Window on Humanity: A Concise Introduction to General Anthropology

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CHAPTER 1: What Is Anthropology?

CHAPTER 2: Culture

CHAPTER 3: Doing Anthropology

CHAPTER 4: Evolution, Genetics, and Human Variation

CHAPTER 5: The Primates

CHAPTER 6: Early Hominins

CHAPTER 7: The Genus Homo

CHAPTER 8: The First Farmers

CHAPTER 9: The First Cities and States

CHAPTER 10: Language and Communication

CHAPTER 11: Making a Living

CHAPTER 12: Political Systems

CHAPTER 13: Families, Kinship, and Marriage

CHAPTER 14: Gender

CHAPTER 15: Religion

CHAPTER 16: Ethnicity and Race

CHAPTER 17: Applying Anthropology

CHAPTER 18: The World System and Colonialism

CHAPTER 19: Anthropology's Role in a Globalizing World