Societal Organization and Globalization in Anthropology
Anthropology introduces students to the four fields of anthropology. It integrates historical, biological, archaeological, and global approaches with ethnographic data available from around the world. Additionally, information is drawn from both classic and recent research in the field and reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes.
Using an applied perspective, Anthropology demonstrates how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems, thus showing students how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.
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Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I: Basic Concepts in Anthropology
Chapter 1: Introduction to Anthropology
Chapter 2: The Record of the Past
Chapter 3: Evolution
Part II: Physical Anthropology
Chapter 4: The Primates
Chapter 5: Hominid Evolution
Chapter 6: Human Variation
Part III: Archaeology
Chapter 7: Paleolithic Cultures
Chapter 8: The Origins of Domestication and Settled Life
Chapter 9: The Rise of the State and Complex Society
Part IV: Basic Concepts of Culture and Society
Chapter 10: Culture
Chapter 11: The Process of Enculturation: Psychological and Cognitive Anthropology
Chapter 12: Language
Chapter 13: Anthropological Explanations
Chapter 14: Analyzing Sociocultural Systems
Part V: Studying DIfferent Societies
Chapter 15: Band Societies
Chapter 16: Tribes
Chapter 17: Chiefdoms
Chapter 18: Agricultural States
Chapter 19: Industrial States
Part VI: Consequences of Globalization
Chapter 20: Globalization, Culture, and Indigenous Societies
Chapter 21: Globalization in Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean
Chapter 22: Globalization in the Middle East and Asia
PART VII: Anthropology and the Global Future
Chapter 23: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 24: Contemporary Global Trends
Chapter 25: Applied Anthropology
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