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This introductory text in general anthropology truly integrates the subfields of anthropology. Unlike other "four-field" texts, it is not divided by subfield but is organized by the topics that anthropology studies, showing how all the subfields contribute to our knowledge of the human species. It is student-friendly, concise, and, while not omitting any major topic, has a managed amount of detail. The unique holistic approach focuses on the integration of the biocultural nature, evolution, and behavior of the human species.
Table of Contents
|Anthropology: The Biocultural Study of the Human Species|
|Doing Anthropology: Defining the Discipline|
|How Anthropology Works: Methods of Inquiry|
|Themes of Anthropology: Evolution|
|Themes of Anthropology: Culture|
|The Identity and Nature of Our Species|
|Our Place in Nature: Humans as Primates|
|Evolution: The Large-Brained Primate|
|Reproduction: The Sexual Primate|
|Human Variation: Biological Diversity and Race|
|Adapting To Our Worlds|
|Food: Getting It, Growing It, Eating It, and Passing It Around|
|Nature of the Group: Arranging Our Families and Organizing Our People|
|Communication: Sharing What We Know|
|Maintenance of Order: Making the Worldview Real|
|Culture Change: Theories and Processes|
|The Evolution of Our Behaviors: Putting It All Together|
|Anthropology in Today’s World: Problems and Contributions|
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