Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology,
11th Edition

James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

ISBN-13: 9781337109697 | ISBN-10: 133710969x

Copyright 2018

| Published 2017

| 480 pages

List Price USD $164.95


Using engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Eleventh 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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Meet the Authors

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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 17 (world problems and the practice of anthropology), continues to discuss anthropological insights on health and health care, population growth, and world hunger. The seemingly unending struggles of people like the San, Dongria Kondha, and Kayapo to protect their lands are updated.
  • In Chapter 9 the section on “Same Sex Marriage and the Culture Wars” was revised to include recent court decisions and reactions to them.
  • Chapter 13 was updated to include the contrasting ideas of political parties, and updates on the numerical data on the distribution of income and wealth in the United States, including data on how the economic inequalities have increased since 1980. Globalization data on China was also updated.
  • The Eleventh 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 Chapter 15 there is an entirely new section titled “Will Religion Disappear?” The section “Varieties of Religious Organization” now discusses the complexities of attempting to classify the great variety of humanity’s religions into only a few forms or categories.
  • Concept review boxes provide a concise summation of key concepts from a chapter in a tabular format.
  • HUMANITY, Eleventh 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.
  • Chapter-opening learning objectives are linked to chapter summaries, guiding students' reading and reinforcing their learning.
  • 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. Cultural Diversity and 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 Inequality 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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