9780078035005

Cultural Anthropology Appreciating Cultural Diversity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078035005

  • ISBN10:

    0078035007

  • Edition: 15th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/11/2012
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the cultural anthropology course. Cultural Anthropologyoffers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropologyare showcased throughout the text. Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalizationessays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

1 What Is Anthropology?

2 Culture

3 Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology

Part II Exploring Cultural Diversity

4 Applying Anthropology

5 Language and Communication

6 Ethnicity and Race

7 Making a Living

8 Political Systems

9 Gender

10 Families, Kinships, and Descent

11 Marriage

12 Religion

13 Arts, Media, and Sports

Part III The Changing World

14 The World System and Colonialism

15 Global Issues Today

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