Cultural Anthropology: Pearson New International Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Raymond R Scupin  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
8
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
November 2013
ISBN13
9781292027555
ISBN
129202755X
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Description

Societal Organization and Globalization in Cultural Anthropology

 

Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective provides students with an introduction to cultural anthropology through a traditional holistic and integrative approach. 

 

Organized by societal type, this book's primary emphasis is on applied anthropology, with a strong coverage of globalization.  Additionally, it emphasizes three unifying themes: 1) the diversity of human societies and cultural patterns the world over, 2) the similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike, and 3) the interconnections between the sciences and humanities within anthropology.

 

Teaching and Learning Experience

 

Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.

 

Improve Critical Thinking - Critical Perspective boxes ask students to step into an anthropologist’s shoes and use their own reasoning and judgment to approach and analyze problems that often arise in research situations.

 

Engage Students - Applying Anthropology boxes show students that anthropological research helps solve problems that are currently faced by today’s societies.  Anthropologists at Work boxes profile prominent anthropologists, providing real life examples of many issues covered in the chapters.

 

Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier!  You can Create a Customized Text or use our Instructor’s Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Plus, this text organizes its material based on levels of societal organization and regional topics, instead of structuring the book according to specific topics in anthropology, and devotes five chapters to globalization and culture change!

 

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Features

SOCIETAL ORGANIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective:

  • Organizes its material based on levels of societal organization and regional topics, instead of structuring the book according to specific topics in anthropology.
  • Provides a global approach through five chapters devoted to globalization and culture change (begins p. 264). NOTE: No other cultural anthropology book on the market offers as much devoted global coverage!
  • Demonstrates how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems through an applied perspective.
  • Covers Human Evolution in its own chapter (p. 19).

PERSONALIZE LEARNING

  • MyAnthroLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in Religions of the World, 3/e.
  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want–including listening online or downloading to iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early–and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • Critical Perspective boxes stimulate independent reasoning and judgment (ex p. 68). Students take on the role of an anthropologist by engaging in the critical analysis of specific problems and issues that arise in anthropological research — requiring them to use rigorous standards of evidence when evaluating assumptions and hypotheses regarding scientific and philosophical issues that have no easy answers.

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • Applying Anthropology boxes show students how research in anthropology can help solve practical problems confronting contemporary societies (ex. p. 367). Students often ask, What relevance does anthropology have to the problems we face in our generation? These Applying Anthropology boxes answer the relevance question head on.
  • Anthropologists at Work boxes profile prominent anthropologists, and humanize many of the issues covered in the chapters (ex. p. 258). These boxes go behind the scenes to trace the personal and professional development of some of today’s leading anthropologists. 

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective organizes its material based on levels of societal organization and regional topics, instead of structuring the book according to specific topics in anthropology, and devotes five chapters to globalization and culture change!
  • Instructor’s Manual with Tests (0205168531): For each chapter in the text, this resource provides a detailed outline, list of objectives, discussion questions, and suggested readings. In addition, test questions in multiple-choice, true/ false, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer formats are available for each chapter; the answers are page-referenced to the text. For easy access, this manual is available within the instructor section of MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective, or at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.
  • MyTest (0205025080): This computerized software will allow you to create your own personalized exams, edit any or all of the existing test questions, and add new questions. Other special features of the program include random generation of test questions, creation of alternate versions of the same test, scrambling question sequence, and test preview before printing. For easy access, this software is available at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.
  • PowerPoint Presentation Slides for Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective (0205025099): These PowerPoint slides help you convey anthropology principles in a clear and engaging way. For easy access, they are available within the instructor section of MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective, or at www.pearsonhighered.com/irc.

New to this Edition

Found in this section:
1. Overview of Changes
2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

 

1. Overview of changes

  

SOCIETAL ORGANIZATION AND GLOBALIZATION IN CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
New!
  • Discussions of Pierre Bourdieu on enculturation  (p. 73) and Tanya Luhrmann’s research on American psychiatry (p. 79) have been added to the section on Psychological and Cognitive Anthropology (begins p. 57). New! Sections on the current research on wealth inequality in hunting-gathering, pastoralist, and agricultural societies (p. 179).
  • New! Discussion of the indigenization movements in Latin America drawing on the research by Jean Jackson and Kay Warren (p. 314).
  • New! Section on China and its ethnic minorities, including Tibetans (p. 338).

PERSONALIZE LEARNING

  • New! MyAnthroLab is an online resource that contains book-specific practice tests, chapter summaries, learning objectives, flashcards, weblinks, MySearchLab, a complete E-book and media-rich activities that enhance topics covered in Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective.
  • The Pearson eText lets students access their textbook anytime, anywhere, and any way they want—including listening online or downloading to iPad.
  • A personalized study plan for each student promotes better critical-thinking skills, and helps students succeed in the course and beyond.
  • Assessment tied to every video, application, and chapter enables both instructors and students to track progress and get immediate feedback. With results feeding into a powerful gradebook, the assessment program helps instructors identify student challenges early—and find the best resources with which to help students.
  • New! Class Prep collects the very best class presentation resources in one convenient online destination, so instructors can keep students engaged throughout every class.

IMPROVE CRITICAL THINKING

  • New! Discussion of the Spanish policy of reducciones and the caudillismo pattern of leadership and its consequences for indigenous peoples and politics in Latin America (p. 295).

ENGAGE STUDENTS

  • New! Anthropologist at Work boxes illustrating new research directions of various cultural anthropologists exploring food and culture issues, the deindustrialization of America, terrorism, and religious fundamentalism (ex. p. 394).

SUPPORT INSTRUCTORS

  • New! Create a Custom Text: For enrollments of at least 25, create your own textbook by combining chapters from best-selling Pearson textbooks and/or reading selections in the sequence you want.  To begin building your custom text, visit www.pearsoncustomlibrary.com. You may also work with a dedicated Pearson Custom editor to create your ideal text—publishing your own original content or mixing and matching Pearson content. Contact your Pearson Publisher’s Representative to get started.


2. Chapter-by-Chapter Changes

  • New! Section on the research on climate change by anthropologists in the Contemporary Global Changes chapter (p. 380).

Table of Contents

Glossary

Chapter 1   Intro to Anthropology

Chapter 2   Human Evolution

Chapter 3   Culture

Chapter 4   Process of Enculturation

Chapter 5   Language

Chapter 6   Anthropological Explanations

Chapter 7   Analyzing Socio Systems

Chapter 8   Band Societies

Chapter 9   Tribes

Chapter 10 Chiefdoms

Chapter 11 Agricultural States

Chapter 12   Industrial States

Chapter 13   Indigenous Societies

Chapter 14   Globalization in Latin America, Africa & Carribean

Chapter 15   Globalization in Middle East and Asia

Chapter 16   Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 17   Applied Technology

Chapter 18   Contemporary Global Trends