9780073531045

Mirror for Humanity : A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073531045

  • ISBN10:

    0073531049

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/18/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity and readability make Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

Table of Contents

Anthropology Today Boxesp. xii
About the Authorp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
What Is Anthropology?p. 1
Culturep. 23
Ethics and Methodsp. 46
Language and Communicationp. 64
Making a Livingp. 89
Political Systemsp. 114
Families, Kinship, and Marriagep. 140
Genderp. 67
Religionp. 190
The World System and Colonialismp. 211
Ethnicity and Racep. 234
Applying Anthropologyp. 259
Global Issues Todayp. 281
Glossaryp. 303
Creditsp. 313
Bibliographyp. 315
Indexp. 339
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