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Created through a review process with more than 60 students and faculty members, CULTURAL ANTHRO is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Using a variety of questions on important issues anthropologists study in a unique problem-based format, CULTURAL ANTHRO actively engages readers through discussion of key problems that people and cultures face and case studies in every chapter that illustrate how anthropologists work.
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Meet the Author
Richard H. Robbins is a distinguished teaching professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. His teaching interests include courses on global problems, utopian societies, comparative religion, and activist anthropology. He has conducted research among indigenous peoples of Canada and fishing communities in northeastern New Brunswick. His recent books Include Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, 4e; Darwin and the Bible The Cultural Confrontation (With Mark Cohen); and Globalization and the Environment (with Gary Kroll). Professor Robbins is the recipient of the 2005 American Anthropological Association/McGraw-Hill award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.
Rachel A. Dowty is assistant professor - researcher in the Department of Geography and Anthropology and co-director of the Disaster Science and Management Program at Louisiana State University. Her teaching interests include Science and Technology Studies, disaster anthropology, environment and ecology, health, learning, and organizational culture. She has conducted ethnographic research among neuroscientists in England and among residents and government officials involved in the response to Hurricane Katrina. She recently published an edited volume Dynamics of Disaster: Lessons On Risk, Response, And Recovery (with Barbara L. Allen). Dr. Dowty received the 2009 Service-Learning Scholars Award for effectively incorporating community service into her courses.
1. Culture and Meaning. 2. The Meaning of Progress and Development. 3. Globalization, Neoliberalism and the Nation-State. 4. The Social and Cultural Construction of Reality. 5. Patterns of Family Relations. 6. The Cultural Construction of Identity. 7. The Cultural Construction of Social Hierarchy. 8. The Cultural Construction of Violent Conflict.