Window on Humanity : A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-09-16
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Written by one of the prominent scholars in the field, this concise, up-to-date text provides a carefully balanced introduction to core topics in the four subfields of general anthropology--physical anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology--as well as 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

What Is Anthropology?
Ethics and Methods
Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation
The Primates
Early Hominins
The Genus Homo
The First Farmers
The First Cities and States
Language and Communication
Making a Living
Political Systems
Families, Kinship, and Marriage
The World System and Colonialism
Ethnicity and Race
Applying Anthropology
Global Issues Today
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