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Anthropology Textbooks New and Key Titles 2018

Social and Cultural Anthropology

  • Human Biological Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel E. Brown

    Human Biological Diversity is an introductory textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology. Easily accessible for students with no background in anthropology or biology, this second edition…

    Paperback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

    2nd Edition

    By Harry Sanabria

    This wide-ranging introduction to the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean offers broad coverage of culture and society in the region, taking into account historical developments as well as the roles of power and inequality. The chapters address key topics such as colonialism,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-29 
    Routledge

  • Kinship and Gender

    An Introduction, 6th Edition

    By Linda Stone, Diane E. King

    Does kinship still matter in today’s globalized, increasingly mobile world? Do family structures continue to influence the varied roles that men and women play in different cultures? Answering with a resounding ‘yes!’, Linda Stone and Diane E. King offer a lively introduction to and working…

    Paperback – 2018-10-08
    Routledge

  • A Concise Introduction to Linguistics

    5th Edition

    By Bruce M. Rowe, Diane P. Levine

    Now in its fifth edition, A Concise Introduction to Linguistics provides students with a detailed introduction to the core concepts of language as it relates to culture. The textbook includes a focus on linguistic anthropology, unpacking the main contributions of linguistics to the study of human…

    Paperback – 2018-07-13
    Routledge

  • Making Health Public

    How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life, 1st Edition

    By Charles L. Briggs, Daniel C. Hallin

    This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of ‘biomediatization’ and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    Routledge

  • Reflecting on America

    Anthropological Views of U.S. Culture, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Clare L. Boulanger

    Anthropologists travel back in time and across the globe to understand human culture—but, surprise, there is culture right here in the United States. This second edition of the best-selling textbook and anthology, Reflecting on America, again focuses on how we can recognize the common cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • Inside Cultures

    A New Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition

    By William Balee

    This concise, contemporary, and inexpensive option for instructors of cultural anthropology breaks away from the traditional structure of introductory textbooks. Emphasizing the interaction between humans and their environment, the tension between human universals and cultural variation, and the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-18
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    1st Edition

    By Anna Bellisari

    This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with an alarming rise in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge

  • Cultural Anthropology

    Global Forces, Local Lives, 3rd Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives presents all the key areas of cultural anthropology as well as providing original and nuanced coverage of current and cutting-edge topics. An exceptionally clear and readable introduction, it helps students understand the application of…

    Paperback – 2016-03-08
    Routledge

  • Social and Cultural Perspectives on Health, Technology and Medicine

    Old Concepts, New Problems, 1st Edition

    By Ciara Kierans, Kirsten Bell, Carol Kingdon

    Developments in health, science and technology have long provided fertile analytical ground for social science disciplines. This book focuses on the critical and enduring importance of core concepts in anthropology and sociology for interrogating and keeping pace with developments in the life…

    Paperback – 2016-02-25
    Routledge

  • Schooled on Fat

    What Teens Tell Us About Gender, Body Image, and Obesity, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Taylor

    Winner of the Reader Views Literary Award, Societal Issues and the Reviewers Choice Best Non-fiction Book of the Year, Specialty Awards, Schooled on Fat explores how body image, social status, fat stigma and teasing, food consumption behaviors, and exercise practices intersect in the daily lives of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    Innovative Ethnographies

  • The Maya Forest Garden

    Eight Millennia of Sustainable Cultivation of the Tropical Woodlands, 1st Edition

    By Anabel Ford, Ronald Nigh

    The conventional wisdom says that the devolution of Classic Maya civilization occurred because its population grew too large and dense to be supported by primitive neotropical farming methods, resulting in debilitating famines and internecine struggles. Using research on contemporary Maya farming…

    Paperback – 2015-06-30
    Routledge
    New Frontiers in Historical Ecology

  • Culture and Diversity in the United States

    So Many Ways to Be American, 1st Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diversity is an essential skill in the contemporary United States and the wider world. This book addresses the standard topics of race, ethnicity, class and gender but goes much further by engaging seriously with issues of language, religion, age, health and…

    Paperback – 2015-05-14
    Routledge

  • Cultural Anthropology: 101

    1st Edition

    By Jack David Eller

    This concise and accessible introduction establishes the relevance of cultural anthropology for the modern world through an integrated, ethnographically informed approach. The book develops readers’ understanding and engagement by addressing key issues such as: What it means to be human The key…

    Paperback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge
    101

  • Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

    3rd Edition

    By Nigel Rapport

    Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field. Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on: Material Culture Environment Human Rights Hybridity Alterity Cosmopolitanism…

    Paperback – 2014-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • The People, Place, and Space Reader

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jen Jack Gieseking, William Mangold, Cindi Katz, Setha Low, Susan Saegert

    The People, Place, and Space Reader brings together the writings of scholars, designers, and activists from a variety of fields to make sense of the makings and meanings of the world we inhabit. They help us to understand the relationships between people and the environment at all scales, and to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-04
    Routledge

  • Kids on YouTube

    Technical Identities and Digital Literacies, 1st Edition

    By Patricia G Lange

    The mall is so old school—these days kids are hanging out on YouTube, and depending on whom you ask, they're either forging the digital frontier or frittering away their childhoods in anti-intellectual solipsism. Kids on YouTube cuts through the hype, going behind the scenes to understand kids'…

    Paperback – 2014-03-15
    Routledge

  • A World Full of Women

    6th Edition

    By Martha C. Ward, Monica D. Edelstein

    Takes a cross-cultural approach to the study of womenA World Full of Women, 6/e, combines descriptive ethnography, gender theory, and international statistics to present a comprehensive picture of the lives of women. Readers will better comprehend and contextualize women’s issues and experiences in…

    Paperback – 2013-07-10
    Routledge

  • Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    6th Edition

    By Caroline B. Brettell, Carolyn F. Sargent

    Introduces students to the most significant topics in anthropology of gender. Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective is a one-volume reader built on classic contributions to gender and anthropology, incorporating recent literature on gender roles and ideology around the world.It combines…

    Paperback – 2012-07-25
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Alan Barnard, Jonathan Spencer

    Written by leading scholars in the field, this comprehensive and readable resource gives anthropology students a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline. The fully revised and expanded second edition reflects major changes in anthropology in the past decade.…

    Paperback – 2011-10-31
    Routledge

  • Kinship in Action

    Self and Group, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Strathern, Pamela J Stewart

    For courses in Social Organization, Kinship, and Cultural Ecology.Kinship has made a come-back in Anthropology.  Not only is there a line of noted, general, introductory works and readers in the topic, but theoretical discussions have been stimulated both by technological changes in mechanisms…

    Paperback – 2010-06-30
    Routledge

  • Anthropology: The Basics

    1st Edition

    By Peter Metcalf, Peter Metcalf

    The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do…

    Paperback – 2005-09-08
    Routledge
    The Basics