14 Sociology & Anthropology

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.

Becoming Human

Beyond Race: Cultural Influences on Human Social Life

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in cultural sociology, from culture and meaning to cultural identity.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.

Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century

This migration text has been positively-reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in 21st-century migration, from human rights to the 2015 migrant crisis.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, and summaries.

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.

edX Online Anthropology Courses

Globalization and Labour in the Twenty First Century

This globalization text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in globalization and the human condition, from capitalism to labour in the twenty-first-century.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, and summaries.

The History of Our Tribe: Hominini

Author: Barbara Helm Welker

Description: Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. 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.

Introduction to Human Osteology

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

Includes: diagrams and glossary.

Introduction to Sociology

Description: Introduction to Sociology 2e adheres to the scope and sequence of a typical, one-semester introductory sociology course. It offers comprehensive coverage of core concepts, foundational scholars, and emerging theories. The textbook presents section reviews with rich questions, discussions that help students apply their knowledge, and features that draw learners into the discipline in meaningful ways. The second edition has been updated significantly to reflect the latest research and current, relevant examples.

Introduction to Sociology – 2nd Canadian Edition

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from sociological research to government and politics.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.

MERLOT: Anthropology

MIT OpenCourseWare: Anthropology

MIT OpenCourseWare: History

OER Commons: Anthropology

Organizational Behaviour

This lumen learning course on organizational behaviour is a great introductory resource. It covers concepts in organizational behaviour, from demographic and cultural diversity to power and politics.

Includes: videos, student resources, summaries, and diagrams.

Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

Description: 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.

Physical Anthropology

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

Includes: diagrams.

Principles of Sociological Inquiry: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in sociological methods.

Includes: index, glossary, and exercises.

Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from government and politics to health, medicine, and society.

Includes: index, glossary, and exercises.

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

Author: Melissa Tombro

Description: Teaching Autoethnography is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. Concepts from qualitative inquiry studies, which examine everyday life, are combined with approaches to the creation of character and scene to help writers develop engaging narratives that examine chosen subcultures and the author’s position in relation to her research subjects. The book brings together a brief history of first-person qualitative research and writing from the past forty years, examining the evolution of nonfiction and qualitative approaches in relation to the personal essay. A selection of recent student writing in the genre as well as reflective student essays on the experience of conducting research in the classroom is presented in the context of exercises for coursework and beyond. Also explored in detail are guidelines for interviewing and identifying subjects and techniques for creating informed sketches and images that engage the reader. This book provides approaches anyone can use to explore their communities and write about them first-hand. The methods presented can be used for a single assignment in a larger course or to guide an entire semester through many levels and varieties of informed personal writing.

Together: The Science of Social Psychology

This sociology text has been positively-reviewed by peers. It covers introductory concepts in sociology, from the science of social phycology to organizational behaviour.

Includes: instructor resources, student resources, summaries, and real-world applications.

Utah State: Cultural Anthropology

Wikibooks: Cultural Anthropology

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