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Anthropology

Author: Carol R Ember; Melvin Ember; Peter N Peregrine
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol R Ember; Melvin Ember; Peter N Peregrine
ISBN: 0132277530 9780132277532
OCLC Number: 63122780
Description: xxi, 652 pages, [20] pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: PART I: Introduction --
What is anthropology? --
How we discover the past --
PART II: Human evolution: biological and cultural --
Genetics and evolution --
The living primates --
Primate evolution: from early primates to hominoids --
The first hominids --
The origins of culture and the emergence of Homo --
PART III: Modern humans --
The emergence of homo sapiens --
The Upper Paleolithic world --
Origins of food production and settled life --
Origins of cities and states --
Human variation and adaptation --
PART IV: Cultural variation --
The concept of culture --
Theoretical approaches in cultural anthropology --
Explanation and evidence --
Communication and language --
Getting food --
Economic systems --
Social Stratification: class, ethnicity, and racism --
Sex, gender, and culture --
Marriage and the family --
Marital residence and kinship --
Associations and interest groups --
Political life: social order and disorder --
Psychology and culture --
Religion and magic --
The arts --
Culture change and globalization --
PART V : Using anthropology --
Applied and practicing anthropology --
Medical anthropology --
Global social problems.
Responsibility: Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, Peter N. Peregrine.
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