Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition / Edition 5

Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition / Edition 5

by Emily A. Schultz, Robert H. Lavenda, Robert Lavenda, Robert H. Lavenda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0767418239

ISBN-13: 9780767418232

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This introduction to the major subfields of anthropology explores the interplay of biological and cultural forces shaping human nature, human society, and human history. Cultural creativity and human agency are seen as part of the human biological (evolutionary) heritage. This biocultural approach is evident throughout the text in the authors' consistent examination…  See more details below

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This introduction to the major subfields of anthropology explores the interplay of biological and cultural forces shaping human nature, human society, and human history. Cultural creativity and human agency are seen as part of the human biological (evolutionary) heritage. This biocultural approach is evident throughout the text in the authors' consistent examination of both interpretive and materialist factors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767418232
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
394
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Anthropological Perspective
Part I. The Tools of Biological Anthropology
2. Thinking about Evolution
3. Microevolution and Macroevolution: Human Evolution in the Short and Long Term
Part II. Primates and Human Evolution
4. The Primates
5. Hominid Evolution
6. The Evolution of Homo sapiens
Part III. Cultural Evolution
7. Studying the Human Past
8. After the Ice Age: Sedentism, Domestication, and Agriculture
9. The Evolution of Complex Societies
Part IV. The Tools of Cultural Anthropology
10. Culture and the Human Condition
11. Ethnographic Fieldwork
12. History, Anthropology, and the Explanation of Cultural Diversity
Part V. The Resources of Culture
13. Language
14. Cognition
15. Play, Art, Myth, and Ritual
16. Worldview
Part VI. The Organization of Material Life
17. Social Organization and Power
18. Making a Living
Part VII. Systems of Relationships
19. Kinship
20. Marriage and the Family
21. Beyond Kinship
Part VIII. From Local to Global
(and more...)

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