This concise and accessible introduction establishes the relevance of cultural anthropology for the modern world through an integrated, ethnographically informed approach. The book develops readers' understanding and engagement by addressing key issues such as:
What it means to be human
The key characteristics of culture as a concept
Relocation and dislocation of peoples
The conflict between political, social and ethnic boundaries
The concept of economic anthropology
Cultural Anthropology: 101 includes case studies from both classic and contemporary ethnography, as well as a comprehensive bibliography and index. It is an essential guide for students approaching this fascinating field for the first time.
Jack David Eller has over twenty years of teaching experience and has published several previous books in anthropology, including a full-length textbook on cultural anthropology called `Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives' (2013) and a textbook on the anthropology of religion.
Introduction 1. Diverse Humanity, Diverse Anthropology 2. Studying Culture, Practicing Culture 3. People and Things in Motion 4. Producing and Reproducing Bodies 5. Speaking and Thinking Culture 6. Working for a Living 7. Order and Border 8. Humans and Other Persons 9. We Are What We Do 10. Better Living Through Anthropology Bibliography