Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2016

240 Pages | 0

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

ISBN: 9780190459727

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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Sixth Edition

Robert H. Lavenda and Emily A. Schultz

Designed for courses that make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings, this is a concise introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology. Not a standard textbook, Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology, Sixth Edition, is more of an annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work. The book prepares students to read ethnographies more effectively and with greater understanding.

New to this Edition:

  • Offers a new in-depth chapter on sex, gender, and sexuality
  • Consolidates chapters on kinship and marriage, and includes a new section on friendship
  • Reorganized so that chapters on social organization precede chapters on politics and economics
  • Includes new and updated material on ethics, forms of research, race, violence, humanitarianism, and more

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