Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?

by Robert H. Lavenda

ISBN-10: 0195392876
ISBN-13: 9780195392876
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Edition: 2 - 2011

Book Description
A unique alternative to more traditional, encyclopedic introductory texts, Anthropology: What Does It Mean to Be Human?, Second Edition, takes a question-oriented approach that incorporates cutting-edge theory and new ways of looking at important contemporary issues such as power, human rights, and inequality. With a total of fifteen chapters, this engaging, full-color text is an ideal one-semester overview that delves deep into anthropology without overwhelming students.

New to this Edition:

* New discussions of gender and archaeology, domestication, social organization, nutritional anthropology, and aboriginality, and significantly updated discussions of genetics and race and human origins

* Discussions of economic and political relations now appear in separate chapters

* "Anthropology in Everyday Life" boxes now appear throughout the book to continually show students the applicability of anthropology

* New "In Their Own Words" commentaries throughout

* New module on the components of language

* In addition to the running glossary, a glossary now appears at the end of the text

-"For Review" sections now appear at the end of each chapter.