Cultural Anthropology

Author: Nancy Bonvillain
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780205860364
Format: PDF
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Machine generated contents note: 1.What Is Anthropology? -- Preview -- The Study of Humanity -- The Concept of Culture -- A Holistic Perspective -- A Comparative Perspective -- The Four Subfields of Anthropology -- Cultural Anthropology -- Linguistic Anthropology -- Archaeology -- Biological Anthropology -- Applied Anthropology -- Chapter Summary -- Review Questions -- Myanthrolab Connections -- 2.The Nature of Culture -- Preview -- What Is Culture? -- Characteristics of Culture -- Culture Is Shared -- Culture Is Learned -- Culture Is Adaptive -- Culture Is Integrated -- Culture Is Based on Symbols -- Culture Organizes the Way People Think about the World -- Culture Change -- Internal Culture Change -- External Culture Change -- Global Culture -- Chapter Summary -- Review Questions -- Myanthrolab Connections -- 3.Studying Culture -- Preview -- Anthropology and the Explanation of Cultural Diversity -- Evolutionism -- Empiricism -- Functionalism.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology

Author: Garrick Bailey
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285415558
Format: PDF
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Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition, offers you a sound introduction to cultural anthropology. In its concise coverage of the course's core topics, you'll find strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cultural Anthropology in a Globalizing World

Author: Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205786367
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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)

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Jack David Eller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317428188
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. Thorough treatment is given throughout the text to issues such as globalization, colonialism, ethnicity, nationalism, neoliberalism, and the state. Changes for the third edition include a brand new chapter on medical anthropology and an updated range of cases studies with a fresh thematic focus on China. The book contains a number of features to support student learning, including: A wealth of color images Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins Summaries at the end of every chapter An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.

Classic Readings in Cultural Anthropology

Author: Gary Ferraro
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305177363
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Practical and insightful, CLASSIC READINGS IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY is a concise, inexpensive, and accessible reader that presents core historical and contemporary works that have been instrumental in shaping anthropological thought and research over the past decades. Carefully edited by author Dr. Gary Ferraro, the text includes classic readings from the disciplines of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Selected from scholarly works on the basis of their enduring themes and contributions to the discipline, these eminently relevant selections enable you to further explore anthropological perspectives on such key topics as culture; language and communication; ecology and economics; marriage and family; gender; politics and social control; supernatural beliefs; and issues of culture change. By providing this wide array of classic reading on foundational topics, this book delivers an excellent introduction to the field of cultural anthropology and the contributions it makes to understanding the world around us. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Advantage Books Culture Counts A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author: Serena Nanda
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337514195
Format: PDF
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Framed around the concept of culture, CULTURE COUNTS, 4th Edition, uses ethnographic storytelling to draw students into the material and teach valuable critical-thinking skills. The text focuses on how culture directs and explains people's behavior, thereby helping students understand the world today as well as how humans can solve problems and effect positive change. Using an authoritative yet conversational voice, the authors emphasize contemporary issues, the impact of globalization, gender issues, equalities and inequalities, cross-cultural comparisons, and American culture. These topics are important to both the study of anthropology and understanding of the world around you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Human Culture

Author: Carol R. Ember
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205957231
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time Human Culture: Highlights of Cultural Anthropology, 3/e helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. It provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. This new edition has an expanded and updated focus on environmental issues. REVEL from Pearson is an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's student read, think, and learn. REVEL modernizes familiar and respected course content with dynamic media interactives and assessments, and empowers educators to increase engagement in the course, better connecting with students. The result is increased student engagement and improved learning. Teaching and Learning Experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience- for you and your students. It: Immersive Learning Experiences with REVEL: REVEL delivers immersive learning experiences designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn. Engaging Pedagogically-Driven Design: Learning Objectives in each chapter correspond to chapter summary materials A Clear Understanding of humans: Readers will learn the major variations in human kinship, economic, political, and religious systems and why it is significant. Focus on Contemporary issues: Students will understand contemporary social problems and how anthropology might be used to address them.

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Author: Roberta Lenkeit
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077433025
Format: PDF, Docs
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Introducing Cultural Anthropology, a short yet comprehensive anchor text, is an approachable, full-color introduction to cultural anthropology. This edition continues to provide students with the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives. Unique opening vignettes draw students into each chapter while the rich visual program allows professors to use a brief text without sacrificing visual appeal. ""Try This"" exercises encourage students to think critically and apply anthropological concepts, perspectives and methods, and the ""Anthropology Around Us"" boxes focus on th.

Cultural Anthropology

Author: Richley H. Crapo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 9780072381528
Format: PDF
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Rather than present Cultural Anthropology as an encyclopedic array of somewhat unrelated facts, this highly successful text focuses on the relationships between these discrete facts, consistently explaining them within the broader context--as individual pieces that combine to make up a whole of the human puzzle. When combined with the text's understandable writing style, free built-in study guide, and excellent illustrations, this helps make Crapo one of the most approachable, student-friendly books available for the Cultural Anthropology course.