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William A. Haviland's The Essence of Anthropology, ISBN 9780495599814 strives to portray anthropology in an all-inclusive manner while keeping brevity in mind. After receiving and evaluating feedback from users of the first edition, authors and editors worked to shorten this second edition without losing the breadth and depth of the concepts and...
William A. Haviland's The Essence of Anthropology, ISBN 9780495599814 strives to portray anthropology in an all-inclusive manner while keeping brevity in mind. After receiving and evaluating feedback from users of the first edition, authors and editors worked to shorten this second edition without losing the breadth and depth of the concepts and information. This text works to engage readers with quick-moving narratives all the while paving a strong foundation as an introduction for students and providing insight into the diversity of humans. Haviland incorporates a framework approach in The Essence of Anthropology organizing concepts into three unifying themes: culture as a systematic adaptation to various internal and external factors; biocultural connections between human culture and biology that shape the varied ways humans meet the challenges of survival; and lastly, the disparate impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world. These themes are coherently organized into 16 chapters that utilize various instructional methods to meet the learning styles and needs of all learners. Easy to understand language and strong visual aids entice the reader and aid in the flow of material. Chapter outlines included at the start of each chapter map out the journey of concepts to be discussed in the pages to follow. A running glossary keeps students abreast of key terms and definitions within the context of the readings. Thought-provoking questions challenge readers to reflect upon subjects throughout the chapters while closing summaries pull it all together for users. Additional resources including a comprehensive glossary conclude this text and provide supplementary support.
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