39 Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology (American Anthropological Association)

This Anthropology textbook has been positively-reviewed by peers. It covers introductory concepts in Cultural Anthropology, from the development of Anthropological Ideas to the evolution of Health and Medicine.

Includes: Section questions, and glossary of terms.

May suit: ANTHROP 1AB3/2F03/3ARS/4B03.

The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology

This Anthropology textbook has been positively-reviewed by peers. It covers introductory concepts in cultural anthropology, from the fieldwork to the evolution of the art of being human.

Includes: Challenges to apply anthropological concepts to everyday life for expanded learning.

May suit: ANTHROP 1AB3/2F03.

Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology (Libre Texts)

This text covers introductory biological anthropology concepts, including evolution theory, non-human primates, and human evolution.

Includes: Examples.

May suit: ANTHROP 2FF3.

Physical Anthropology

Physical Anthropology

This anthropology text covers introductory concepts in physical anthropology, from anthropology and culture, social institutions, and globalization, modernization and development.

Includes: Diagrams.

May suit: ANTHROP 1AB3.

Introduction to Human Osteology

This anthropology text has been positively-reviewed. This text covers introductory human osteology concepts.

Includes: Diagrams, and glossary.

May suit: ANTHROP 2FF3.

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology (2nd Edition)

This textbook is a collection of chapters on the essential topics in cultural anthropology. Different from other introductory textbooks, this book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The authors’ approach to cultural anthropology is holistic. They see the interconnectedness of cultural practices and, in all of the chapters, they emphasize the comparison of cultures and the ways of life of different peoples.

Includes: End-of-chapter discussion questions, videos, case studies, PowerPoint slides, and instructor resources (manual and test banks).

May suit: ANTHROP 1AB3/2F03.

Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology

A comprehensive, peer-reviewed open access textbook for biological anthropology courses. Produced with support from the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (a section of the American Anthropological Association) and a grant from Minnesota State.

Includes: Review questions, explorations lab and activities manual, presentation slides, and matrix notes.

May suit: ANTHROP 2D03/2E03/2FF3.

Introduction to Anthropology

Introduction to Anthropology is a four-field text integrating diverse voices, engaging field activities, and meaningful themes like Indigenous experiences and social inequality to engage students and enrich learning. The text showcases the historical context of the discipline, with a strong focus on anthropology as a living and evolving field. There is significant discussion of recent efforts to make the field more diverse—in its practitioners, in the questions it asks, and in the applications of anthropological research to address contemporary challenges.

Includes: Mini-fieldwork activities, key terms, summaries, critical thinking questions, and instructor resources (test bank, lecture slides and manual).

May suit: ANTHROP 1AA3/1AB3.

Speaking of Culture

The purpose of this textbook is to define culture and other concepts associated with it. This book will help you to better understand the breadth of the concept of culture and provide a vocabulary for discussing it more articulately. Culture is a broad concept that cuts across many academic disciplines. This book touches on anthropology, biology, history, mythology, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Includes: Suggested focuses, final reflections, and application questions.

May suit: ANTHROP 1AB3/2F03.

The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

May suit: ANTHROP 2E03.

Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Gendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors’ ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North.

Includes: Videos, review questions, and key terms.

May suit: GENDRST 1AA3, SOCIOL 2HH3 and LATAM 3A03.

Anthropology LibreTexts

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on anthropology.



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