By James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

Utilizing enticing tales and transparent writing, CENGAGE virtue BOOKS: HUMANITY: AN creation TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 9th variation, introduces cultural anthropology inside of a high-quality framework established on globalization and tradition switch. Peoples and Bailey specialize in the social and cultural results of globalization, emphasizing tradition switch and international difficulties. The book's enticing narrative presents new methods of taking a look at the various demanding situations dealing with the area during this century. As you discover extra modern concerns, together with fresh debates on homosexual marriage, cultural and financial globalization, inhabitants progress, starvation, and the survival of indigenous cultures, you are going to achieve a greater knowing of the cultural info you want to effectively navigate in modern day international financial system. The authors emphasize the variety of humanity and show why an appreciation and tolerance of cultural transformations is necessary within the glossy global.

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Such a view does not resolve the essential problem of cultural relativism in its moral meaning, but at least it reminds us that all human groups believe and do things that some other human groups find abhorrent. ∏ The Value of Anthropology What insights does anthropology offer about humanity? What is the value of the information that anthropologists have gathered about the past and present of humankind? We consider these questions in future chapters. For now, we note some of the most general insights and contributions.

We think that what we learn by our descriptions, comparisons, and analyses of cultures helps to improve the human condition. For one thing, studies of other cultures help us understand our own way of life. For another, specific studies carried out by cultural anthropologists have helped solve practical problems in real human communities. To collect information about particular cultures, researchers conduct fieldwork. Fieldworkers ordinarily move into the community under study so that they can live in close contact with the people.

8 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. This early form of humanity made sharp stone tools, butchered animals, and probably controlled fire.

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