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Cengage Advantage Books: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach

 
 
 
 
Cengage Advantage Books: Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach
Author: Richard H. Robbins
ISBN 13: 9780495509288
ISBN 10: 495509280
Edition: 5
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2008-07-28
Format: Paperback
Pages: 358
List Price: $93.95
 
 

The new edition of textbook written for introductory undergraduate courses. The material is organized around problems of general concern, with each chapter addressing a specific question such as explaining the emergence of the modern nation state or understanding the dynamics of family life in other societies. Other topics include the social and cultural construction of reality, problems of identity, the construction of social hierarchy, and the justification and meaning of collective violence. For each problem a number of readings and case studies are provided that address more specific questions within the broader topic. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)