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Anthropology Matters, Second Edition Paperback

ISBN-13: 978-1442605930 ISBN-10: 1442605936 Edition: 2nd

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This is one of the most intelligent and engaging introductory anthropology texts available. It is pithy and covers all of the critical areas one would expect in an introductory class. There are plenty of opportunities for instructors to expand on key concepts or draw in additional material. The text itself, rich with ethnographic examples, will certainly inspire classroom debates, and discussion questions and classroom activity suggestions are well formulated, encouraging students to get their hands dirty as they wrangle with the issues themselves.

About the Author

Shirley A. Fedorak has taught at the University of Saskatchewan and the Cairo American College. She is the author of Pop Culture: The Culture of Everyday Life (2009), Anthropology Matters, (2007 and 2012), and was the lead author from 2002-2008 for the Canadian edition of William Haviland's bestselling introductory text Cultural Anthropology.

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I began writing stories about horses when I was six years old, but only in my head. In high school I researched my paternal grandmother's life and turned it into a fictionalized biography. From then on I was hooked on writing. My inspiration for writing and my love of fiction comes from some of the science fiction greats, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein to name only two.

For most of my life I lived in Saskatchewan, Canada but in 2006 my husband Robert and I moved to Cairo, Egypt where Rob taught instrumental music at Cairo American College for five years. We now live on Lake Chapala, Mexico.

I am a cultural anthropologist by profession. I have taught anthropology and other social sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada and Cairo American College in Egypt. In 1999 a Canadian publisher asked me to write an anthropology textbook and I have been writing academic books ever since. My latest books are Anthropology Matters, 2nd ed. and Global Questions: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, published by University of Toronto Press.

My passion, however, remains in fiction. I have two series that I am currently publishing on Kindle Direct. Footsteps is for young readers, age 10 to 14. The three stories in each book are set in the past, present, and future. Hopefully there will be about ten books in this series. My other young adult series, The Chosen Ones, is a post-environmental-apocalyptic series that I will begin publishing on Kindle in the spring.

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