A Brief Empirical Introduction to the Four Fields of Anthropology
Human Evolution and Culture presents the highlights of the popular Anthropology, 13th edition by the same author team. It provides students with an empirical introduction to the four fields of anthropology, and helps them understand humans in all their variety - and why such variety exists.
Its four sections introduce students to 1) anthropology, 2) the biological and cultural evolution of humans, 3) cultural variation, and 4) how anthropology can be applied beyond academia.
This new 7th edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization. Additionally, the size of the book (19 chapters) makes it useful for quarter courses, as well as for courses that encourage a lot of supplemental reading.
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Table of Contents
About the Authors
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 The Importance of Anthropology
Chapter 2 Research Methods in Anthropology
Part II Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural
Chapter 3 Genetics and Evolution
Chapter 4 Human Variation and Adaptation
Chapter 5 Primates: Present and Past
Chapter 6 The First Hominids and the Emergence of Homo
Chapter 7 The Emergence of Homo sapiens
Chapter 8 Food Production and the Rise of States
Part III Cultural Variation
Chapter 9 Culture and Culture Change
Chapter 10 Language and Communication
Chapter 11 Economics
Chapter 12 Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Chapter 13 Sex and Gender
Chapter 14 Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Chapter 15 Political Life
Chapter 16 Religion and Magic
Chapter 17 The Arts
Part IV Using Anthropology
Chapter 18 Global Problems
Chapter 19 Applied and Practicing Anthropology
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