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Cultural anthropology : the human challenge

Author: William A Haviland; Harald E L Prins; Bunny McBride; Dana Walrath
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Cengage Learning, [2011] ©2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English : Thirteenth editionView 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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Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William A Haviland; Harald E L Prins; Bunny McBride; Dana Walrath
ISBN: 0495810827 9780495810827 9780495813484 0495813486
OCLC Number: 611636602
Description: xxxvii, 443 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: The essence of anthropology --
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 social class --
Politics, power, and violence --
Spirituality, religion, and the supernatural --
The arts --
Processes of change --
Global changes, local responses and the role of anthropology.
Responsibility: William A. Haviland, University of Vermont, Harald E.L. Prins, Kansas State Universit, Bunny McBride, Kansas State University, Dana Walrath, University of Vermont. [and three others].

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