Higher Education

Cultural ANTHRO2, 2nd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • Richard H. Robbins State University of New York (SUNY), Plattsburgh
  • Rachel Dowty Louisiana State University
  • ISBN-10: 1133606725  |  ISBN-13: 9781133606727
  • 224 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.50
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Overview

Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process with more than 60 students and faculty members, CULTURAL ANTHRO is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners. Using a variety of questions on important issues anthropologists study in a unique problem-based format, CULTURAL ANTHRO actively engages students through discussion of key problems that people and cultures face and case studies in every chapter that illustrate how anthropologists work.

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Features and Benefits

  • Actively engage your students with the unique question-and-answer format designed to teach students to think critically about key questions anthropologists ask and pressing topics such as the economic downturn, terrorism, and the human impact on the environment.
  • Numerous comparisons of world cultures with American culture encourage students to recognize their own cultural perspectives.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, as well as from interviews with more than 60 faculty and students.
  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.
  • Chapter In Review cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students with a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.
  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor’s Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding Microsoft PowerPoint® and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. This includes access to an integrated eBook, chapter-specific interactive learning tools, including flashcards, maps, quizzes, videos and more, in your Anthropology CourseMate, accessed through CengageBrain.com.

Table of Contents

1. Culture and Meaning.
2. The Meaning of Progress and Development.
3. Globalization, Neoliberalism and the Nation-State.
4. The Social and Cultural Construction of Reality.
5. Patterns of Family Relations.
6. The Cultural Construction of Identity.
7. The Cultural Construction of Social Hierarchy.
8. The Cultural Construction of Violent Conflict.

What's New

  • Two new case studies highlight contemporary topics in anthropology.
  • There are discussions of grid/group theory, social and economic inequality, global debt, and cultural racism.
  • Online study tools on CourseMate give students the best chance for success.

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Print Option: Text + CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10: 1285479181 | ISBN-13: 9781285479187

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Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1133950752 | ISBN-13: 9781133950752)

Online PowerPoint®  (ISBN-10: 1133950744 | ISBN-13: 9781133950745)

Cultural ANTHRO, 2nd: PowerLecture DVD-ROM with ExamView Testing  (ISBN-10: 1133957293 | ISBN-13: 9781133957294)

PowerLecture instructor resources are a collection of book-specific lecture and class tools on CD or DVD. The fastest and easiest way to build powerful, customized media-rich lectures, PowerLecture assets include chapter-specific PowerPoint® presentations, images, video, instructor manuals, test banks, and ExamView®. PowerLecture media-teaching tools are an effective way to enhance the educational experience.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957285 | ISBN-13: 9781133957287)

Are you interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning’s Anthropology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam-preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. Anthropology CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957242 | ISBN-13: 9781133957249)

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957250 | ISBN-13: 9781133957256)

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957285 | ISBN-13: 9781133957287)

Anthropology CourseMate includes an interactive eBook, which allows you to take notes, highlight, bookmark, search the text, and use in-context glossary definitions. It also provides interactive teaching and learning tools, such as quizzes, flashcards, and videos.

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WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957242 | ISBN-13: 9781133957249)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ review and test-prep tools.

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WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1133957250 | ISBN-13: 9781133957256)

Improve your grades with WebTutor™ review and test-prep tools.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Richard H. Robbins

Richard H. Robbins is a distinguished teaching professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. His teaching interests include courses on global problems, utopian societies, comparative religion, the anthropology of food, and activist anthropology. He has conducted research among indigenous peoples of Canada and fishing communities in northeastern New Brunswick. His recent books Include Debt as Power (with Tim DiMuzio); Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism, Sixth Edition; Darwin and the Bible: The Cultural Confrontation (With Mark Cohen); and Globalization and the Environment (with Gary Kroll). Professor Robbins is the recipient of the 2005 American Anthropological Association/McGraw-Hill award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Rachel Dowty

Rachel A. Dowty is visiting assistant professor in emergency management at the University of New Haven, Connecticut. Her research interests revolve around the social and anthropological study of crises and disasters, organizations, and science and technology. She co-authored CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 2nd Edition (with Richard H. Robbins). Dowty also co-edited a volume entitled DYNAMICS OF DISASTER: LESSONS ON RISK, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY (2011, with Barbara Allen) and authored numerous book chapters and articles. She has taught a diverse array of university courses for the past 17 years that focus on understanding culture through hands-on civic engagement and reflection. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, edible landscaping, and spending time with her family.