Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (13th Edition)

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An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone text/reader, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict continues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.

 

The 37 articles cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The twelfth edition retains the previous edition's accessibility and the view that anthropology provides a fascinating perspective on the human experience.

 

The 13th edition has been shaped by the current concerns in both anthropology and American society, including globalization, the study of women's lives, race and ethnicity, and the practical applications of anthropology and the ways it leads to everyday careers.

 

The newly revised table of contents reflects the suggestions of Conformity and Conflict users. Thirty percent of the readings are either revised or entirely new to this edition.  Nine new articles appear in this edition of Conformity and Conflict (Readings 7, 12, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29, 32, 33), three of which were expressly commissioned for this edition (12, 29, 25).  Four articles (5, 28, 31 and 35) have been updated for this edition.

 

More attention is paid to cultural ecology, to the impact of the world market and world systems on human social life, and to human change in increasingly large and complex societies. An entirely NEW section on globalization includes three new articles that introduce readers to key concepts -  how popular culture spreads to different societies, the processes by which cultural artifacts, social structures, and how ideas are adopted and changed as they reach new societies.

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An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or as a stand-alone reader, Conformity and Conflict continues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.The articles cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The tenth edition retains the accessibility of the previous editions: a combination of professionalism and readability in selections; the view that anthropology provides perspective on experience; and a carefully integrated organization. Presents balanced coverage of non-Western and Western cultures (including American) so readers can make their own cultural comparisons and see the relevance of anthropology to their lives. Contains articles that reflect interesting topics while illustrating key concepts and theories. Organizes selections based on traditional topics such as Language and Communication, Economic Systems, Kinship and Family, and Religion. Includes key terms and discussion of many basic anthropological definitions in the part introductions. Provides review questions at the end of each article. Retains the maps, providing readers with a way to locate the societies discussed in the book. For anyone interested in cultural anthropology.

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