Inspires students to think like anthropologists in a multicultural and global age.
Covering the essential concepts that drive cultural anthropology today, Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age shows students that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and that the tools of cultural anthropology are essential to living in a global society. A “toolkit” approach encourages students to pay attention to big questions raised by anthropologists, offers study tools to remind readers what concepts are important, and shows them why it all matters in the real world. The Second Edition of Ken Guest’s Cultural Anthropology: A Toolkit for a Global Age covers the concepts that drive cultural anthropology by showing that now, more than ever, global forces affect local culture and the tools of cultural anthropology are relevant to living in a globalizing world.
About the Author
is a professor at Baruch College and the author of God in Chinatown: Religion and Survival in New York’s Evolving Immigrant Community (2003) which has been featured in has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC, National Public Radio, and other media venues. His research focuses on New York City, China, religion, immigration, and transnationalism. He has conducted fieldwork in the United States and China. A native of Florida, Ken studied Chinese at Middlebury College and Beijing University. He received his B.A. from Columbia University (East Asian Languages and Cultures), an M.A. from Union Theological Seminary (Religious Studies) and the M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from the City University of New York Graduate Center (Anthropology).