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Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.
Chapter 70: Caribbean: Past and Present
Caribbean: Past and Present
For many Europeans and North Americans, the Caribbean is known as a tourist destination and a dreamed-of earthly paradise: white beaches, palm trees, turquoise blue waters, and friendly natives. However, the Caribbean is more than this. It is the world's most racially and culturally diverse region; it is also one of the most important Latin American regions in modern history. The first genocide of an indigenous people on the American continent occurred in the Caribbean. The first discussion about human rights in Spain and the Americas began with the Dominican friars Fray Bartolomé de las Casas and Fray Antón de Montesinos. African slavery, which gave shape to modern capitalism, had its origin in the Caribbean. The Haitian Revolution, ...