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Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity
Conrad Kottak's Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity, ISBN 9780078116995 provides a current introductory text to college and university students seeking to purchase or rent a grand resource. This textbook focuses on the presentation of significant themes including appreciating the experiences that students bring to the classroom, appreciating human...
Conrad Kottak's Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity, ISBN 9780078116995 provides a current introductory text to college and university students seeking to purchase or rent a grand resource. This textbook focuses on the presentation of significant themes including appreciating the experiences that students bring to the classroom, appreciating human diversity, as well as appreciating the field of anthropology. New and revised features are included in this latest edition including 'Understanding Ourselves' chapter openers and 'Through the Eyes of Others' sections which demonstrate how anthropology helps us understand ourselves. Other effective features of this book include 'Appreciating Diversity' boxes which emphasize the various forms of human biological and cultural diversity as well as sections entitled 'Appreciating Anthropology' that focuses on the worth and utility of anthropological research and approaches. Conrad Kottak holds a doctorate from Columbia University and currently serves as the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He is an honored educator receiving formal recognition for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan and being awarded an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. Kottak is also a seasoned writer with articles appearing in academic journals including American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, American Ethnologist, Ethnology, Human Organization, and Luso-Brazilian Review. Kottak strategically organizes the content within the pages of Anthropology: Appreciating Human Diversity across 23. Topics covered within these chapters include the scope of anthropology, field methods, culture, ethnicity and ethnic relations, evolution, genetics, and biological adaptation, primates, early hominids, and the emergence of modern humans. Other topics investigated include adaptive strategies and economic systems, political systems of bands and tribes, chiefdoms and states, kinship and descent, marriage, gender, religion, personality and worldview, applied anthropology, and cultural exchange and survival.
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