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Published: 20 October 2017

496 Pages | 244

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190679026

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Cultural Anthropology

Asking Questions About Humanity

Second Edition

Robert L. Welsch and Luis A. Vivanco

What is cultural anthropology, and how can it explain--or even help resolve--contemporary human problems?

Robert L. Welsch and Luis A. Vivanco's Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity, Second Edition, uses a questions-based approach to teach students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues and everyday experiences as an anthropologist might.

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on the body (Chapter 14) that explores biocultural perspectives on health and illness
  • A thoroughly revised chapter on material culture (Chapter 15)
  • New maps showing the locations of peoples and places discussed in each chapter
  • A new map that highlights examples related to the processes and outcomes of globalization
  • New chapter-opening stories
  • New thematic boxes
  • A new epilogue

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