Through the Lens of Anthropology is a concise introduction to anthropology that uses the twin themes of food and sustainability to illustrate the connected nature of the discipline's many subfields. The third edition remains a highly readable text that encourages students to think about current events and issues through an anthropological lens.
Beautifully illustrated with over 150 full-colour images and maps, along with helpful figures and boxes, this is an anthropology book with a fresh perspective and a lively narrative that is filled with popular topics. The new edition has been updated to reflect the most recent developments in anthropology and the contributions of marginalized scholars, while the use of gender-neutral language makes for a more inclusive text. New content offers anthropological insight into contemporary issues such as COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, and #MeToo.
Through the Lens of Anthropology continues to be an essential text for those interested in learning more about the relevance and value of anthropology. The third edition is supplemented by a full suite of updated instructor and student resources that can be accessed online.
List of Illustrations
List of Boxes
About the Authors
Note to Instructors
Note to Students
1. Introduction: Viewing the World through the Lens of Anthropology
2. We Are Primates: The Primate Background
3. Evolutionary Thought and Theory
4. Human Biological Evolution
5. Cultural Diversity from 2.53 Million to 20,000 Years Ago
6. Cultural Diversity from 20,000 to 5,000 Years Ago
7. Archaeology of the Last 5,000 Years
8. Studying Culture
9. Language and Culture
10. Food-Getting and Economics
11. Marriage, Family, and Gender, and Sexuality
12. Political Organization
14. Anthropology and Sustainability
Robert J. Muckle is a professor of anthropology and archaeology at Capilano University. Laura Tubelle de González is a professor of anthropology at San Diego Miramar College. Stacey L. Camp is an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Campus Archaeology Program at Michigan State University.