Journals Higher Education

$39.95

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24 November 2010

304 Pages | 13 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195157031


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The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology

Jonathan Marks

In The Alternative Introduction to Biological Anthropology, author Jon 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 draws on and complements--but does not reconstitute (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 comes from, our inability to separate natural facts from cultural facts and values as we try to understand ourselves, and the social and political aspects of science as a culturally situated mental activity.

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