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Anthropology: The Human Challenge (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 11
     

Anthropology: The Human Challenge (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) / Edition 11

by William A. Haviland
 

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ISBN-10: 0534623611

ISBN-13: 9780534623616

Pub. Date: 07/30/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This book offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on views of human culture, evolution, and prehistory. The text presents the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical (biological) and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology in an integrated, holistic manner. A new framework emphasizing connections (between the

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This book offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on views of human culture, evolution, and prehistory. The text presents the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical (biological) and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology in an integrated, holistic manner. A new framework emphasizing connections (between the subfields of anthropology) and the challenge of global interconnections serves to unify the material. Biocultural connections are also emphasized as the authors integrate contemporary research and ideas from several schools of thought, using a lively writing style to engage students and keep them interested in "real world" anthropology. The first section of the text covers selected aspects of physical anthropology and prehistoric archaeology as they relate to the origin of humanity, the origin of culture, and the development of human biological and cultural diversity. The second section covers the central concepts of cultural anthropology and linguistics, and challenges students to think about the diversity of the human condition and the changes ensuing from a globally connected world. Students are challenged to think about the world around them from the perspective of anthropology, and they are treated to a fascinating examination of the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance to the modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534623616
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/30/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Anthropology: The Challenge of Knowing Humanity. 1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Biology and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. Part II: EVOLUTION: THE CHALLENGE OF UNDERSTANDING HUMAN ORIGINS. 4. Field Methods in Archaeology & Paleoanthropology. 5. Macroevolution and the Early Primates. 6. The Earliest Bipeds. Part III: THE GENUS HOMO: BIOCULTURAL CHALLENGES. 7. Homo habilis and Cultural Origins. 8. Homo erectus and the Emergence of Hunting & Gathering. 9. Archaic Homo sapiens and the Middle Paleolithic. 10. Homo sapiens and the Upper Paleolithic. Part IV: HUMAN BIOCULTURAL EVOLUTION: THE CHALLENGE OF TECHNOLOGY & HUMAN DIVERSITY. 11. The Neolithic Revolution: Domestication of Plants & Animals. 12. The Emergence of Cities & States. 13. Modern Human Diversity. Part V: CULTURE AND SURVIVAL: THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNICATING, RAISING CHILDREN, AND STAYING ALIVE. 14. The Characteristics of Culture. 15. Language and Communication. 16. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 17. Patterns of Subsistence. 18. Economic Systems. Part VI: FORMATION OF GROUPS: THE CHALLENGE OF COOPERATION. 19. Sex and Marriage. 20. Family and Household. 21. Kinship and Descent. 22. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class. Part VII: SEARCH FOR ORDER: THE CHALLENGE OF DISORDER. 23. Politics, Power, and Violence. 24. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural 25. The Arts. Part VIII: CHANGE AND THE FUTURE: THE CHALLENGE OF GLOBALIZATION. 26. Processes of Change. 27. Global Challenges, Local Responses, & the Role of Anthropology.

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