Study Guide for Nanda/Warms' Cultural Anthropology, 9th / Edition 9

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Overview

The Study Guide includes chapter outlines, learning objectives and key terms intended to guide students in their reading of the chapter material. Each chapter also includes practice tests consisting of multiple choice, true/false, fill in the blank, short answer and essay questions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495128892
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 5/23/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Her most recent book is THE GIFT OF THE BRIDE: A TALE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, MATRIMONY, AND MURDER, a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City. Her other published works include NEITHER MAN NOR WOMAN: THE HIJRAS OF INDIA, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; AMERICAN CULTURAL PLURALISM AND LAW; GENDER DIVERSITY: CROSS-CULTURAL VARIATIONS; and a New York City guidebook, NEW YORK MORE THAN EVER: 40 PERFECT DAYS IN AND AROUND THE CITY. She has always been captivated by the stories people tell and by the tapestry of human diversity. Anthropology was the perfect way for her to immerse herself in these passions, and through teaching, to spread the word about the importance of understanding both human differences and human similarities.

Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos. His published works include ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY: AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY and SACRED REALMS: ESSAYS IN RELIGION, BELIEF, AND SOCIETY, as well as journal articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa; African exploration and romanticism; and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. Warms's interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and by his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, and Asia. He continues to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology every year but also teaches classes in anthropological theory, the anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, and film at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His current projects include an encyclopedia of theory in social and cultural anthropology and a book about the development of anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students and faculty are invited to contact him with their comments, suggestions, and questions at r.warms@txstate.edu.

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Table of Contents


Anthropology and Human Diversity     1
Human Evolution     15
Doing Cultural Anthropology     34
The Idea of Culture     48
Language     65
Making a Living     83
Economics     99
Marriage, Family and Domestic Groups     115
Kinship     133
Gender     150
Political Organization     170
Stratification: Class and Caste     191
Stratification: "Race" and Ethnicity     207
Religion     227
Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts     246
Culture Change and the Modern World     261
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