Cultural Anthropology, 15th edition

  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin R. Ember

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For courses in Cultural Anthropology
A comparative exploration of human cultures across space and time
Cultural Anthropology takes a unique and holistic approach to the study of cultural anthropology. Transcending mere descriptions, the text explains not only what humans are and were like, but also how they got to be that way, in all their variety. Authors Carol and Melvin Ember provide comparative, cross cultural insights based on an evidence-based approach, which is highly relevant today. The 15th Edition offers a streamlined narrative that makes it easier for instructors to cover all aspects of the discipline in a single semester, as well as thoroughly updated research that ensures an up-to-date learning experience.

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Table of contents

1. What Is Anthropology?
2. Culture and Culture Change
3. Culture and the Individual
4. Understanding and Explaining Culture
5. Communication and Language
6. Getting Food
7. Economic Systems
8. Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
9. Sex and Gender
10. Marriage and the Family
11. Marital Residence and Kinship
12. Associations and Interest Groups
13. Political Life: Social Order and Disorder
14. Religion and Magic
15. The Arts
16. Health and Illness
17. Practicing and Applying Anthropology

Published by Pearson (March 27th 2018) - Copyright © 2019