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Anthropology - 13th edition

Anthropology - 13th edition

ISBN13: 9780073405360

ISBN10: 0073405361

Anthropology by Conrad Kottak - ISBN 9780073405360
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 13TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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Anthropology by Conrad Kottak - ISBN 9780073405360

ISBN13: 9780073405360

ISBN10: 0073405361

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 13TH 09

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Summary

A recent National Academy of Sciences inductee, Conrad Phillip Kottak offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to general anthropology from the four-field perspective. Kottak emphasizes why anthropology should matter to students and how students can use anthropology to better understand themselves. "Bringing It All Together" essays found throughout the text demonstrate the integrated and comparative nature of anthropology. New "Through the Eyes of Others" essays offer the perspectives of foreign students and recent graduates who present their own cultures of origin in contrast with contemporary American culture. Thought-provoking questions now begin each chapter to highlight key themes and spark discussions and critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents Part I Introduction to Anthropology 1 What Is Anthropology? 2 Culture 3 Applying Anthropology Part II Physical Anthropology and Archaeology 4 Studying the Past 5 Evolution and Genetics 6 Human Variation and Adaptation 7 The Primates 8 Early Hominids 9 The Genus Homo 10 The First Farmers 11 The First Cities and States Part III Exploring Cultural Diversity 12 Theory and Methods in Cultural Anthropology 13 Language and Communication 14 Ethnicity and Race 15 Making a Living 16 Political Systems 17 Gender 18 Families, Kinship, and Descent 19 Marriage 20 Religion 21 Arts, Media, and Sports Part IV The Changing World 22 The World System and Colonialism 23 Global Issues Today