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Anthropology : The Exploration of Human Diversity, with Student Atlas and PowerWeb,9780072878387
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The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. The extensive revision offers many new exciting features that build on the strengths of this approach. A new theme, emphasizing anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, can be found in new "Bringing It All Together" essays that show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. A second new theme, "Understanding Ourselves," helps to explain the relevance of facts and theories to students. Two new features, "Interpreting the World" and "Atlas Questions," tie in the text with key content from the atlas which is now shrink-wrapped free with every new copy of the book.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Dimensions of Anthropology

1. What is Anthropology

2. Applying Anthropology

Part II: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

3. Methods and Ethics in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

4. Evolution and Genetics

5. The Primates

Bringing it All Together

6. Primate Evolution

7. Early Hominids

8. Modern Humans

Bringing it All Together

9. Human Diversity and "Race"

10. The First Farmers

11. The First Cities and States

Bringing it All Together

Part III: Cultural Diversity

12. Methods and Ethics in Cultural Anthropology

13. Culture

14. Ethnicity

15. Language and Communication

Bringing it All Together

16. Making a Living

17. Political Systems

18. Families, Kinship and Descent

19. Marriage

20. Gender

Bringing it All Together

21. Religion

22. The Arts Part IV: The Changing World 23. The Modern World System 24. Colonialism and Development 25. Cultural Exchange and Survival Bringing it All Together Appendix: American Popular Culture Bibliography Glossary Spanish Glossary Credits Indexes

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