Invitation to Anthropology

Invitation to Anthropology

by Luke Eric Lassiter

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Invitation to Anthropology by Luke Eric Lassiter

In this concise introduction to cultural anthropology, now in its 4th edition, Lassiter takes a fresh and accessible approach to stimulating student interest in the human experience. He uses timely and engaging examples to showcase the ongoing relevance of anthropology today. He also explores how the anthropological perspective can be applied to real-world problems on the local, regional, and global scale.

The 4th edition features updates and clarifications throughout the text, including expanded discussion of evolution, language, fieldwork, gender identities, and belief systems. New “Anthropology Here and Now” sidebars encourage readers to delve deeper into particular subjects and to connect with current and ongoing conversations among working anthropologists. Taken as a whole, the book serves as an ideal text for introductory undergraduate courses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780759122536
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2014
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Luke Eric Lassiter is professor of humanities and anthropology and director of the Graduate Humanities Program at Marshall University.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fourth Edition

PART I: Anthropology, Culture, and Ethnography

1. Evolution and the Critique of Race: A Short Story
2. Anthropology and Culture
3. Ethnography

PART II: Ethnology: Some Human Issues

4. History, Change, and Adaptation: On the Roots of Our World System
5. Sex, Power, and Inequality: On Gender
6. Work, Success, and Kids: On Marriage, Family, and Kinship
7. Knowledge, Belief, and Disbelief: On Religion

Bibliography and Suggested Readings
About the Author

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