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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to general anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field. While maintaining its connection with students through relevant examples, the combination of brevity, readability, and trusted content makes Window on Humanity a perfect match for anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: What Is Anthropology?
CHAPTER 2: Culture
CHAPTER 3: Doing Anthropology
CHAPTER 4: Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation
CHAPTER 5: The Primates
CHAPTER 6: Early Hominins
CHAPTER 7: The Genus Homo
CHAPTER 8: The First Farmers
CHAPTER 9: The First Cities and States
CHAPTER 10: Language and Communication
CHAPTER 11: Making a Living
CHAPTER 12: Political Systems
CHAPTER 13: Families, Kinship, and Marriage
CHAPTER 14: Gender
CHAPTER 15: Religion
CHAPTER 16: Ethnicity and Race
CHAPTER 17: Applying Anthropology
CHAPTER 18: The World System and Colonialism
CHAPTER 19: Anthropology's Role in a Globalizing World