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Print Price: $142.99

Format:
Paperback
378 pp.
25 maps, 22 figures, 7 tables, 163 photos, 8.5" x 11"

ISBN-13:
9780190165963

Copyright Year:
2023

Imprint: OUP Canada


Cultural Anthropology

A Perspective on the Human Condition, fifth Canadian edition

Emily A. Schultz, Robert H. Lavenda, Roberta Robin Dods and Mary-Lee Mulholland

Cultural Anthropology is a comprehensive core text for students in introductory cultural anthropology courses, introducing the scope, methods, history, and theories of the discipline before moving into central areas of study, including social organization, making a living, worldview, and other key topics. These topics are examined through the lens of the authors' and other researchers' fieldwork experiences, classic and emerging theoretical perspectives, and contemporary Canadian and international examples, providing students with a broad and nuanced understanding.

The fifth Canadian edition has been revised with a focus on readability and conciseness to ensure that the material is accessible for students. The text has been thoroughly updated and includes discussions of contemporary events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, encouraging students to see the relevance of cultural anthropology to their lives today. The new edition also takes a strong decolonizing perspective, confronting the colonial roots of the discipline, centring the voices of Indigenous scholars, and highlighting topics relevant to Indigenous people in Canada, including linguistic resiliency, governance, and resurgence.

Readership : Cultural Anthropology is a core text for students in introductory cultural anthropology courses, offered at the first- and second-year level at universities and occasionally at colleges.

Maps
Preface to the Fifth Canadian Edition
Acknowledgements
From the Publisher
Chapter 1: The Anthropological Perspective on the Human Condition
Learning Objectives
The Anthropological Perspective: The Cross-Disciplinary Discipline?
Anthropology and the Concept of Culture
Explaining Cultural Differences
Culture, History, and Human Agency
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 2: Fieldwork: A Meeting of Cultural Traditions
Learning Objectives
The "Field" - Armchairs, Places Abroad, and Home
The "Work" - Methods of Collecting Information
Entering the Field: Ethics and Effects of Fieldwork
Approaches to Ethnographic Fieldwork: A Brief Overview
Anthropological Knowledge: Productive and Open Ended
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 3: Anthropology in History and the Explanations of Cultural Diversity
Learning Objectives
Capitalism, Colonialism, Modernity and the Emergence of Anthropology
Anthropology and the Colonial Encounter
Early Explanations of Human Diversity
British, American, and Canadian Anthropology
Contemporary Anthropological Approaches
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 4: Language
Learning Objectives
Anthropological Interest in Language
Design Features of Human Language
Linguistic Relativity
Components of Language
Non-verbal Communication
Linguistic Diversity, Inequality, and Oppression
Language and Gender
Change and the Flexibility of Language
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 5: Subjectivity: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Learning Objectives
Learning Culture and Becoming Individuals
Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Roles: The Making of Subject Positions
Cross-Cultural Approaches to Gender and Sexuality
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 6: Social Relationships: Marriage, Family, Kinship, and Friendship
Learning Objectives
Genealogy, Blood, and the Eurocentric Perspective
Marriage as a Social Process
Family Structure and Change
Genealogy and Typologies of Descent
The Limits of Genealogy
Beyond Kinship
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 7: Making a Living
Learning Objectives
Nature, Culture, and Making a Living
The Anthropology of Making a Living
Phases of Economic Activity
Capitalism, Colonialism, and Climate Change
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 8: Politics, Power, and Social Organization
Learning Objectives
Political Anthropology
The Multiplicity of Power
Indigenous Views of Power and Governance
Resistance and Social Change
Negotiating Power and Resistance
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 9: Inequality in the Contemporary World: Class, Caste, Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality
Learning Objectives
Inequality: An Intersectional and Historical Phenomenon
Class
Caste
Race
Ethnicity
Nation and Nationalism
Global Inequalities
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 10: Worldview
Learning Objectives
Symbols
Metaphors
Religion
Maintaining and Changing a Worldview
Secularism
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 11: Play and Art
Learning Objectives
Play
Types of Play
Art
Inequality, Colonialism, and Art
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 12: States of Being in Wellness and Illness
Learning Objectives
Medical Anthropology
Beyond the Science-Tradition Divide
Cultural Interpretations and Labels of Illness and Disease
Situating Well-Being in Context
Health-Care Delivery Systems
Epidemiology and Public Health
Applied Medical Anthropology
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 13: A Global World
Learning Objectives
Political Economy: From Colonialism to Globalization
Culture and Power in a Global World
Globalization, Identity, and the Nation-State
Human Rights, Globalization, and the Language of Social Justice
Key Terms
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Chapter 14: Applying Anthropology in Everyday Life
Learning Objectives
Applied and Public Anthropology
Practical Applications
Engaging with the Public and Political Sphere
Applying Anthropology as a Student
Chapter Summary
Critical Thinking Questions
Suggested Readings
Related Websites
References
Glossary
Credits
Index

PowerPoints:
· Each chapter to include 20-35 slides
Test Bank:
· Each chapter to include:
o 30-40 multiple choice questions with answer and section reference
o 30-40 true/false questions with answer and section reference
o 15-20 short answer questions with sample answers and section reference
o 5-10 essay questions with sample answers and section reference
Instructor's Manual:
· Each chapter to include:
o Summary of key points
o Detailed chapter summary
o Suggested lecture topics
o Suggested discussion or debate topics (5-10, incl. 5 new)
o Academic articles (10-15, incl. 5 new)
o Teaching resources (10-15, incl. 5 new)
Practice Quizzes:
· Each chapter to include 30-40 questions (a mix of multiple-choice and true/false, incl. 4 new) with answer and section reference
Image Bank
Flashcards
Videos with Quizzes

Emily A. Schultz is a Professor of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University.

Robert H. Lavenda is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at St. Cloud State University.

Roberta Robin Dods is an Associate Professor Emerita of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan.

Mary-Lee Mulholland is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology at Mount Royal University. She has also served as the President of the Canadian Anthropology Society. Her research interests include popular culture in Latin America, pedagogy, and immigration and integration. She brings a wealth of research and teaching experience to her revisions of this fifth Canadian edition of Cultural Anthropology.

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Special Features

  • Adapted by Canadian experts, this bestselling text seamlessly integrates an array of Canadian examples, points of view, and issues, while highlighting Canadian contributions to the discipline.
  • Academic yet accessible language keeps the student reader in mind while retaining academic rigour.
  • Broad theoretical coverage combines traditional anthropological perspectives with cutting-edge theories, offering a fresh and comprehensive treatment of standard topics.
  • The decolonizing approach confronts the legacy of colonialism in the discipline, highlighting the contributions of Indigenous scholars and issues relevant to Indigenous people in Canada.
  • In Their Own Words and Connecting Anthropology boxes feature insights from experts in the field, while Case Study boxes offer essential information on cultural groups discussed in the text.
  • New discussions of current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism in North America, and contemporary social movements.
  • Expanded coverage of gender, sex, and sexuality and their connection to subjectivity.
  • Fully updated throughout, reflecting the latest scholarship in the discipline.