Peoples and Cultures of the World

DVD - unabridged
Video (8 discs)
Product Number: GV0307
Released: Sep 14, 2015
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ISBN: #9781490689913
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An exploration of human behavior in various cultures around the world through the choices we make, who we marry, our political and economic systems, this course looks at the theories and methodologies of cultural anthropologists.

Author(s): Edward Fischer
Series: Great Courses

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Author(s): Edward Fischer
Narrator(s): Edward Fischer
Product Number Z100016788
Released: Oct 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781682767382

Professional reviews

"This course would serve as an excellent introduction to cultural anthropology for listeners wanting to better understand their complex world. Professor Edward Fischer, assistant professor at Vanderbilt University and winner of two teaching awards, makes the concepts easy to understand and cites instructive examples from his own research on the Mayas of Guatemala. His discourse may have been scripted, but his conversational tone and spon-taneity keep the interest level high. Energetic topics like cannibalism, gender, and incest contain lots of fuel for thought, and one needn't be an expert on anything to understand them. Although outlines and course materials come with the package, the audio needs little reinforcement. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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