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Anthropology Unbound: A Field Guide to the 21st Century, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

Anthropology Unbound: A Field Guide to the 21st Century, Second Edition / Edition 2

by E. Paul Durrenberger
 

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ISBN-10: 1594517738

ISBN-13: 9781594517730

Pub. Date: 01/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Extends an anthropological perspective to the world economic crisis and how it's relevant for understanding class, government, labor, culture, and other dimensions of contemporary life.

Adds a new discussion of Islamic and American fundamentalisms as religious revitalization movements to provide context for discussing 9/11 and subsequent events.

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Extends an anthropological perspective to the world economic crisis and how it's relevant for understanding class, government, labor, culture, and other dimensions of contemporary life.

Adds a new discussion of Islamic and American fundamentalisms as religious revitalization movements to provide context for discussing 9/11 and subsequent events.

Offers different treatment of the concept of agency, including a critique of the individualism of conventional economic theory, seen as a projection of a class-based ideology onto nature.

Updated throughout with reference to the 2008 presidential race and the early obama administration.

Includes new discussion questions at the ends of chapters.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594517730
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface for Instructors ix

Introduction, or How to Read This Book xv

Prologue: In the Beginning 1

1 Science Basics 5

2 People Are Primates 11

3 Human Variation: Race and Gender 25

4 Language 45

5 How We Think about Kinship 59

6 Ecological Systems 73

7 An Anthropological Approach to Economics 85

8 Political Systems 103

9 Stratification without a State: Medieval Iceland 119

10 How States Work 131

11 The Anthropology of Religion 151

12 Political Economy 171

13 Class 197

14 Back to the Land 219

15 Global Processes, Local Systems 235

16 Connecting the People to the System 263

17 The End Is Near 285

Glossary 295

References 305

Index 311

About the Authors 325

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