Cultural Anthropology

Author: John H. Bodley
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759118655
Format: PDF
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This introductory text introduces basic concepts in cultural anthropology by comparing cultures of increasing scale and focusing on specific universal issues throughout human history. Cultural materials are presented in integrated ethnographic case studies organized by cultural and geographic areas to show how ideological, social organization, and material features fit together in specific sociocultural systems. Bodley explicitly seeks a balance between ecological-materialist and cultural-ideological explanations of sociocultural systems, while stressing the importance of individual power-seeking and human agency. Part One examines domestic-scale, autonomous tribal cultures. Part Two presents politically organized, class-based civilizations and ancient empires in the imperial world. Part Three surveys global, industrial, market-based civilizations in the contemporary commercial world. Cultural Anthropology uniquely challenges students to consider the big questions about the nature of cultural systems.

Faces of Anthropology

Author: Kevin A. Rafferty
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205645329
Format: PDF
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For undergraduate courses in introductory cultural anthropology. This book is a collection of readings that illustrate key concepts in cultural anthropology. Each section has an introduction written by the editors that provides an overview of the topic and provides a context for the readings. Every reading concludes with a set of critical thinking questions for the student to consider.

Cultural Anthropology The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495810827
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Author: Mike Morris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118329341
Format: PDF
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Practical and accessible, this dictionary is designed to enlighten those newly engaged in anthropological study or seeking a quick guide to the field. Fills a need for a beginner’s pocket guide to the far-reaching and complex field of anthropology, including over 800 detailed entries and the intellectual background of terms Written in plain, jargon-free language, for readers without extensive background in the field Features brief, conceptual definitions of terms, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, related works for background reading and further research The user-friendly format includes bold terms featured elsewhere in the book, extensive cross-references, and indexes of names, peoples, places and subjects Incorporates related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics and geography

Cultural Anthropology

Author: William A. Haviland
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780155061408
Format: PDF
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Comprehensive, readable and written for the student, Haviland's market-leading text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, is a relevant, high-quality teaching tool. In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Haviland challenges and supports students with a thoughtful look at the diversity of the human condition; an examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its findings, and its relevance; and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.

Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205786367
Format: PDF
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Successfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity, and the environment, this text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology. Faculty and students praise the book's proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. This book, based on Miller's full-length Cultural Anthropology text, will generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Material throughout the book highlights the relevance of anthropology to students and how they can apply in their careers. By entwining attention to key theories for understanding culture with an emphasis on relevance of anthropological knowledge and skills, this text is the perfect choice for introductory cultural anthropology courses. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (9780205249671)

Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory Fifth Edition

Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442636904
Format: PDF, Docs
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The fifth edition of this bestselling reader builds a strong foundation in both classical and contemporary theory, with a sharpened focus on gender and anthropology, and the anthropology of new media and technology. Short introductions and key terms accompany every reading, and light annotations have been added to aid students in reading original articles. Used on its own or together with A History of Anthropological Theory, Fifth Edition, this anthology offers a flexible and unrivalled introduction to anthropological theory that reflects not only the history but also the changing nature of the discipline today.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Thomson
ISBN: 9780495128885
Format: PDF, Docs
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Renowned for its outstanding integration of rich ethnographies into the core text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Ninth Edition continues to bring you excellent coverage of cultures from around the world. The text also continues to emphasize issues of gender, stratification, ethnicity, globalization, and contemporary issues. This revision integrates the most recent research updates as well as high interest student features such as "Anthropology Makes A Difference" and "Global Connections" features that capture a key message of the text, that the study of anthropology is important because it builds awareness and helps develop informed citizens, of the many similarities as well as differences, between cultures around the world.In addition to the text, this new edition offers an innovative student study tool, Cultural Anthropology NOW, which allows students to assess their understanding of the material through Pre-Tests, Personalized Study Plans and Post-Test materials. Study Plans references specific text material to help the student and incorporate many tools and video exercises to help students visualize the cultures they are reading about and gain a better understanding of the concepts discussed. The plans can be assigned and progress tracked by instructors. Visit http://anthropology.wadsworth.com for a demonstration.