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Cultural Anthropology

Global Forces, Local Lives, 2nd Edition

By Jack David Eller

Routledge – 2012 – 360 pages

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    978-0-415-50877-3
    January 18th 2013

Description

Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world. It offers an exceptionally clear and readable introduction to cultural anthropology, closely relating it to key topics such as colonialism and post-colonialism, ethnicity, the environment, cultural change, economic development and globalisation.

This second edition includes additional material on medical, urban and political anthropology, as well as increased coverage of religion and culture, with particular focus on Islamic societies. An updated and expanded range of case studies explores the diverse nature of anthropology through appealing subjects as "Blue Jeans Going Global" and "Migrating Brides in Northern India". Students will especially welcome the additional focus on careers in anthropology and how it is used in everyday life.

The design of this second edition has various aids to facilitate student learning:

  • A wealth of additional color images help bring concepts and theories to life.
  • Explains difficult key terms with marginal glosses and promotes further reading with “key texts” feature.
  • Assists study with boxed chapter summaries, an extensive bibliography and index.

Exclusive to purchasers of this new edition is 12-month access to the Routledge Interactive version of your textbook, including audio introductions from the author, exclusive supplementary case studies and study guides, and quiz material to test your learning.

Contents

1. Understanding Anthropology 2. Understanding and Studying Culture 3. The Origins of Cultural Anthropology 4. Language and Social Relations 5. Learning to be an Individual: Personality and Gender 6. Individuals and Identities: Race and Ethnicity 7. Economics: Humans, Nature, and Social Organization 8. Kinship and Non-Kin Organization: Creating Social Groups 9. Politics: Social Order and Social Control 10. Religion: Interacting with the Non-Human World 11. Cultural Dynamics:Continuity and Change 12. Colonialism and the Origin of Globalization 13. The Struggle for Political Identity: Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Conflict 14. The Struggle for Economic Independence: Development, Modernization and Globalization 15. The Struggle for Cultural Survival and Revitalization. Glossary. Bibliography

Author Bio

Jack David Eller is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Community College of Denver, USA.

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Name: Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives, 2nd Edition (Pack - Book & Online)Routledge 
Description: By Jack David Eller. Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world. It offers an exceptionally clear and readable introduction to cultural anthropology, closely relating it to...
Categories: Social & Cultural Anthropology, History & Theory of Anthropology, Ethnography & Methodology, Globalisation, Political & Economic Anthropology, Kinship & Community, Religion, Ethnicity, Anthropology - Soc Sci