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Culture Counts
A Concise Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Fifth Edition
  • Serena Nanda - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Richard L. Warms - Texas State University - San Marcos, USA
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September 2021 | 496 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Culture Counts is a concise introduction to anthropology that illustrates why culture matters in our understanding of humanity and the world around us. Serena Nanda and Richard L. Warms draw students in with engaging ethnographic stories and a conversational writing style that encourages them to interact cross-culturally, solve problems, and effect positive change. The brief format gives majors and non-majors the essentials they need and frees up the instructor to teach the course the way they want to teach it.

The Fifth Edition includes new examples and vignettes that are important to the study of cultural anthropology. Issues of gender, identity, globalization, intersectionality, inequality, and public health have been incorporated throughout the book, as well as a new chapter on race and ethnicity that brings the book in step with recent conversations about power, race, and history.

This title is accompanied by a complete teaching and learning package. Contact your SAGE representative to request a demo.
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Chapter 1. Introducing Anthropology
 
Chapter 2. Culture Counts
 
Chapter 3. Doing Cultural Anthropology
 
Chapter 4. Communication
 
Chapter 5. Making a Living
 
Chapter 6. Economics
 
Chapter 7. Political Organization
 
Chapter 8. Social Stratification: Class and Caste
 
Chapter 9. Race and Ethnicity
 
Chapter 10. Marriage, Family, and Kinship
 
Chapter 11. Gender
 
Chapter 12. Religion
 
Chapter 13. Creative Expression: Anthropology and the Arts
 
Chapter 14. Making the Modern World: Globalization from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Century
 
Chapter 15. Anthropology in the Twenty-First Century: Understanding and Acting in a Challenging World

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LMS cartridge included with this title for use in Blackboard, Canvas, Brightspace by Desire2Learn (D2L), and Moodle

The LMS cartridge makes it easy to import this title’s instructor resources into your learning management system (LMS). These resources include:

  • Test banks
  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
Don’t use an LMS platform?

You can still access all of the same online resources for this title via the password-protected instructor Resource Site.

The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.

Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • The new edition is available as a digital option through SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including video—all designed to enable students to better prepare for class. Learn more.
  • New “Race and Ethnicity” chapter provides recent conversations about power, race, and history in the field of anthropology.
  • The chapter on “Gender” has undergone a thorough revision. It is now more clearly organized and is focuses on the most recent theorizing about gender, identity, and intersectionality.
  • New chapter-opening vignettes use anthropology to contextualize recent events like "Rebellion and Revolutions," "Race, Health, and the Environment in the United States," and "The World After Colonialism."
  • New Using Anthropology boxed features encourage students to apply anthropology to their everyday life, including topics such as "Gestures, Emoticons, and Emojis," "Helping Refugees," "Intimate Anthropology," and "Development Anthropology."
  • New Bringing It Back Home sections facilitate classroom discussions around the anthropology of pandemics and emergencies, the role of language in identity and assimilation, paying for college, the rise of populism, the gig economy, global women's rights, religion and vaccines, and more!
KEY FEATURES:
  • Chapter opening-vignettes provide students with ethnographic and fieldwork scenarios and serve as compelling introductions to each chapter.
  • Using Anthropology boxed features highlight the diverse research of anthropologists in fields such as nutrition and development anthropology.
  • Bringing It Back Home sections encourage students to apply anthropological thinking to contemporary issues.
  • A conversational writing style keeps students engaged while still offering educationally valuable content.
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