Anthropology with Infotrac: The Human Challenge

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-07-30
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Explore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of ANTHROPOLOGY: The Human Challenge provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today's world. With this text you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human behavior, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.

Table of Contents

Anthropology: the Challenge of Knowing Humanity
The Essence of Anthropology
Biology and Evolution
Living Primates
Evolution: The Challenge of Understanding Human Origins
Field Methods in Archaeology & Paleoanthropology
Macroevolution and the Early Primates
The First Bipeds
The Genus Homo: Biocultural Challenges
Early Homo and the Origins of Culture
Pre-modern Humans and the Elaboration of Culture
The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology
Human Biocultural Evolution: The Challenge of Technology & Human Diversity
The Neolithic Transition: The Domestication of Plants and Animals
The Emergence of Cities and States
Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism
Human Adaptation to a Changing World
Culture and Survival: The Challenge of Communicating, Raising Children, and Staying Alive
The Characteristics of Culture
Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories
Language and Communication
Social Identity, Personality, and Gender
Patterns of Subsistence
Economic Systems
Formation of Groups: The Challenge of Cooperation
Sex, Marriage, and Family
Kinship and Descent
Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Class
Search For Order: The Challenge of Disorder
Politics, Power, and Violence
Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural
The Arts
Change and the Future: The Challenge of Globalization
Processes of Change
Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology
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