THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, International Edition presents anthropology from an integrated, holistic perspective using three unifying themes as a framework: culture as a systemic adaptation to various internal and external factors, including the environment, biocultural connections between human culture and biology that shape the varied ways humans meet the challenges of survival, and the disparate impact of globalization on peoples and cultures around the world.
Table of contents :
1. The Essence of Anthropology. 2. Biology and Evolution. 3. Living Primates. 4. Human Evolution. 5. The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals. 6. The Emergence of Cities and States. 7. Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism. 8. The Characteristics of Culture. 9. Language and Communication. 10. Social Identity, Personality, and Gender. 11. Subsistence and Exchange. 12. Sex, Marriage, and Family. 13. Kinship and Other Methods of Grouping. 14. Politics, Power, and Violence. 15. Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural. 16. Global Changes and the Role of Anthropology.