Anthropology : A Brief Introduction

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For one-semester courses in General Anthropology or courses where supplementary readings are used.Designed to be used in conjunction with a book of selected readings or ethnographies, this brief, concise version of Ember/Ember's larger best-selling introductory text provides an ideal core book for courses that explore the significant achievements in physical and cultural anthropology or one-semester courses where supplemental readings are assigned.
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  • Paperback | 451 pages
  • 175.26 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 703.06g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0130156000
  • 9780130156006

Table of contents

I. INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. What Is Anthropology? II. HUMAN EVOLUTION: BIOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL. 2. Evolution. 3. Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids. 4. Early Hominoids and Their Cultures. 5. The Emergence of Homo sapiens and Their Cultures. 6. Human Variation. 7. The Emergence of Good Production and the Rise of States. III. CULTURAL VARIATION. 8. The Concept of Culture. 9. Communication and Language. 10. Getting Food. 11. Economics and Social Stratification. 12. Sex, Gender, and Culture. 13. Marriage and the Family. 14. Marital Residence and Kinship. 15. Political Life: Social Order and Disorder. 16. Religion and Magic. IV. ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE MODERN WORLD. 17. Applied Anthropology and Social Problems.
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