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By William A. Haviland, Dana Walrath, Harald E. L. Prins, Bunny McBride

Discover the main interesting, inventive, risky, and intricate species alive at the present time: you and your associates within the worldwide village. With compelling images, attractive examples, and choose experiences by means of anthropologists in far-flung areas, the authors of CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: THE HUMAN problem supply a holistic view of anthropology that will help you make experience of today's global. With this article you'll find the several methods people face the problem of lifestyles, the relationship among biology and tradition within the shaping of human ideals and behaviour, and the impression of globalization on peoples and cultures round the world.

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As a case in point, consider the fact that infants in the United States typically sleep apart from their parents. To people accustomed to multi-bedroom houses, cribs, and car seats, this may seem normal, but cross-cultural research shows that co-sleeping, of mother and baby in particular, is the norm. Further, the practice of sleeping apart favored in the United States dates back only about 200 years. Recent studies have shown that separation of mother and infant has important biological and cultural consequences.

We ask students to use the anthropological tools they have learned to think critically about these issues and take informed steps to help bring about a future in which humans live harmoniously with one another and with the natural world that sustains us. Sections on global culture and ethnic resurgence look at Westernization and its counterforce of growing nationalism and the breakup of multi-ethnic states. We present examples of resistance to globalization and discuss pluralism and multiculturalism.

Xxxvii DANA WALRATH is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Vermont and a Women’s Studies-affiliated faculty member. She earned her PhD in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and is a medical and biological anthropologist with principal interests in biocultural aspects of reproduction, the cultural context of biomedicine, genetics, and evolutionary medicine. She co-founded and directed an innovative educational program at the University of Vermont’s College of Medicine that brings anthropological theory and practice to first-year medical students.

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