Cengage Advantage Books: Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 8

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Overview

With a thorough integration of globalization issues and an accessible style, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Seventh Edition, is unique among texts for the course. Authors James People and Garrick Bailey have drafted an engaging narrative that gives students new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in the twenty-first century-particularly those involving ethnic conflicts, recent issues involving marriage, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures. Through their highly acclaimed approach, Peoples and Bailey emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world. Advantage prices and still full color!

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"I am so pleased to see that a rather comprehensive and dynamically written textbook on cultural anthropology is now available. The scope of this book as well as the style of writing, from my perspective, is the best among currently available textbooks on cultural anthropology."

"Peoples and Bailey's Humanity is the most "student-friendly" cultural anthropology text on the market today. Its lush full-color photographs have instant appeal to today's visually oriented learner, its text and structure make the content easy to follow and review, and its website activities are fun and challenging, with impressive live standby support. The authors' approach to anthropology is down-to-earth and lends itself to a variety of classroom debates and interpretations. It's rare to find a text that presents complex content so clearly without talking down to the reader, and that moves so smoothly from local examples to global concerns. It's one text I know my students will open and read!"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495508748
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/3/2008
  • Series: Cengage Advantage Bks.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

James Peoples is professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Director of East Asian Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he has been teaching courses in anthropology since 1988. He has also taught in the anthropology departments of the University of California at Davis and the University of Tulsa. His geographic area of specialty is Micronesia, where he studied the impact of American subsidies on the island agricultural and cash economies. His first book, ISLAND IN TRUST (1985), summarized the results of this field research. Since becoming Director of East Asian Studies in 2004, Dr. Peoples has journeyed to Korea and Japan for seminars and workshops. He recently published a chapter, translated into Chinese, in a book used in cultural anthropology courses in the People's Republic of China. He has published most of the results of a comparative analysis of political evolution in Micronesia. Dr. Peoples also has co-authored ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.

A well-known specialist in Native American cultures, Garrick Bailey has authored numerous scholarly works including A HISTORY OF THE NAVAJOS, with Roberta Bailey (1986), THE OSAGE AND THE INVISIBLE WORLD (1995) and ART OF THE OSAGE, with Daniel Swan (2004). He is currently editor of Volume 2, INDIANS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, THE HANDBOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He also is the co-author of ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. He teaches anthropology at the University of Tulsa.

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Table of Contents

1. The Study of Humanity. 2. Culture. 3. Culture and Language. 4. The Development of Anthropological Thought. 5. Methods of Investigation. 6. Adaptation: Environment and Cultures. 7. Exchange in Economic Systems. 8. Marriage, Family, and Residence. 9. Kinship and Descent. 10. Enculturation and the Life Cycle. 11. Gender in Comparative Perspective. 12. The Organization of Political Life. 13. Social Inequality and Stratification. 14. Religion and World View. 15. Art and the Aesthetic. 16. Globalization. 17. Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict. 18. World Problems and the Practice of Anthropology.

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