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Cultural Anthropology: A Problem-Based Approach

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Learn anthropology within a strong active learning environment when you open Robbins' unique Fifth Edition. This brief, cost-effective text presents a variety of questions focused on the most important issues anthropologists study in first of-of-its-kind, problem-based format. You'll find yourself thinking critically about today's world as you read engaging Chapter Openers ...more
Hardcover, 1st Canadian Edition, 536 pages
Published September 12th 2006 by Nelson College Indigenous (first published 1993)
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Ellise Moon
I've never read a textbook so woke before.
Michèle
Jan 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: practical-books
p. 191 sur 250. (deuxième édition, 1997)

Un livre de classe sur les questions de transmission d’habitudes culturelles. Une approche originale, en comparant notre société urbanisée avec des peuplades aux traditions différentes, et beaucoup d’histoire!

J’ai été éclairée par le chapitre sur les religions, résumé par la question:
« Why do people believe different things, and why are they so that their view of the world is correct and other views are wrong? » (p.63)
Ce chapitre montre des exemples frapp
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Leah Markum
Mar 28, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: social-sciences
This book should not be considered an anthropology. The premise of objectively studying human beings, a premise that sets anthropology from other social sciences does not apply here. While the book covers the usual introductory topics in other textbooks, the language indicates an underlying ideology and a subjective understanding of several subdivisions of society. Essentially, before researching the authors I concluded he was a Democrat and raised in an upper-middle class environment. Other ant ...more
Heather
This was a great book. I didn't like that it jumped around a bit, but it did have some great pieces of information. I love the inclusion of exercises to help allow for critical thinking. I strongly recommend this for all students, but especially those studying anthropology or sociology.
Osman Abdul Rahman
yet to read.................
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