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Author Smith, Cameron McPherson, 1967- author
Title Anthropology for dummies / by Cameron M. Smith, PhD
Imprint Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2021]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  GN33 .S57 2021    AVAILABLE    30520020903739
Edition 2nd edition
Descript xii, 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series For dummies
--For dummies
Note Anthropology is the organized study of what makes humans human. It takes an objective step back to view homo sapiens as a species and ask questions like: Given our common characteristics, why aren't all of us exactly the same? Why do people across the world have variable skin and hair color and so many inventive ways to say hello? And how can knowing the reasons behind our differences--as well as our similarities--teach us useful lessons for the future? The updated edition of Anthropology For Dummies gives you a panoramic view of the fascinating fieldwork and theory that seeks to answer these questions--and helps you view the human world through impartial, anthropological eyes. Keeping the jargon to a minimum, Anthropology For Dummies explores the four main subdivisions of the discipline, from the adventurous Indiana Jones territory of archeology and the hands-on biological insights provided by our physical nature to the studious book-cracking brainwork of cultural and linguistic investigation. Along the way, you'll journey deep into our prehistory where we begin to differentiate ourselves from our primate relatives--and then fast forward into the possibilities of centuries yet to come
Includes index
Introduction -- What is anthropology? -- Physical anthropology and archaeology -- Cultural anthropology and linguistics -- So what? Anthropology, the modern world, and you -- The part of tens
Subject Anthropology -- Methodology
Anthropology -- Popular works
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