Cultural Anthropology / Edition 7

Cultural Anthropology / Edition 7

by Barbara D. Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205260012

ISBN-13: 9780205260010

Pub. Date: 11/07/2012

Publisher: Pearson

Anthropology in today’s world.

Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Cultural Anthropology stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age

Overview

Anthropology in today’s world.

Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Cultural Anthropology stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. In addition, the last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and how the importance of local cultural values and needs are shaping international development policies and programs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205260010
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/07/2012
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

In This section:

1. Breif table of contents

2. Full Table of Contents

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Chapter 1: Anthropology and the Study of Culture

Chapter 2: The Evolution of Humanity and Culture

Chapter 3: Researching Culture

Part 2: CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 4: Making a Living

Chapter 5: Consumption and Exchange

Chapter 6: Reproduction and Human Development

Chapter 7: Disease, Illness, and Healing

Part 3: SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Chapter 8: Kinship and Domestic Life

Chapter 9: Social Groups and Social Stratification

Chapter 10: Political and Legal Systems

Part 5: SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS

Chapter 11: Communication

Chapter 12: Religion

Chapter 13: Expressive Culture

Part 6: CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE

Chapter 14: People on the Move

Chapter 15: People Defining Development

2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part 1: INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Chapter 1: Anthropology and the Study of Culture

Introducing Anthropology’s Four Fields

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Distinctive Features of Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 2: The Evolution of Humanity and Culture

Nonhuman Primates and the Roots of Human Culture

Hominin Evolution to Modern Humans

The Neolithic Revolution and the Emergence of Cities and States

Chapter 3: Researching Culture

Changing Research Methods

Doing Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology

Urgent Issues in Cultural Anthropology Research

Part 2: CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 4: Making a Living

Culture and Economic Systems

Making a Living: Five Modes of Livelihood

Changing Livelihoods

Chapter 5: Consumption and Exchange

Culture and Consumption

Culture and Exchange

Changing Patterns of Consumption and Exchange

Chapter 6: Reproduction and Human Development

Modes of Reproduction

Culture and Fertility

Personality and the Life Cycle

Chapter 7: Disease, Illness, and Healing

Ethnomedicine

Three Theoretical Approaches

Globalization and Change

Part 3: SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Chapter 8: Kinship and Domestic Life

How Cultures Create Kinship

Households and Domestic Life

Changing Kinship and Household Dynamics

Chapter 9: Social Groups and Social Stratification

Social Groups

Social Stratification

Civil Society

Chapter 10: Political and Legal Systems

Public Power: Political Organization, and Leadership

Social Order and Social Conflict

Changing Public Power and Social Control

Part 5: SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS

Chapter 11: Communication

The Varieties of Human Communication

Language, Diversity, and Inequality

Language and Communication Change

Chapter 12: Religion

Religion in Comparative Perspective

World Religions and Local Variations

Directions of Religious Change

Chapter 13: Expressive Culture

Art and Culture

Play, Leisure, and Culture

Change in Expressive Culture

Part 6: CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE

Chapter 14: People on the Move

Categories of Migration

The New Immigrants to the United States and Canada

Migration Policies and Programs in a Globalizing World

Chapter 15: People Defining Development

Defining Development and Approaches to It

Development, Indigenous People, and Women

Urgent Issues in Development

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