Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity / Edition 14

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Overview

Noted for its scholarship and clarity of writing,this comprehensive text continues to be one of the most concise,coherent general introductions to anthropology. The seventh edition is completely rewritten at the sentence level to reflect the changing world from the demise of the Soviet Union to the growing significance of multiculturalism in North America,and anthropology's increasingly transnational,multilocal and longitudinal perspectives.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078116995
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/4/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 14
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 391,762
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. He served as Anthropology Department chair from 1996 to 2006. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. In 1999 the America Anthropological Association awarded Professor Kottak the AAA/Mayfield Award for Excellence in the Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

Professor Kottak has done ethnographic fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. Conrad Kottak's articles have appeared in academic journals including American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, American Ethnologist, Ethnology, Human Organization, and Luso-Brazilian Review. He has also written for more popular journals, including Transaction/SOCIETY, Natural History, Psychology Today, and General Anthropology.

In recent research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Recently, Kottak was inducted to The National Academy of Sciences. This is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare.

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Table of Contents

List of Boxes
Preface
1 The Scope of Anthropology 1
2 Field Methods 19
3 Culture 35
4 Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations 49
5 Human Biological Diversity and the Race Concept 69
6 Evolution, Genetics, and Biological Adaptation 89
7 The Primates 113
8 Early Hominids 141
9 The Emergence of Modern Humans 167
10 The Origin and Spread of Food Production 191
11 Adaptive Strategies and Economic Systems 215
12 The Political Systems of Bands and Tribes 237
13 Chiefdoms and States 257
14 Kinship and Descent 279
15 Marriage 297
16 Gender 315
17 Religion 335
18 Personality and Worldview 353
19 Language and Communication 371
20 The World System, Industrialism, and Stratification 393
21 Applied Anthropology 409
22 Development and Innovation 425
23 Cultural Exchange and Survival 443
Appendix American Popular Culture 465
Bibliography 481
Internet Resources: Selected Reference Sites in Anthropology, from the World Wide Web 507
Acknowledgments 513
Indexes 519
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