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A successful collaboration among the most respected names in the field, Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge allows readers to journey through world cultures and explore human existence in different levels. Authors Haviland, Prins, McBride, and Walrath provide a holistic survey of culture and the origin of life while stressing on the challenges of...
A successful collaboration among the most respected names in the field, Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge allows readers to journey through world cultures and explore human existence in different levels. Authors Haviland, Prins, McBride, and Walrath provide a holistic survey of culture and the origin of life while stressing on the challenges of survival and the relationship between culture, biology, and globalization. The book is a combination of anthropological accounts and contemporary research, enhanced by photo illustrations. Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge, 13th Edition (ISBN 9780495810827) is an excellent reference for the budding anthropologist, as well as for those with keen interest in cultural and human diversity. The text begins with a commentary on the essence of the study of humankind. Various characteristics of culture are also discussed, along with the history, methods, and theories of ethnographic research. One chapter offers an interesting discussion of the origin and diversity of the human species. Topics like language and communication are also tackled, along with personality, social identity, and gender. There are sections dedicated to the patterns of subsistence and other important subjects like economic systems, family, sex, and marriage. The authors focused on kinship and descent, plus groupings in terms of gender, common interest, class, and age. Cultural anthropology is also discussed in the context of politics, power, spirituality, religion, and the arts. Concluding chapters talk about the ever-changing world, as well as the different global challenges humans and cultures face. Written by an amazing author pool led by Dr. William Haviland, the book is truly an excellent addition to any general science or sociology library. This Haviland-Prins-McBride-Walrath Book is targeted towards anthropology students who want to develop a better understanding of the world they live in.
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