Culture Counts A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ISBN-10: 0495007870
ISBN-13: 9780495007876
Edition: 2009
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Description: Framed around the concept of culture, Nanda and Warms' brief book shows you how culture matters in driving and explaining human behavior, and that culture is a dynamic concept that interrelates various cultural systems in adaptive (or maladaptive)  More...

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Book details

List price: $94.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Framed around the concept of culture, Nanda and Warms' brief book shows you how culture matters in driving and explaining human behavior, and that culture is a dynamic concept that interrelates various cultural systems in adaptive (or maladaptive) ways. The text focuses on how culturea group of understandings, some explicit, some implicit, with recognizable norms and valueshelps direct and explain peoples' behavior, why this is important for understanding what is going on in the world today, and how we can solve problems and effect positive change. The authors will draw you into the book's concepts via engaging ethnographic storytelling and a conversational writing style that connects you to the topics. You'll focus on contemporary issues, issues of globalization, issues of gender, and issues of equalities and inequalitiestopics that are important to both the study of anthropology and your understanding of the world around you.

What is Anthropology and Why Should I Care?
Culture Counts
Doing Cultural Anthropology
Communication
Making a Living
Economics
Marriage, Family, and Kinship
Gender
Political Organization
Inequalities: Class and Caste
Inequalities: Race and Ethnicity
Religion
Power, Conquest, and a World System
Globalization and Change

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