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Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your Attention

Our list of some of the best Cultural Anthropology books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (Second Edition) (2017)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionEssential tools for living in a multicultural and global age. The most successful new textbook in a generation, Ken Guest’s text shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture. Students learn that the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to their life in our globalized world. The NEW InQuizitive course helps students focus their reading, master the basics, and come to class prepared.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology: A Reader for a Global Age (First Edition) (2017)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionReadings that will make your course come alive Best-selling author Ken Guest presents the essential readings and diverse voices that will help students understand their rapidly globalizing world. This concise, affordable reader is designed to complement any introductory syllabus and is the perfect companion to Guest’s market-leading texts.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity (2017)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionWhat is cultural anthropology, and how can it explain or even help resolve contemporary human problems?Robert L. Welsch and Luis A.
Author(s): Robert L. Welsch, Luis A. Vivanco

Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (Second Edition) (2017)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionThe most successful textbook with tools to inspire students to think like anthropologists in a multicultural and global age. The Second Edition of Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings (2016)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionCultural Anthropology: Contemporary, Public, and Critical Readings helps students think anthropologically by introducing core concepts through engaging case studies. The majority of selections are contemporary pieces from public, critical, and applied anthropology. These timely readings will generate discussion among students regarding the value of an anthropological perspective in the modern world.
Author(s): Keri Vacanti Brondo

Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (2013)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionInspires students to think like anthropologists in a multicultural and global age. Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and that the tools of cultural anthropology are essential to living in a global society.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology: The Human Challenge (2016)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionExplore the most fascinating, creative, dangerous, and complex species alive today: you and your neighbors in the global village. With compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in far-flung places, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN CHALLENGE, 15th Edition, provide a holistic view of anthropology to help you make sense of today’s world.
Author(s): William A. Haviland, Harald E. L. Prins, et al.

Cultural Anthropology (8th Edition) (2015)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionYou are purchasing a standalone product; MyAnthroLab® does not come packaged with this content.
Author(s): Barbara Miller

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age (2015)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionThe most successful new textbook for living in a multicultural and global age, now in a concise Essentials Edition. Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today in a newly streamlined format, Ken Guest’s Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture, and that the tools of cultural anthropology are vital to participating in a global society.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal (Second Edition) (2016)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionHelp your students apply their anthropological toolkit to the real world. Ethnographic fieldwork is one of the most fundamental (and for students, sometimes daunting) tools for anthropological study. An excellent supplement to the introductory textbook Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age, Second Edition, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology Fieldwork Journal, Second Edition, helps students apply the concepts they are learning in class while out in the real world.
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

Cultural Anthropology (14th Edition) (2014)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your Attention  Cultural Anthropology, 14/e helps students understand how humans vary culturally and why they got to be that way. It provides both a comprehensive and scientific introduction to cultural anthropology. This new edition has an expanded and updated focus on environmental issues.   REVEL from Pearson is an immersive learning experience designed for the way today’s student read, think, and learn.
Author(s): Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction (2018)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionUnlike textbooks that emphasize the memorization of facts, Asking Questions About Cultural Anthropology: A Concise Introduction, Second Edition, teaches students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues as an anthropologist might. This approach demonstrates how anthropological thinking can be used as a tool for deciphering everyday experiences.
Author(s): Robert L. Welsch, Luis A. Vivanco

Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (14th Edition) (2011)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionFor over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events.
Author(s): Spradley Late, James W., David W. McCurdy

Humanity: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (2014)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your AttentionUsing engaging stories and clear writing, HUMANITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, Tenth Edition, introduces cultural anthropology within a solid framework centered on globalization and culture change. Peoples and Bailey focus on the social and cultural consequences of globalization, emphasizing culture change and world problems.
Author(s): James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction (2000)

 Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your Attention“If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do,” write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction.
Author(s): Peter Just

Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your Attention

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Rituality and Social (Dis)Order : The Historical Anthropology of Popular Carnival in Europe

Author(s): Alessandro Testa
ID: 2977300, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology / An Open Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author(s): Nina Brown (Editor); Thomas McIlwraith (Editor); Laura Tubelle de González (Editor)
ID: 2639270, Publisher: American Anthropological Association, Year: 2020, Size: 18 Mb, Format: pdf

A Post-Exotic Anthropology of Soqotra, Volume II: Cultural and Environmental Annexation of an Indigenous Community

Author(s): Serge D. Elie
ID: 2879926, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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