9780132381512

Anthropology : A Global Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780132381512

  • ISBN10:

    0132381516

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2008
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

Anthropology: A Global Perspectiveintroduces students to the four fields of anthropology. This text integrates historical, biological, archaeological, and global approaches with ethnographic data available from around the world. Information is drawn from both classic and recent research in the field and reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes. Using an applied perspective,Anthropology: A Global Perspectivedemonstrates how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems, thus showing students how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.

Table of Contents

Basic Concepts in Anthropology
Introduction to Anthropology
Record of the Past
Evolution
Physical Anthropology
The Primates
Hominid Evolution
Human Variation
Archaeology
Paleolithic Cultures
The Origins of Domestication and Settled Life
The Rise of the State and Complex Society
Basic Concepts of Culture and Society
Culture
The Process of Enculturation
Language
Anthropological Explanations
Analyzing Sociocultural Systems
Studying Different Societies
Band Societies
Tribes
Chiefdoms
Agricultural States
Industrial States
Consequences of Globalization
Globalization,Culture, and Indigenous Societies
Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean
Globalization in the Middle East and Asia
Anthropology and the Global Future
Race and Ethnicity
Contemporary Global Trends
Applied Anthropology
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