Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity 13 9780077861544
Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity

Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity

Grade Levels: 13
By Conrad Kottak
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: September 9, 2014
MHID: 007786154X
ISBN 13: 9780077861544

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New Features

The Connect Suite effectively engages students in the course so they are better prepared for class, more active in discussion, and achieve better results. Its innovative and adaptive technology addresses a wide variety of student and instructor needs with a rich database of assignable and assessable activities, each attached to a learning objective. Connect Anthropology, part of the Connect Suite is an integrated assignment and assessment platform that makes learning more engaging and accessible for students and makes teaching easier and more efficient for instructors. Connect Anthropology offers a variety of learning tools and activities, and comes with an interactive eBook with highlighting and note taking functionalities.

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New sections :
“ Public and Applied Anthropology” “
“ Oldowan Hominins at the Kanjera Site”
“Life as a Neandertal”
“The Denisovans”
“China’s Red Deer Cave People”
“The Neolithic in Europe”
“The Neolithic in Asia”
“Online Ethnography”
“Language, Culture, and History”
“Minority Groups and Stratification”
“Changing Demographics”
“Resistance via Social Media”

New sections :
“The Online Marriage Market”
“Religion and Cultural Globalization”
“Evangelical Protestantism and Pentecostalism”
“Homogenization, Indigenization, or Hybridization”
“Antimodernism and Fundamentalism”
“The Spread of Islam”
“Networking and Sociability On- and Offline”
“The Fall from Grace: Golf and the Celebrity Scandal”
“Neoliberalism and NAFTA’s Economic Refugees”
“Emerging Diseases”
“Anthropology’s Key Lessons”

New Integrated Coverage of the Impact of Technology and Social Media : Systematic attention is now given to the key role of the Internet and social media in today’s globalizing world with new sections like “Resistance via Social Media” when discussing political systems.

Key Features

Understanding Ourselves Introductions : prompt students to relate anthropology to their own culture and their own lives, connecting students to the discipline through what they eat for breakfast, how often baseball pitchers spit, and much more.

Key terms : Key terms are defined in the margins on the pages where the terms are introduced, and are listed at the end of each chapter.

End-of-chapter “Critical Thinking” Questions : Questions encourage students to assess and evaluate what they read in the chapter and apply their knowledge to answer.

Revised Focus on Globalization: Focusing on an increasingly interconnected world, the Focus on Globalization essays examine topics as diverse as tourism in the ancient and modern worlds, global disease pandemics, world events (including the Olympics and the World Cup), and the expansion of international finance and branding.

'Appreciating Diversity' Boxes : explore the rich diversity of cultures – past and present – that anthropologists study. “Political mobilizations in Rural Thailand” and “All This from a Finger Bone," about the reconstruction of the Denisovan genome, are just a few of the topics explored in these sections.

Appreciating Anthropology Boxes : feature current-events stories that explore ways in which anthropologists are actively engaged in some of our most urgent twenty-first century concerns. “From Afghanistan: What the Anthropologists Say,” to “A Biocultural Approach to Health in the Bolivian Amazon" these boxes demonstrate that topics raised in every chapter can be found in today's headlines.

Supplement this title with Annual Editions: Anthropology, 39/e (ISBN: 125939381X, eBook: 9781308638492) This volume offers a variety of articles on contemporary issues in social and cultural anthropology. Students have the opportunity to read first-hand accounts by anthropologists, enabling them to better understand the kinds of questions anthropologists asks, the ways in which they ask them, and how they go about searching for answers.

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Brief Table of Contents

Part I Introduction to Anthropology

1 What Is Anthropology?

2 Culture

3 Applying Anthropology

Part 2 Physical Anthropology and Archaeology

4 Doing Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

5 Evolution and Genetics

6 Human Variation and Adaptation

7 The Primates

8 Early Hominins

9 Archaic Homo

10 The Origin and Spread of Modern Humans

11 The First Farmers

12 The First Cities and States

Part 3 Appreciating Cultural Diversity

13 Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology

14 Language and Communication

15 Ethnicity and Race

16 Making a Living

17 Political Systems

18 Gender

19 Families, Kinship, and Descent

20 Marriage

21 Religion

22 Arts, Media, and Sports

Part 4 The Changing World

23 The World System and Colonialism

24 Anthropology’s Role in a Globalizing World

About the Author

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.