Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/8/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Designed for courses that make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropologyis more an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book prepares students to read ethnography more effectively and with greater understanding.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anthropology

Chapter 2: Culture

Chapter 3: Language

Chapter 4: Making Meaning: Worldview, Religion, and Art

Chapter 5: The Dimensions of Social Organization

Chapter 6: Political Anthropology

Chapter 7: Economic Anthropology

Chapter 8: Relatedness: Kinship and Descent

Chapter 9: Marriage and Family

Chapter 10: Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism

Chapter 11: The Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 12: Theory in Cultural Anthropology

Appendix: Reading Ethnography

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