Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

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Cultural Anthropology is a leading textbook that integrates the important issues of globalization and culture change in every chapter by introducing students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity.



Nancy Bonvillain, a best-selling author in linguistics, gender and Native American studies, has written an introductory textbook that encourages students to see what is going on in the world and how it affects cultures. By presenting extended examples from a variety of cultures and incorporating the voices of these peoples, she brings the study of cultural anthropology to life, so that students may come to understand the global processes that affect us all.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 20.32mm | 948g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour illustrations, colour tables, maps, figures
  • 0205685099
  • 9780205685097

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"Cultural Anthropology" is a leading textbook that integrates the important issues of globalization and culture change in every chapter by introducing students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity. Nancy Bonvillain, a best-selling author in linguistics, gender and Native American studies, has written an introductory textbook that encourages students to see what is going on in the world and how it affects cultures. By presenting extended examples from a variety of cultures and incorporating the voices of these peoples, she brings the study of cultural anthropology to life, so that students may come to understand the global processes that affect us all.
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Table of contents

1. What Is Anthropology?

2. The Nature of Culture.

3. Studying Culture.

4. Language and Culture.

5. Learning One's Culture.

6. Making a Living.

7. Economic Systems.

8. Kinship and Descent.

9. Marriage and the Family.

10. Gender.

11. Equality and Inequality.

12. Political Systems.

13. Conflict and Conflict Resolution.

14. Religion.

15. The Arts.

16. Colonialism and Cultural Transformations.

17. Living in a Global World.
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