This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a collection of over 1,000 entries that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology. Special attention is given to human evolution, primate behavior, genetics, ancient civilizations, sociocultural theories, and the value of human language for symbolic communication.
The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration provides an exploration of the prominent themes, events, and theoretical underpinnings of the movements of human populations from prehistory to the present day. It includes thematic interpretations and theories of migration, as well as the significant contemporary scientific discoveries and scholarly interpretations that have reshaped the way historians and social scientists analyze and map the past.
This encyclopedia covers the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines. It also covers key terms, ideas and people and includes over 230 entries on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology, over 100 international contributors and a glossary of more than 600 key terms and ideas.
The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology describes the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and provides an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.