Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity / Edition 7 available in Hardcover
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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.
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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
Brief Table of Contents
Part I Introduction to Anthropology
Part II Physical Anthropology and Archaeology 4 Studying the Past 5 Evolution and Genetics 6 Human Variation and Adaptation 7 The Primates 8 Early Hominids 9 The Genus Homo 10 The First Farmers 11 The First Cities and States
Part III Exploring Cultural Diversity 12 Theory and Methods in Cultural Anthropology 13 Language and Communication 14 Ethnicity and Race 15 Making a Living 16 Political Systems 17 Gender 18 Families, Kinship, and Descent 19 Marriage 20 Religion 21 Arts, Media, and Sports
Part IV The Changing World 22 The World System and Colonialism 23 Global Issues Today