ERIC Number: ED107588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
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Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives. [And] Instructor's Manual to Accompany Anthropology: Contemporary Perspectives.
Hunter, David E., Ed.; Whitten, Phillip, Ed.
Forty-seven articles comprise this reader designed for beginning college students and instructors in an introductory anthropology course. Original contributions from both anthropologists and non-anthropologists are reprinted. The readings, drawn primarily from the popular press but including some of the discipline's "classical" articles, are designed to give students a basic understanding of the general, introductory concepts of anthropology. The selected and organized materials reflect the thoughts described in the first article on perspective of cultural relativism and a five part model consisting of comparison, holism, systems and process, emics and etics, and the case study. Nine broad anthropological concept areas presented are: (1) stones and bones, the evidence of human evolution; (2) ethology and human nature; (3) human diversity; (4) the organization of society and the evolution of social forms; (5) understanding others and ourselves and fieldwork in cultural anthropology; (6) human groups in their environmental contexts; (7) culture and identity; (8) the cultural structuring of experience, culture, communication, and belief systems; and (9) some consequences of the expansion of mass society. A teacher's guide, containing basic reference and testing materials for each of the 47 readings, accompanies the book of readings. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Anthropology, College Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Primary Sources, Social Sciences, Teaching Guides
Educational Associates Division; Little, Brown and Company, 34 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02106 (Text $6.95, Instructor's manual is free with purchase of text)
Publication Type: Books
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