Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Canadian Edition by Barbara D. MillerCultural Anthropology, Fourth Canadian Edition by Barbara D. Miller

Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Canadian Edition

byBarbara D. Miller, Penny Van Esterik, John Van Esterik

Paperback | May 8, 2009

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This text delivers information about the world’s cultures from a progressive viewpoint reflecting a contemporary approach to anthropology, with cutting-edge research explained in clear and engaging prose.  It also promotes critical thinking and reflective learning in students.  Giving more attention to globalization as a force of change worldwide, and making connections between the global and the local, students will find many points at which they can connect with the material and reflect on their own culture.

Barbara D. Miller is Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, and Director of the Culture in Global Affairs (CIGA) Research and Policy Program, at The George Washington University. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Syracuse University in 1978. Before coming to GW in 1994, she taught at the University of Rochester...
Title:Cultural Anthropology, Fourth Canadian EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 8, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:020557792X

ISBN - 13:9780205577927


Table of Contents

PART I           Introduction to Cultural Anthropology     


1          Anthropology and the Study of Culture

2          Methods in Cultural Anthropology


PART II          Economic and Demographic Foundations           


3          Economies and Their Modes of Production

4          Consumption and Exchange

5          Birth and Death

6          Personality and Identity over the Life Cycle

7          Disease, Illness, and Healing


PART III        Social Organization       


8          Kinship and Domestic Life

9          Social Groups and Social Stratification

10         Politics, Conflict and Social Order


PART IV         Symbolic Systems         


11         Religion

12         Communication

13         Expressive Culture


PART V          Contemporary Cultural Change


14         People on the Move

15         Defining Development

Editorial Reviews

I think the way the chapters are put together is quite innovative and forward looking. I appreciate the content on globalization and cultural change which is very 21st century. - Diana French, UBC Okanagan I highly recommend Cultural Anthropology: 4th Canadian Edition for use in introductory cultural anthropology classes. The authors present a straightforward, easy-to-read, well-organized discussion of a complex array of cultural issues, features, and practices. This textbook enables students to access, discuss and critically debate some of the most intricate aspects of cultural anthropology. The adoption of Culturamas within the 4th edition helps students and instructors alike, situate anthropological theories, socio-cultural concepts, and contemporary ethnographies within global and local contexts. Cultural Anthropology makes for an excellent read! - Brian Myhre, University of Manitoba The author’s writing style is excellent. It is clear, yet informative. How the examples fit into the theoretical underpinnings is extremely well laid out. The balance between concepts, theory, and examples is achieved in such a way as to be both informative and interesting…Cultural Anthropology provides a current overview of traditional and recent subject areas in Cultural Anthropology in an informative and interesting manner. Additional features provide depth and colour to the text as well as a rich resource of supplemental sources for the beginning and advanced student. The pedagogical tools promote critical thinking and analysis as well as insight into one’s own cultural constructions. - Karen Hutton, UNB Fredericton