Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

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This is a brief, accessible introduction to cultural anthropology with in-text activities that give students the opportunity to explore anthropology's relevance to their own lives.
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  • Paperback | 309 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 12.7mm | 362.88g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • 0767412281
  • 9780767412285

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Table of contents

Part I. BASIC CONCEPTS AND METHODS IN ANTHROPOLOGY1. The Perspective of Anthropology2. Culture: What Makes You a Stranger When You Are Away From Home3. Fieldwork4. Symbolic Communication and CulturePart II. CROSS-CULTURAL ADAPTIVE PATTERNS5. We All Have to Eat: Obtaining Food and Allocating Resources6. The Ties That Bind: Kinship and FamilyKinship Relationships7. Gender and Sexuality Cross-Culturally8. Who Decides? Political Order, Disorder, and Social Control9. Explaining the Unexplainable: Comparative Supernaturalism10. ExpressionsPart III. APPLYING THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE11. Culture Change12. Applying Anthropology to LifeGlossaryBibliography
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About Roberta Edwards Lenkeit

Roberta Edwards Lenkeit is currently professor of anthropology at Modesto Junior College, Modesto, California where she has taught since 1976. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara where, as a teaching assistant, she first learned how fun it was to share anthropology with introductory level students. After graduation, she spent four years as a full time instructor at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. She also taught as an adjunct faculty member for two years at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is the recipient of many awards of recognition for outstanding teaching by the campus chapter of Alpha Gamma Sigma. Her special interests include comparative kinship, religion, applied anthropology, hominid evolution, lithic tool technology, and Upper Paleolithic cave art. She has done fieldwork in Spain, the Cook Islands, and French Polynesia. For relaxation Roberta gardens and raises banty hens. She is the author of Introducing Cultural Anthropology (2001, Mayfield Publishing).
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