Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Paperback | February 11, 2016

byRobert H. Lavenda, Emily A. Schultz

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The only brief cultural anthropology text specifically designed to prepare students to read ethnographies more effectively and with greater understanding, this is a concise introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology.

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The only brief cultural anthropology text specifically designed to prepare students to read ethnographies more effectively and with greater understanding, this is a concise introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology.

Robert H. Lavenda is Professor of Anthropology and Co-Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at St. Cloud State University. Emily A. Schultz is Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:February 11, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Anthropology2. Culture3. Meaning-Making and Language4. World View and Religion5. The Dimensions of Social Organization6. Sex, Gender, and Sexuality7. Relatedness: Kinship, Marriage, Family, and Friendship8. Political Anthropology9. Economic Anthropology10. Globalization11. The Anthropology of Science, Technology, and Medicine12. Theory in Cultural AnthropologyAppendix: Reading EthnographyBibliographyIndex

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"This book is beautifully written. Its clarity and intellectual approach to topics commonly explored in introduction to socio-cultural anthropology is impressive. It is one of the best textbooks I have read in years." --Orit Tamir, New Mexico Highlands University