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Anthropology : a brief introduction

Author: Carol R Ember; Melvin Ember
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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For one-semester courses in General Anthropology or courses where supplementary readings are used.This concise version of Ember/Ember's larger best-selling introductory text provides an ideal core  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol R Ember; Melvin Ember
ISBN: 0130979554 9780130979551
OCLC Number: 49494980
Description: xxii, 553 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What is anthropology? --
Discovering and explaining the past and present --
Genetics and evolution --
Primate evolution: from early primates to hominoids --
The first hominoids --
The origins of culture and the emergence of homo --
The emergence of homo sapiens --
The emergence of food production and the rise of states --
Human variation and adaptation --
The concept of culture --
Communication and language --
Getting food --
Economic systems --
Social stratification: class, ethnicity, and racism --
Sex, gender, and culture --
Marrige and the family --
Marital residence and kinship --
Political life: social order and disorder --
Religion and magic --
Applied and practicing anthropology --
Medical anthropology --
Global social problems.
Responsibility: Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember.

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