What is the role of culture in human experience? This concise yet solid introduction to cultural anthropology helps readers explore and understand this crucial issue from a Christian perspective. Now revised and updated throughout, this new edition of a successful textbook covers standard cultural anthropology topics with special attention given to cultural relativism, evolution, and missions. It also includes a new chapter on medical anthropology. Plentiful figures, photos, and sidebars are sprinkled throughout the text, and updated ancillary support materials and teaching aids are available through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.
About the Author
Brian M. Howell (PhD, Washington University) is professor of anthropology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.Jenell Paris (PhD, American University) is professor of anthropology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.Both authors regularly teach introductory anthropology courses.