Bands, Tribes, & First Peoples and Nations, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622753631
  • ISBN-13: 9781622753635
  • DDC: 305.83
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released October 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Anthropology, politics, and history come together to form an insightful blend in this authoritative title covering kinship, tribalism, and nonurban cultures the world over. Both the theory and practical examples of tribal cultures are presented, with several chapters dedicated to the various schools of anthropological thought on nonurban societies, accompanied by a survey of tribal and indigenous cultures both historically and in modern times. American Indians, the indigenous peoples of South America, nomadic tribes of the Middle East, and Aboriginal Australians are a few of the societies explored in this extensive text.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Nonurban Cultures and Kinship-Based Institutions.
2: Theories of Kinship: Descent and Alliance.
3: Cultural Anthropology and Descriptive Systems of Kinship.
4: Assimilation Versus Sovereignty: American Indians and the First Peoples of Canada.
5: The Indigenous Peoples of Central and South America.
6: Aboriginal Australians.
7: Tribal Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa.
8: The Middle East and North Africa.
9: Nomads of the Eurasian Steppe.