9780495811787

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495811787

  • ISBN10:

    0495811785

  • Edition: 13th
  • Format: Loose-leaf
  • Copyright: 3/8/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Explore cultural anthropology through photos, examples, and anthropologists' studies with Haviland et al's CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. The authors provide a holistic view of cutural anthropology that helps you understand the world around you. With Haviland et al, you will have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, learn about the connection between biology and culture in shaping human behavior, and see the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.

Table of Contents

The Essence of Anthropology
Characteristics of Culture
Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories
Becoming Human: the Origin and Diversity of Our Species
Language and Communication
Social Identity, Personality, and Gender
Patterns of Subsistence
Economic Systems
Sex, Marriage, and Family
Kinship and Descent
Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Class
Politics, Power, and Violence
Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural
The Arts
Processes of Change
Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology
Glossary
Bibliography
Credits
Index
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