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Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity Conrad Kottak

Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity By Conrad Kottak

Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity by Conrad Kottak


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Focused on the appreciation of anthropology, this book offers a holistic introduction to cultural anthropology.

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Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity by Conrad Kottak

Focused on the appreciation of anthropology, the new edition of Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to cultural anthropology. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating cultural diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. In this edition, Understanding Ourselves chapter openers and Through the Eyes of Others boxes show how anthropology helps us understand ourselves. New Appreciating Diversity boxes focus on the various forms of human biological and cultural diversity. Appreciating Anthropology boxes are also new to the text and focus on the value and usefulness of anthropological research and approaches.

About Conrad Kottak

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. Professor Kottak has done fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. In current research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of ContentsPart I Introduction to Cultural Anthropology1 What Is Anthropology? 2 Culture3 Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology 4 Applying AnthropologyPart II Exploring Cultural Diversity 5 Language and Communication 6 Ethnicity and Race7 Making a Living 8 Political Systems 9 Gender 10 Families, Kinships, and Descent 11 Marriage 12 Religion 13 Arts, Media, and Sports Part III The Changing World 14 The World System and Colonialism15 Global Issues Today

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CIN0078116988A
9780078116988
0078116988
Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity by Conrad Kottak
Used - Well Read
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2010-03-16
512
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