Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective
:What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful...
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:What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
Jenell Williams Paris (Ph.D., American University) is professor of anthropology and sociology at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. She regularly teaches introductory anthropology courses. She was formerly Professor of Anthropology at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota and has co-authored Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective with Brian M. Howell.
She has written for such publications as Christianity Today, Books & Culture and Christian Scholar's Review. Her books include Birth Control for Christians; Urban Disciples and most recently The End of Sexual Identity:Why Sex Is Too Important to Define Who We Are.
Brian M. Howell (Ph.D., Washington University, Missouri) is associate professor of anthropology at Wheaton College. He regularly teaches introductory anthropology courses.
He is the author of Power and Identity in the Global Church: Six Case Studies, (Pasadena: William Carey Library Press; 2009); Christianity in the Local Context: Southern Baptists in the Philippines (series on Contemporary Anthropology of Religion) edited by Robert Hefner (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) and Introducing Cultural Anthropology: A Christian Perspective (Bakerbooks, 2010) with Jenell Williams Paris
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- :<b>contents<br></b>1. The Discipline Of Anthropology<br>2. Culture<br>3. Language<br>4. Social Structure And Inequality In Race, Ethnicity, And Class<br>5. Sex, Gender, And Sexuality<br>6. Economics<br>7. Authority And Power<br>8. Kinship And Marriage<br>9. Religion And Ritual<br>10. Medical Anthropology<br>11. Theory In Cultural Anthropology<br>12. Anthropology In Action<br>index