Summary: Written by one of the prominent scholars in the field, this concise, up-to-date text provides a carefully balanced introduction to core topics in the four subfields of general anthropology--physical anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology--as well as contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity
and readability makeWindow on Humanitya perfect match for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.
Summary: Written by one of the prominent scholars in the field, this concise, up-to-date text provides a carefully balanced introduction to core topics in the four subfields of general anthropology--physical anthropology, archeology, linguistics, and cultural anthropology--as well as contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity and readability makeWindow on Humanitya perfect match for general anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:McGraw-Hill Publishing Company Published: 09/12/2011 International: No
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Table of Contents Chapter 1 What Is Anthropology? Chapter 2 Culture Chapter 3 Ethics and Methods Chapter 4 Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation Chapter 5 The Primates Chapter 6 Early Hominins Chapter 7 The Genus Homo Chapter 8 The First Farmers Chapter 9 The First Cities and States Chapter 10 Language and Communication Chapter 11 Making a Living Chapter 12 Political Systems Chapter 13 Families, Kinship, and Marriage Chapter 14 Gender Chapter 15 Religion Chapter 16 The World System and Colonialism Chapter 17 Ethnicity and Race Chapter 18 Applying Anthropology Chapter 19 Global Issues Today
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