Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

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February 8, 2012


Mixed media product, 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: Anthropology Chapter 2: Culture Chapter 3: Language Chapter 4: Making Meaning: Worldview, Religion, and Art Chapter 5: The Dimensions of Social Organization Chapter 6: Political Anthropology Chapter 7: Economic Anthropology Chapter 8: Relatedness: Kinship and Descent Chapter 9: Marriage and Family Chapter 10: Globalization and the Culture of Capitalism Chapter 11: The Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine Chapter 12: Theory in Cultural Anthropology Appendix: Reading Ethnography

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