Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition / Edition 2

Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition / Edition 2

by Emily A. Schultz, Robert H. Lavenda
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314665714

ISBN-13: 9780314665713

Pub. Date: 10/28/1990

Publisher: West Group

Extensively revised in this sixth edition, Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition explores the interplay of cultural creativity, human agency, and material constraint in the shaping of human cultural traditions. It looks at the tremendous variety of culturally constructed ways of life and focuses on how people as creative beings bring meaning to…  See more details below

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Extensively revised in this sixth edition, Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition explores the interplay of cultural creativity, human agency, and material constraint in the shaping of human cultural traditions. It looks at the tremendous variety of culturally constructed ways of life and focuses on how people as creative beings bring meaning to the world and transform it through practical action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314665713
Publisher:
West Group
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Edition description:
2nd ed
Pages:
498

Table of Contents

1The anthropological perspective1
Pt. IThe tools of cultural anthropology15
2Culture and the human condition16
3Fieldwork34
4Anthropology in history and the explanation of cultural diversity63
Pt. IIThe resources of culture87
5Language88
6Culture and individuals111
7Play, art, myth, and ritual142
8Worldview171
Pt. IIIThe organization of material life199
9Social organization and power200
10Making a living227
Pt. IVSystems of relationships251
11Kinship and gender252
12Marriage and family279
13Beyond kinship309
Pt. VFrom global to local325
14Dimensions of inequality int he contemporary world : class, caste, race, ethnicity, and nationalism326
15A global world355
16Anthropology in everyday life389

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