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Anthropology, 12/e

Anthropology,  12/e

  • Carol R. Ember
  • Melvin Ember
  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Author: Carol R. Ember
    • ISBN:9788131716229
    • 10 Digit ISBN:8131716228
    • Price:Rs. 859.00
    • Pages:672
    • Imprint:Pearson Education
    • Binding:Paperback
    • Status:Available


    This text provides students with a comprehensive and scientific introduction to the four fields of anthropology. The book helps students understand humans in all their variety and why such variety exists. The twelfth edition places an increased emphasis on immigration, migration and globalization.

    Table of Content

    Part I: Introduction
    1. What Is Anthropology?
    2. How We Discover the Past
    Part II: Human Evolution: Biological and Cultural
    1. Genetics and Evolution
    2. The Living Primates
    3. Primate Evolution: From Early Primates to Hominoids
    4. The First Hominids
    5. The Origins of Culture and the Emergence of Homo
    Part III: Modern Humans
    1. The Emergence of Homo Sapiens
    2. The Upper Paleolithic World
    3. Origins of Food Production and Settled Life
    4. Origins of Cities and States
    5. Human Variation and Adaptation
    Part IV: Cultural Variation
    1. The Concept of Culture
    2. Theoretical Approaches in Cultural Anthropology
    3. Explanation and Evidence
    4. Communication and Language
    5. Getting Food
    6. Economic Systems
    7. Social Stratification: Class, Ethnicity, and Racism
    8. Sex, Gender, and Culture
    9. Marriage and the Family
    10. Marital Residence and Kinship
    11. Associations and Interest Groups
    12. Political Life: Social Order and Disorder
    13. Psychology and Culture
    14. Religion and Magic
    15. The Arts
    16. Culture Change and Globalization
    Part V: Using Anthropology
    1. Applied and Practicing Anthropology
    2. Medical Anthropology
    3. Global Social Problem

    Salient Features

    • Separate chapter on the history of theoretical orientations: "Theoretical Approaches in Cultural Anthropology"
    • This book of case studies provides students with engaging, up-to-date examples of anthropologists at work.
    • DK™ Maps-Dorling Kindersley, a leading publisher of educational maps, has created maps that highlight aspects of human migration and globalization, including maps on such topics as Hominid Origins, The Spread of Agriculture, Western Imperialism, Trading in Human Lives, and Migration in the 19th Century.