Cultural Anthropology: Global Forces, Local Lives helps students understand the application of anthropological concepts to the contemporary world. It offers an exceptionally clear and readable introduction to cultural anthropology, closely relating it to key topics such as colonialism and post-colonialism, ethnicity, the environment, cultural change, economic development and globalisation. This second edition includes additional material on medical, urban and political anthropology, as well as increased coverage of religion and culture, with particular focus on Islamic societies. An updated and expanded range of case studies explores the diverse nature of anthropology through appealing subjects as "Blue Jeans Going Global" and "Migrating Brides in Northern India". Students will especially welcome the additional focus on careers in anthropology and how it is used in everyday life. The design of this second edition has various aids to facilitate student learning: A wealth of additional color images help bring concepts and theories to life. Explains difficult key terms with marginal glosses and promotes further reading with "key texts" feature. Assists study with boxed chapter summaries, an extensive bibliography and index. Exclusive to purchasers of this new edition is 12-month access to the Routledge Interactive version of your textbook, including audio introductions from the author, exclusive supplementary case studies and study guides, and quiz material to test your learning.