* Presents Orna Johnson as a new co-author. * Includes brief ethnographic summaries on 12 cultures discussed in the text. * Introduces a new feature, ... Show synopsis * Presents Orna Johnson as a new co-author. * Includes brief ethnographic summaries on 12 cultures discussed in the text. * Introduces a new feature, Key Concepts, which are included in each chapter and identified by a marginal icon. * Covers the role of symbolic-ideational features and recognizes that not all structural and superstructural features are explicable in terms of material constraints. * Updates all chapters, especially the citations and references. * Takes a holistic approach. * Discusses issues related to the core of human biological and psychological well being and the viability of the ecosystem. * Draws connections between behavioral patterns of production and reproduction, the domestic and political economy, and the ideological and symbolic sectors of culture. * Maintains the America Now feature that shows the relevance of anthropology to the study of contemporary social issues. * Includes Key Terms and Questions for Thought in each chapter to help students understand the texts theoretical arguments.