Author: Nancy Bonvillain
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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.
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.
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)
Author: Jack David Eller
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.
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.
Author: Carol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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.
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.
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.
Author: Richley H. Crapo
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
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.
The New Testament World
Author: Bruce J. Malina
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A classroom standard for two decades, The New Testament World: Insights from Cultural Anthropology has introduced students to both the New Testament and the social-scientific study of the New Testament. This revised and expanded third edition offers new chapters on envy and the Jesus movement, updates chapters from earlier editions, augments the bibliography, and offers student study questions.
Author: Michael Herzfeld
In the third edition of this important and influential book, Michael Herzfeld revisits the idea of â€˜cultural intimacyâ€™. The chapters examine a range of topics touching on the relationship between state and citizen, and the notion of â€˜national characterâ€™. Herzfeld provides a developed theoretical framework and additional clarification of core concepts such as disemia, social poetics and structural nostalgia. The text has been fully updated in light of recent scholarship and events, including comment on Greece and the European Union. There is new material drawn from regions such as Thailand and China, and further consideration of religious intimacy and its impact on cities. The book improves our understanding of how states, societies and institutions function and illustrates the relevance of anthropology to contemporary issues such as globalization, censorship, ethnic conflict and nationalism.
This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture across the world.The text provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike other texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues incorporates the anthropology of complex modern societies. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in anthropology.This fourth edition is updated throughout and increases the emphasis on the interdependence of human worlds. It incorporates recent debates and controversies, ranging from globalisation and migration research to problems of cultural translation, and discusses the challenges of interdisciplinarity in a lucid way. Effortlessly bridging the perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology, Small Places, Large Issues is as essential to anthropology undergraduates as ever.
Core text for introductory cultural/social anthropology. Discusses major theories of human behavior as well as topical issues.
Author: Barbara Miller
NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLabÂ® does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706 Cultural Anthropology plus MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology â€” Access Card Package â€” 8/e Package consists of: â€¢ 0134419073 / 9780134419077 Cultural Anthropology, 8/e â€¢ 0205982018 / 9780205982011 MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Show students how anthropology can help them understand todayâ€™s world Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the worldâ€™s cultures, focusing on how they interact and change. Author Barbara Miller provides many points where readers can interact with the material, and encourages students to think critically about other cultures as well as their own. Featuring the latest research and statistics throughout, the eighth edition has been updated with contemporary examples of anthropology in action, addressing recent newsworthy events such as the Ebola epidemic. Also available with MyAnthroLabÂ® MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology courses extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what theyâ€™ve learned. Please note: this version of MyAnthroLab does not include an eText. Cultural Anthropology, Eighth Edition is also available via REVELâ„¢, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.