Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective, 6e
This textbook introduces the concepts of cultural anthropology and integrates ethnographic material from around the world into a comprehensive scientific and humanistic account of humanity both in the past and the present.
Cultural Anthropology: A Global Perspective reflects a strong committment to anthropology's traditional holistic and integrative approach. It spells out how the four basic subfields of anthropology - physical anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, and ethnology - together yield a comprehensive understanding of humanity. Because these subfields tend to overlap, the book is organized by societal types - bands, tribes, chiefdoms , rather than by institutions (stratification, kinship, marriage and family).