Conrad Phillip Kottak Cultural Anthropology

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Cultural Anthropology

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Offering an introduction to cultural anthropology, this text focuses on preserving cultural diversity in the face of globalization. This sixth edition reflects world changes through a revision of both organization and content. Special features include two new chapters covering the demise of the Soviet Union and its attendant ethnic conflicts; the growing significance of multi-culturalism in the US and Canada; cultural survival worldwide; and anthropology's increasingly transnational, multi-local and longitudinal perspectives. In this edition, gender issues receive expanded attention, and cultural ecology, political economy and social change are emphasized, unifying anthropology's sub-disciplines. Profiles and issues boxes examine current events or debates, offer personal accounts of field experience, or illustrate a point by bringing in an example familiar to students from their everyday experience. An instructor's manual (ISBN: 0-07-035908-3), diskette MAC (ISBN: 0-07-833991-X), diskette 5.25 (ISBN: 0-07-833993-6) and diskette 3.5 (ISBN: 0-07-940271-9) are also available, as well as a case studies book by Dr Holly Peters-Golden.

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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.

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