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Cultural Anthropology

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ISBN-10: 0073315095

ISBN-13: 9780073315096

Edition: 12th 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Conrad Phillip Kottak

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The new edition of Kottak' s best selling text for cultural anthropology emphasizes anthropology's integrated and comparative nature with "Bringing It All Together" essays that show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. Another distinctive feature, "Understanding Ourselves," illustrates the relevance of anthropological facts and theories to students' everyday lives.
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Book details

List price: $136.55
Edition: 12th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 11/29/2006
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 528
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

The Dimensions of Anthropology
What Is Anthropology?
Applying Anthropology
Cultural Diversity
The Evolutionary Origins of Human Culture
Ethnicity and Race
Language and Communication
Making a Living
Political Systems
Families, Kinship, and Descent
The Arts
The Changing World
The Modern World System
Colonialism and Development
Cultural Exchange and Survival
A History of Theories in Anthropology
Ethics and Anthropology
American Popular Culture
Ethics and Methods in Cultural Anthropology
Detailed Table of Contents
About the Author
Preface Walkthrough
The Dimensions of Anthropology
What Is Anthropology?
Human Adaptability Adaptation, Variation, and Change
General Anthropology
Cultural Forces Shape
Human Biology
The Subdisciplines of Anthropology
Cultural Anthropology
Archaeological Anthropology
Biological, or Physical Anthropology
Interesting Issues: Even Anthropologists Get Culture Shock
Beyond the Classroom: The Utility of Hand and Foot Bones for Problems in Biological Anthropology
Linguistic Anthropology
Applied Anthropology
Anthropology and Other Academic Fields Cultural Anthropology and Sociology Anthropology and Psychology Science, Explanation, and Hypothesis Testing
Applying Anthropology
What Is Applied Anthropology?
Academic and Applied Anthropology
Theory and Practice
Anthropology and Education
Urban Anthropology
Urban versus Rural Medical Anthropology
Beyond the Classroom: New Life, Good Health Anthropology and Business
Careers and Anthropology
Interesting Issues: Hot Asset in Corporate: Anthropology Degrees
Cultural Diversity
Culture What Is Culture?
Culture Is Learned Culture Is Shared
Interesting Issues: Touching, Affection, Love, and Sex
Culture Is Symbolic Culture and Nature Culture
Is All-Encompassing Culture
Is Integrated Culture
Can Be Adaptive and Maladaptive Culture and the Individual: Agency and Practice
Levels of Culture Ethnocentrism, Cultural Relativism, and Human Rights Universality, Generality, and Particularity Universality Generality Particularity: Patterns of Culture
Beyond the Classroom: Folklore Reveals Ethos of Heating Plant Workers
Mechanisms of Cultural Change Globalization
The Evolutionary Origins of Human Culture Evolution Theory and Fact Genetics Mendel’s Experiments Independent Assortment and Recombination Biochemical, or Molecular, Genetics Cell
Division Crossing Over Mutation Population Genetics and Mechanisms of Genetic Evolution Natural Selection Random Genetic Drift Gene Flow
The Modern Synthesis Punctuated Equilibrium
Ethnicity and Race Ethnic Groups and Ethnicity Status Shifting Race Social Race Hypodescent: Race in the United States
Beyond the Classroom: Perceptions of Race and Skin Color on an American College Campus Race in the Census Not Us: Race in Japan Phenotype and Fluidity: Race in Brazil Stratification and "Intelligence" Ethnic Groups, Nations, and Nationalities Nationalities and Imagined Communities Peaceful Coexistence Assimilation
The Plural Society Multiculturalism and Ethnic Identity Interesting Issues: Ethnic Nationalism Runs Wild Roots of Ethnic Conflict Prejudice and Discrimination Chips in the Mosaic Aftermaths of Oppression
Language and Communication What Is Language? Animal Communication Call Systems Sign Language The Origin of Language Nonverbal Communication The Structure of Language Speech Sounds Language, Thought, and Culture Interesting Issues: Do Midwesterner''s Have Accents? The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Focal Vocabulary Meaning Sociolinguistics Linguistic Diversity Gender Speech Contrasts Language and Status Position Stratification Black English Vernacular (BEV), a.k.a. "Ebonics" Beyond the Classroom: Cybercommunication in Collegespace Historical Linguistics Bringing It All Together: Canada: Unity and Diversity in Culture and Language
Making a Living Adaptive Strategies Foraging Correlates of Foraging
Beyond the Classroom: Integrating Archaeological, Ethnographic, and Analytic Subsistence Data: A Case Study from Patagonia, South America Cultivation Horticulture Agriculture
The Cultivation Continuum Intensification: People and the Environment Pastoralism Modes of Production
Production in Nonindustrial Societies Means of Production
Alienation in Industrial Economies Economizing and Maximization Alternative Ends
Interesting Issues: Scarcity and the Betsileo Distribution, Exchange
The Market Principle Redistribution Reciprocity Coexistence of Exchange Principles Potlatching
Political Systems What Is "The Political?"
Types and Trends Bands and Tribes Foraging Bands Tribal Cultivators
The Village Head
The "Big Man" Pantribal Sodalities and Age Grades Nomadic Politics
Beyond the Classroom: Perspectives on Group Membership Chiefdoms
Political and Economic Systems in Chiefdoms Social Status in Chiefdoms Status Systems in Chiefdoms and States
States Population Control Judiciary Enforcement Fiscal Systems Social Control: Politics, Shame, and Sorcery
Families, Kinship, and Descent Families Nuclear and Extended Families
Industrialism and Family Organization Changes in North American Kinship
The Family among Foragers Descent Descent Groups Lineages, Clans, and Residence
Rules Ambilineal Descent Family versus Descent Kinship Calculation Genealogical Kin Types and Kin Terms
Interesting Issues: Social Security, Kinship Style Kinship Terminology Lineal Terminology Bifurcate Merging Terminology Generational Terminology Bifurcate Collateral Terminology
Marriage What Is Marriage?
Incest and Exogamy Explaining the Taboo Instinctive Horror Biological Degeneration Attempt and Contempt Marry Out or Die Out Endogamy Caste Royal Incest Marital Rights and Same-Sex Marriage
Beyond the Classroom: Human Mate Preference in Matrimonial Advertisements from Gujarat, India Marriage as Group Alliance Bridewealth and Dowry Durable Alliances
Interesting Issues: Love and Marriage Divorce Plural Marriages Polygyny Polyandry
Gender Sex and Gender Recurrent
Gender Patterns
Gender among Foragers
Gender among Horticulturist Reduced Gender
Stratification--Matrilineal, Matrilocal Societies
Reduced Gender Stratification--Matrifocal Societies
Increased Gender Stratification--Patrilineal-Patrilocal Societies
Gender among Agriculturalists Patriarchy and Violence Gender and Industrialism
The Feminization of Poverty Sexual Orientation
Interesting Issues: Hidden Women, Public Men---Public Women, Hidden Men Bringing It All Together: The Basques
Religion What Is Religion?
Origins, Functions,
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