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Anthropology- Vantage Learning Platform
A Global Perspective

Ninth Edition

September 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
About Anthropology, Ninth Edition

Using state-of-the-art research, Anthropology: A Global Perspective, Ninth Edition introduces students to the four core subfields of anthropology and applied anthropology. Integrating material from each subfield, this comprehensive text is founded on four essential themes: the diversity of human societies; the similarities that tie all humans together; the interconnections between the sciences and humanities; and a new theme addressing psychological essentialism. Authors Raymond Scupin and Christopher R. DeCorse demonstrate how anthropologists use research techniques and methods to help solve practical problems and show students how anthropology is relevant to improving human societies. 

About Anthropology: A Global Perspective - Vantage Digital Option, Ninth Edition


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Using state-of-the-art research, Anthropology: A Global Perspective, Ninth Edition by Raymond Scupin and Christopher R. DeCorse introduces students to the four core subfields of anthropology and applied anthropology (see details below to learn more about the text). Anthropology – Vantage Digital Option, Ninth Edition delivers the trusted content from Scupin and DeCorse’s text on Sage Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your Sage representative.

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Chapter 1: Introduction to Anthropology
Chapter 2: The Record of the Past
Chapter 3: Evolution
Chapter 4: The Primates
Chapter 5: Hominin Evolution
Chapter 6: Human Variation
Chapter 7: The Paleolithic
Chapter 8: The Origins of Domestication and Settled Life
Chapter 9: The Rise of the State and Complex Society
Chapter 10: Culture
Chapter 11: The Process of Enculturation: Psychological and Cognitive Anthropology
Chapter 12: Language
Chapter 13: Anthropological Explanations
Chapter 14: Analyzing Sociocultural Systems
Chapter 15: Environment, Subsistence, and Demography
Chapter 16: Technology and Economics
Chapter 17: Social Structure, the Family, Marriage, and Age
Chapter 18: Gender and Sexuality
Chapter 19: Politics, Warfare, and Law
Chapter 20: Religion and Aesthetics
Chapter 21: Globalization, Culture, and Indigenous Societies
Chapter 22: Globalization, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism
Chapter 23: Ethnicity
Chapter 24: Applied Anthropology


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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.

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  • A fourth core theme of psychological essentialism, the flawed beliefs that members of certain categories or classifications share an underlying invisible essence, is introduced.

  • A dramatically new look: new photos and figures, and others deleted or modified, better illustrate key points.

  • Updated Anthropologists at Work boxes provide profiles of anthropologists and archaeologists who study native languages, psychological anthropology, YouTube, space travel, the global financial world, and more.

  • A new chapter on gender and sexuality explores the complexities of topics such as transgender and LGBTQ issues in various societies throughout the world.

  • An organization around four unifying themes structure the material presented in this textbook, helping students grasp the complex field of anthropology:
    • diversity of human societies
    • similarities that make all humans fundamentally alike
    • synthetic-complementary approach
    • psychological essentialism

  • Critical Perspectives boxes are designed to stimulate independent reasoning and judgment by prompting students to take on the role of anthropologists and engage in the critical analysis of specific problems that arise in anthropological research.

  • Chapter Outlines at the beginning of each chapter provide students with a comprehensive view of the content ahead.

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