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Cultural Anthropology (12th Edition) [Paperback]

Carol R. Ember , Melvin R. Ember
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April 15, 2006 0132197332 978-0132197335 12
This comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way.  This new edition highlights migration and immigration in the context of globalization.

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PREFACE The human species may be the most widespread species in the world today. Humans have been moving tremendous distances ever since Homo erectus moved out of Africa. To highlight this fact, this uniqueness of humans, we have prepared a new box feature for this edition which we call "Migrants and Immigrants." Almost half the chapters now contain a box about some aspect of the movement of people, ranging from prehistory to recent times. Examples are research on when hominids first migrated out of Africa, possible routes humans may have taken in their migration to the Americas, the spread of foods in recent times, arranging marriages in the diaspora, and the problem of refugees. We have decided to reintroduce a separate chapter on theoretical approaches in cultural anthropology, which reviewers suggested. The separate chapter on "Explanation and Evidence" now has new material on ethics in fieldwork and an expanded discussion of cross-cultural research. Ethical issues are also given more attention in various other chapters. In updating the book, we try to go beyond descriptions, as always. We are interested not only in what humans are and were like; we are also interested in why they got to be that way, in all their variety. When there are alternative explanations, we try to communicate the necessity to evaluate them logically as well as on the basis of the available evidence. Throughout the book, we try to communicate that no idea, including ideas put forward in textbooks, should be accepted even tentatively without supporting tests that could have gone the other way.

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 12 edition (April 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0132197332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0132197335
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #539,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Just another textbook. March 22, 2014
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What can I say, its a previous edition. Its just a text book to get through a class. If you dig anthropology you will dig it, but if its just for a cake credit you will find it dull, like I do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good August 9, 2013
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Book is clean, in almost new condition. I an barely tell it's a used book and lam happy with the product.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just as described! February 25, 2013
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I am glad I purchased the 12th ed. over the 13th. I am almost sure the books are highly comparable (some of the page numbers are different) minus the $100+ price tag. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase June 3, 2009
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