Human Culture: Highlights of Cultural Anthropology, 3rd edition

  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin R. Ember

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ISBN-13:  9780205992553

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Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time

Human Culture: Highlights of Cultural Anthropology, 3/e helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. It provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. This new edition has an expanded and updated focus on environmental issues.


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  • Immersive Learning Experiences with REVEL: REVEL delivers immersive learning experiences designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.
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  • A Clear Understanding of humans: Readers will learn the major variations in human kinship, economic, political, and religious systems and why it is significant.
  • Focus on Contemporary issues: Students will understand contemporary social problems and how anthropology might be used to address them.

Table of contents

Brief Table of Contents


Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology?

Chapter 2: Culture and Culture Change

Chapter 3: Understanding and Explaining Culture

Chapter 4: Communication and Language

Chapter 5: Economics

Chapter 6: Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism

Chapter 7: Sex and Gender

Chapter 8: Marriage, Family, and Kinship

Chapter 9: Political Life

Chapter 10: Political Life: Social Order and Disorder

Chapter 11: The Arts

Chapter 12: Global Problems

Chapter 13: Practicing and Applying Anthropology

Published by Pearson (June 5th 2015) - Copyright © 2015