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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: The Human Challenge provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.
Table of Contents
|Cultural Anthropology: The Challenge of Knowing Humanity|
|The Essence of Anthropology|
|The Characteristics of Culture|
|From Fieldwork to Interpretation|
|Culture and Survival: The Challenge of Communicating, Raising Children, and Staying Alive|
|Language and Communication|
|Social Identity, Personality, and Gender|
|Patterns of Subsistence|
|Formation of Groups: The Challenge of Cooperation|
|Sex, Marriage, and Family|
|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|
|Change and the Future: The Challenge of Globalization|
|Processes of Change|
|Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology|
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