Invitation to Anthropology

Invitation to Anthropology

by Luke Eric Lassiter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759103100

ISBN-13: 9780759103108

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Lassiter's accessible introduction to anthropology encourages students to evaluate its relevance in our increasingly complex world. Part I focuses on the underlying assumptions and concepts that have driven anthropological theory and practice since its modern inception. Part II explores cross-cultural human issues showing how anthropological studies offer relevant

Overview

Lassiter's accessible introduction to anthropology encourages students to evaluate its relevance in our increasingly complex world. Part I focuses on the underlying assumptions and concepts that have driven anthropological theory and practice since its modern inception. Part II explores cross-cultural human issues showing how anthropological studies offer relevant insight into human beings and valuable models for thinking and acting. Invitation to Anthropology is an ideal text for undergraduate students, easily supplemented with case studies in anthropology. Visit Luke Eric Lassiter's web page

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759103108
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I: Anthropology, Culture, and Ethnography Part 3 Chapter 1: Evolution, and the Critique of Race: A Short Story Part 4 Chapter 2: Anthropology and Culture Part 5 Chapter 3: Ethnography Part 6 Part II: Ethnology: Some Human Issues Part 7 Chapter 4: History, Change, and Adaptation: On the Roots of Our World System Part 8 Chapter 5: Sex, Power, and Inequality: On Gender Part 9 Chapter 6: Work, Success, and Kids: On Marriage, Family, and Kinship Part 10 Chapter 7: Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief: On Religion Part 11 Afterword Part 12 Bibliography and Suggested Readings

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