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Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 7
     

Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology / Edition 7

by Conrad P. Kottak
 

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ISBN-10: 0073531049

ISBN-13: 9780073531045

Pub. Date: 09/18/2009

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of

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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity and readability make Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

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ISBN-13:
9780073531045
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies,Inc.
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Anthropology Today Boxes xii

About the Author xiii

Preface xv

chapter 1 What Is Anthropology? 1

chapter 2 Culture 23

chapter 3 Ethics and Methods 46

chapter 4 Language and Communication 64

chapter 5 Making a Living 89

chapter 6 Political Systems 114

chapter 7 Families, Kinship, and Marriage 140

chapter 8 Gender 67

chapter 9 Religion 190

chapter 10 The World System and Colonialism 211

chapter 11 Ethnicity and Race 234

chapter 12 Applying Anthropology 259

chapter 13 Global Issues Today 281

Glossary 303

Credits 313

Bibliography 315

Index 339

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