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Written by Kottak, recent inductee to The National Academy of Sciences, this text for cultural anthropology emphasizes anthropology's integrated and comparative nature with "Bringing It All Together" essays that show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives.
Table of Contents
|The Dimensions of Anthropology|
|What Is Anthropology?|
|The Evolutionary Origins of Human Culture|
|Ethnicity and Race|
|Language and Communication|
|Making a Living|
|Families, Kinship, and Descent|
|The Changing World|
|The Modern World System|
|Colonialism and Development|
|Cultural Exchange and Survival|
|A History of Theories in Anthropology|
|Ethics and Anthropology|
|American Popular Culture|
|Ethics and Methods in Cultural Anthropology|
|Detailed Table of Contents|
|About the Author|
|The Dimensions of Anthropology|
|What Is Anthropology?|
|Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change|
|Cultural Forces Shape|
|The Subdisciplines of Anthropology|
|Biological, or Physical Anthropology|
|Interesting Issues: Even Anthropologists Get Culture Shock|
|Beyond the Classroom: The Utility of Hand and Foot Bones for Problems in Biological Anthropology|
|Anthropology and Other Academic Fields Cultural Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology and Psychology Science, Explanation, and Hypothesis Testing|
|What Is Applied Anthropology?|
|Academic and Applied Anthropology|
|Theory and Practice|
|Anthropology and Education|
|Urban versus Rural Medical Anthropology|
|Beyond the Classroom: New Life, Good Health Anthropology and Business|
|Careers and Anthropology|
|Interesting Issues: Hot Asset in Corporate: Anthropology Degrees|
|Culture What Is Culture?|
|Culture Is Learned Culture Is Shared|
|Interesting Issues: Touching, Affection, Love, and Sex|
|Culture Is Symbolic Culture and Nature Culture|
|Is All-Encompassing Culture|
|Is Integrated Culture|
|Can Be Adaptive and Maladaptive Culture and the Individual: Agency and Practice|
|Levels of Culture Ethnocentrism, Cultural Relativism, and Human Rights Universality, Generality, and Particularity Universality Generality Particularity: Patterns of Culture|
|Beyond the Classroom: Folklore Reveals Ethos of Heating Plant Workers|
|Mechanisms of Cultural Change Globalization|
|The Evolutionary Origins of Human Culture Evolution Theory and Fact Genetics Mendel’s Experiments Independent Assortment and Recombination Biochemical, or Molecular, Genetics Cell|
|Division Crossing Over Mutation Population Genetics and Mechanisms of Genetic Evolution Natural Selection Random Genetic Drift Gene Flow|
|The Modern Synthesis Punctuated Equilibrium|
|Ethnicity and Race Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity Status Shifting Race Social Race Hypodescent: Race in the United States|
|Beyond the Classroom: Perceptions of Race and Skin Color on an American College Campus Race in the Census Not Us: Race in Japan Phenotype and Fluidity: Race in Brazil Stratification and "Intelligence" Ethnic Groups, Nations, and Nationalities Nationalities and Imagined Communities Peaceful Coexistence Assimilation|
|The Plural Society Multiculturalism and Ethnic Identity Interesting Issues: Ethnic Nationalism Runs Wild Roots of Ethnic Conflict Prejudice and Discrimination Chips in the Mosaic Aftermaths of Oppression|
|Language and Communication What Is Language? Animal Communication Call Systems Sign Language The Origin of Language Nonverbal Communication The Structure of Language Speech Sounds Language, Thought, and Culture Interesting Issues: Do Midwesterner''s Have Accents? The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Focal Vocabulary Meaning Sociolinguistics Linguistic Diversity Gender Speech Contrasts Language and Status Position Stratification Black English Vernacular (BEV), a.k.a. "Ebonics" Beyond the Classroom: Cybercommunication in Collegespace Historical Linguistics Bringing It All Together: Canada: Unity and Diversity in Culture and Language|
|Making a Living Adaptive Strategies Foraging Correlates of Foraging|
|Beyond the Classroom: Integrating Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Analytic Subsistence Data: A Case Study from Patagonia, South America Cultivation Horticulture Agriculture|
|The Cultivation Continuum Intensification: People and the Environment Pastoralism Modes of Production|
|Production in Nonindustrial Societies Means of Production|
|Alienation in Industrial Economies Economizing and Maximization Alternative Ends|
|Interesting Issues: Scarcity and the Betsileo Distribution, Exchange|
|The Market Principle Redistribution Reciprocity Coexistence of Exchange Principles Potlatching|
|Political Systems What Is "The Political?"|
|Types and Trends Bands and Tribes Foraging Bands Tribal Cultivators|
|The Village Head|
|The "Big Man" Pantribal Sodalities and Age Grades Nomadic Politics|
|Beyond the Classroom: Perspectives on Group Membership Chiefdoms|
|Political and Economic Systems in Chiefdoms Social Status in Chiefdoms Status Systems in Chiefdoms and States|
|States Population Control Judiciary Enforcement Fiscal Systems Social Control: Politics, Shame, and Sorcery|
|Families, Kinship, and Descent Families Nuclear and Extended Families|
|Industrialism and Family Organization Changes in North American Kinship|
|The Family among Foragers Descent Descent Groups Lineages, Clans, and Residence|
|Rules Ambilineal Descent Family versus Descent Kinship Calculation Genealogical Kin Types and Kin Terms|
|Interesting Issues: Social Security, Kinship Style Kinship Terminology Lineal Terminology Bifurcate Merging Terminology Generational Terminology Bifurcate Collateral Terminology|
|Marriage What Is Marriage?|
|Incest and Exogamy Explaining the Taboo Instinctive Horror Biological Degeneration Attempt and Contempt Marry Out or Die Out Endogamy Caste Royal Incest Marital Rights and Same-Sex Marriage|
|Beyond the Classroom: Human Mate Preference in Matrimonial Advertisements from Gujarat, India Marriage as Group Alliance Bridewealth and Dowry Durable Alliances|
|Interesting Issues: Love and Marriage Divorce Plural Marriages Polygyny Polyandry|
|Gender Sex and Gender Recurrent|
|Gender among Foragers|
|Gender among Horticulturist Reduced Gender|
|Stratification--Matrilineal, Matrilocal Societies|
|Reduced Gender Stratification--Matrifocal Societies|
|Increased Gender Stratification--Patrilineal-Patrilocal Societies|
|Gender among Agriculturalists Patriarchy and Violence Gender and Industrialism|
|The Feminization of Poverty Sexual Orientation|
|Interesting Issues: Hidden Women, Public Men---Public Women, Hidden Men Bringing It All Together: The Basques|
|Religion What Is Religion?|
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