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Cultural Anthropology

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Summary

Integrates globalization and culture change in every chapter. Cultural Anthropologyintroduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity. Nancy Bonvillain brings the study of cultural anthropology to life by encouraging students to see what is going on in the world and helping them understand how it affects cultures. She presents the voices of people studied by anthropologists, and highlights the dynamic, adaptive nature of societies and cultures. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: Personalize Learning The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking Study features include preview and summary questions, critical thinking questions, section reviews, chapter summaries, and a margin glossary and marginal notes. Engage Students Each chapter includes features such as "In Their Own Voices," "Anthropology Applied," and "Controversies." Understand Anthropology "Case Study" features help students understand the connections anthropologists make based on practices and change. Support Instructors MyAnthroLab, ClassPrep, Instructor's Manual, MyTest, Powerpoints, and EthnoQuest' are available. Note:MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit:www.myanthrolab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyAnthrolab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020588606X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205886067.

Author Biography

Dr. NANCY BONVILLAIN received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1972, with specializations in linguistics and in Native American cultures.  She has carried out fieldwork in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and extensive linguistic fieldwork at the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve in Ontario/Quebec, beginning in 1969.  There she began the efforts to develop materials for language maintenance programs, completing her dissertation (A Grammar of Akwesasne Mohawk) and working with community members on dictionaries and conversations.

 

Dr. Bonvillain has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels in several universities including Michigan State University and the State University of New York at Stonybrook.  She taught in the summer session of Columbia University from 1982 until 2008.  She currently teaches anthropology and linguistics at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where she is also the Director of the Tutoring and Writing Center.

 

Dr. Bonvillain has published numerous articles on topics in Mohawk linguistics and Iroquoian ethnohistory.  She has written seventeen books in the North American Indian cultures and histories series published by Chelsea House.  And she has written four textbooks published by Prentice-Hall, including Language, Culture, and Communication (currently in its 6th edition), Women and Men: Cultural Constructs of Gender (4th edition), Native Nations: Cultures and Histories of Native North America, and Cultural Anthropology (3rd edition in press).

Table of Contents

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Chapter 1 What is Anthropology?  

Chapter 2 The Nature of Culture  

Chapter 3 Studying Culture  

Chapter 4 Language and Culture  

Chapter 5 Learning One’s Culture 

Chapter 6 Making a Living  

Chapter 7 Economic Systems  

Chapter 8 Kinship and Descent  

Chapter 9 Marriage and the Family  

Chapter 10 Gender  

Chapter 11 Equality and Inequality  

Chapter 12 Political Systems  

Chapter 13 Conflict and Conflict Resolution  

Chapter 14 Religion  

Chapter 15 The Arts  

Chapter 16 Colonialism And Cultural Transformations  

Chapter 17 Living In A Global World  

 


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Special Features  

Preface 

 

Chapter 1: What is Anthropology?

Preview 

The Study of Humanity  

The Four Subfields of Anthropology  

Applied Anthropology  

Chapter Summary 

Key Terms   

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 2: The Nature of Culture

Preview 

What is Culture?  

Characteristics of Culture  

Culture Change  

Global Culture  

Chapter Summary 

Key Terms   

Review Questions 

MyAnthroLab Exercises 

 

Chapter 3: Studying Culture

Preview  

Anthropology and the Explanation of Cultural Diversity  

Ethnography and Fieldwork  

The Anthropology of Anthropology  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions 

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 4: Language and Culture

Preview  

What is Language?  

The Components of Language  

Nonverbal Communication  

Linguistic Anthropology 

Ethnosemantics  

Processes of Language Change 

Language and Globalization 

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 5: Learning One’s Culture

Preview  

The Process of Enculturation 

Informal and Formal Learning  

Psychological Anthropology  

Deviance and Abnormal Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective 

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 6: Making a Living

Preview  

Economic Anthropology  

Understanding Human Subsistence Patterns  

Foraging  

Pastoralism  

Horticulture  

Agriculture  

Subsistence and Culture Change  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 7: Economic Systems

Preview  

Analyzing Economic Systems  

Market Economies and Capitalism  

Impacts of Colonial Expansion, Industrialism, and Globalization  

Comparing Subsistence Strategies  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 8: Kinship and Descent

Preview  

Kinship Systems  

Matrilineal and Patrilineal Systems  

Unilineal Descent Groups  

Patterns of Relationships  

Patterns of Change  

Kinship Terminology Systems  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 9: Marriage and the Family

Preview 

Defining Marriage and Family 

Families and Ideal Types  

Endogamy, Exogamy, and the Incest Taboo  

Forms of Marriage  

Marriage as Alliance and Economic Exchange  

Marriage as a Rite of Passage  

Patterns of Residence After Marriage  

Widowhood and Divorce  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 10: Gender

Preview  

Sex and Gender 

Gender Roles and Relations  

Gender and Subsistence  

Globalization and Gender  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 11: Equality and Inequality

Preview  

Equality, Inequality, and Social Stratification 

Caste and Class  

Race And Ethnicity  

Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Ideology in American Society  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises 

 

Chapter 12: Political Systems

Preview

Political Anthropology  

Types of Political Organization  

Characteristics of State Societies  

Political Change and State Societies  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 13: Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Preview  

Evolutionary Perspectives on Conflict  

Avoiding Conflict  

Witchcraft and Ritual in Conflict Resolution  

Patterns of Family and Community Conflict 

Patterns of Conflict Between Groups  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 14: Religion

Preview 

What is Religion? 

The Origins and Functions of Religion 

Spirit Beings and Forces  

Religious Practitioners  

Religious Practice  

Religion and Culture Change 

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Chapter 15: The Arts

Preview  

What is Art?  

Cultural Aesthetics  

Body Art  

Origins and Functions of Art Objects  

The Arts of Sound and Movement 

Oral Literature and Written Texts  

Art and Globalization  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises 

 

Chapter 16: Colonialism and Cultural Transformations

Preview  

European Colonialism  

The European Slave Trade 

Trade and Settlement in North America  

Spanish Colonization in the Americas  

Agents of Directed Culture Change  

Justifications for Colonial Rule  

Reactions of Indigenous Peoples to European Colonizers  

Globalization in the Postcolonial Era  

Chapter Summary 

Key Terms  

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises 

 

Chapter 17: Living in a Global World

Preview  

Migration  

Ethnogenesis and Ethnic Identities  

Cultural Minorities in a Global World  

Legal Rights and International Recognition  

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

Ecotourism and Indigenous Lands  

Chapter Summary  

Key Terms  

Review Questions  

MyAnthroLab Exercises  

 

Glossary 

References  

Credits  

Index 

 



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