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Human Culture, CourseSmart eText, 2nd Edition

By Melvin R. Ember, Carol R. Ember

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 4, 2012

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For one semester/quarter introductory courses in Cultural Anthropology.


This brief version of the popular Cultural Anthropology, 13/e by the same author team, Human Culture, 2/e provides a scientific introduction to cultural anthropology and helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way.  The size of the book makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading. This new edition highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization.

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Part I Introduction
Chapter 1: The Importance of Anthropology
Chapter 2: Culture and Culture Change
Chapter 3: Explanation and Evidence

Part II Cultural Variation
Chapter 4: Language and Communication
Chapter 5: Economics
Chapter 6: Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Chapter 7: Sex and Gender
Chapter 8: Marriage, Family, and Kinship  
Chapter 9: Political Life
Chapter 10: Religion and Magic  
Chapter 11: The Arts 

Part III Using Anthropology

Chapter 12: Global Problems  
Chapter 13: Applied and Practicing Anthropology 

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Human Culture, CourseSmart eText, 2nd Edition
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$44.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-25368-5