Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives

4th Edition

Jack David Eller

May 21, 2020 Forthcoming
Textbook - 424 Pages - 97 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367186982 - CAT# K416842

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Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives is an exceptionally clear and readable introduction that helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world and everyday life. It provides thorough treatment of key subjects such as colonialism and post-colonialism, ethnicity, the environment, cultural change, economic development, and globalization.

This fourth edition has a fresh thematic focus on the future, with material relating to planning, decision-making, design and invention, hope, and waiting. More space is devoted to contemporary topics and there is new coverage of subjects ranging from white nationalism, right-wing populism, and natural disasters to surgical training, hacker conferences, and the gig economy. Each chapter contains a rich variety of case studies that have been updated throughout.

The book includes a number of features to support student learning, including:

  • A wealth of color images
  • Definitions of key terms and further reading suggestions in the margins
  • Questions for discussion/review and boxed summaries at the end of every chapter
  • An extensive glossary, bibliography and index.

Additional resources are provided via a comprehensive companion website.


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