New readings - Including topics such as Biological Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistic Anthropology, and Cultural Anthropology
Chart designed to help faculty and students easily locate key themes and topics such as: environment, race, health, gender, and much more (located at the beginning of the text).
Part III for Linguistics Anthropology (formerly included with cultural anthropology) - includes a selection on how children and migration impact the evolution of language and the development of a rare sign language (Reading - From Hoefonum to Heavens).
Readings on the teaching evolution and intelligent design in public schools and anthropology in war zones.
Features careers and research that involve applying anthropology outside the university setting.
Readings complement typical courses in introductory anthropology-the sequence of articles follows the organization of standard anthropology textbooks.
Pedagogical aids: introductions, a list of glossary terms, and guiding questions for each article; a world map that pinpoints the locations of places and peoples discussed in the articles; and, for easy reference, an extensive glossary and index.
Selections dealing with contemporary topics like globalization, HIV/AIDS, racism, cell phones, gender diversity, migration, obesity, intelligent design, and the current wars in the Middle East.