9780072820256

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

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    9780072820256

  • ISBN10:

    007282025X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2003
  • 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

To the Instructor To the Student
Basic Concepts and Methods in Anthropology
Anthropology: What Are Its Subfields and Perspectives?
Culture: What Makes Us Strangers When We Are Away From Home?
Fieldwork: How Is Data Gathered?
Language: Is This What Makes Us Human?
Cross-Cultural Adaptive Patterns
Subsistence Strategies and Resource Allocation: What Choices Are There?
Marriage,Family and Residence: What Are the Possibilities?
Kinship and Descent: Are These the Ties That Bind?
Gender and Sexuality: Nature or Nuture
Political Order, Disorder, And Social Control: Who Decides?
Belief Systems: How Do We Explain the Unbelievable?
Expressions: Is This Art?
Applying The Anthropological Perspective
Culture Change: How Do We Foresee The Unforseeable?
Applying Anthropology: How Does It Make A Difference?
How Do You Read An Ethnography?
How Do You Make String Figures?
Glossary
References Credits
Index
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