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Anthropology, provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the holistic four fields of anthropology and the important role of applied anthropology. Readers will understand humans in all their variety, and why such variety exists. It also show students how anthropological skill sets can be applied beyond academia. The fourteenth edition places an increased emphasis on new explanations and the necessity to evaluate these new explanations logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence.
Examines research. Current Research and Issues boxes highlight recent topics that students may have heard about in the news or that are currently being debated in the profession.
Immigrants influence on social life. Migrants and Immigrants boxes explore how migration and immigration have impacted recent and contemporary social life.
NEW! Environmental issues. An expanded focus on environmental issues is presented.
About the Author
Carol R. Ember, Human Relations Area Files
Melvin Ember, Human Relations Area Files
Peter N. Peregrine, Lawrence University and the Sante Fe Institute
Table of Contents:
Part I: INTRODUCTION
Chapter 1: What Is Anthropology?
Chapter 2: Research Methods in Anthropology
Part II: HUMAN EVOLUTION
Chapter 3: Genetics and Evolution
Chapter 4: Human Variation and Adaptation
Chapter 5: Primates
Chapter 6: The First Hominins
Part III: CULTURAL EVOLUTION
Chapter 7: The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo
Chapter 8: The Emergence of Homo sapiens
Chapter 9: The Upper Paleolithic World T
Chapter 10: Origins of Food Production and Settled Life
Chapter 11: Origins of Cities and States
Part IV: CULTURAL VARIATION
Chapter 12: Culture and Culture Change
Chapter 13: Chapter 9: Culture and the Individual
Chapter 14: Communication and Language
Chapter 15: Getting Food
Chapter 16: Economic Systems
Chapter 17: Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
Chapter 18: Sex, Gender, and Culture
Chapter 19: Marriage and the Family
Chapter 20: Marital Residence and Kinship
Chapter 21: Associations and Interest Groups
Chapter 22: Political Life: Social Order and Disorder
Chapter 23: Religion and Magic
Chapter 24: The Arts
Part V: USING ANTHROPOLOGY
Chapter 25: Practicing and Applying Anthropology
Chapter 26: Health and Illness
Chapter 27: Global Problems
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