9780767412285

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780767412285

  • ISBN10:

    0767412281

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/12/2001
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

A brief, accessible introduction to cultural anthropology with in-text activities that give students the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives.

Table of Contents

Part I. BASIC CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

1. The Perspective of Anthropology

2. Culture: What Makes You a Stranger When You Are Away From Home

3. Fieldwork

4. Symbolic Communication and Culture

Part II. CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTIVE PATTERNS

5. We All Have to Eat: Obtaining Food and Allocating Resources

6. The Ties That Bind: Kinship and FamilyKinship Relationships

7. Gender and Sexuality Cross-Culturally

8. Who Decides? Political Order, Disorder, and Social Control

9. Explaining the Unexplainable: Comparative Supernaturalism

10. Expressions

Part III. APPLYING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

11. Culture Change

12. Applying Anthropology to Life

Glossary

Bibliography

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