9780073405346

Cultural Anthropology

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    9780073405346

  • ISBN10:

    0073405345

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/7/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

A recentNational Academy of Sciencesinductee, Conrad Phillip Kottak offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to cultural anthropology. Kottak emphasizes why anthropology should matter to students and how students can use anthropology to better understand themselves. "Bringing It All Together" essays found throughout the text demonstrate the integrated and comparative nature of anthropology. New "Through the Eyes of Others" essays offer the perspectives of foreign students and recent graduates who present their own cultures of origin in contrast with contemporary American culture. Thought-provoking questions now begin each chapter to highlight key themes and spark discussions and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
What Is Anthropology?
Culture
Theory and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Applying Anthropology
Exploring Cultural Diversity
Language and Communication
Ethnicity and Race
Making a Living
Political Systems
Gender
Marriage
Families, Kinship, and Descent
Religion
Arts, Media, and Sports
The Changing World
The World System and Colonialism
Global Issues Today
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