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For one semester/quarter introductory courses in General Anthropology (Four Fields).
This book presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 12th edition by the same author team. The size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading.
This text provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology and helps students understand humans in all their variety and why such variety exists. This new edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.
The four sections of the text introduce students to anthropology, address the biological and cultural evolution of humans, introduce students to cultural variation, and show how anthropology can be applied beyond academia.
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 The Importance of Anthropology
Chapter 2 How We Discover the Past
Part II Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural
Chapter 3 Genetics and Evolution
Chapter 4 Human Variation and Adaptation
Chapter 5 Primates: Present and Past
Chapter 6 The First Hominids and the Emergence of Homo
Chapter 7 The Emergence of Homo Sapiens
Chapter 8 Food Production and the Rise of States
Part III Cultural Variation
Chapter 9 The Study of Culture
Chapter 10 Language and Communication
Chapter 11 Economics
Chapter 12 Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Chapter 13 Sex and Gender
Chapter 14 Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Chapter 15 Political Life
Chapter 16 Religions and Magic
Chapter 17 Culture Change and Globalization
Part IV Using Anthropology
Chapter 18 Global Issues
Chapter 19 Applied and Practicing Anthropology