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Published: 16 August 2019

560 Pages

8 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780190925239

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Cultural Anthropology

Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings

Second Edition

Keri Vacanti Brondo

Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings, Second Edition, helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. These timely readings will generate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes many U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are inspired to think anthropologically "in their own backyards." Several case studies offer examples of anthropology in action, and special features throughout the text profile anthropological application through news stories ("In the News") and interviews ("Anthropology in Practice").

New to this Edition:

  • Twenty-two new selections, including several new readings on politics and the economy
  • An expanded introduction addressing the history and theory of the discipline
  • A new table showing readings by topic and where they are cross-referenced
  • Definitions with key terms at the end of every part with corresponding page numbers
  • New sections on economics and cultures of capitalism; power, politics, and violence; migration and displacement; and gender and sexuality
  • Six new "Anthropology in Action" profiles--including Paul Farmer, Jason de Leon, Riche Barnes, Andrea Louie, Debra Rodman, and Gina Athena Ulysse--and updated recurring profiles

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