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Cultural anthropology : a perspective on the human condition

Author: Emily A Schultz; Robert H Lavenda
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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"Extensively revised in this sixth edition, Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition explores the interplay of cultural creativity, human agency, and material constraint in the shaping of human cultural traditions. It looks at the tremendous variety of culturally constructed ways of life and focuses on how people as creative beings bring meaning to the world and transform it through practical  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schultz, Emily A. (Emily Ann), 1949-
Cultural anthropology.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)761140712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily A Schultz; Robert H Lavenda
ISBN: 0195170113 9780195170115
OCLC Number: 54081736
Notes: Includes a study skills guide on CD-ROM.
Description: xvi, 432 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: 1. The anthropological perspective --
pt. I. The tools of cultural anthropology --
2. Culture and the human condition --
3. Fieldwork --
4. Anthropology in history and the explanation of cultural diversity --
pt. II. The resources of culture --
5. Language --
6. Culture and individuals --
7. Play, art, myth, and ritual --
8. Worldview --
pt. III. The organization of material life --
9. Social organization and power --
10. Making a living --
pt. IV. Systems of relationships --
11. Kinship and gender --
12. Marriage and family --
13. Beyond kinship --
pt. V. From global to local --
14. Dimensions of inequality int he contemporary world : class, caste, race, ethnicity, and nationalism --
15. A global world --
16. Anthropology in everyday life.
Responsibility: Emily A. Schultz, Robert H. Lavenda.
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