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Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity [Paperback]

Conrad Kottak
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February 4, 2010 0078116988 978-0078116988 14
Focused on the appreciation of anthropology, the new edition of Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity offers an up-to-date holistic introduction to cultural anthropology. Key themes of appreciating the experiences students bring to the classroom, appreciating cultural diversity, and appreciating the field of anthropology are showcased throughout the text. In this edition, Understanding Ourselves chapter openers and Through the Eyes of Others boxes show how anthropology helps us understand ourselves. New Appreciating Diversity boxes focus on the various forms of human biological and cultural diversity. Appreciating Anthropology boxes are also new to the text and focus on the value and usefulness of anthropological research and approaches.

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Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is the Julian H. Steward Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. He served as Anthropology Department chair from 1996 to 2006. In 1991 he was honored for his teaching by the University and the state of Michigan. In 1992 he received an excellence in teaching award from the College of Literature, Sciences, and the Arts of the University of Michigan. In 1999 the America Anthropological Association awarded Professor Kottak the AAA/Mayfield Award for Excellence in the Undergraduate Teaching of Anthropology.

Professor Kottak has done ethnographic fieldwork in cultural anthropology in Brazil (since 1962), Madagascar (since 1966), and the United States. Conrad Kottak's articles have appeared in academic journals including American Anthropologist, Journal of Anthropological Research, American Ethnologist, Ethnology, Human Organization, and Luso-Brazilian Review. He has also written for more popular journals, including Transaction/SOCIETY, Natural History, Psychology Today, and General Anthropology.

In recent research projects, Kottak and his colleagues have investigated the emergence of ecological awareness in Brazil, the social context of deforestation in Madagascar, and popular participation in economic development planning in northeastern Brazil.

Recently, Kottak was inducted to The National Academy of Sciences. This is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 14 edition (February 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078116988
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078116988
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.3 x 10.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #271,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars An overpriced book December 30, 2009
This is a perfectly fine cultural anthropology textbook. It is well-organized and reasonably well-written

The problem with this book as that that it is extremely overpriced. The issue is that editions 9E, 8E, 7E,... are equally good. They publish a new edition with an inflated price ($150) every year and the differences in editions are negligible, The publisher and the authors (Nanda and Warms) should be ashamed of themselves.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for the classroom February 13, 2011
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Nanda's text, like her others, is relevant, accessible, and a perfect part of an introduction to Anthropology course. I only wish publishers could figure out a way to make these more affordable for students.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cultural Anthropology: Appreciating Cultural Diversity February 15, 2011
By Tammy
This book is very reader friendly even for a beginner in the field of Anthropology. I really enjoy reading this book! Tammy
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read ! April 4, 2014
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Ordered this book for Anthropology class. It provided great insights to culture, race and how it shapes the way we function on a daily basis. The book has more to it but this was just my highlight.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cultural Anthropology November 30, 2013
By Isabel
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I am going to have an A in my cultural anthropology (: It is easy to read. It is not difficult.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Book review October 2, 2013
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It was a very helpful and is still very helpful and I am enjoying reading it and learning all the information that is in it. I hope to buy more school books on amazon in the future.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My first Anth book love it September 28, 2013
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Great book for the person starting to look into the field. As my education begins in social work this book offers education for my future career.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fast service August 24, 2013
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The book appears to be as described. It arrived fast, my class hasn't even started yet. Great savings, new books are a lot more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
The book arrived incredibly fast, in time for the first day of class:) I am very excited about this rental option. It helps to be able to afford a quality education.Thanks!
Published 8 months ago by Jatera K. Maing
2.0 out of 5 stars not too good
It took too long for me to get it. Also the book was kept in poor condition but it had all the pages and the price was right.
Published 8 months ago by Richard
1.0 out of 5 stars For class
Sent me the wrong book! How go about to get the right one as soon as possible. Not very happy need the book now!!
Published 10 months ago by Jacqueline Tsinigine
4.0 out of 5 stars Cultural Anthropology
This book provides a better understanding of the various cultures encountered ...A good read for those interested in this subject.
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Published 11 months ago by Minoo B. Madon
5.0 out of 5 stars Used book Great!
I had no problem with this book. Bought used but the pages looked new to me. Great book to buy.
Published 12 months ago by Alexis
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This book provides one of the fullest, most descriptive inner understandings of cultural anthropology, from it's origin, to the founders and different practices. Read more
Published 16 months ago by deadman31299
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
I bought this for a college course. We read most of the book for the class. It was very interesting.
Published 16 months ago by Kevin Grundy
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is really like new! :) I love it! Thank you :)
I would recommend this product to anyone who want to know something about cultural anthropology. This book that I ordered is really amazing and it is really like new :) and not... Read more
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