Thursday, December 16, 2010

New books by Cormier and Jones

Lori Cormier and Sharyn Jones have written two new books on Cultural Anthropology, which are especially relevant to students in Introductory Cultural Anthropology courses. The first is a text book: Introductory Cultural Anthropology: An Interactive Approach, published by National Social Science Press (2010).
This book incorporates interactive videos, imagery, and hyperlinks to web-based materials. It was developed for use in the authors' Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 101) classes at UAB, and is available for purchase downloading online.  Proceeds from royalties for both books will be donated to an ANTHRO-TEACH scholarship fund to support anthropology undergraduates at UAB.

The second book was designed to supplement the textbook with a broad array of theoretical and ethnographic essays and articles in the discipline. Humankind: An Introductory Reader for Cultural Anthropology (2010) was published by CognellaWe selected papers that are engaging and relevant, yet accessible for undergraduates in introductory-level cultural anthropology courses. This text represents a diverse range of cultural contexts and includes papers that speak to important contemporary debates in anthropology. The section and chapter themes are consistent with those typically covered in Introductory Cultural Anthropology courses, including issues of anthropology's subject, religious and symbolic behaviors, language, social identity, kinship, family, and economics. This reader also includes a section exploring the future of culture, culture survival and change, and the ethical responsibilities of anthropologists to the people we study.

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