Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective / Edition 7by Raymond Scupin
Pub. Date: 09/06/2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall
This book serves as a useful introduction of cultural anthropology by integrating ethnographic material from around the world. By drawing upon classic and recent research in the field, it reflects current state-of-the-art understandings of social and cultural changes based on the interrelationships among different societies. The book demonstrates the diversity of different societies and cultural patterns, yet at the same time reveals similarities in humans everywhere. A six-part organization covers: basic concepts in anthropology, basic concepts of culture and society, prestate societies, state societies, consequences of globalization, and anthropology and the global future. For individuals interested in assessing anthropological explanations to better understand humanity.
Table of Contents
I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY.
2. Human Evolution.
II. BASIC CONCEPTS OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY.
4. The Process of Enculturation.
6. Anthropological Explanations.
III. PRESTATE SOCIETIES.
8. Band Societies.
IV. STATE SOCIETIES.
12. Industrial States.
V. CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBALIZATION.
14. Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean.
15. Globalization in the Middle East and Asia.
VI. ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE GLOBAL FUTURE.
17. Contemporary Global Trends.
18. Applied Anthropology.
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