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Cultural Anthropology

13th Edition
  • Serena Nanda - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Richard L. Warms - Texas State University - San Marcos, USA
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April 2023 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Cultural Anthropology integrates critical thinking, explores rich ethnographies, and prompts students to think creatively about today’s culture and society. Authors Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms show how historical studies and anthropological techniques can help readers reflect on the nature, structure, and meaning of human societies. Updates to the Thirteenth Edition include a new chapter on race and ethnicity; emphasis on areas such as inequality, power, gender, race, and history; discussions of issues around medical care and public health; and new features that reflect changes in world culture.

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Chapter 1: Anthropology And Human Diversity
 
Chapter 2: Doing Cultural Anthropology
 
Chapter 3: The Idea Of Culture
 
Chapter 4: Communication
 
Chapter 5: Making a Living
 
Chapter 6: Economics
 
Chapter 7: Political Organization
 
Chapter 8: Social Stratification: Class and Caste
 
Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 10: Kinship
 
Chapter 11: Marriage, Family, And Domestic Groups
 
Chapter 12: Gender
 
Chapter 13: Religion
 
Chapter 14: Creative Expression: Anthropology And The Arts
 
Chapter 15: Making the Modern World: Conquest, Colonialism, and Resistance
 
Chapter 16: Anthropology in the 21st Century: Understanding and Acting in a Challenging World.

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Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available in SAGE Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality SAGE textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support. Learn more.
  • New separate Race and Ethnicity chapter expands coverage of this important topic and helps students understand that race and ethnicity are social and historical constructs.
  • Ethnography features have been moved into the main flow of the text or as reading assignments to allow instructors using SAGE Vantage to track students’ responses to questions about this material.
  • New topics include gestures and emoticons; culinary thrill seekers (about humans and flavor); climate change and food choice; the gig economy; inequality, race, and COVID; working with female heroin addicts; and designing a picture book for Indigenous kids.
  • Coverage of medical anthropology has been increased, with new material on Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, pandemics and public health emergencies, anthropology and nutrition, the connections among race, health and the environment, COVID 19, elder care, working with heroin addicts, and the health impacts of colonization. Many of the ethnographies are now assignable activities in the Vantage courseware platform.
  • Tables, charts, and maps have been updated throughout, and there are more than 300 new references to the latest research.
KEY FEATURES:
  • Celebrates the role of ethnography in anthropology and introduces students to a wide range of contemporary and historical ethnographies that provide an invaluable record of cultures around the world.
  • A carefully developed visual and pedagogical program inspires students to see the world through an anthropological lens.
  • The book covers both historical and contemporary theories without any insistence on any particular approach.
  • Contemporary, real-world global issues appeal to introductory students from any discipline.
  • Anthropology Makes a Difference and The Global and the Local features show students what they can do with an anthropology degree.

The extraordinary developments of the last five years have led us to rethink the organization of the book and many of the examples and analyses that we use. There are many hundred small changes and more than 300 new references. Every chapter has been revised and all statistics, graphs, and charts updated. However, readers will also notice several large changes. The biggest of these is the introduction of a new chapter on race and ethnicity. This chapter adds a great deal of new material and analysis to the information found in the stratification chapter in earlier editions.

A second critical change is that in previous editions, all ethnographies appeared as boxed features titled “Ethnography.” In the new edition, some ethnographies have been moved into the main flow of the text (particularly in Chapter 5, Making a Living) others now appear as Reading Assignments. This allows instructors who use Sage Vantage to track students’ responses to questions about this material.

One of the critical ways in which we have responded to changes in world culture and in anthropology is through the features in each chapter. Some that are new to this edition include gestures and emoticons in Chapter 4, Culinary thrill seekers (about humans and flavor), and climate change and food choice, both in Chapter 5, the gig economy in chapter 8, Inequality, Race, and COVID in Chapter 9, working with female heroin addicts in chapter 11, and Designing a Picture Book for Indigenous Kids in Chapter 14.

Issues around medical care and public health play in increasingly important role in anthropology and are an area of student interest. Although we do not have a chapter on medical anthropology, we incorporate it in many places throughout the book. You’ll find it particularly in our discussion of Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down in Chapter 3, Pandemics and Emergencies in Chapter 3, Anthropology and Nutrition in Chapter 5, Race, Health and the Environment, and COVID 19 in Chapter 9, Elder Care in Chapter 10, Working with Heroin Addicts in Chapter 11, Vaccine Refusal in Chapter 12, Health, Colonialism and History in Chapter 14, and in several places in our final chapter.

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