Cultural Anthropology by Carol R. EmberCultural Anthropology by Carol R. Ember

Cultural Anthropology

byCarol R. Ember, Melvin R. Ember, Peter N. Peregrine

Paperback | September 11, 2014

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Explains how and why human cultures vary so greatly across space and time


Cultural Anthropology, 14/e helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. It provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. This new edition has an expanded and updated focus on environmental issues.


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Carol R. Ember started at Antioch College as a chemistry major. She began taking social science courses because some were required, but she soon found herself intrigued. There were lots of questions without answers, and she became excited about the possibility of a research career in social science. She spent a year in graduate school...
Title:Cultural AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10.7 × 8.4 × 0.9 inPublished:September 11, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205957196

ISBN - 13:9780205957194

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Chapter 1. What is Anthropology

Chapter 2. Culture and Culture Change

Chapter 3. Culture and the Individual

Chapter 4. Understanding and Explaining Culture

Chapter 5. Communication and Language

Chapter 6. Getting Food

Chapter 7. Economic Systems

Chapter 8. Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, Racism

Chapter 9. Sex and Gender

Chapter 10. Marriage and the Family

Chapter 11. Marital Residence and Kinship

Chapter 12. Association and Interest Groups

Chapter 13. Political Life

Chapter 14. Religion and Magic

Chapter 15. The Arts

Chapter 16. Practicing and Applying Anthropology

Chapter 17. Health and Illness

Chapter 18. Global Problems