Sociocultural Anthropology: A Problem-based Approach by Richard H. RobbinsSociocultural Anthropology: A Problem-based Approach by Richard H. Robbins

Sociocultural Anthropology: A Problem-based Approach

byRichard H. Robbins, Rebekah X. Zhao, Karen McGarry

Paperback | January 13, 2016

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Taking the unique problem-based approach, the third Canadian edition of Sociocultural Anthropology encourages students to have a critical mindset when exploring the key concepts and methods presented in this textbook. Each chapter is organized around an intellectual "problem" and then further divided into a series of questions that address the problem from an anthropological perspective. Using problems and questions to frame each chapter along with the engaging writing style of the authors, this approach highlights the real-world, relevant problems that anthropologists are facing and encourages students to start thinking about how they would solve them as anthropologists.
Maggie Cummings has taught cultural anthropology to over 4000 students cumulatively at the University of Toronto, Scarborough, over the past five years. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from York University, and she specializes in socio-cultural anthropology, gender and sexualities, embodiment, morality, consumption, popular culture, ra...
Title:Sociocultural Anthropology: A Problem-based ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10 × 7.88 × 0.44 inPublished:January 13, 2016Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176570160

ISBN - 13:9780176570163

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Table of Contents

Putting the World in PerspectivePreface About the Authors Chapter 1: Culture and Meaning Chapter 2: Doing Fieldwork in Sociocultural AnthropologyChapter 3: The Meaning of Progress and Development Chapter 4: Constructing Realities Chapter 5: Constructing Families and Social Relationships Chapter 6: Constructing Identities Chapter 7: Social Hierarchies Chapter 8: Globalization, Neoliberalism, and the Nation-State Chapter 9: Resolving Conflict Glossary Bibliography Index