Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Miller stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. The last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and the importance of local cultural values and needs in shaping international development policies and programs.
Material throughout the book highlights the relevance of anthropology to students and how they can apply in their careers. By entwining attention to key theories for understanding culture with an emphasis on relevance of anthropological knowledge and skills, this text is the perfect choice for all introductory cultural anthropology courses.
Table of Contents
Part I INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
1 ANTHROPOLOGY AND THE STUDY OF CULTURE
2 THE EVOLUTION OF HUMANITY AND CULTURE
3 RESEARCHING CULTURE
Part II CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS
4 MAKING A LIVING
5 CONSUMPTION AND EXCHANGE
6 REPRODUCTION AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
7 DISEASE, ILLNESS, AND HEALING
Part III SOCIAL ORGANIZATION
8 KINSHIP AND DOMESTIC LIFE
9 SOCIAL GROUPS AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
10 POLITICAL AND LEGAL SYSTEMS
Part IV SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS
13 EXPRESSIVE CULTURE
Part V CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE
14 PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
15 PEOPLE DEFINING DEVELOPMENT
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