Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, with Free Powerweb / Edition 3 available in Paperback
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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Mirror for Humanity is designed to provide a concise, up-to-date, inexpensive introduction to cultural anthropology. It 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 shorter length, lower cost, and readability make Mirror for Humanity a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use ethnographies along with a main text.
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Companies, The|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)|
Table of ContentsPrefaceAbout the Author List of Boxes Chapter One: Exploring Cultural Diversity Human Diversity Anthropology Research Methods Ethnography: Anthropology's Distinctive Strategy Ethnographic Techniques Survey Research and Complex Societies Summary Box: The Evolution of Ethnography Chapter Two: Culture What Is Culture? Universality, Particularity, and Generality Mechanisms of Cultural Change Globalization Summary Box: Touching, Affection, Love, and Sex Chapter Three: Ethnicity and Race Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity Race Social Race Stratification and “Intelligence” Ethnic Groups, Nations, and Nationalities Ethnic Tolerance and Accommodation Roots of Ethnic Conflict Summary Box: Ethnic Nationalism Runs Wild Chapter Four: Language and Communication Language Nonverbal Communication The Structure of Language Language, Thought, and Culture Sociolinguistics Historical Linguistics Summary Box: Using Modern Technology to Preserve Linguistic Diversity Chapter Five: Making a Living (and more...)