Culture As Given, Culture As Choice, 2nd Edition

Brand: Waveland Press
SKU: DADAX1577662695
ISBN : 9781577662693
Price:
$36.63

Domestic Shipping:$3.99
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

Culture as Given, Culture as Choice, 2nd Edition

This creatively written introductory work is full of insights about how humanity’s defining adaptation has evolved and functions. What makes van der Elst’s approach uniquely engaging is his focus on the implications of technology, the ways humans organize themselves, and value assumptions for individuals’ life chances and choices. He confronts readers with the need to question their enculturated biases, instills appreciation of the origins of culture in biology and language, and explains such topics as the varieties of family and marriage types and the rise of inequality. Extending the thrust of the popular first edition, this totally revised second edition includes: 1) highlighted, entertaining vignettes that serve as germane examples; 2) an expanded treatment of language; 3) end-of-chapter questions for reflection and discussion; and 4) a new chapter that demystifies kinship nomenclature. (Not-for-sale instructor resource material available to college and university faculty only; contact the publisher directly.)

Specifications of Culture as Given, Culture as Choice, 2nd Edition

GENERAL
AuthorDirk van der Elst
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition2nd
ISBN-101577662695
ISBN-139781577662693
PublisherWaveland Press
Number Of Pages328
Publication Date2003-02-01
DIMENSIONS
Height8.75 inch.
Length0.5 inch.
Width6 inch.
Weight1 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: