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THE ESSENCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY 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
The Essence of Anthropology
Biology and Evolution
The Neolithic Revolution: The Domestication of Plants and Animals
The Emergence of Cities and Statess
Modern Human Diversity: Race and Racism
The Characteristics of Culture
Language and Communication
Social Identity, Personality, and Gender
Subsistence and Exchange
Sex, Marriage, and Family
Kinship and Other Methods of Grouping
Politics, Power, and Violence
Spirituality, Religion, and the Supernatural
Global Changes and the Role of Anthropology
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