9780155085503

Cultural Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780155085503

  • ISBN10:

    0155085506

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/25/2001
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Comprehensive, readable and written for the student, Haviland's market-leading text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, is a relevant, high-quality teaching tool. In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Haviland challenges and supports students with a thoughtful look at the diversity of the human condition; an examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance; and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.

Table of Contents

Preface
Putting the World in Perspective
Anthropology and the Study of Culture
The Nature of Anthropologyp. 4
The Nature of Culturep. 28
The Beginnings of Human Culturep. 52
Culture and Survival: Communicating, Raising Children, and Staying Alive
Language and Communicationp. 88
Growing Up Humanp. 116
Patterns of Subsistencep. 144
Economic Systemsp. 176
The Formation of Groups: Solving the Problem of Cooperation
Sex and Marriagep. 208
Family and Householdp. 234
Kinship and Descentp. 258
Grouping by Sex, Age, Common Interest, and Classp. 284
The Search for Order; Solving the Problem of Disorder
Political Organization and Social Controlp. 310
Religion and the Supernaturalp. 344
The Artsp. 376
Change and the Future: Solving the Problem of Adjusting to Changed Conditions
Cultural Changep. 402
The Future of Humanityp. 434
Indexp. 475
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