Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective

Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective

by Brian M. Howell, Jenell Paris

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Overview

What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493418060
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 26 MB
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About the Author

Brian M. Howell (PhD, Washington University) is professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Jenell Paris (PhD, American University) is professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.

Both authors regularly teach introductory anthropology courses.
Brian M. Howell (PhD, Washington University) is professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he has taught for over fifteen years and regularly teaches introductory anthropology courses. His research interests include the intersections of culture, globalization, and Christianity. He has written on ethnography of the Philippines, anthropology of religion, faith integration, and Christian missions.
Jenell Paris (PhD, American University) is professor of anthropology at Messiah College, where she regularly teaches introductory anthropology courses. She has written numerous books, including Teach from the Heart: Pedagogy as Spiritual Practice, The Good News about Conflict, and The End of Sexual Identity.

Table of Contents

Contents
1. The Discipline of Anthropology
2. Culture
3. Language
4. Social Structure and Inequality in Race, Ethnicity, and Class
5. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
6. Economics
7. Authority and Power
8. Kinship and Marriage
9. Religion and Ritual
10. Medical Anthropology
11. Theory in Cultural Anthropology
12. Anthropology in Action
Index

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