Anthropology Contemporary Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0321047044
ISBN-13: 9780321047045
Edition: 8th 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Phillip Whitten
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Description: This collection of short readings on all aspects of anthropology conveys the excitement and relevance of contemporary anthropology. This book organizes readings around the major subdisciplines within anthropology: biological anthropology, cultural  More...

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Book details

List price: $140.20
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

This collection of short readings on all aspects of anthropology conveys the excitement and relevance of contemporary anthropology. This book organizes readings around the major subdisciplines within anthropology: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and language and communication, making it easy to notice trends and themes. For anyone with an interest in anthropology.

Preface
Introduction to Anthropology
The Evolving Study of Anthropology
Finding Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Human Evolution
Darwinism Defined: The Difference between Fact and Theory
The Great Leap Forward
The Secret Life of the Neanderthal
The Search for Early Man
Designed for Another Time: Modern Problems for an Ancient Species
Evolutionary Psychology
What Are Friends For?
Games Primates Play
On Becoming Human
What Do Women Want?
Isn't She Lovely?
Human Diversity
Racial Odyssey
"Race": Myths under the Microscope
The Tall and the Short of It
Archaeology
Doing Archaeology
Fingerprints in the Sand
Garbage Demographics
Temples of Doom
Issues in Archaeology
The First Americans
Images of the Ice Age
New Clues Show Where People Made the Great Leap to Agriculture
Brewing an Ancient Beer
The World's First City
The Cradle of Cash
Rise of Civilization: Mesopotamia to Mesoamerica
Empires in the Dust
Language and Communication
Language, Thought, and Communication
The Gift of Gab
Koko: "Fine Animal Gorilla"
Women's Talk
The Power of Talk: Who Gets Heard and Why
Close Encounters
Flirting Fascination
Cultural Anthropology
Fieldwork
Shakespeare in the Bush
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari
Body Ritual among the Nacirema
Now the Ancient Ways Are Less Mysterious
Kinship and Marriage
Marriage: For Love, Profit, or Politics
The Marriage of Yongsu's Mother
Political and Economic Organization
Life without Chiefs
In Search of the Affluent Society
Cultural Ecology
India's Sacred Cow
Plight of the Ik and Kaiadilt Is Seen as a Chilling Possible End for Humankind
Society and Gender Roles
An Immodest Proposal
Daughters of the Forest
Life behind the Veil
Belief and Ritual
Devils, Witches, and Sudden Death
The Secrets of Haiti's Living Dead
The Impact of Modernization
Requiem for a Lost People
Societies on the Brink
The Great Disease Migration
The Last Tribal Battle
Anthropology in the Modern World
Contemporary Applications
Borderline Cases: Medical Practice and National Culture
The Stone-Age Diet: Cuisine Sauvage
No Bone Unturned
Shamans and Their Lore May Vanish with the Forests
Coming of Age in Palo Alto
Why Buy Kazoos You Can't Use?
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