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Anthropology / Edition 6

Anthropology / Edition 6

by Carol R. Ember, Dennis Werner, Melvin Ember, Alex Cohen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130371939

ISBN-13: 9780130371935

Pub. Date: 01/01/1990

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

Reflecting recent anthropological research and controversial developments, this exceptionally readable, comprehensive introduction to anthropology goes beyond mere descriptions to discuss not only what humans are and were like, but why they got to be that way, in all their variety. A focus on applied anthropology throughout highlights the history and

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Reflecting recent anthropological research and controversial developments, this exceptionally readable, comprehensive introduction to anthropology goes beyond mere descriptions to discuss not only what humans are and were like, but why they got to be that way, in all their variety. A focus on applied anthropology throughout highlights the history and types of anthropology practiced in the Unites States, and shows how the work of applied anthropologists is playing more of a role in the planning of possible solutions to various global social problems. A host of special boxes highlight the cutting edge of the field Current Issues; Research Frontiers; New Perspectives on Gender; Applied Anthropology. What Is Anthropology? How We Discover the Past. Genetics and Evolution. The Living Primates. Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids. The First Hominids. The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo.The Emergence of Homo Sapiens. The Upper Paleolithic World. Origins of Food Production and Settled Life. Origins of Cities and States. Human Variation and Adaptation. The Concept of Culture. Theory and Evidence in Cultural Anthropology. Communication and Language. Getting Food. Economic Systems. Social Stratification: Class, Racism, and Ethnicity. Sex, Gender, and Culture. Marriage and the Family. Marital Residence and Kinship. Associations and Interest Groups. Political Life: Social Order and Disorder. Psychology and Culture. Religion and Magic. The Arts. Culture Change. Applied and Practicing Anthropology. Medical Anthropology. Global Social Problems. For anyone interested in an introduction to thelatest anthropological research and its practical applications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130371935
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
01/01/1990
Pages:
731

Table of Contents

Boxesix
Prefacexi
About the Authorsxviii
Part IIntroduction
Chapter 1What Is Anthropology?1
Chapter 2How We Discover the Past14
Part IIHuman Evolution: Biological and Cultural
Chapter 3Genetics and Evolution31
Chapter 4The Living Primates50
Chapter 5Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids69
Chapter 6The First Hominids85
Chapter 7The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo102
Part IIIModern Humans
Chapter 8The Emergence of Homo sapiens123
Chapter 9The Upper Paleolithic World140
Chapter 10Origins of Food Production and Settled Life156
Chapter 11Origins of Cities and States179
Chapter 12Human Variation and Adaptation197
Part IVCultural Variation
Chapter 13The Concept of Culture216
Chapter 14Theory and Evidence in Cultural Anthropology231
Chapter 15Communication and Language248
Chapter 16Getting Food269
Chapter 17Economic Systems285
Chapter 18Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism307
Chapter 19Sex, Gender, and Culture324
Chapter 20Marriage and the Family342
Chapter 21Marital Residence and Kinship362
Chapter 22Associations and Interest Groups383
Chapter 23Political Life: Social Order and Disorder398
Chapter 24Psychology and Culture419
Chapter 25Religion and Magic438
Chapter 26The Arts454
Chapter 27Culture Change469
Part VUsing Anthropology
Chapter 28Applied and Practicing Anthropology489
Chapter 29Medical Anthropology502
Chapter 30Global Social Problems517
Glossary530
Notes539
Bibliography582
Photo Credits622
Index624

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