Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 11th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1259818424


Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 11th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1259818424

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  • Publisher: ‎ McGraw Hill; 11th edition (September 7, 2017)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 400 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 125981842X
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1259818424

Written by a prominent scholar in the field, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, current introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics and contemporary changes in the field. New to this edition, Connect Anthropology offers a variety of learning tools and activities to make learning more engaging for students and teaching more efficient for instructors. Mirror for Humanity is a perfect match for cultural anthropology courses that use readings or ethnographies along with a main text.

Table of Contents:

CHAPTER 1 What Is Anthropology?

CHAPTER 2 Culture

CHAPTER 3 Doing Anthropology

CHAPTER 4 Language and Communication

CHAPTER 5 Making a Living

CHAPTER 6 Political Systems

CHAPTER 7 Families, Kinship, and Marriage

CHAPTER 8 Gender

CHAPTER 9 Religion

CHAPTER 10 Ethnicity and Race

CHAPTER 11 Applying Anthropology

CHAPTER 12 The World System and Colonialism

CHAPTER 13 Anthropology’s Role in a Globalizing World

Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. Professor Kottak has done fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. In current research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

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