Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge / Edition 12

Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge / Edition 12

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by William A. Haviland, Harald E. L. Prins, Dana Walrath, Bunny McBride
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0495095613

ISBN-13: 9780495095613

Pub. Date: 04/09/2007

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how this discipline is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. Honed, streamlined, and extensively updated throughout,

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Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how this discipline is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. Honed, streamlined, and extensively updated throughout, the 15th edition presents the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. This edition also retains its integrated coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity, as well as its popular Globalscape feature, which gets students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. A strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Long known as a cutting edge teaching tool, Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge takes a pedagogical leap in this edition with the introduction of MindTap—a digital interactive learning platform, more information below.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495095613
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/09/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Characteristics of Culture. 3. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories. 4. Becoming Human: The Origin and Diversity of Our Species. 5. Language and Communication. 6. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 7. Patterns of Subsistence. 8. Economic Systems. 9. Sex, Marriage, and Family. 10. Kinship and Descent. 11. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Class. 12. Politics, Power, War, and Peace. 13. Spirituality, Religion, and Shamanism. 14. The Arts. 15. Processes of Change. 16. Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology. Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.

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