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Anthropology: The Human Challenge / Edition 13
     

Anthropology: The Human Challenge / Edition 13

by William A. Haviland, Bunny McBride, Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins
 

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ISBN-10: 0495810843

ISBN-13: 9780495810841

Pub. Date: 03/05/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

The seasoned international author team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride once again offers students a vivid and thought-provoking window on the world. The streamlined and updated 15th edition of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE emphasizes the ever-growing interconnections and interdependence of the world's peoples in this era of unprecedented

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The seasoned international author team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride once again offers students a vivid and thought-provoking window on the world. The streamlined and updated 15th edition of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE emphasizes the ever-growing interconnections and interdependence of the world's peoples in this era of unprecedented globalization. Known for reaching a wide variety of students at multicultural academic institutions, the authors' clear, lively writing is enhanced by a distinctly rich array of visuals that deepen the learning experience — maps, charts, and compelling high-quality photographs paired with informative captions. True to the discipline's time-honored holistic and integrated approach, this book presents anthropology's four fields within a cohesive framework that clarifies the intertwined roles of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs. Encouraging thoughtful exploration of contemporary cultures undergoing change in a complex world system, it reveals the essential insights that an anthropological perspective brings to living and working in the 21st century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495810841
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/05/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Biology, Genetics, and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Primate Behavior. 5. Field Methods in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology. 6. From First Primates to First Bipeds. 7. Origins of the Genus Homo. 8. The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology. 9. The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals. 10. The Emergence of Cities and States. 11. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism. 12. Human Adaptation to a Changing World. 13. Characteristics of Culture. 14. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories. 15. Language and Communication. 16. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 17. Patterns of Subsistence. 18. Economic Systems. 19. Sex, Marriage, and Family. 20. Kinship and Descent. 21. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Social Status. 22. Politics, Power, War, and Peace. 23. Spirituality, Religion, and Shamanism. 24. The Arts. 25. Processes of Cultural Change. 26. Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.

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