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Culture, people, nature : an introduction to general anthropology

Author: Marvin Harris
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins College Publishers, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Written by a foremost spokesperson on cultural materialism, this book introduces students to the four fields of anthropology making all aspects of archaeology, linguistics, physical anthropology and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marvin Harris
ISBN: 0065008901 9780065008906
OCLC Number: 27071002
Description: xix, 551 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part 1 Physical anthropology: organic evolution; the human pedigree and human nature; the first hominids; the origins of "homo sapiens"; race, human variation, and the force of evolution. Part 2 Language and culture: the nature of culture; language. Part 3 Archaeology and prehistory: the old world paleolithic; the neolithic and the rise of the states; the second earth. Part 4 Infrastructure: production; reproduction. Part 5 Structure: economic organization; domestic life; kinship, locality, and descent; law, order, and war in prestate societies; the political economy of chiefdoms and states; stratified groups; gender and hierarchy; sexuality. Part 6 Superstructure: personality and culture; religion; art. Part 7 Anthropology and modern life: applied anthropology; the antrhopology of a hyperindustrial society. Appendix: a history of theories of culture.
Responsibility: Marvin Harris.

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