An ideal complement to standard anthropology texts or a stand-alone text/reader,Conformity and Conflictcontinues to offer an in-depth look at anthropology as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. The articles included in this reader cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. Focus on the current concerns in both anthropology and American society shapes the Twelfth Edition, including globalization, the study of women's lives, race and ethnicity, and the practical applications of anthropology and the ways it leads to everyday careers.Highlights of the Twelfth Edition: The revised contents reflect the suggestions ofConformity and Conflictusers. Thirty percent of the readings are either revised or entirely new to this edition. Nine new articles appear in this edition ofConformity and Conflict, three of which were expressly commissioned for this edition. Four articles have been updated for this edition. More attention is paid to cultural ecology, to the impact of the world market and world systems on human social life, and to human change in increasingly large and complex societies. An entirelyNEWsection on globalization includes three new articles that introduce readers to key concepts: how popular culture spreads to different societies and the processes by which cultural artifacts, social structures, and ideas are adopted and changed as they reach new societies. Enjoy the Sites and Sounds of Anthropology! Visit www.anthroexperience.comJames Spradley is the author of 'Conformity and Conflict: Readings in Cultural Anthropology (12th Edition) (MyAnthroKit Series)', published 2006 under ISBN 9780205449705 and ISBN 0205449700.