Advantage Series: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach (Advantage Series) / Edition 4

Advantage Series: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach (Advantage Series) / Edition 4

by Richard H. Robbins
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534640745

ISBN-13: 9780534640743

Pub. Date: 07/01/2005

Publisher: Cengage Learning

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology while challenging students to engage in active learning and critical thinking. With an engaging narrative, author Richard Robbins teaches students to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. This briefer book is organized around…  See more details below

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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A PROBLEM-BASED APPROACH provides a fresh look at cultural anthropology while challenging students to engage in active learning and critical thinking. With an engaging narrative, author Richard Robbins teaches students to recognize their own cultures as a basis for understanding the cultures of others. This briefer book is organized around problems rather than topics, creating a natural and integrated discussion of such traditional concerns as kinship, caste, gender roles, and religion. These subjects are explored within the context of meaningful questions, such as: How can people begin to understand beliefs and behaviors that are different from their own?, How do societies give meaning to and justify collective violence?, Why are some societies more industrially advanced than others? What can anthropology tell us about attempts to link intelligence and class?, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534640743
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
Advantage Series
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. Culture and Meaning. 2. The Meaning of Progress. 3. The Construction of the Nation-State. 4. The Social and Cultural Construction of Reality. 5. Patterns of Family Relations. 6. The Cultural Construction of Identity. 7. The Cultural Construction of Social Hierarchy. 8. The Cultural Construction of Violent Conflict. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.

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