Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 4

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 4

by James G. Peoples
     
 

ISBN-10: 0314200649

ISBN-13: 9780314200648

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Working hand in hand with the Web site, this book's rich ethnographic examples, vivid photographs, and current research help you discover the many ways that cultural anthropologists study humankind. You'll see how cultural anthropology empowers us to solve problems facing the modern world, particularly those involving global problems such as hunger, ethnic conflicts,…  See more details below

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Working hand in hand with the Web site, this book's rich ethnographic examples, vivid photographs, and current research help you discover the many ways that cultural anthropologists study humankind. You'll see how cultural anthropology empowers us to solve problems facing the modern world, particularly those involving global problems such as hunger, ethnic conflicts, and the survival of indigenous cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314200648
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Anthropology Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
450

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Table of Contents

1. The Study of Humanity. PART I: HUMANITY, CULTURE, AND LANGUAGE. 2. Culture. 3. Culture and Change. PART II: THEORIES AND METHODS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 4. The Development of Anthropological Thought. 5. Methods of Investigation. PART III: DIVERSITY. 6. Adaptation: Foraging and Domestication. 7. Exchange in Economic Systems. 8. Domestic Life: Marriage, Family, and Residence. 9. Kinship: Forming Relationships and Groups. 10. Gender in Comparative Perspective. 11. The Organization of Political Life. 12. Social Inequality and Stratification. 13. Relations with the Supernatural. 14. Culture and Creative Expression. 15. Personality Formation and the Life Cycle. PART IV: ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE MODERN WORLD. 16. The Changing Human World. 17. Ethnicity in the Modern World. 18. Applied Anthropology and World Problems. 19. The Survival of Indigenous Peoples.

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