Thomson Advantage Books: Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac®) (Advantage Series:)

Comprehensive, readable and written for the student, Haviland/Prins/Walwrath's market-leading text, CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, is a highly relevant, high-quality teaching tool now available in a low price format. The narrative voice of the text has been thoroughly internationalized and the "we:they" Western voice has been replaced with an inclusive one that will resonate with both Western and non-Western students and professors. In addition, gender, ethnicity, and stratification concepts and terminologies have been completely overhauled in accordance with contemporary thinking and the narrative streamlined using more fully developed, balanced, and global examples. In CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, the authors present students with examples of "local responses" to challenging globalization issues, designed to provide students with a "cross-cultural survival guide" for living in the diverse, multicultural world of the 21st century. This edition is a truly exciting and unique examination into the field of cultural anthropology, its insights, its relevance, and the continuing role of cultural survival issues.

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By Wysterria (Saint Louis, MO) · ★★★☆☆ · April 19, 2011
For my world cultures class. Nice overview of Anthropology and various cultural groups. Lots of info explaining what idiots Americans are. Lol. ...more
By icedcheddar (Louisville, KY) · ★★★★★ · April 18, 2007
this is an introductory cultural anthropology textbook that i had to purchase for the class that bears the same title.

surprisingly very good textbook. good primer on cultural relativism. nothing too earth shattering for college folk, but stimulating for a 100 level textbook. this book would be gr... ...more
By Sarah (Leander, TX) · ★★☆☆☆ · November 16, 2010
Boring but informative for the most part. The most disappointing aspect is that the voice of the book is very condescending when it compares "native" cultures to those in industrial and post-industrial countries. It became evident early on in the book, if I hadn't had to read it for a class I wou... ...more
By Ac (Markham, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · January 29, 2011
While it is a bit of a survey book (more breadth than depth), it is a great read. For a textbook, it is easy to scan and read, clear and concise. There is a lot of great knowledge about cultural anthro. I only read a couple of chapters in depth and skimmed through the rest of the book, but I was... ...more
By Jael (Ellensburg, WA) · ★★★★★ · March 12, 2013
Used this book for my cultural anthropology class. I really enjoyed it's in-depth look into different parts of culture and also the insight it provided into the history of cultural anthropology and the tidbits into cultures. ...more
By Patricia (Sandy, UT) · ★★★☆☆ · December 14, 2008
this is a text book, but very interesting!! ...more
By Hakija (Lawrenceville, GA) · ★★★★★ · January 08, 2009
Great book. ...more
By Nicole (Tampa, FL) · ★★★★☆ · January 13, 2011
Textbook ...more