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Published: 25 September 2019

576 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190057374

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Asking Questions About Human Origins, Diversity, and Culture

Second Edition

Robert L. Welsch, Luis A. Vivanco, and Agustín Fuentes

This general anthropology text takes a holistic approach that emphasizes critical thinking, active learning, and applying anthropology to solve contemporary human problems. Building on the classical foundations of the discipline, Anthropology: Asking Questions About Human Origins, Diversity, and Culture, Second Edition, shows students how anthropology is connected to such current topics as food, health and medicine, and the environment. Full of relevant examples and current topics--with a focus on contemporary problems and questions--the book demonstrates the diversity and dynamism of anthropology today.

New to this Edition:

  • Two thoroughly revised chapters in the first section of the book (Chapter 3: Human Biocultural Evolution and Chapter 4: Cross-Cultural Interactions) display the power of anthropology's integrative and holistic perspectives
  • A new feature, "Methods Memos," explains how anthropologists answer the questions they pose, and showcases actual research methods in more detail
  • A new feature, "The Anthropological Life," provides students with concrete, applied examples of anthropology's relevance to careers
  • A new epilogue helps students recognize the many ways in which studying anthropology can enrich their understanding of their world

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