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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.

Richard H. Robbins, State University of New York (SUNY), Plattsburgh

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, Louisiana State University

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781133950752

Online PowerPoint®

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CourseMate Instant Access

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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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ISBN: 9781133957256
Jumpstart your course with customizable, rich, text-specific content within your Course Management System.

FOR STUDENTS

CourseMate Instant Access

ISBN: 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.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133957249
Improve your grades with WebTutor™ review and test-prep tools.

WebTutor™ on Blackboard®, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN: 9781133957256
Improve your grades with WebTutor™ review and test-prep tools.