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Overview

Integrates globalization and culture change in every chapter.

Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity.

Nancy Bonvillain brings the study of cultural anthropology to life by encouraging students to see what is going on in the world and helping them understand how it affects cultures. She presents the voices of people studied by anthropologists, and highlights the dynamic, adaptive nature of societies and cultures.

A better teaching and learning experience
This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. Here’s how:

  • Personalize Learning – The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Study features include preview and summary questions, critical thinking questions, section reviews, chapter summaries, and a margin glossary and marginal notes.
  • Engage Students – Each chapter includes features such as “In Their Own Voices,” “Anthropology Applied,” and “Controversies.”
  • Understand Anthropology – “Case Study” features help students understand the connections anthropologists make based on practices and change.
  • Support Instructors – MyAnthroLab, Class Preparation Tool, Instructor’s Manual, MyTest, Powerpoints, and EthnoQuest® are available to be packaged with this text.

Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit: www.myanthrolab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyAnthrolab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020588606X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205886067.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205685097
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Series: MyAnthroLibrary Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 528
  • Sales rank: 1,189,312
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. NANCY BONVILLAIN received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Columbia University in 1972, with specializations in linguistics and in Native American cultures. She has carried out fieldwork in the Navajo Nation in Arizona and extensive linguistic fieldwork at the Akwesasne Mohawk Reserve in Ontario/Quebec, beginning in 1969. There she began the efforts to develop materials for language maintenance programs, completing her dissertation (A Grammar of Akwesasne Mohawk) and working with community members on dictionaries and conversations.

Dr. Bonvillain has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels in several universities including Michigan State University and the State University of New York at Stonybrook. She taught in the summer session of Columbia University from 1982 until 2008. She currently teaches anthropology and linguistics at Bard College at Simon’s Rock where she is also the Director of the Tutoring and Writing Center.

Dr. Bonvillain has published numerous articles on topics in Mohawk linguistics and Iroquoian ethnohistory. She has written seventeen books in the North American Indian cultures and histories series published by Chelsea House. And she has written four textbooks published by Prentice-Hall, including Language, Culture, and Communication (currently in its 6th edition), Women and Men: Cultural Constructs of Gender (4th edition), Native Nations: Cultures and Histories of Native North America, and Cultural Anthropology (3rd edition in press).

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Table of Contents

Found in this section:

1. Brief Table of Contents

2. Full Table of Contents


1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 What is Anthropology?

Chapter 2 The Nature of Culture

Chapter 3 Studying Culture

Chapter 4 Language and Culture

Chapter 5 Learning One’s Culture

Chapter 6 Making a Living

Chapter 7 Economic Systems

Chapter 8 Kinship and Descent

Chapter 9 Marriage and the Family

Chapter 10 Gender

Chapter 11 Equality and Inequality

Chapter 12 Political Systems

Chapter 13 Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Chapter 14 Religion

Chapter 15 The Arts

Chapter 16 Colonialism And Cultural Transformations

Chapter 17 Living In A Global World


2. FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS

Special Features

Preface

Chapter 1: What is Anthropology?

Preview

The Study of Humanity

The Four Subfields of Anthropology

Applied Anthropology

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 2: The Nature of Culture

Preview

What is Culture?

Characteristics of Culture

Culture Change

Global Culture

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 3: Studying Culture

Preview

Anthropology and the Explanation of Cultural Diversity

Ethnography and Fieldwork

The Anthropology of Anthropology

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 4: Language and Culture

Preview

What is Language?

The Components of Language

Nonverbal Communication

Linguistic Anthropology

Ethnosemantics

Processes of Language Change

Language and Globalization

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 5: Learning One’s Culture

Preview

The Process of Enculturation

Informal and Formal Learning

Psychological Anthropology

Deviance and Abnormal Behavior in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 6: Making a Living

Preview

Economic Anthropology

Understanding Human Subsistence Patterns

Foraging

Pastoralism

Horticulture

Agriculture

Subsistence and Culture Change

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 7: Economic Systems

Preview

Analyzing Economic Systems

Market Economies and Capitalism

Impacts of Colonial Expansion, Industrialism, and Globalization

Comparing Subsistence Strategies

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 8: Kinship and Descent

Preview

Kinship Systems

Matrilineal and Patrilineal Systems

Unilineal Descent Groups

Patterns of Relationships

Patterns of Change

Kinship Terminology Systems

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 9: Marriage and the Family

Preview

Defining Marriage and Family

Families and Ideal Types

Endogamy, Exogamy, and the Incest Taboo

Forms of Marriage

Marriage as Alliance and Economic Exchange

Marriage as a Rite of Passage

Patterns of Residence After Marriage

Widowhood and Divorce

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 10: Gender

Preview

Sex and Gender

Gender Roles and Relations

Gender and Subsistence

Globalization and Gender

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 11: Equality and Inequality

Preview

Equality, Inequality, and Social Stratification

Caste and Class

Race And Ethnicity

Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Ideology in American Society

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 12: Political Systems

Preview

Political Anthropology

Types of Political Organization

Characteristics of State Societies

Political Change and State Societies

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 13: Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Preview

Evolutionary Perspectives on Conflict

Avoiding Conflict

Witchcraft and Ritual in Conflict Resolution

Patterns of Family and Community Conflict

Patterns of Conflict Between Groups

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 14: Religion

Preview

What is Religion?

The Origins and Functions of Religion

Spirit Beings and Forces

Religious Practitioners

Religious Practice

Religion and Culture Change

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 15: The Arts

Preview

What is Art?

Cultural Aesthetics

Body Art

Origins and Functions of Art Objects

The Arts of Sound and Movement

Oral Literature and Written Texts

Art and Globalization

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 16: Colonialism and Cultural Transformations

Preview

European Colonialism

The European Slave Trade

Trade and Settlement in North America

Spanish Colonization in the Americas

Agents of Directed Culture Change

Justifications for Colonial Rule

Reactions of Indigenous Peoples to European Colonizers

Globalization in the Postcolonial Era

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Chapter 17: Living in a Global World

Preview

Migration

Ethnogenesis and Ethnic Identities

Cultural Minorities in a Global World

Legal Rights and International Recognition

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

Ecotourism and Indigenous Lands

Chapter Summary

Key Terms

Review Questions

MyAnthroLab Exercises

Glossary

References

Credits

Index

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