9780534624873

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534624873

  • ISBN10:

    0534624871

  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/21/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Part I: ANTHROPOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF KNOWING HUMANITY. 1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. The Characteristics of Culture. 3. The Beginnings of Human Culture. Part II: CULTURE AND SURVIVAL: THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNICATING, RAISING CHILDREN, AND STAYING ALIVE. 4. Language and Communication. 5. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 6. Patterns of Subsistence. 7. Economic Systems. Part III: FORMATION OF GROUPS: THE CHALLENGE OF COOPERATION. 8. Sex and Marriage. 9. Family and Household. 10. Kinship and Descent. 11. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class. Part IV: SEARCH FOR ORDER: THE CHALLENGE OF DISORDER. 12. Politics, Power, and Violence. 13. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural 14. The Arts. Part V: CHANGE AND FUTURE: THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION. 15. Processes of Change. 16. Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.

Table of Contents

Anthropology: The Challenge of Knowing Humanity
The Essence of Anthropology
The Characteristics of Culture
The Beginnings of Human Culture
Culture and Survival: The Challenge of Communicating, Raising Children, and Staying Alive
Language and Communication
Social Identity, Personality, and Gender
Patterns of Subsistence
Economic Systems
Formation of Groups: The Challenge of Cooperation
Sex and Marriage
Family and Household
Kinship and Descent
Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class
Search for Order: The Challenge of Disorder
Politics, Power, and Violence
Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural
The Arts
Change and Future: The Challenge of Globalization
Processes of Change
Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology
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