1st Edition

A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

By Mark Q. Sutton Copyright 2022
    172 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    172 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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



    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.