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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continue to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY that emphasizes the interconnections of the world’s cultures and the relevance of the field of anthropology in their own lives. Known for its holistic, integrated approached to the four fields of anthropology, the book’s rich visual program and cohesive framework enable students to more easily understand the impact of biology and culture in shaping behaviors and beliefs, and gain real insight into the usefulness of anthropology for living and working in the globalized world of the 21st century.
- All chapters have been extensively revised with new data and examples, along with new opening Challenge Issues and concluding commentaries that paint a big picture to facilitate student understanding of the material. The rich visual program includes a fresh array of photographs and line drawings that further enhance the material and serve to better engage students.
- A new chapter (4) titled “Primate Behavior” takes material from former chapter 3 and expands it to address ethical questions regarding the use of primates in medical research, the use of baboon studies to reconstruct the lifeways of our ancestors, and new material on communication including syntax in vervet monkeys and dialect in marmosets, as well as Kanzi’s communication abilities.
- Chapter 8 (Early Homo and the Origins of Culture) combines material from former chapters 7 and 8 with some material moved to the new chapter on primate behavior.
- Numerous new topics have been added to special boxed features and existing boxes have been updated. New in the Anthropology Applied feature are boxes on ecotourism in Bolivia and Native American art and cultural survival. New in the Anthropologist of Note feature are profiles on medical anthropologist Paul Farmer’s work in Haiti and Rosita Worl’s cultural survival work with her own Tlingit people.
- The popular Globalscape feature has been increased from 8 to 13, with new topics such as international adoption (chapter 20) and the economics of piracy off the coast of Somalia (chapter 23). They show how the world is interconnected through human activity and increase student understanding of the text’s globalization theme. Each one ends with a “Global Twister” question prodding students to think critically about globalization.
- Updated Biocultural Connection boxes, showing how cultural and biological processes interact to shape human biology, beliefs, and behavior, now include a critical thinking question. New and updated topics range from cross-cultural attitudes toward organ transplantation (1) to the social impact of genetics on reproduction (2) the question of why red is such a potent color (3) and toxic breast milk in remote arctic communities (27). This feature reflects the integrated biocultural approach central to the field of anthropology today.
- “Biocultural Connections” illustrate how cultural and biological processes work together to shape human biology, beliefs, and behavior and reflect the integrated biocultural approach central to the field of anthropology today. Topics include “Why Red is Such a Potent Color,” “The Social Impact of Genetics on Reproduction,” and “Toxic Breast Milk Threatens Arctic Culture.”
- “Original Studies” feature excerpts, integrated within the flow of the text, are feature excerpts from case studies and other original works by women and men in the field. Found in most chapters, they illustrate important concepts in the discipline and show students how anthropologists study human beliefs and behavior, past and present. Exciting topics, some new and some updated, include the works of Michele Goldsmith (“Ethics of Great Ape Habituation and Conservation: the Costs and Benefits of Ecotourism”), Frans de Waal (“Reconciliation and its Cultural Modification in Primates”), Bill Maurer (“Sacred Law in Global Capitalism”), and Margo DeMello (“The Modern Tatoo Community”).
- “Anthropology Applied” boxes focus on the broad range of work anthropologists from around the world undertake and the variety of social contexts in which they practice. With these boxes, students also see what types of career opportunities are available to them outside of academia - from work in reproduction and healthcare to forensics, ecotourism, economic development, international aid, dispute resolution, indigenous language preservation, and cultural revitalization through traditional art.
- “Visual Counterpoints” feature side-by-side photos to compare and contrast cultures from around the world. New photos cover more global topics.
- Globalscape, a map/story/photo feature appearing in thirteen chapters, charts the global flow of people, goods, and services, as well as pollutants and pathogens. Showing how the world is interconnected through human activity, the Globalscapes contribute to the text’s globalization theme with topics geared toward student interests --from international adoption to the economics of piracy off the coast of Somalia. Each one ends with a “Global Twister” question prodding students to think critically about globalization
- The book’s generous use of figures, photos, and maps gives students a visual explanation of important information. Locator maps illustrate where in the world the chapter’s content is taking place.
2. Genetics and Evolution.
3. Living Primates.
4. Primate Behavior.
5. Field Methods in Archaeology & Paleoanthropology.
6. Macroevolution and the Early Primates.
7. The First Bipeds.
8. Early Homo sapiens and the Origins of Culture.
9. The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology.
10. The Neolithic Transition: The Domestication of Plants and Animals.
11. The Emergence of Cities & States.
12. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism.
13. Human Adaptation to a Changing World.
14. Characteristics of Culture.
15. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories.
16. Language and Communication.
17. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender.
18. Patterns of Subsistence.
19. Economic Systems.
20. Sex, Marriage, and Family.
21. Kinship and Descent.
22. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Class.
23. Politics, Power, and Violence.
24. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural.
25. The Arts.
26. Processes of Change.
27. Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.
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