The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology by Jonathan MarksThe Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology by Jonathan Marks

The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology

byJonathan Marks

Paperback | June 12, 2017

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In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Second Edition, author Jonathan Marks presents an innovative framework for thinking about the major issues in the field with fourteen original essays designed to correlate to the core chapters in standard textbooks. Each chapter drawson and complements - but does not reconsitute (except for the sake of clarity) - the major data and ideas presented in standard texts. Marks explores such topics as how we make sense of data about our origins, where our modern ideas come from, our inability to separate natural facts from culturalfacts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.
Jonathan Marks is Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the author of several books, including Is Science Racist? (2017) and Why I Am Not a Scientist: Anthropology and Modern Knowledge (2009).
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Title:The Alternative Introduction to Biological AnthropologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 12, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190490993

ISBN - 13:9780190490997

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"The most remarkable aspect of this book is how much material is covered in so little space. I am most impressed with Marks's talent for compressing so many important ideas in succinct, meaningful summaries. There is not a wasted word in this book." --Virginia Betz, Phoenix College