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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.

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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. Vivanco’s Cultural Anthropology: Asking Questions About Humanity, Second Edition, uses a questions based approach to teach students how to think anthropologically, helping them view cultural issues and everyday experiences as an anthropologist might.Inspired by the common observation that ninety nine percent of a good answer is a good question, Cultural Anthropology combines a question centered pedagogy with the topics typically covered in an introductory course. It emphasizes up front what the discipline…
Author(s): Robert L. Welsch, Luis A. Vivanco

4. 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

5. 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. While the selections represent a range of geographic and cultural areas, the book includes a high number of U.S.-based fieldwork examples so that students are…
Author(s): Keri Vacanti Brondo

6. 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. A “toolkit” approach encourages students to pay attention to big questions raised by anthropologists, offers study tools to remind readers what concepts are important, and shows them why it all matters in the real…
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

7. 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. With this text, you will discover the different ways humans face the challenge of existence, the connection between biology and culture in the shaping of human…
Author(s): William A. Haviland, Harald E. L. Prins, et al.

8. 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. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyAnthroLab, search for 0134472705 / 9780134472706  • 0134419073 / 9780134419077  Cultural Anthropology, 8/e• 0205982018 / 9780205982011  MyAnthroLab for Cultural Anthropology Access Card MyAnthroLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in Cultural Anthropology Cultural Anthropology presents a balanced introduction to the world’s cultures, focusing on how they interact and…
Author(s): Barbara Miller

9. 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. A “toolkit” approach emphasizes the discipline’s big questions and reinforces key concepts to show that these tools are useful beyond the…
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

10. 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. The step-by-step exercises in the Fieldwork Journal encourage students to observe, question, and…
Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest

11. 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. REVEL modernizes familiar and respected course content with dynamic media interactives and assessments, and empowers educators to increase engagement in the course, better…
Author(s): Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember

12. 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. The book covers the essential concepts, terms, and history of cultural anthropology, introducing students to the widely accepted fundamentals and providing a foundation that can be enriched by the use of ethnographies, a…
Author(s): Robert L. Welsch, Luis A. Vivanco

13. 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. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts.  The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed,…
Author(s): Spradley Late, James W., David W. McCurdy

14. 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. The book’s engaging narrative provides new ways of looking at many of the challenges facing the world in this century. As you explore contemporary issues including recent debates on gay marriage, cultural…
Author(s): James Peoples, Garrick Bailey

15. 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. This engaging overview of the field combines an accessible account of some of the discipline’s guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropology’s most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its…
Author(s): Peter Just

Best Cultural Anthropology Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some cultural anthropology books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Anthropology of the Fetus: Biology, Culture, and Society

Author(s): Sallie Han, Tracy K. Betsinger, Amy B. Scott
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Year: 2018, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2178129

Information Modelling for Archaeology and Anthropology: Software Engineering Principles for Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Cesar Gonzalez-Perez
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 14 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2180132

Cultural anthropology

Author(s): Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2017, Size: 49 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606484

Cultural anthropology in a globalizing world

Author(s): Barbara D. Miller
Publisher: Pearson, Year: 2017, Size: 44 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606486

Imagining Indianness: Cultural Identity and Literature

Author(s): Diana Dimitrova, Thomas de Bruijn (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1675976

Recipes and Songs: An Analysis of Cultural Practices from South Asia

Author(s): Razia Parveen
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2017, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1676494

Perspectives: An Open Invitation To Cultural Anthropology

Author(s): Nina Brown, Laura Tubelle de González, Thomas McIlwraith
Publisher: American Anthropological Association, Year: 2017, Size: 17 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2186801

Essentials of Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age

Author(s): Kenneth J. Guest
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 2017, Size: 104 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2261625

Culture counts: a concise introduction to cultural anthropology

Author(s): Serena Nanda, Richard L. Warms
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Year: 2017, Size: 39 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2319411

Mirror for Humanity: A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Author(s): Conrad Kottak & Conrad Kottak
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Year: 2017, Size: 12 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2320294

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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