For one semester/quarter introductory courses in General Anthropology (Four Fields).
This text provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology. The book helps students understand humans in all their variety and why such variety exists. The new twelfth edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.
The five sections of the text introduce students to anthropology, address the biological and cultural evolution of humans, introduce students to cultural variation, and show how anthropology can be applied beyond academia.
Table of Contents
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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Anthropology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 13th Edition
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