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Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective

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Overview

What is the role of culture in human experience? This introductory cultural anthropology textbook helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. The book covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to issues of concern to Christians, such as cultural relativism, evolution, and missions.

This concise yet solid introduction represents the authors' years of experience in the classroom and offers a fresh, contemporary approach. Each chapter includes objectives, text boxes, terms, and discussion questions. In addition, plentiful maps, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text.

Resources for professors using this text are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources. These resources include active learning exercises, discussion questions, crossword puzzles, PowerPoint outlines, case study videos, an annotated list of suggested ethnographic films, relevant internet resources, and a test bank.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801038877
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 589,503
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian M. Howell (PhD, Washington University) is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His books and articles have focused on ethnography of the Philippines, anthropology of religion, faith integration, and Christian missions. Jenell Williams Paris (PhD, American University) is professor of anthropology and sociology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. She formerly taught at Bethel University. Both authors regularly teach introductory anthropology courses.
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Table of Contents

1. The Discipline of Anthropology
2. The Concept of Culture
3. Language
4. Social Structure and Inequality
5. Gender and Sexuality
6. Production and Exchange
7. Authority and Power
8. Kinship and Marriage
9. Religion and Ritual
10. Globalization and Culture Change
11. Theory in Anthropology
12. Anthropology in Action
Index
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