This text is a brief, more affordable version of the Peoples and Bailey, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Fifth Edition (2000). Its coverage of core topics, smaller size, and economical price make it well suited for instructors who wish to adopt a core text along with supplemental texts such as readers and ethnographies. The text shares, in a briefer format, the same rich characteristics that made HUMANITY a best-seller over the years: strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples.
A well-known specialist in Native American cultures, Garrick Bailey has authored numerous scholarly works including A HISTORY OF THE NAVAJOS, with Roberta Bailey (1986), THE OSAGE AND THE INVISIBLE WORLD (1995) and ART OF THE OSAGE, with Daniel Swan (2004). He is currently editor of Volume 2, INDIANS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, THE HANDBOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He also is the co-author of ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. He teaches anthropology at the University of Tulsa.
James Peoples is professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Director of East Asian Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he has been teaching courses in anthropology since 1988. He has also taught in the anthropology departments of the University of California at Davis and the University of Tulsa. His geographic area of specialty is Micronesia, where he studied the impact of American subsidies on the island agricultural and cash economies. His first book, ISLAND IN TRUST (1985), summarized the results of this field research. Since becoming Director of East Asian Studies in 2004, Dr. Peoples has journeyed to Korea and Japan for seminars and workshops. He recently published a chapter, translated into Chinese, in a book used in cultural anthropology courses in the People's Republic of China. He has published most of the results of a comparative analysis of political evolution in Micronesia. Dr. Peoples also has co-authored ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.
1. The Study of Humanity. 2. Culture. 3. Culture and Language. 4. Studying Cultures: Approaches and Methods. 5. Adapation: Environment and Cultures. 6. Exchange and Economic Systems. 7. Domestic Life. 8. Kinship. 9. Gender. 10. Politics and Social Inequality. 11. Religion and the Supernatural. 12. Art. 13. Globalism and Ethnicity. 14. The Future of Indigenous Peoples. Appendix. The Internet and Anthropology.