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1st Edition

A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ISBN 9780367745486
Published July 30, 2021 by Routledge
172 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a concise and accessible overview of cultural anthropology for those coming to the subject for the first time. It introduces key areas of the discipline and touches on its historical developments and applied aspects. As well as traditional topics such as social organization, politics, and economics, the book engages with important contemporary issues including race, gender, sexuality, and colonialism.

In a beginner-friendly format, this book is ideal for students of anthropology, as well as for the interested reader as an introduction to the subject.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Anthropology

Chapter 2: A Very Short History of Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 3: Culture, Personality, and Worldview

Chapter 4: Doing Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 5: Anthropological Linguistics

Chapter 6: Social Organization

Chapter 7: Political Organization

Chapter 8: Economic Organization

Chapter 9: Identity

Chapter 10: Religion, Ritual, and Knowledge

Chapter 11: Expressive Culture

Chapter 12: Change and Development

Chapter 13: Applied Anthropology


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Mark Q. Sutton received his PhD in anthropology from the University of California, Riverside. He taught at California State University, Bakersfield from 1987 to 2007, where he retired as Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. He now teaches at the University of San Diego.