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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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