Language and Communication
Ethnicity and Race
Making a Living
Political Systems
Families, Kinship, and Descent
Arts, Media, and Sports
The Changing World
The World System and Colonialism
Global Issues Today
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