This concise introductory textbook emphasizes the major concepts of anthropology in general and the anthropology of religion in particular, and is aimed at students encountering anthropology for the first time. Highlights of This Edition: Illustrates concepts with examples drawn from primarily tribal or traditional societies, along with examples from the "world's great religions," exposing students to a wide range of cultures and religious traditions. Draws examples from societies of varying technological complexity, classic ethnographies, and everyday scenarios. Incorporates research from both classic and recent literature. Represents all major geographic regions, giving students a global view of the subject matter. Focuses on the varieties of religious expression cross-culturally, not on theory, although some theory is discussed. Discusses the basic nature and concepts of anthropology and carefully defines basic terms and concepts so that students get a good working knowledge of the discipline. Don't Miss This Special Value Pack Option: Research Navigatortrade; Research Navigatortrade;can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started--Research Navigatortrade;offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access toResearch Navigatortrade;--a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged withResearch Navigatortrade;, look for it in your bookstore or visit http://www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access.Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of this great offer.Stein, Rebecca L. is the author of 'Anthropology Of Religion, Magic, And Witchcraft', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205344215 and ISBN 0205344216.