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Published: 21 November 2014

576 Pages | 331 illustrations

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190210847

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What Does It Mean to be Human?

Third Edition

Robert H. Lavenda and Emily A. Schultz

A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Third Edition, takes a question-oriented approach that incorporates cutting-edge theory and new ways of looking at important contemporary issues such as power, human rights, and inequality. With a total of sixteen chapters, this engaging, full-color text is an ideal one-semester overview that delves deep into anthropology without overwhelming students.

New to this Edition:

  • A new Chapter 15 on medical anthropology
  • Expanded coverage of such topics as species concepts in evolutionary biology; biological anthropology, including ethnoprimatology; and the molecularization of race
  • New discussions on material culture and developments in archaeology theory and practice
  • A substantially revised and updated discussion of the fossil record
  • A new module providing historical background on the rise of globalization processes and neoliberalism following the end of the Cold War
  • Several new "In Their Own Words" and "Anthropology in Everyday Life" boxes

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