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Cultural anthropology : the human challenge.

Author: William A Haviland
Publisher: [Belmont, Calif.] : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 13th ed., international 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 archeology. 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.
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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Haviland
ISBN: 9780495811770 0495811777 0495810827 9780495810827
OCLC Number: 731048150
Description: xxxvii, 443 Seiten : color Illustrationen, color Karten
Contents: PART I: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF KNOWING HUMANITY.1. The Essence of Anthropology.2. Characteristics of Culture.3. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories.4. Becoming Human: The Origin and Diversity of Our Species.PART II: CULTURE AND SURVIVAL: THE CHALLENGE OF COMMUNICATING, RAISING CHILDREN, AND STAYING ALIVE.5. Language and Communication.6. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender.7. Patterns of Subsistence.8. Economic Systems.PART III: FORMATION OF GROUPS: THE CHALLENGE OF COOPERATION.9. Sex, Marriage, and Family.10. Kinship and Descent.11. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Class.Part IV: SEARCH FOR ORDER: THE CHALLENGE OF DISORDER.12. Politics, Power, and Violence.13. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural.14. The Arts.PART IV: SEARCH FOR ORDER: THE CHALLENGE OF DISORDER.15. Processes of Change.16. Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.Glossary.Bibliography.Credits.Index.

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PART I: CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE CHALLENGE OF KNOWING HUMANITY. 1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Characteristics of Culture. 3. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories. 4. Read more...

 
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