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Cultural Anthropology- Vantage Learning Platform

Cultural Anthropology- Vantage Learning Platform

13th Edition
  • Serena Nanda - John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York
  • Richard L. Warms - Texas State University - San Marcos, USA

March 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Cultural Anthropology - Vantage Learning Platform, Thirteenth Edition

An intuitive learning platform you (and your students) will actually love.

Cultural Anthropology, Thirteenth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.

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Chapter 1: Anthropology And Human Diversity
Chapter 2: Doing Cultural Anthropology
Chapter 3: The Idea Of Culture
Chapter 4: Communication
Chapter 5: Making a Living
Chapter 6: Economics
Chapter 7: Political Organization
Chapter 8: Social Stratification: Class and Caste
Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 10: Kinship
Chapter 11: Marriage, Family, And Domestic Groups
Chapter 12: Gender
Chapter 13: Religion
Chapter 14: Creative Expression: Anthropology And The Arts
Chapter 15: Making the Modern World: Conquest, Colonialism, and Resistance
Chapter 16: Anthropology in the 21st Century: Understanding and Acting in a Challenging World

"This is the smoothest student onboarding process I have ever experienced. Everything is syncing and the students were able to figure things out with almost no help from me."

Echo Leaver
Instructor, Salisbury University

"With Vantage, I set up my course in under 10 minutes, which is unheard of... I love Vantage! "

Karin Machluf
Instructor, Penn State Scranton

"Extremely valuable! Interactive, engaging and simple to use."

Alyssa Salazar
Student, University of North Texas

"It really helps you wrap your head around what you're learning and come to a complete understanding of the course material."

Aubrey Akins
Student, St. Bonaventure University

"Student performance after implementing Vantage is incredible...this is a really tangible way to see that."

Karen Deeming
Instructor, Merced College

"I think that Vantage [is] an ideal system that will promote engagement of students."

Linda Trautman
Instructor, Ohio University

"I am really excited to have tools that help motivate students to actually do the reading…"

Emily Hopkins
Instructor, University of Scranton

"...Really going to deepen students’ understanding and...boost their comprehension. "

Daniel Okamura
Instructor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"I have used every other major digital platform that exists, and I can say that Vantage has no equal. "

William Parent
Instructor, San Jacinto College

"My learners really enjoyed the SAGE Vantage experience. Many of them said it forced them to read, which aided in their comprehension…The feedback I received is that they all really enjoyed the interactive nature of the program, as well as the [number] of activities…"

Daniel Amoruso
Instructor, Boise State University
Key features

Features Instructors Love

Features Students Love

Enables Easy, 3-Step Course Creation. Our simple interface enables you to create your course in minutes so you can focus on content. Just enter your course information, select your assignments and grading preferences, and review your settings.

Drives Student Engagement. An evidence-based learning design integrates text content with frequent multimedia activities and learning assessments to facilitate better student preparation, engagement, and learning retention.
  • A student dashboard offers easy access to text content and visually tracks progress on assignments and assessments.
  • Study tools, including flashcards and note-taking, highlighting, and definition look-up capabilities, give students all they need for class preparation and course success.
  • Assignable Knowledge Checks (with helpful hints) provide formative assessments after each major section of text content to reinforce retention of key concepts.
  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
  • Assignable multimedia activities with assessment—including video and reading activities—build critical thinking and data literacy while consistently engaging students in an interactive application of text content. Focused feedback on correct and incorrect answers eliminates any guesswork in the learning journey.
Ensures Student Accountability. Auto-graded assignments feed your gradebook while instructor reports complement your ability to track student activity, assignment completion, and learning objective mastery. These real-time analytics provide quick insights into individual and class performance for tailoring course instruction to help you address the needs of struggling students.

Delivers First-day-of-class Access and Flexibility. With our 2-week grace period access, all students can use Vantage on the very first day of class. The flexibility to use Vantage on mobile, desktop, or tablet devices means your dynamic Vantage content will consistently be available to learners any time they need it.

Offers Best-in-class Technical Support and Training. Our personalized support for instructors, students, and LMS administrators facilitates an easy transition to Vantage and the quality service you’ve come to expect from SAGE.
  • Customizable Learning Management System (LMS) Integration. Our approach to integration empowers you to drive students to the content you want them to see in your LMS immediately following Single Sign On (SSO). In addition, automatic grade sync and full gradebook integration options can bolster timesaving, streamlined access to all your course content.
  • Dedicated Technical Support. We are proud to offer robust technical assistance from our team of SAGE educational technology experts based in New York. Instructors and students can access extended weekday and weekend support via phone, email, and online communication.
  • Live and Self-Service Training. Synchronous training sessions are available to every Vantage adopter and complement our full suite of self-service “how-to” tools. Guided walk-throughs of basic and advanced Vantage features and live Q & A discussions empower you to personalize your course design and determine how Vantage can best support your teaching goals.

New to this Edition:
  • New separate Race and Ethnicity chapter expands coverage of this important topic and helps students understand that race and ethnicity are social and historical constructs.
  • Ethnography features have been moved into the main flow of the text or as reading assignments to allow instructors using SAGE Vantage to track students’ responses to questions about this material.
  • New topics include gestures and emoticons; culinary thrill seekers (about humans and flavor); climate change and food choice; the gig economy; inequality, race, and COVID; working with female heroin addicts; and designing a picture book for Indigenous kids.
  • Coverage of medical anthropology has been increased, with new material on Fadiman’s The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, pandemics and public health emergencies, anthropology and nutrition, the connections among race, health and the environment, COVID 19, elder care, working with heroin addicts, and the health impacts of colonization. Many of the ethnographies are now assignable activities in the Vantage courseware platform.
  • Tables, charts, and maps have been updated throughout, and there are more than 300 new references to the latest research.
Key Features:
  • Celebrates the role of ethnography in anthropology and introduces students to a wide range of contemporary and historical ethnographies that provide an invaluable record of cultures around the world.
  • A carefully developed visual and pedagogical program inspires students to see the world through an anthropological lens.
  • The book covers both historical and contemporary theories without any insistence on any particular approach.
  • Contemporary, real-world global issues appeal to introductory students from any discipline.
  • Anthropology Makes a Difference and The Global and the Local features show students what they can do with an anthropology degree.

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