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ISBN-13 9780205259991ISBN-10 0205259995
ISBN-10 0205260012ISBN-13 9780205260010
Author(s): Barbara Miller
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 456

Anthropology in today’s world.

Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Cultural Anthropology stresses the importance of social inequality and human rights, the environment, culture change and applied aspects of anthropology.  Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture.  In addition, the last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and how the importance of local cultural values and needs are shaping international development policies and programs.

Teaching & Learning Experience

The teaching and learning experience with this program helps to:

  • Personalize Learning- The new MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.

  • Improve Critical Thinking-A new Think Like an Anthropologist feature and thought-provoking questions throughout the text link issues with theory and today's student experiences and values.  

  • Engage Students The one page Culturama feature found in every chapter provides a mini-case study of a culture. Each Culturama provides basic background information on the highlighted culture along with any updates about current changes and challenges.  In addition, two photographs and a locator map offer a mini-"panorama" view to help students visualize and anchor the material.

  • Explore Theory A section on the history of theory can be found in Chapter 1, as well as discussion on selected theories throughout the text.

  • Support Instructors –  MyAnthroLab, an author-written Instructor’s Manual and Test Item File, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank, PowerPoint Presentation Slides, and Pearson Custom course material are available. 

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