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Cultural Anthropology

A Toolkit for a Global Age

Third Edition

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HELPS STUDENTS APPLY ANTHROPOLOGY’S TOOLS AND SKILLS TO THE WORLD AROUND THEM

Ken Guest brings an anthropological approach and an analytical eye to familiar examples, challenging students to rethink aspects of everyday life that they might take for granted: Are there more than two genders? How do white people experience race? What defines a family?

SHOWS HOW ANTHROPOLOGY ILLUMINATES THE BIGGEST ISSUES OF OUR TIME

Global economic inequality, environmental change, racial discord, shifting notions of sexuality, gender and power—these are the issues that students come to class asking questions about. More than any other text, Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age places these issues front and centre and shows students how anthropology can provide insights that lead to deeper understanding and social change.

EVERY CHAPTER IS GROUNDED IN ETHNOGRAPHY

Guest consistently uses ethnography to illuminate key ideas while other books merely present concepts and definitions with little context. By summarising dozens of ethnographies in the text (with more than 15 new in this edition), Guest shows students that ethnography is the central tool in the anthropologist’s toolkit. Cultural Anthropology incorporates new ethnographies from contemporary researchers.

RESOURCES THAT ENSURE READING AND PREPARATION FOR CLASS

Cultural Anthropology features a complete collection of resources to ensure that students get the most out of the textbook and come to class ready to engage in meaningful discussion, all accessible from your campus’ learning management system. This edition features new “Practicing Ethnography” online activities, which focus on skills students need to read and engage in ethnographic fieldwork.