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Filled with current examples, THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY brings to life anthropology's key concepts and their great relevance to today's complex world. You'll learn about the varied ways culture helps humans adapt to face the challenges of existence, the connection between human culture and human biology, and the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. Furthermore, the book is packed with learning tools that demonstrate major concepts, offer interesting examples of anthropology's relevance to daily life, and guide your study to help you retain what you read.
1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Biology and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Human Evolution. 5. The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals. 6. The Emergence of Cities and States. 7. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism. 8. The Characteristics of Culture. 9. Language and Communication. 10. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 11. Subsistence and Exchange. 12. Sex, Marriage, and Family. 13. Kinship and Other Methods of Grouping. 14. Politics, Power, and Violence. 15. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural. 16. Global Changes and the Role of Anthropology.