Cultural Anthropology provides students with the anthropological tools to question and understand their own culture and the world. The sixth edition of this dynamic book has been updated and revised throughout, with a shorter length and a more streamlined focus. Updates include material on China and Hindu South Asia combined into a single chapter, a new chapter assessing the imperial world and the breakdown of states, and new examples throughout. In this introduction to the basic concepts of cultural anthropology, Bodley challenges students to consider “big questions” about the nature of cultural systems

For Students

This open-access Companion Website is designed to reinforce the concepts covered in Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System, Sixth Edition. Students can review and enhance their understanding of each chapter using the interactive Flashcards and self-graded Quizzes.

For Professors

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