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Published: 18 January 2017

480 Pages | 215

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190620684

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Cultural Anthropology

A Perspective on the Human Condition

Tenth Edition

Emily A. Schultz and Robert H. Lavenda

Cultural Anthropology: A Perspective on the Human Condition, Tenth Edition, encourages students to think critically about culture and to view the world in new ways. The authors incorporate cutting-edge theory into solid coverage of traditional topics and pay special attention to issues of power and inequality in the contemporary world, including gender inequalities, racism, ethnic discrimination, nationalism, caste, and class.

Covering the material in fourteen chapters, Cultural Anthropology fits well into a semester-long introductory course structure. "In Their Own Words" commentaries expose students to alternative perspectives from non-anthropologists and indigenous peoples, and "EthnoProfile" boxes provide maps and ethnographic summaries of each society discussed at length in the text. The book also features many pedagogical aids, including a glossary; chapter summaries, review questions, and key terms at chapter ends; and annotated suggestions for further reading.

New to this Edition:

  • A new Chapter 10 on sex, gender, and sexuality
  • Integrated material on relationships and marriage and family
  • An expanded discussion of anthropology and ethics
  • New sections on humanitarianism and humanitarian reason, territorial citizenship, and vernacular statecraft

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