Cultural Anthropology, 9th Edition / Edition 9

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Overview

Build your own awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY! Emphasizing the issues of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this anthropology text provides you with the tools you need to succeed. Take advantage of CengageNOW, which saves you time and enhances your performance in the course through Pre-Tests, Personalized Study Plans and Post-Test materials.

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"Whether or not the changes suggested were made, I have used this book before and would use it again [if taught course]. The basic material coverage is there and it is readable. The inclusion of global, contemporary research and anthro perspectives is exceptionally good."

"This text really impressed me and I plan to adopt it for my spring classes in 2005. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to really look at this book and see what I was missing."

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The new edition of an undergraduate-level textbook, which emphasizes the ethnographic side of anthropology. Chapters cover human evolution, basic concepts of culture, language, culturization, economics, the family and kinship systems, gender, political organization, social stratification, ethnicity, religion, art, and cultural change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534617066
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Available Titles CengageNOW Series
  • Edition description: 9TH
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 552
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Her most recent book is THE GIFT OF THE BRIDE: A TALE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, MATRIMONY, AND MURDER, a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City. Her other published works include NEITHER MAN NOR WOMAN: THE HIJRAS OF INDIA, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; AMERICAN CULTURAL PLURALISM AND LAW; GENDER DIVERSITY: CROSS-CULTURAL VARIATIONS; and a New York City guidebook, NEW YORK MORE THAN EVER: 40 PERFECT DAYS IN AND AROUND THE CITY. She has always been captivated by the stories people tell and by the tapestry of human diversity. Anthropology was the perfect way for her to immerse herself in these passions, and through teaching, to spread the word about the importance of understanding both human differences and human similarities.

Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos. His published works include ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY and SACRED REALMS: ESSAYS IN RELIGION, BELIEF, AND SOCIETY, as well as journal articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa; African exploration and romanticism; and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. Warms's interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and by his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and Asia. He continues to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology every year but also teaches classes in anthropological theory, the anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, and film at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His current projects include an encyclopedia of theory in social and cultural anthropology and a book about the development of anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students and faculty are invited to contact him with their comments, suggestions, and questions at r.warms@txstate.edu.

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Table of Contents

Part I. INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Anthropology and Human Diversity. 2. Human Evolution. 3. Doing Cultural Anthropology. 4. The Idea of Culture. 5. Language. Part II. FAMILIES IN SOCIETY. 6. Making a Living. 7. Economics. 8. Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups. 9. Kinship. Part III. EQUALITIES AND INEQUALITIES. 10. Gender. 11. Political Organization. 12. Stratification: Class and Caste. 13. Stratification: "Race" and Ethnicity. Part IV. SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS. 14. Religion. 15. Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts. Part V. CULTURE CHANGE. 16. Culture Change and the Modern World. Appendix: A Brief Historical Guide to Anthropological Theory.

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