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Introducing Cultural Anthropology

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780078034879

ISBN10:
0078034876
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/5/2011
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. "Try This" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the "Anthropology Around Us" boxes focus on the application of anthropological concepts featured in each chapter.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: BASIC CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN ANTHROPOLOGY

Chapter 1: Anthropology: What Are Its Subfields and Perspectives?

Chapter 2: Culture: What Makes Us Strangers When We Are Away from Home?

Chapter 3: Fieldwork: How Are Data Gathered?

Chapter 4: Language: Is This What Makes Us Human?

PART TWO: CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTIVE PATTERNS

Chapter 5: Subsistence Strategies and Resource Allocation I: What Challenges Face Foragers?

Chapter 6: Subsistence Strategies and Resource Allocation II: How Did Food Production Transform Culture?

Chapter 7: Marriage, Family, and Residence: What Are the Possibilities?

Chapter 8: Kinship and Descent: Are These the Ties That Bind?

Chapter 9: Gender and Sexuality: Nature or Nurture?

Chapter 10: Political Order, Disorder, and Social Control: Who Decides?

Chapter 11: Belief Systems: How Do We Explain the Unexplainable?

Chapter 12: Expressions: Is This Art?

PART THREE: APPLYING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

Chapter 13: Culture Change and Globalization: What Have We Learned?

Chapter 14: Applying Anthropology: How Does It Make a Difference?

Appendix A: How Do You Read an Ethnography?

Appendix B: How Do You Make String Figures?

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