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Cultural Anthropology, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Barbara D. Miller

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 25, 2012

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Description

Anthropology in today’s world.

 

Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Cultural Anthropology 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.  In addition, the last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and how the importance of local cultural values and needs are shaping international development policies and programs.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning - The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking- A new Think Like an Anthropologist feature and thought-provoking questions throughout the text link issues with theory and today's student experiences and values.  
  • Engage StudentsThe one page Culturama feature found in every chapter provides a mini-case study of a culture. Each Culturama provides basic background information on the highlighted culture along with any updates about current changes and challenges.  In addition, two photographs and a locator map offer a mini-"panorama" view to help students visualize and anchor the material.
  • Explore TheoryA section on the history of theory can be found in Chapter 1, as well as discussion on selected theories throughout the text.
  • Support Instructors –  MyAnthroLab, an author-written Instructor’s Manual and Test Item File, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available. 

 

Table of Contents

In This section:

1. Breif table of contents

2. Full Table of Contents

 

 

 

1. BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part 1:  INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Chapter 1:   Anthropology and the Study of Culture

Chapter 2:    The Evolution of Humanity and Culture

Chapter 3:   Researching Culture

 

Part 2:  CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

Chapter 4:   Making a Living

Chapter 5:   Consumption and Exchange

Chapter 6:   Reproduction and Human Development

Chapter 7:   Disease, Illness, and Healing

 

Part 3:  SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

Chapter 8:    Kinship and Domestic Life

Chapter 9:    Social Groups and Social Stratification

Chapter 10:  Political and Legal Systems

 

Part 5:  SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS

Chapter 11:  Communication

Chapter 12:  Religion

Chapter 13:  Expressive Culture


Part 6:  CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE  

Chapter 14:  People on the Move

Chapter 15: People Defining Development

 

 

 

 

2.  FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

 

Part 1:  INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

 

Chapter 1:     Anthropology and the Study of Culture

Introducing Anthropology’s Four Fields

Introducing Cultural Anthropology

Distinctive Features of Cultural Anthropology

 

Chapter 2:    The Evolution of Humanity and Culture

Nonhuman Primates and the Roots of Human Culture

Hominin Evolution to Modern Humans

The Neolithic Revolution and the Emergence of Cities and States

 

Chapter 3:     Researching Culture

Changing Research Methods

Doing Fieldwork in Cultural Anthropology

Urgent Issues in Cultural Anthropology Research

 

 

 

Part 2:  CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS

 

Chapter 4:     Making a Living

Culture and Economic Systems

Making a Living: Five Modes of Livelihood

Changing Livelihoods

 

Chapter 5:     Consumption and Exchange

Culture and Consumption

Culture and Exchange

Changing Patterns of Consumption and Exchange

 

Chapter 6:     Reproduction and Human Development

Modes of Reproduction

Culture and Fertility

Personality and the Life Cycle

 

Chapter 7:     Disease, Illness, and Healing

Ethnomedicine

Three Theoretical Approaches

Globalization and Change

 

Part 3:  SOCIAL ORGANIZATION

 

Chapter 8:     Kinship and Domestic Life

How Cultures Create Kinship

Households and Domestic Life

Changing Kinship and Household Dynamics

 

Chapter 9:     Social Groups and Social Stratification

Social Groups

Social Stratification

Civil Society

 

Chapter 10:   Political and Legal Systems

Public Power: Political Organization, and Leadership

Social Order and Social Conflict

Changing Public Power and Social Control

 

 

Part 5:  SYMBOLIC SYSTEMS

 

Chapter 11:   Communication

The Varieties of Human Communication

Language, Diversity, and Inequality

Language and Communication Change

 

Chapter 12:   Religion

Religion in Comparative Perspective

World Religions and Local Variations

Directions of Religious Change

 

Chapter 13:   Expressive Culture

Art and Culture

Play, Leisure, and Culture

Change in Expressive Culture

 

 

Part 6:  CONTEMPORARY CULTURAL CHANGE 

 

Chapter 14:  People on the Move

Categories of Migration

The New Immigrants to the United States and Canada

Migration Policies and Programs in a Globalizing World

 

Chapter 15:   People Defining Development

Defining Development and Approaches to It

Development, Indigenous People, and Women

Urgent Issues in Development

 

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