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Call Number: GN25 .H38 2005
Publication Date: 2004-07-30
This book offers a comprehensive and balanced presentation on views of human culture, evolution, and prehistory. The text presents the principles and processes of anthropology, both physical (biological) and cultural, including ethnology, linguistics, and prehistoric archaeology in an integrated, holistic manner. A new framework emphasizing connections (between the subfields of anthropology) and the challenge of global interconnections serves to unify the material. Biocultural connections are also emphasized as the authors integrate contemporary research and ideas from several schools of thought, using a lively writing style to engage students and keep them interested in "real world" anthropology.
Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems by
Call Number: GN320 .B62 2008
Publication Date: 2007-11-09
As human life becomes increasingly complicated, cultural anthropologist John H. Bodley conceives a work that closes in on the social and environmental problems of our time and explores the deleterious global reaches of unsustainable growth in production and consumption. Anthropology and Contemporary Human Problems addresses the contemporary reader interested in social science and history, environmental studies, globalization, and the political economy and reveals the development of humanity and our global prospectus for the future.
Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology by
Call Number: GN25 .C65 2002
Publication Date: 2002-10-11
Provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary thinking in biological, social and cultural anthropology and establishes the interconnections between these three fields. Carefully illustrated with line drawings and photographs. Contains authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions. The book achieves an impressive breadth of coverage of specialist areas.
Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology by
Call Number: GN307 .M67 2012eb
Publication Date: 2013-04-10
Practical and accessible, this dictionary is designed to enlighten those newly engaged in anthropological study or seeking a quick guide to the field. Fills a need for a beginner's pocket guide to the far-reaching and complex field of anthropology, including over 800 detailed entries and the intellectual background of terms. Written in plain, jargon-free language, for readers without extensive background in the field. Features brief, conceptual definitions of terms, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, related works for background reading and further research. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog.
Cultural Anthropology by
Call Number: GN316 .K64 2009
Publication Date: 2008-10-07
This book offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to cultural anthropology. It emphasizes why anthropology should matter to students and how students can use anthropology to better understand themselves. “Bringing It All Together” essays found throughout the text demonstrate the integrated and comparative nature of anthropology. New “Through the Eyes of Others” essays offer the perspectives of foreign students and recent graduates who present their own cultures of origin in contrast with contemporary American culture. Thought-provoking questions now begin each chapter to highlight key themes and spark discussions and critical thinking.
Invitation to Anthropology by
Call Number: GN25 .L37 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-30
Lassiter's concise introductory text to cultural anthropology offers a fresh and accessible approach for students. His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and he illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real world problems on the local, regional, and global scale. This book is an ideal text for undergraduate students, and can be easily supplemented with case studies in anthropology.
Call Number: CB113.H4 H3713 2015
Publication Date: 2015-02-10
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Sapiens also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves.
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