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Build your awareness of cultures around the world with CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, International Edition! Emphasizing the issues of power, gender, globalization, stratification, ethnicity, and the similarities and differences among all cultures, this book enables you to explore the diversity of human life and lifestyles, and will prompt you to think deeply about the world in which you live.show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 215 x 276 x 15mm | 824g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • 11th edition
  • 1133948685
  • 9781133948681

Table of contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Anthropology and Human Diversity. 2. Doing Cultural Anthropology. 3. The Idea of Culture. 4. Communication. Part II: FAMILIES IN SOCIETY. 5. Making a Living. 6. Economics. 7. Kinship. 8. Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups. Part III: EQUALITIES AND INEQUALITIES. 9. Gender. 10. Political Organization. 11. Stratification. Part IV: SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS. 12. Religion. 13. Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts. Part V: CULTURE CHANGE. 14. Power, Conquest, and a World System. 15. Culture Change and the Modern World. Appendix. A Brief Historical Guide to Anthropological Theory.show more

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Part I: INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. 1. Anthropology and Human Diversity. 2. Doing Cultural Anthropology. 3. The Idea of Culture. 4. Communication. Part II: FAMILIES IN SOCIETY. 5. Making a Living. 6. Economics. 7. Kinship. 8. Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups. Part III: EQUALITIES AND INEQUALITIES. 9. Gender. 10. Political Organization. 11. Stratification. Part IV: SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS. 12. Religion. 13. Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts. Part V: CULTURE CHANGE. 14. Power, Conquest, and a World System. 15. Culture Change and the Modern World. Appendix. A Brief Historical Guide to Anthropological Theory.show more

About Serena Nanda

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York Bio: Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She has published two anthropological murder mysteries, The Gift of a Bride: A Tale of Anthropology, Matrimony, and Murder, a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City, and Assisted Dying: An Ethnographic Murder Mystery on Florida's Gold Coast. Her other published works include Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; American Cultural Pluralism and Law; Gender Diversity: Cross-Cultural Variations; and a New York City guidebook, 40 Perfect New York Days: Walks and Rambles in and Around the City. She has always been captivated by the stories people tell and by the tapestry of human diversity. Anthropology was the perfect way for her to immerse herself in these passions, and through teaching, to spread the word about the importance of understanding both human differences and human similarities. Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Texas State University-San Marcos. His published works include Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History; Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology; and An Encyclopedia And Sacred Realms: Essays In Religion, Belief, And Society. He also has written journal articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa; African exploration and romanticism; and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. Warms' interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and by his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. He continues to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology but also teaches classes in anthropological theory, the anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, and film at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His current projects include a book about the development of anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students and faculty are invited to contact him with their comments, suggestions, and questions at r.warms@txstate.edu.show more

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