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Cultural anthropology : the human challenge

Author: William A Haviland
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12e [ed.]View all editions and formats
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In addition to culture, this textbook introduces the basics of physical and linguistic anthropology, as well as archaeology. It explores the ways societies adapt through culture to their environment, the formation of groups, political and religious organization, and the process of cultural change. The eleventh edition incorporates recent studies and statistics, and adds sections on the role of art in cultural  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William A Haviland
ISBN: 9780495095613 0495095613
OCLC Number: 180906125
Notes: Revised edition of: Cultural anthropology / William A. Haviland. 10th ed.
Includes passcode to InfoTrac college edition.
Description: xxxii, 424 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Details: System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Microsoft Windows 98; Mac 0S 8.1.
Contents: The Essence of Anthropology --
The Characteristics of Culture --
Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories --
Becoming Human: The Origin and Diversity of Our Species --
Language and Communication --
Social Identity, Personality, and Gender --
Patterns of Subsistence --
Economic Systems --
Sex, Marriage, and Family --
Kinship and Descent --
Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest and Class --
Politics, Power, and Violence --
Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural --
The Arts --
Processes of Change --
Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.
Responsibility: William A. Haviland [and others].
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Enables readers to discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human beliefs and behavior. This book includes  Read more...

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