The Essence of Anthropology / Edition 1

The Essence of Anthropology / Edition 1

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


Filled with current examples, THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY brings to life anthropology's key concepts and their great relevance to today's complex world. You'll learn about the varied ways culture helps humans adapt to face the challenges of existence, the connection between human culture and human biology, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures… See more details below

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Filled with current examples, THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY brings to life anthropology's key concepts and their great relevance to today's complex world. You'll learn about the varied ways culture helps humans adapt to face the challenges of existence, the connection between human culture and human biology, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. New Digging into Anthropology activities provide a hands-on approach to anthropological methods. Furthermore, the book is packed with learning tools that demonstrate major concepts, offer interesting examples of anthropology's relevance to daily life, and guide your study to help you retain what you read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534623715
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/03/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


1. Thinking and Doing Anthropology. 2. Biology, Genetics, and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Human Evolution. 5. The Neolithic Revolution. 6. The Emergence of Cities and States. 7. Modern Human Diversity -- Race and Racism. 8. Characteristics of Culture. 9. Language and Communication. 10. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 11. Subsistence and Exchange. 12. Sex, Marriage, and Family. 13. Kinship and Other Forms of Grouping. 14. Politics, Power, and Violence. 15. Spirituality and Religion. 16. Global Changes and the Role of Anthropology.

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