Invitation to Anthropology / Edition 3

Invitation to Anthropology / Edition 3

by Luke Eric Lassiter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759111529

ISBN-13: 9780759111523

Pub. Date: 01/16/2009

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Luke Eric Lassiter's concise introductory text to cultural anthropology offers a fresh and accessible approach for students. His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. This book is an…  See more details below

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Luke Eric Lassiter's concise introductory text to cultural anthropology offers a fresh and accessible approach for students. His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. This book is an ideal text for undergraduate students, and can be easily supplemented with case studies in anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759111523
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
01/16/2009
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Anthropology, Culture, and Ethnography

Ch. 1 Evolution and the Critique of Race: A Short Story 3

Ch. 2 Anthropology and Culture 35

Ch. 3 Ethnography 69

Pt. II Ethnology: Some Human Issues

Ch. 4 History, Change, and Adaptation: On the Roots of Our World System 107

Ch. 5 Sex, Power, and Inequality: On Gender 131

Ch. 6 Work, Success, and Kids: On Marriage, Family, and Kinship 157

Ch. 7 Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief: On Religion 183

Afterword 199

Glossary 203

Bibliography and Suggested Readings 213

Index 225

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