9780078116957

Introducing Anthropology: An Integrated Approach

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  • ISBN13:

    9780078116957

  • ISBN10:

    0078116953

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/27/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

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
Glossary
Index
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