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Cultural Anthropology, 11th Edition

  • Serena Nanda John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Richard L. Warms Texas State University - San Marcos
  • ISBN-10: 1133591469  |  ISBN-13: 9781133591467
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2007, 1994
  • © 2014 | Published
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Overview

Renowned for its integration of rich ethnographies into the core text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 11th Edition provides excellent coverage of cultures around the world. Critical thinking and issues of power, gender, stratification, and ethnicity continue to be highlighted in this edition, supported by features and pedagogy designed to get students thinking about the world in which they live. Available with InfoTrac® Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Features and Benefits

  • "Anthropology Makes a Difference" features emphasize applied anthropology in such areas as medicine, forensics, development, and advocacy. The boxes drive home a key message of the text--that the study of anthropology is important and the methods learned can and do make us better world citizens. They explore the future of anthropology as a discipline, show its usefulness in addressing real world issues today, and encourage students to consider a degree in anthropology by illuminating interesting examples from the field.
  • Ethnographic examples are used extensively within the body of the text, providing interesting and insightful information designed to provide students with a context for thinking about more abstract concepts. Accompanied by a locator map, each Ethnography box also includes critical thinking questions that tie the discussion firmly to the material presented in the chapter and open opportunities for discussion of anthropology's role in the modern world.
  • A chapter-ending feature, "The Global and the Local," emphasizes the importance of the global context for contemporary anthropology. Topics include anthropologists and the idea of Universal Human Rights (Chapter 2), the English Only movement in the U.S. (Chapter 4), the globalization of food (Chapter 5), transmigration (Chapter 7), the changing class system of China (Chapter 11), increasing religious diversity in the U.S. (Chapter 12), world music (Chapter 13), and the degree to which technological processes mean that economic and social opportunities are available to all people (Chapter 15).
  • Helpful features for study and review include a running glossary at the bottom of each page, which defines terms as they are introduced; chapter summaries, organized as a series of questions and responses designed to help students engage with the material and promote critical-thinking skills; and an appendix on major anthropological theories.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.
1. Anthropology and Human Diversity.
2. Doing Cultural Anthropology.
3. The Idea of Culture.
4. Communication.
Part II: FAMILIES IN SOCIETY.
5. Making a Living.
6. Economics.
7. Kinship.
8. Marriage, Family, and Domestic Groups.
Part III: EQUALITIES AND INEQUALITIES.
9. Gender.
10. Political Organization.
11. Stratification.
Part IV: SYMBOLS AND MEANINGS.
12. Religion.
13. Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts.
Part V: CULTURE CHANGE.
14. Power, Conquest, and a World System.
15. Culture Change and the Modern World.
Appendix.
A Brief Historical Guide to Anthropological Theory.

What's New

  • Each chapter now begins with a series of learning objectives that orient students and focus their attention by explaining the tasks they should be able to complete after reading the chapter.
  • The order of the chapters remains the same as in previous editions. However, the internal organization of chapters on kinship; marriage, family, and domestic groups; gender; political organization; and stratification has been substantially changed. The new organization makes the chapters easier for students to follow and provides new data for classroom debate and discussion.
  • Each chapter now ends with several critical thinking questions, useful for self-study or essay assignments, designed to raise broad and often challenging issues about the material covered.
  • This edition has been streamlined by moving the human evolution chapter to the online instructor resource website, where this important material is available for instructors wishing to use it. The revised and condensed chapter includes new and updated on material about early Homo sapiens culture, a reevaluation of the Homo floresiensis material, and more.
  • This edition includes new material on numerous topics, including the close relationship among all currently living humans (Chapter 1); semiotics as well as the denotative and connotative meanings of words (Chapter 4); industrialized farming plus an increased emphasis on situating each society that is discussed in its historical context (Chapter 5); social class and its relationship to marriage and family size (Chapter 8); the nation state and globalization (Chapter 10); and the problems of indigenous people in a globalizing world (Chapter 15).
  • Chapter 1 includes a new ethnography on Dangerous Fields, which gives you a sense of what it is like to do anthropology under difficult conditions, and raises important questions about anthropological ethics. A new ethnography on the history of the globalization of food in Belize appears in Chapter 6.
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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Serena Nanda

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York Bio: Serena Nanda is professor emeritus of anthropology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. She has published two anthropological murder mysteries, The Gift of a Bride: A Tale of Anthropology, Matrimony, and Murder, a novel set in an Indian immigrant community in New York City, and Assisted Dying: An Ethnographic Murder Mystery on Florida's Gold Coast. Her other published works include Neither Man Nor Woman: The Hijras of India, winner of the 1990 Ruth Benedict Prize; American Cultural Pluralism and Law; Gender Diversity: Cross-Cultural Variations; and a New York City guidebook, 40 Perfect New York Days: Walks and Rambles in and Around the City. She has always been captivated by the stories people tell and by the tapestry of human diversity. Anthropology was the perfect way for her to immerse herself in these passions, and through teaching, to spread the word about the importance of understanding both human differences and human similarities.

Richard L. Warms

Richard L. Warms is professor of anthropology at Texas State University–San Marcos. His published works include Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History; Theory in Social and Cultural Anthropology; and An Encyclopedia And Sacred Realms: Essays In Religion, Belief, And Society. He also has written journal articles on commerce, religion, and ethnic identity in West Africa; African exploration and romanticism; and African veterans of French colonial armed forces. Warms' interests in anthropology were kindled by college courses and by his experiences as a Peace Corps Volunteer in West Africa. He has traveled extensively in Africa, Europe, Asia, and South America. He continues to teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology but also teaches classes in anthropological theory, the anthropology of religion, economic anthropology, and film at both the undergraduate and graduate level. His current projects include a book about the development of anthropology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Students and faculty are invited to contact him with their comments, suggestions, and questions at r.warms@txstate.edu.