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Cultural Anthropology, 4th edition

  • Nancy Bonvillain

Published by Pearson (March 3rd 2017) - Copyright © 2018

4th edition

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For courses in Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Examine cultural anthropology through the lens of globalization and culture change
Cultural Anthropology introduces students to the concepts and methods that anthropologists bring to the study of cross-cultural diversity. Centering her approach on the roles of globalization and cultural change, author Nancy Bonvillain encourages students to think critically about what is going on in the world, and to examine how events affect cultures. The Fourth Edition has been updated with the latest statistical data and offers discussion of hot-button contemporary topics such as climate change, online communication, and GMOs.
Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.


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. Colonialism and Cultural Transformations
7. Making a Living
8. Economic Systems
9. Kinship and Descent
10. Marriage and the Family
11. Gender
12. Equality and Inequality
13. Political Systems
14. Conflict and Conflict Resolution
15. Religion
16. The Arts
17. Living in a Global World

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