Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge
Cengage Learning, Mar 5, 2010 - Social Science - 480 pages
Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, this streamlined, market-leading text presents cultural anthropology in vivid, accessible terms showing students how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around them. The authors present the fundamental concepts from a holistic perspective using three unifying themes to frame the text: 1) the varied ways humans face the challenges of existence, 2) the connections between culture and biology in shaping human beliefs and behavior, and 3) the impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. They also integrate coverage of race, class, gender, and ethnicity throughout the text, and in this edition, they have expanded the popular Globalscape feature to get students thinking about the consequences of globalization and (sometimes) their own behavior. Furthermore, the text's strong supplements program provides instructors and students with a wealth of resources designed to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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The Essence of Anthropology
Characteristics of Culture
Ethnographic Research Its History Methods and Theories
Becoming Human The Origin and Diversity of Our Species
Language and Communication
Social Identity Personality and Gender
Patterns of Subsistence
Politics Power and Violence
Spirituality Religion and the Supernatural
Processes of Change
Global Challenges Local Responses and the Role of Anthropology
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