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Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology,
10th Edition

James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

ISBN-13: 9781285733371 | ISBN-10: 1285733371

Copyright 2015

| Published 2014

| 480 pages

List Price USD $149.95

Overview

Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world.

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James Peoples is professor of Sociology/Anthropology and Director of East Asian Studies at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he has been teaching courses in anthropology since 1988. He has also taught in the anthropology departments of the University of California at Davis and the University of Tulsa. His geographic area of specialty is Micronesia, where he studied the impact of American subsidies on the island agricultural and cash economies. His first book, ISLAND IN TRUST (1985), summarized the results of this field research. Since becoming Director of East Asian Studies in 2004, Dr. Peoples has journeyed to Korea and Japan for seminars and workshops. He recently published a chapter, translated into Chinese, in a book used in cultural anthropology courses in the People's Republic of China. He has published most of the results of a comparative analysis of political evolution in Micronesia. Dr. Peoples also has co-authored ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY.

A well-known specialist in Native American cultures, Garrick Bailey has authored numerous scholarly works including A HISTORY OF THE NAVAJOS, with Roberta Bailey (1986), THE OSAGE AND THE INVISIBLE WORLD (1995) and ART OF THE OSAGE, with Daniel Swan (2004). He is currently editor of Volume 2, INDIANS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY, THE HANDBOOK OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS. Dr. Bailey received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon. He also is the co-author of ESSENTIALS OF CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY and INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY. He teaches anthropology at the University of Tulsa.

  • Chapter 16, "Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict," highlights the many ethnic conflicts in the world today in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
  • The focus of Chapter 12, "The Organization of Political Life," has shifted slightly away from the courts and legal systems and more toward political organization.
  • This edition includes 17 chapters instead of 18. Chapter 10 from the Ninth Edition, "Enculturation and the Life Course," has been eliminated and its key concepts integrated into other chapters.
  • Chapter 17, "World Problems and the Practice of Anthropology," examines anthropology's role in attempting to solve modern world problems as an applied discipline.
  • The concept of neoliberalism is introduced in appropriate chapters.
  • The Tenth Edition continues to offer one of the sharpest focuses on globalization of any introduction to cultural anthropology text, with an integration of the globalization theme throughout the chapters. In addition, the chapter on globalization (formerly Chapter 16) now appears as Chapter 4 and emphasizes the history of globalization, cultural change, and racial diversification.
  • A new boxed feature entitled "Global Challenges and Opportunities" has replaced the "Globalization" feature in previous editions. Included in every chapter, this feature focuses on the dynamic change effects of the globalization process.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives are linked to chapter summaries, guiding students' reading and reinforcing their learning.
  • HUMANITY, Tenth Edition emphasizes contemporary issues such as religious fundamentalism, transnational marriage, the World Bank, the spread of disease, aging, and genocide as a response to ethnic conflict. This edition also incorporates the latest developments on topics that affect your students today, such as gay marriage, ethnic and religious differences in Iraq, changing norms and practices on marriage and kinship, increasing national and global inequalities, and the cultural construction of race.
  • Concept review boxes provide a concise summation of key concepts from a chapter in a tabular format.
  • A running glossary of key terms provides a convenient study aid.

Table of Contents

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1. The Study of Humanity.
2. Culture.
3. Culture and Language.
4. Globalization.
5. The Development of Anthropological Thought.
6. Methods of Investigation.
7. Culture and Nature: Interacting with the Environment.
8. Exchange in Economic Systems.
9. Marriage and Families.
10. Kinship and Descent.
11. Gender in Comparative Perspective.
12. The Organization of Political Life.
13. Social Inequalities and Stratification.
14. Religion and Worldview.
15. Art and the Aesthetic.
16. Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict.
17. World Problems and the Practice of Anthropology.

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Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems. The book's engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural and economic globalization, population growth, hunger, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you will gain a better understanding of the cultural information you need to successfully navigate in today's global economy. The authors emphasize the diversity of humanity and reveal why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural differences is critical in the modern world.

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