Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective / Edition 7

Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective / Edition 7

by Raymond Scupin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0132301741

ISBN-13: 9780132301749

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132301749
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Series:
Pearson Custom Anthropology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
7.92(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.76(d)

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Table of Contents

I. BASIC CONCEPTS IN ANTHROPOLOGY.

1. Introduction to Anthropology.
2. Human Evolution.

II. BASIC CONCEPTS OF CULTURE AND SOCIETY.

3. Culture.
4. The Process of Enculturation.
5. Language.
6. Anthropological Explanations.

III. PRESTATE SOCIETIES.

7. Analyzing Sociocultural Systems.
8. Band Societies.
9. Tribes.
10. Chiefdoms.

IV. STATE SOCIETIES.

11. Agricultural States.
12. Industrial States.

V. CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBALIZATION.

13. Globalization and Aboriginal Peoples.
14. Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean.
15. Globalization in the Middle East and Asia.

VI. ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE GLOBAL FUTURE.

16. Race and Ethnicity.
17. Contemporary Global Trends.
18. Applied Anthropology.

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