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Published: 14 March 2019

256 Pages | 0

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

ISBN: 9780190924751

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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

Seventh 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, Seventh Edition, offers an elaborated discussion of the key 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:

  • New material on archaeology of the contemporary world, engaged anthropology, reflexivity, STS, the ontological turn, the Anthropocene, environmental anthropology, and more
  • Extended discussions of race, kinship, and the state
  • Recent work on migration, media ideologies, and reading anthropological evidence "against the grain"

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