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Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective, 8th Edition

By Raymond R Scupin

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 11, 2011

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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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