Cultural Anthropology with Student Atlas and PowerWeb

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9780072878370: Cultural Anthropology with Student Atlas and PowerWeb

The new tenth edition of Kottak's best selling text for cultural anthropology continues to offer a holistic introduction to cultural anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. The new, tenth edition is a major revision offering many new and exciting features that build on the strengths of this approach. The text has two new themes - Bringing It All Together and Understanding Ourselves. The Bringing it All Together theme, emphasizing anthropology's integrated, comparative and four-field nature, can be found in new Bringing it All Together essays that show how anthropology's subfields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic.

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Conrad Phillip Kottak (A.B. Columbia, 1963; Ph.D. Columbia, 1966) is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 1968. 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 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 current 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.

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