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  • Anthropology is the holistic and scientific study of humanity. Cultural Anthropology focuses on contemporary human cultures, their beliefs, myths, values, practices, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization. The detailed descriptions of culture, or ethnography, are based upon a methodology of primary data collection through participant observation with living human populations.
    • 1: Introduction to Anthropology and Culture

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    • 10: Marriage, Reproduction and Kinship

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    • 11: Social Stratification, Power and Conflict

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    • 12: Globalization and Migration

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    • 2: History of Anthropological Theory

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    • 3: Anthropological Methods

      • 3.1: Human Cultural Variation
      • 3.2: Origins of Ethnography
      • 3.3: Fieldwork Methods
      • 3.4: Types of Analysis
      • 3.S: Anthropological Methods (Summary)
    • 4: Communication and Language

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    • 5: Play, Sport, and Arts

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    • 6: Ritual and Religion

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    • 7: Production, Inequality and Development

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    • 8: Health and Healing

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    • 8: Human Rights

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    • Back Matter

      • Index
      • Glossary