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Anthropology: a world Perspective connects readers with different cultures and is helping them comprehend range in our glossy, globalized international. The textual content explores present and classical learn from all 4 subfields of anthropology–biological, cultural, linguistic, and archeological–to form a entire view of humanity.


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For example, given the increasingly multicultural and international focus of today’s world, students preparing for careers in business, management, marketing, or public service may find it advantageous to have some anthropology courses on their résumés. The concepts and knowledge gleaned from anthropology may enable students to find practical applications for dealing with issues of cultural and ethnic diversity and multiculturalism on a daily basis. Similarly, policymakers in federal, state, and local governments may find it useful to have an understanding of historic preservation issues and cultural resource management concerns.

As we shall see in Chapter 13 on anthropological explanations, anthropologists today have a much better understanding of human behavior and culture than did anthropologists in the nineteenth century. Through the use of the scientific method, anthropology has been able to make strides in assessing human behavior and cultural developments. In contrast, one cannot discuss the progress in the humanities in the same manner. Myth, literature, music, and poetry have not progressed in the way that scientific explanations have.

When participating in the life and experience of people in various societies, ethnographers must confront a multitude of different behaviors and values that may have to be translated and interpreted. As mentioned above, archaeologists also confront this type of problem when studying past cultures and civilizations from different regions of the world. Similar issues confront linguistic anthropologists as they translate and understand various languages. Many anthropologists explore the creative cultural dimensions of humanity, such as myth, folklore, poetry, art, music, and mythology.

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