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Cultural Anthropology 13th Edition

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About the Author

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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 13 edition (October 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073405345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073405346
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.8 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,083,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By D. Jackson on July 3, 2012
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I bought this used through Amamzon from a goodwill store in IN for under $3. My daughter needed the book for her College class which is using the 14th edition (over $80 new), but the teacher said the 13th is pretty much the same. The book arrived in almost new condition. An excellent purchase.
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By S. Dobbs on October 27, 2009
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Although this was a requirement for my Anthropology Class (which it turn out, was one of my favorite classes,)I really enjoyed it! It was very interesting, well written, and I would highly recommend it for someone who's interested in learning about numerous other cultures. An easy read that will surely keep your attention.
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I had this as a text in college. It is a good overview, for what it is. I don't understand why academic books have to cost over $100, though. I have since gone on, to learn other things. Journey to the Ancestral Self: The Native Lifeway Guide to Living in Harmony With Earth Mother, Book 1 (Bk.1) and Lost Secrets of Ancient Hawaiian Huna, Volume 1 were a nice introduction to the deeper parts of indigenous culture. Calisthenics were designed based on Jesuit monks describing Chi Kung and Tai Chi exercises. However, the Jesuits had no idea of the internal work of Chi Kung, and so couldn't describe it. The internal work is 95% of Chi Kung. I do so love Anthropology, however unfortunately most maintain that Cartesian objectivity, and never dive into their subject cultures, just as the Jesuits observed and took notes, but didn't seem to participate. I remember reading Anthropological articles on flintknapping. It sounded incredibly technical, very difficult. Then I went to a class, and turned out a usable arrowhead in about 5 minutes. Now that was fun. I went on to make my own bow, Bows & Arrows of the Native Americans: A Step-by-Step Guide to Wooden Bows, Sinew-backed Bows, Composite Bows, Strings, Arrows & Quivers from Osage Orange. As Tom Brown Jr notes, Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival a bow in the store is a commodity.Read more ›
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The book arrived in bad shape, i..e., half the pages were dog-eared and looked like it had been shelved for a few years without support. No marks, etc. But looks bad.

Content is high school level. Not happy with that either.
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This book is very easy reading and very interesting material. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of taking a 5 week course instead of a whole term. This means I am reading an average of 5 chapters per week. Thank goodness the reading goes fast and is understandable.
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This book is a good read for anyone interested in anthropology. It was a required text for my intro to anthropology class but I really enjoyed reading it. It was a great buy and at a huge discount compared to what the college bookstore was charging!
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By reesens on January 16, 2012
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The book arrived quickly and came in great condition. Looks BRAND NEW! Great item for a great price. This seller's price can't be beat. Thank you! I saved over $100 with this purchase.
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This book was excellent material for my class at school. It was an extension of the Physical Anthropology that I had taken before. It is wonderful resouce material.
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