Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

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February 8, 2012


Paperback, 288 pages


0078034930 / 9780078034930


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Main description

Designed for courses that make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings, this is a concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology is more an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book prepares students to read ethnography more effectively and with greater understanding.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: AnthropologyChapter 2: CultureChapter 3: LanguageChapter 4: Making Meaning: Worldview, Religion, and ArtChapter 5: The Dimensions of Social OrganizationChapter 6: Political Anthropology Chapter 7: Economic AnthropologyChapter 8: Relatedness: Kinship and DescentChapter 9: Marriage and FamilyChapter 10: Globalization and the Culture of CapitalismChapter 11: The Anthropology of Science, Technology, and MedicineChapter 12: Theory in Cultural AnthropologyAppendix: Reading Ethnography

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