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Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology [with PowerWeb]

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Written by a prominent scholar in the field, this concise, up-to-date introduction to cultural anthropology carefully balances coverage of core topics with contemporary changes in the field. Since no single or monolithic theoretical perspective orients this book, instructors with a wide range of views and approaches can use it effectively. The combination of brevity and re ...more
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Seth
Anthropology 202 texbook, not too bad really, packed with interesting info, but once again it is a textbook.
Morgan
Dec 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this for my Intro to Cultural Anthropology course in college and thought it was a good starter for the basics of Anthropology. Had a lot of in-depth information and was very useful for understanding concepts and terms. The best way to get through this book, because it is a textbook and is in a textbook format, is to take it bit by bit. There are places where you can easily stop within a chapter and still understand what is going on.

Very nice Anthropology book.
Pam
Jul 17, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a good intro to cultural anthropology which was required for college. The case study questions at the end of every chapter provided great discussion questions. I also love textbooks that provide a chapter summary at the end of every chapter + glossary of terms at the back of the book = great way to study for a test!
Mike
Mar 05, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the Anthropology,book that where learning from in college. This book is well written, learning the terms is sometimes challenging.

Buy some flashcards for the terms if your having trouble.
Ryan Daley
Great introduction to cultural anthropology - but it is a text book so not a great sit down and enjoy read. But it is a nice concise education.
Maggie
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Used for intro to cultural anth class. Well suited for quarter length class but still a textbook, yawn.
Claudia Altamirano
A good short introduction
Kulsoom
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-school
A very general overview of things studied in cultural anthropology. There is quite a lot to understand about people and humans and the world.
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