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Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology

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Anthropology educators and lifelong learners looking for low-cost teaching materials may be interested in Perspectives, a free textbook published by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) in 2017. Describing itself as "the first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses," Perspectives was written with high schools and introductory undergraduate courses in mind. Each chapter was written by a different anthropologist representing colleges and universities across the US and Canada. The book takes a holistic approach to cultural anthropology, and its chapters are designed to either be used collectively or to stand alone so that instructors can choose only the sections they need. Embedded within the book are links to web resources to supplement readers' learning, and additional teaching resources are available on the book's website, including a series of brief video lectures introducing major anthropology topics and "reflections on the importance of anthropology from well-known members of our discipline." Those interested may download the entire book as a PDF or EPub, or they may download PDFs of each chapter individually. SACC is a section of the American Anthropological Association.
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Date of Scout Publication 2019-02-22
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/0222

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