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Cultural Anthropology - 7th edition

Cultural Anthropology (ISBN10: 0205454437; ISBN13: 9780205454433)
ISBN13: 978-0205454433
ISBN10: 0205454437

Summary: Features

  • Presents a clear, succinct overview of the cultural materialist empirical approach to understanding cross-cultural differences and similarities.
  • The theme of cultural relativism and emic and etic viewpoints span the entire text and allows students to look at seemingly irrational behaviors and place them in their appropriate cultural context.
  • Draws connections between behavioral p ...show moreatterns of production and reproduction, the domestic and political economy, and the ideological and symbolic sectors of culture.
  • Chapter 19, ''Globalism,'' provides an overview of some of the social and economic changes that have taken place over the last 25 years and how these changes have impacted traditional cultures.
  • Maintains the popular ''America Now'' feature to show the relevance of anthropology to the study of contemporary social issues.
  • Includes ''Key Terms'' and ''Questions for Thought'' in each chapter to help students understand the text's theoretical arguments.
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Edition/Copyright: 7TH 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Year Published: 2007
International: No

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