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Culture Sketches: Case Studies in Anthropology
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Publication date July 13, 2011
Pages 306
Binding Paperback
Edition 6
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780078117022
ISBN-10 007811702X
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $99.40
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures. The groups selected are peoples whose traditional cultures are uniquely their own. Each has distinctive patterns and practices; each has faced the challenge of an encroaching world, with differing results. Moreover, they often provide the prime illustrations of important concepts in introductory anthropology course including Azande witchcraft, Ju/’hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula exchange, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this volume can stand alone as an introduction to central ethnographic concepts through these 15 societies, or serve as a valuable companion to anthropology texts. Many of the peoples presented are involved in the diaspora; some struggle to preserve old ways in new places. All sketches follow a logical, consistent organization that makes it easy for students to understand major themes such as history, subsistence, sociopolitical organization, belief systems, marriage, kinship, and contemporary issues.

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6 edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (July 13, 2011)
9780078117022 | details & prices | 306 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $99.40
About: Ideal for any cultural anthropology course, this brief collection of ethnographic case studies exposes students to 15 different cultures.
5th edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (June 27, 2008)
9780073405308 | details & prices | 295 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $65.35
4th edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (April 22, 2005)
9780072876086 | details & prices | 290 pages | 6.25 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.88 lbs | List price $43.70
3 edition from McGraw-Hill Humanities Social (July 1, 2001)
9780072285987 | details & prices | 264 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $37.30
About: Ideal for any Cultural Anthropology course, this brief and inexpensive collection of ethnographic case studies offers a concise introduction to thirteen cultures and exposes students to ethnography without overwhelming them with excessive reading material.
2 edition from McGraw-Hill College (November 1, 1996)
9780070497153 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $29.15
About: Intended to supplement intorductory/cultural anthroplogy courses, this text includes coverage of 13 different cultures.
With B. Roger Maylor | from McGraw-Hill College (December 1, 1994)
9780070359543 | details & prices | 8.25 × 10.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $12.45
This edition also contains Lexical Template Morphology: Change of State and the Verbal Prefixes in German

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