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Anthropology, Books a la Carte Edition, 13th Edition

By Carol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 2, 2010


Anthropology, provides its readers with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology.  It helps them understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists.  This new thirteenth edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.  It also showcases how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia.

Table of Contents

Anthropology, 13e

Brief Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

CHAPTER 1 What Is Anthropology?
CHAPTER 2 History of Anthropological Theory
CHAPTER 3  Research Methods in Anthropology


Part II Human Evolution

CHAPTER 4 Genetics and Evolution
CHAPTER 5 Human Variation and Adaptation
CHAPTER 6 The Living Primates
CHAPTER 7 Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids
CHAPTER 8 The First Hominids

Part III  Cultural Evolution

CHAPTER 9 The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo
CHAPTER 10 The Emergence of Homo sapiens
CHAPTER 11 The Upper Paleolithic World
CHAPTER 12 Origins of Food Production and Settled Life
CHAPTER 13 Origins of Cities and States

Part IV Cultural Variation

CHAPTER 14  Culture and Culture Change
CHAPTER 15 Communication and Language
CHAPTER 16 Getting Food
CHAPTER 17 Economic Systems
CHAPTER 18 Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
CHAPTER 19 Culture and the Individual
CHAPTER 20 Sex, Gender, and Culture
CHAPTER 21 Marriage and the Family
CHAPTER 22 Marital Residence and Kinship
CHAPTER 23 Associations and Interest Groups
CHAPTER 24 Political Life: Social Order and Disorder
CHAPTER 25 Religion and Magic
CHAPTER 26 The Arts

Part V Using Anthropology

CHAPTER 27 Applied, Practicing, and Medical Anthropology
CHAPTER 28 Global Problems


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