Synopses & Reviews
Integrating attention to class, gender, race, ethnicity, and age throughout, Barbara Miller's up-to-date Cultural Anthropology text engages students by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology to their lives.
Successfully integrating attention to globalization, gender, class, race and ethnicity throughout, Miller's up-to-date text engages students with compelling ethnographic examples and by demonstrating the relevance of anthropology to their lives. Faculty and students praise the book's proven ability to generate class discussion, increase faculty-student engagement, and enhance student learning. Through clear writing, a balanced theoretical approach, and engaging examples, Miller stresses the importance of social inequality, cultural change, and applied aspects of anthropology throughout the book. Rich examples of gender, ethnicity, race, class, and age thread through the topical coverage of economic systems, the life-cycle, health, kinship, social organization, politics, language, religion, and expressive culture. Each chapter highlights an example of applied anthropology and connects with students by providing practical tips about how they can use anthropology in their everyday lives and careers. The last two chapters address how migration is changing world cultures and the importance of local cultural values and needs in shaping international development policies and programs.