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Essentials of Cultural Anthropology, 3rd Edition

  • Garrick Bailey University of Tulsa
  • James Peoples Ohio Wesleyan University
  • ISBN-10: 1133603564  |  ISBN-13: 9781133603566
  • 320 Pages
  • © 2014 | Published
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Brief and affordable, Bailey and Peoples' ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 3rd Edition provides a practical option for instructors who wish to use a core text along with supplemental materials such as readers and ethnographies. This text offers the same rich characteristics that have made the author team's more comprehensive text so successful over the years: strong scholarship, rich ethnographic examples, and a unique focus on modern ethnicity and the survival of indigenous peoples. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • Brief in content to fit your course needs, ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY covers the topics most professional anthropologists believe are the core subjects, concepts, approaches, methods, and facts and findings of their field. In addition to introducing students to the remarkable cultural diversity of humankind, the authors aim to provide anthropological insights on the past and present effects of globalization on the world's peoples and prospects.
  • The text offers several features that help students gain a clear understanding of chapter material. These include topical outlines; specific learning objectives that are listed and numbered; key terms, which are in bold type at their first mention, defined in a small insert on the page, and listed at the end of each chapter; chapter summaries organized by learning objectives; and notes on the sources from which information in the chapter is drawn.
  • Key ideas and concepts are presented clearly, and interesting ethnographic examples are interspersed throughout the material, making it easy for students to gain a true understanding of diverse people and cultures.

Table of Contents

1. The Study of Humanity.
2. Culture.
3. Culture and Language.
4. Culture and Globalization.
5. Studying Cultures.
6. Environments and Cultures.
7. Exchange and Economic Systems.
8. Marriage, Family, and Kinship.
9. Gender.
10. Ethnicity and Social Inequality.
11. Politics and Law.
12. Religion and World View.
13. Globalization and Indigenous Peoples.

What's New

  • The most pervasive revision to the third edition is enhanced and updated discussion in every chapter of globalization and the changes resulting from it. A new Chapter 4, "Culture and Globalization," focuses in particular on the historical processes that produced the global system as we know and live it today.
  • To make room for the enhanced discussion of globalization, the previous edition's Chapter 11 on art and aesthetics has been removed.
  • New introductory vignettes in many chapters engage students in the material and show cultural anthropology's relevance in the world today.
  • Examples drawn from recent research and findings, as well as new statistical and other numerical data in all chapters, ensure that the content is accurate and up-to-date.
  • The narrative has been honed and streamlined throughout to ensure that it appropriately and lucidly covers the "core" of cultural anthropology--and that students will leave the course with a good understanding of the discipline's essential concepts and research findings.
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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133957471 | ISBN-13: 9781133957478)

This supplement offers the instructor learning objectives, a chapter summary, suggested supplementary lecture topics, discussion questions, film and video resources, and Internet exercises for each chapter. The test bank consists of 20-25 multiple-choice and 15-20 true/false questions with answers, page references, and a corresponding learning objective. There are also essay questions for each chapter. Also included are a list of suggested ethnographic studies to accompany the text and a video/film resources section with ordering information.

Online PowerPoint® Slides  (ISBN-10: 1133957447 | ISBN-13: 9781133957447)

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Garrick Bailey

A well-known specialist in Native American cultures, Garrick Bailey has authored numerous scholarly works including A HISTORY OF THE NAVAJOS, with Roberta Bailey (1986), THE OSAGE AND THE INVISIBLE WORLD (1995) and ART OF THE OSAGE, with Daniel Swan (2004). He is currently editor of Volume 2, INDIANS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, THE HANDBOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He also is the co-author of ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. He teaches anthropology at the University of Tulsa.

James Peoples

James Peoples is professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Director of East Asian Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he has been teaching courses in anthropology since 1988. He has also taught in the anthropology departments of the University of California at Davis and the University of Tulsa. His geographic area of specialty is Micronesia, where he studied the impact of American subsidies on the island agricultural and cash economies. His first book, ISLAND IN TRUST (1985), summarized the results of this field research. Since becoming Director of East Asian Studies in 2004, Dr. Peoples has journeyed to Korea and Japan for seminars and workshops. He recently published a chapter, translated into Chinese, in a book used in cultural anthropology courses in the People's Republic of China. He has published most of the results of a comparative analysis of political evolution in Micronesia. Dr. Peoples also has co-authored ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.