Written by a foremost spokesperson on cultural materialism, this book introduces students to the four fields of anthropology making all aspects of archaeology, linguistics, physical anthropology and cultural anthropology accessible and relevant to readers.
Part 1 Physical anthropology: organic evolution; the human pedigree and human nature; the first hominids; the origins of "homo sapiens"; race, human variation, and the force of evolution. Part 2 Language and culture: the nature of culture; language. Part 3 Archaeology and prehistory: the old world paleolithic; the neolithic and the rise of the states; the second earth. Part 4 Infrastructure: production; reproduction. Part 5 Structure: economic organization; domestic life; kinship, locality, and descent; law, order, and war in prestate societies; the political economy of chiefdoms and states; stratified groups; gender and hierarchy; sexuality. Part 6 Superstructure: personality and culture; religion; art. Part 7 Anthropology and modern life: applied anthropology; the antrhopology of a hyperindustrial society. Appendix: a history of theories of culture.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 650
Published: 8th January 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Weight (kg): 1.3
Edition Number: 6