Anthropology: The Exploration of Human Diversity

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This text offers an introduction to the five subdisciplines of anthropology: cultural, physical, archaeological, anthropological linguistics and applied anthropology. To reflect the role of anthropology in today's world, Professor Kottak has revised both the content and the organization of the text in a way which gives the students a balanced introduction to anthropology and its relevance. The special theme of this edition is "Preserving Cultural Diversity in the Face of Globalization". Two new chapters - "Ethnicity and Ethnic Relations" and "Cultural Exchange and Survival" - explore the significance of the demise of the Soviet Union and world-wide ethnic conflicts, as well as multiculturalism in the US and Canada, and cultural survival globally. "In-the-news" boxes describe recent discoveries on relevant topics that are attracting public attention. Many chapters, especially the chapter on race, have new sections. The following are also available: diskette Mac (0-07-834341-0); diskette 5.25 (0-07-83444-5); diskette 3.50 (0-07-834345-3); and instructor's manual (0-07-035919-9).

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An expanded illustration program is evident throughout the text, including many more photos, more tables, figures, and maps, as well as a new map program entitled, "Where in the World" that provides global maps with close-up locations of major groups discussed in the text.
A new chapter entitled "The Arts" (ch. 18) explores cross-cultural variations in art and its forms.
The chapter entitled "Language and Communication" has been moved forward to chapter 4 (formerly ch. 19) to achieve a better fit with the way most people seem to teach anthropology.
"Beyond the Classroom" boxes present original undergraduate student research from several colleges and universities
New material on many topics, including Archaeological Methods, Ethics, Team Research, Cultural Relativism and Human Rights, Nonverbal Communication, and Ebonics.
: A new text specific Website contains additional and expanded material, including material deleted between the 7th and the 8th edition (e.g. former chapter 18, "Personality and World View"), links to relevant websites, five culture sketches written by Holly Peters-Golden, to provide more complete and detailed ethnographic examples of some of the major groups discussed in the text (e.g. Trobrianders). Web icons throughout the text alert students that related material can be found on the book's Website
Students benefit from a text written by a renowned researcher and teacher from a premier anthropology department at the University of Michigan.
Since no single theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches are able to use it effectively.
Provides a balanced introduction to the four fields of anthropology: cultural, physical, archaeological, and linguistic

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