Cengage Advantage Books: Humanity An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/3/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Using engaging stories and clear writing, ADVANTAGE BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eighth Edition introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered around globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore more contemporary issues, including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you'll gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world.

Table of Contents

The Study of Humanity
Culture and Language
The Development of Anthropological Thought
Methods of Investigation
Culture and Nature: Interacting with the Environment
Exchange in Economic Systems
Marriages and Family
Kinship and Descent
Enculturation and the Life Course
Gender in Comparative Perspective
The Organization of Political Life
Social Inequality and Stratification
Religion and World View
Art and the Aesthetic
Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict
World Problems and the Practice of Anthropology
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