Societal Organization and Globalization in Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective provides students with an introduction to cultural anthropology through a traditional holistic and integrative approach.
Organized by societal type, this book's primary emphasis is on applied anthropology, with a strong coverage of globalization. Additionally, it emphasizes three unifying themes: 1) the diversity of human societies and cultural patterns the world over, 2) the similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike, and 3) the interconnections between the sciences and humanities within anthropology.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Intro to Anthropology
Chapter 2 Human Evolution
Chapter 3 Culture
Chapter 4 Process of Enculturation
Chapter 5 Language
Chapter 6 Anthropological Explanations
Chapter 7 Analyzing Socio Systems
Chapter 8 Band Societies
Chapter 9 Tribes
Chapter 10 Chiefdoms
Chapter 11 Agricultural States
Chapter 12 Industrial States
Chapter 13 Indigenous Societies
Chapter 14 Globalization in Latin America, Africa & Carribean
Chapter 15 Globalization in Middle East and Asia
Chapter 16 Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 17 Contemporary Global Trends
Chapter 18 Applied Technology
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