Anthropology / Edition 12

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Overview

This comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology helps students understand humans in all their variety, and why they got to be that way. This new edition highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization.

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A text/CD-ROM package, covering human biological and cultural evolution, cultural variation, and culture and anthropology in the modern world. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, key terms, a glossary, and critical thinking questions, plus boxes on current issues, new perspectives on gender, and research frontiers. This edition offers Internet exercises, applied anthropology boxes, and a CD-ROM with tutorials, quizes and tests, and links to Web sites. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132277532
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 4/15/2006
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 688
  • Product dimensions: 8.51 (w) x 10.82 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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PREFACE The human species may be the most widespread species in the world today. Humans have been moving tremendous distances ever since Homo erectus moved out of Africa. To highlight this fact, this uniqueness of humans, we have prepared a new box feature for this edition which we call "Migrants and Immigrants." Almost half the chapters now contain a box about some aspect of the movement of people, ranging from prehistory to recent times. Examples are research on when hominids first migrated out of Africa, possible routes humans may have taken in their migration to the Americas, the spread of foods in recent times, arranging marriages in the diaspora, and the problem of refugees. We have decided to reintroduce a separate chapter on theoretical approaches in cultural anthropology, which reviewers suggested. The separate chapter on "Explanation and Evidence" now has new material on ethics in fieldwork and an expanded discussion of cross-cultural research. Ethical issues are also given more attention in various other chapters. In updating the book, we try to go beyond descriptions, as always. We are interested not only in what humans are and were like; we are also interested in why they got to be that way, in all their variety. When there are alternative explanations, we try to communicate the necessity to evaluate them logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. Throughout the book, we try to communicate that no idea, including ideas put forward in textbooks, should be accepted even tentatively without supporting tests that could have gone the other way.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Pt. 1 Introduction to Anthropology
1 What Is Anthropology? 1
Pt. 2 Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural
2 Evolution 13
3 The Living Primates 27
4 Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids 47
5 Early Hominids and Their Cultures 61
6 The Emergence of Homo sapiens and Their Cultures 82
7 Human Variation 103
8 Origins of Food Production and Settled Life 122
9 Origins of Cities and States 144
Pt. 3 Cultural Variation
10 The Concept of Culture 157
11 Schools of Thought in Cultural Anthropology 173
12 Explanation and Evidence 190
13 Language and Culture 203
14 Food-Getting 228
15 Economic Systems 245
16 Social Stratification 272
17 Sex and Culture 286
18 Marriage and the Family 307
19 Marital Residence and Kinship 329
20 Associations and Interest Groups 352
21 Political Life: Social Order and Disorder 367
22 Psychology and Culture 390
23 Religion and Magic 411
24 The Arts 431
Pt. 4 Culture and Anthropology in the Modern World
25 Culture Change 446
26 Explaining and Solving Social Problems 468
Epilogue 489
Glossary 493
Bibliography 505
Photo Acknowledgments 545
Index 547
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Preface

PREFACE The human species may be the most widespread species in the world today. Humans have been moving tremendous distances ever since Homo erectus moved out of Africa. To highlight this fact, this uniqueness of humans, we have prepared a new box feature for this edition which we call "Migrants and Immigrants." Almost half the chapters now contain a box about some aspect of the movement of people, ranging from prehistory to recent times. Examples are research on when hominids first migrated out of Africa, possible routes humans may have taken in their migration to the Americas, the spread of foods in recent times, arranging marriages in the diaspora, and the problem of refugees. We have decided to reintroduce a separate chapter on theoretical approaches in cultural anthropology, which reviewers suggested. The separate chapter on "Explanation and Evidence" now has new material on ethics in fieldwork and an expanded discussion of cross-cultural research. Ethical issues are also given more attention in various other chapters. In updating the book, we try to go beyond descriptions, as always. We are interested not only in what humans are and were like; we are also interested in why they got to be that way, in all their variety. When there are alternative explanations, we try to communicate the necessity to evaluate them logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. Throughout the book, we try to communicate that no idea, including ideas put forward in textbooks, should be accepted even tentatively without supporting tests that could have gone the other way.
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