Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity / Edition 15

Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity / Edition 15

by Conrad Kottak
     
 

A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating

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A leading name in anthropology, Conrad Philip Kottak continues to define student learning in the general anthropology course. Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text.

Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the new Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078035012
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/05/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Sales rank:
152,164
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 3.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1The Scope of Anthropology1
2Field Methods19
3Culture35
4Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations49
5Human Biological Diversity and the Race Concept69
6Evolution, Genetics, and Biological Adaptation89
7The Primates113
8Early Hominids141
9The Emergence of Modern Humans167
10The Origin and Spread of Food Production191
11Adaptive Strategies and Economic Systems215
12The Political Systems of Bands and Tribes237
13Chiefdoms and States257
14Kinship and Descent279
15Marriage297
16Gender315
17Religion335
18Personality and Worldview353
19Language and Communication371
20The World System, Industrialism, and Stratification393
21Applied Anthropology409
22Development and Innovation425
23Cultural Exchange and Survival443
AppendixAmerican Popular Culture465
Bibliography481
Internet Resources: Selected Reference Sites in Anthropology, from the World Wide Web507
Acknowledgments513
Indexes519

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