ISBN-10:
0078035015
ISBN-13:
2900078035011
Pub. Date:
10/05/2012
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity / Edition 15

Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity / Edition 15

by Conrad Kottak
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Overview

Noted for its scholarship and clarity of writing,this comprehensive text continues to be one of the most concise,coherent general introductions to anthropology. The seventh edition is completely rewritten at the sentence level to reflect the changing world from the demise of the Soviet Union to the growing significance of multiculturalism in North America,and anthropology's increasingly transnational,multilocal and longitudinal perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900078035011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 10/05/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. Professor Kottak has done fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. In current research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Table of Contents


Part I: The Dimensions of Anthropology
1. What is Anthropology
2. Applying Anthropology
Part II: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
3. Methods and Ethics in Physical Anthropology and Archaeology
4. Evolution and Genetics
5. The Primates
Bringing it All Together
6. Primate Evolution
7. Early Hominids
8. Modern Humans
Bringing it All Together
9. Human Diversity and "Race"
10. The First Farmers
11. The First Cities and States
Bringing it All Together
Part III: Cultural Diversity
12. Methods and Ethics in Cultural Anthropology
13. Culture
14. Ethnicity
15. Language and Communication
Bringing it All Together
16. Making a Living
17. Political Systems
18. Families, Kinship and Descent
19. Marriage
20. Gender
Bringing it All Together
21. Religion
22. The Arts Part IV: The Changing World
23. The Modern World System
24. Colonialism and Development
25. Cultural Exchange and Survival Bringing it All Together
Appendix: American Popular Culture
Bibliography
Glossary
Spanish Glossary
Credits
Indexes

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