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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