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Barbara Tsatsoulis-Bonnekessen (BARBARA@KUHUB.CC.UKANS.EDU)
Tue, 13 Dec 1994 21:06:44 -0600

A question to all who teach Intro to Cultural A. or review
textbooks for such a class:

I just received the new (1995) edition of "Cultural Anthropology:
An Applied Perspective" by Gary Ferraro, published by West
Publishing Co.

While is seems the ideal text in many aspects (especially to
show students the immediate usefulness of anthrop. knowledge),
I also found some errors in facts (a map shows Greece to be
populated predominantly by Protestants - I wonder where all the
Greek Orthodox went), as well as omissions in theory (e.g.,
no word - no syllable! - about feminist anthropology).

I have (and will again next semester) used Haviland, whose latest
edition is much more useful than previous ones.

I would appreciate anybody's opinion on the Ferraro book (pro and con),
as well as how it appealed (or not) to students.

Thanks in advance,

Barbara Tsatsoulis-Bonnekessen
Dept. of Sociology & Anthropology
Washburn University