Anthropology: Book Series

Key Questions in Anthropology

Series Editor:
  • H Russell Bernard
    University of Florida University of Florida, Gainesville, USA University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

  • Culture and the Individual

    Theory and Method of Cultural Consonance, 1st Edition

    By William W Dressler

    This book engages with the issue of how culture is incorporated into individuals' lives, a question that has long plagued the social sciences. Starting with a critical overview of the treatment of culture and the individual in anthropology, the author makes the case for adopting a…

    Paperback – 2017-07-20
    Key Questions in Anthropology

  • How Culture Makes Us Human

    Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies, 1st Edition

    By Dwight W Read

    What separates modern humans from our primate cousins—are we a mere blink in the march of evolution, or does human culture represent the definitive evolutionary turn? Dwight Read explores the dilemma in this engaging, thought-provoking book, taking readers through an evolutionary odyssey from our…

    Paperback – 2011-10-31
    Key Questions in Anthropology

  • AIDS, Behavior, and Culture

    Understanding Evidence-Based Prevention, 1st Edition

    By Edward C Green, Allison Herling Ruark

    AIDS, Behavior, and Culture presents a bold challenge to the prevailing wisdom of “the global AIDS industry” and offers an alternative framework for understanding what works in HIV prevention. Arguing for a behavior-based approach, Green and Ruark make the case that the most effective programs are…

    Paperback – 2011-01-01
    Key Questions in Anthropology

  • The Origin of Cultures

    How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change, 1st Edition

    By W Penn Handwerker

    What makes a 17-year-old girl decide to wrap a bomb around her body, walk into a supermarket, and detonate it, killing herself and an 18-year old girl shopping there? In this provocative and important book, renowned anthropologist W. Penn Handwerker shows that individual choices, from the fatal to…

    Paperback – 2009-09-15
    Key Questions in Anthropology

  • Archaeology Matters

    Action Archaeology in the Modern World, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy A Sabloff

    Archaeology is perceived to study the people of long ago and far away. How could archaeology matter in the modern world? Well-known archaeologist Jeremy Sabloff points to ways in which archaeology might be important to the understanding and amelioration of contemporary problems. Though…

    Paperback – 2008-03-15
    Key Questions in Anthropology