21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook
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21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook

Two Volume Set
  • H. James Birx - Canisius College and State University of New York at Geneseo

© 2010 | 1 144 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.

Key Features
- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.
- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.
- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.
- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents. 


Belete Mebratu
Culture Areas: Africa: Past and Present

"This latest reference work in anthropology differs positively from recent encyclopedic surveys of the discipline through its use of 15 themes illustrating major areas of current inquiry.... Summing Up: Highly recommended. *** Lower-level undergraduates through faculty/ researchers."-CHOICE

R.B.M. Ridinger
Northern Illinois University
Key features
  • Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in researching for term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, career, etc.
  • Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of anthropology, including applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, etc.
  • Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.
  • Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

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ISBN: 9781412957380

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