Anthropology: A Global Perspective introduces students to the four fields of anthropology. This text integrates historical, biological, archaeological, and global approaches with ethnographic data available from around the world. Information is drawn from both classic and recent research in the field and reflects the current state-of-the-art understanding of social and cultural changes. Using an applied perspective, Anthropology: A Global Perspective demonstrates how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems, thus showing students how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies.
An introductory text that illustrates both the diversity of human societies and cultural patterns around the world, and the similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike. This revised edition (first was 1992) adds a new chapter which elaborates on the elements of culture discussed in the preceding chapter by introducing classic and contemporary research in the field of psychological anthropology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)