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Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age by Kenneth Guest

By Kenneth Guest

Masking the basic ideas that force cultural anthropology this day, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for an international Age exhibits scholars that now, greater than ever, international forces have an effect on neighborhood tradition and that the instruments of cultural anthropology are necessary to residing in an international society. A “toolkit” method encourages scholars to concentrate on huge questions raised through anthropologists, deals research instruments to remind readers what strategies are very important, and exhibits them why all of it issues within the genuine global.

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What Is Anthropology? Anthropology is the study of the full scope of human diversity and the application of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another. The word anthropology derives from the Greek words anthropos (“human”) and logos (“thought,” “reason,” or “study”). The roots of anthropology lie in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, as Europeans’ economic and colonial expansion increased that continent’s contact with people worldwide. anthropology: The study of the full scope of human diversity, past and present, and the application of that knowledge to help people of different backgrounds better understand one another.

Anthropologists Engage the World Whether anthropologists teach in a university or work as applied anthropologists, they use the practical tools and analytical insights of anthropology to actively engage crucial issues facing our world. In the “Anthropologists Engage the World” feature, this book introduces some of the field’s leading personalities and practitioners discussing why they have chosen to be anthropologists, what tools they think anthropology brings to understanding and addressing global challenges, and why they think anthropology can help students understand how the world really works.

When it comes to creating new digital resources to help anthropologists teach in the classroom or teach online, I couldn’t ask for a better team of people. Karl Bakeman, my editor, has sagely shepherded and advised this project—and its author— through the many adventures of textbook writing and has been the guiding force behind making this a book worthy of my colleagues and students. Thanks to you all. Heartfelt thanks to my many colleagues who have helped me think more deeply about anthropology, including members of the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Baruch College, especially Glenn Petersen, Robin Root, Carla Bellamy, Barbara KatzRothman, Angie Beeman, Myrna Chase, and Shelley Watson, as well as Jane Schneider, Louise Lennihan, Ida Susser, Peter Kwong, Michael Blim, Jonathan Shannon, Christa Salamandra, Russell Sharman, Dana Davis, Jeff Maskovsky, Rudi Gaudio, Charlene Floyd, and Zöe Sheehan Saldana.

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