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Human Evolution and Culture: Highlights of Anthropology / Edition 6
     

Human Evolution and Culture: Highlights of Anthropology / Edition 6

by Melvin R. Ember, Carol R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine
 

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ISBN-10: 013603635X

ISBN-13: 9780136036357

Pub. Date: 04/07/2008

Publisher: Prentice Hall

For one semester/quarter introductory courses in General Anthropology (Four Fields).

This book presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 12th edition by the same author team. The size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading.

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Overview

For one semester/quarter introductory courses in General Anthropology (Four Fields).

This book presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 12th edition by the same author team. The size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading.

This text provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology and helps students understand humans in all their variety and why such variety exists. This new edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.

The four sections of the text introduce students to anthropology, address the biological and cultural evolution of humans, introduce students to cultural variation, and show how anthropology can be applied beyond academia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780136036357
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
04/07/2008
Series:
MyAnthroKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 The Importance of Anthropology

Chapter 2 How We Discover the Past

Part II Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural

Chapter 3 Genetics and Evolution

Chapter 4 Human Variation and Adaptation

Chapter 5 Primates: Present and Past

Chapter 6 The First Hominids and the Emergence of Homo

Chapter 7 The Emergence of Homo Sapiens

Chapter 8 Food Production and the Rise of States

Part III Cultural Variation

Chapter 9 The Study of Culture

Chapter 10 Language and Communication

Chapter 11 Economics

Chapter 12 Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism

Chapter 13 Sex and Gender

Chapter 14 Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Chapter 15 Political Life

Chapter 16 Religions and Magic

Chapter 17 Culture Change and Globalization

Part IV Using Anthropology

Chapter 18 Global Issues

Chapter 19 Applied and Practicing Anthropology

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