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