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Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology - 5th edition

Cultural Anthropology - 5th edition

ISBN13: 9780205683291

ISBN10: 0205683290

Cultural Anthropology by Barbara D. Miller - ISBN 9780205683291
Edition: 5TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Cultural Anthropology by Barbara D. Miller - ISBN 9780205683291

ISBN13: 9780205683291

ISBN10: 0205683290

Edition: 5TH 09

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Summary

Successfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity throughout, Millerr's up-to-date text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology to their lives. Faculty and students praise the bookr's proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Miller stresses the importance of social inequality, cultural change, and applied aspects of anthropology throughout the book. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. Each chapter highlights an example of applied anthropology and connects with students by providing practical tips about how they can use anthropology in their everyday lives and careers. The last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and the importance of local cultural values and needs in shaping international development policies and programs.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents for Cultural Anthropology, 5/e

I. INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

1. Anthropology and the Study of Culture

2. The Evolution of Humanity and Culture

3. Methods in Cultural Anthropology

II. ECONOMIC AND DEMOGRAPHIC FOUNDATIONS

4. Economies and Their Modes of Production

5. Consumption and Exchange

6. Reproduction and Human Development

7. Disease, Illness and Healing

III. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

8. Kinship and Domestic Life

9. Social Groups and Social Stratification

10. Politics and Leadership

11. Social Order and Social Conflict

IV. SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS

12. Communication

13. Religion

14. Expressive Culture

V. CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE

15. People on the Move

16. People Defining Development