9780072989427

Window on Humanity : A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology with PowerWeb

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  • ISBN13:

    9780072989427

  • ISBN10:

    0072989424

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/27/2004
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Written by one of the prominent scholars in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to general anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and 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 Window on Humanity a perfect match for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

Table of Contents

Preface

About the Author

List of Boxes

Chapter 1: Anthropology and Its Applications

Chapter 2: Ethics and Methods

Chapter 3: Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation

Chapter 4: The Primates

Chapter 5: The First Hominids

Chapter 6: The First Humans

Chapter 7: The First Farmers

Chapter 8: The First Cities and States

Chapter 9: Culture

Chapter 10: Ethnicity and Race

Chapter 11: Language and Communication

Chapter 12: Making a Living

Chapter 13: Political Systems

Chapter 14: Families, Kinship, and Marriage

Chapter 15: Gender

Chapter 16: Religion

Chapter 17: The Modern World System

Chapter 18: Colonialism and Development

Chapter 19: Cultural Exchange and Survival

Glossary

Bibliography

Acknowledgements

Index

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