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The well-known team of Haviland, Prins, Walrath, and McBride continues to provide students with a vivid, thought-provoking edition of ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE 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 approach 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. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.
- Learning objectives at the opening of each chapter guide students through the material.
- Special boxed features include numerous new topics, and existing boxes have been updated. New topics include an Anthropology Applied essay on "S. Ann Dunham, Mother to a U.S. President," an Original Study on a non-human primate’s capacity to recognize symbols, a Biocultural Connection piece about human body modification (e.g., tattoos, circumcision, and modern cosmetic surgery); and Anthropologist of Note profiles on shamanism expert Michael Harner and paleogeneticist Svante Pääbo. Significantly revised Globalscapes include "Pirate Pursuits in Puntland" on the complex economics behind piracy off the coast of Somalia, "Playing Football for Pay and Peace?" about the politics and economics of international sports, “Probo Koala’s Dirty Secrets?” concerning the dumping of First World toxic waste in Third World countries, and “A Global Body Shop?” about human organ trafficking around the world.
- A new Chapter Checklist at the end of each chapter summarizes the content in a question-and-answer format.
- A Chapter Checklist summarizes the chapters in a question-and-answer format.
- Chapter-openers cover a variety of topics such as DNA Tattoos discussing DNA and identity, primate conservation, bonobos sexuality as a way of thinking about nature vs. nurture, and a tightrope-walking chimp at Fongoli.
- The author team has included new material covering topics such as sex-selective abortion in India and the "physical dangers" of doing ethnographic research.
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- Chapter 6, "Macroevolution and the Early Primates," in the previous edition has been eliminated and the content is now included in chapters 2 and 5.
- All chapters have been extensively revised with new data and examples, and the narrative has been streamlined by 10 percent. The chapter Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural has been completely overhauled. Revisions are also especially heavy in the chapters: Social Identity, Personality, and Gender; Politics, Power, and Violence; and Global Challenges, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.
- New student Learning Objectives at the beginning of each chapter provide students with a guide to the material.
- The book’s expanded visual program offers a fresh array of photos and line drawings that enhance the narrative and maintain student engagement start to finish. It includes a compelling new photograph for each chapter-opening Challenge Issue and some new Visual Counterpoints (side-by-side photos that contrast cultural features) representing spatial orientation, multi-sited ethnographic research, a Buddhist lama and his reincarnation, and the strong cultural ties between immigrants and their home countries.
- Call-out numbers for all visuals have been placed within the narrative to draw a direct correlation between images and text.
- All chapters contain current data and examples, along with 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.
- Chapter 4, "Primate Behavior" addresses 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.
- "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 are excerpts from case studies and other original works by those in the field. Found in most chapters, they illustrate important concepts in the discipline and show 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 Tattoo 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 13 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, 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. Biology, Genetics, and Evolution.
3. Living Primates.
4. Primate Behavior.
5. Field Methods in Archaeology and Paleoanthropology.
6. The First Bipeds.
7. Early Homo and the Origins of Culture.
8. The Global Expansion of Homo sapiens and Their Technology.
9. The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals.
10. The Emergence of Cities and States.
11. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism.
12. Human Adaptation to a Changing World.
13. The Characteristics of Culture.
14. Ethnographic Research: Its History, Methods, and Theories.
15. Language and Communication.
16. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender.
17. Patterns of Subsistence.
18. Economic Systems.
19. Sex, Marriage, and Family.
20. Kinship and Descent.
21. Grouping by Gender, Age, Common Interest, and Social Class.
22. Politics, Power, and Violence.
23. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural.
24. The Arts.
25. Processes of Change.
26. Global Changes, Local Responses, and the Role of Anthropology.
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