Using a cultural materialist approach, the sixth edition of Cultural Anthropology furnishes students with a framework for explaining how the parts of sociocultural systems are interrelated and how they change over time. Marvin Harris' lifelong commitment to a scientific anthropology shines through in this comprehensive and well-written textbook, praises one reviewer. Described as accessible, engaging, well-illustrated, and comprehensive, this text covers a wide range of Western and non-Western cultures for analysis and comparison. Marvin Harris can continue to bring new insights to the field of anthropology and provide ways to inspire students new to this discipline, writes a long-time user. Cultural Anthropology excels in making anthropology accessible and relevant to today's students. The authors succeed in showing not only what the current status of anthropology is but also the potential of anthropology to explain human culture in all of its diversity and magnificence, writes another.Harris, Marvin is the author of 'Cultural Anthropology', published 2002 under ISBN 9780205367184 and ISBN 0205367186.