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Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives (8th Edition)

Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives (8th Edition)
Author: Phillip Whitten
ISBN 13: 9780321047045
ISBN 10: 321047044
Edition: 8
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2000-12-24
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $134.60

This collection of short readings on all aspects of anthropology conveys the excitement and relevance of contemporary anthropology. This book organizes readings around the major subdisciplines within anthropology: biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and language and communication, making it easy to notice trends and themes. For anyone with an interest in anthropology.


Intended as a reader to accompany the textbook of an undergraduate anthropology course, this volume is made up of 53 short essays that are mainly excerpts of previously published articles by anthropologists. The essays cover a wide range of subjects grouped into major topics: biological anthropology, archaeology, language and communication, and cultural anthropology. As no introductory material is included with the essays, students will require the guidance of an instructor. There is a glossary, but no index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)