9780073405278

Window on Humanity : A Concise Introduction to Anthropology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073405278

  • ISBN10:

    0073405272

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/19/2007
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Written by one of the prominent scholars in the field and recent inductee of The National Academy of Sciences, 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 makeWindow on Humanitya perfect match for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

Table of Contents

Anthropology Today Boxesp. xviii
About the Authorp. xix
Prefacep. xxi
What Is Anthropology?p. 1
Ethics and Methodsp. 23
Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variationp. 47
The Primatesp. 69
Early Homininsp. 100
The Genus Homop. 120
The First Farmersp. 144
The First Cities and Statesp. 164
Culturep. 188
Language and Communicationp. 205
Making a Livingp. 228
Political Systemsp. 253
Families, Kinship, and Marriagep. 278
Genderp. 304
Religionp. 326
The World System and Colonialismp. 347
Ethnicity and Racep. 370
Applying Anthropologyp. 394
Cultural Exchange and Survivalp. 416
Creditsp. C-1
Glossaryp. G-1
Bibliographyp. B-1
Indexp. I-1
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