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07 December 2011

528 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780195392876

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What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Second Edition

Robert H. Lavenda and Emily A. Schultz

  • Covers the material in 15 concise chapters-an ideal length for a one-semester course
  • Addresses issues of power and inequality in the contemporary world, including racism, ethnic discrimination, nationalism, caste, and class
  • Incorporates discussions of gender and feminist anthropology throughout
  • Takes an explicitly global approach, discussing ways in which the spread of capitalism has reshaped how people everywhere live their lives
  • "In Their Own Words" commentaries present new voices and alternative perspectives from nonanthropologists and indigenous peoples
  • "EthnoProfile" boxes provide maps and ethnographic summaries of each society discussed at length in the text
  • Integrates additional pedagogical aids including bolded key terms, a running glossary, chapter summaries, maps, and annotated suggestions for further reading

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