9780078034909

Mirror for Humanity : A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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    9780078034909

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    0078034906

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/12/2011
  • 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

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 What Is Anthropology?

CHAPTER 2 Culture

CHAPTER 3 Doing Anthropology

CHAPTER 4 Language and Communication

CHAPTER 5 Making a Living

CHAPTER 6 Political Systems

CHAPTER 7 Families, Kinship, and Marriage

CHAPTER 8 Gender

CHAPTER 9 Religion

CHAPTER 10 The World System and Colonialism

CHAPTER 11 Ethnicity and Race

CHAPTER 12 Applying Anthropology

CHAPTER 13 Anthropology’s Role in a Globalizing World

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