"When I choose texts for my introductory cultural anthropology course, I look for ones that include an engaging narrative voice, ground the lower-division anthropology student in the usefulness and humanity of the discipline, and get students excited about the prospect of becoming anthropologists. Inside Cultures hits the mark. Remarkably exhaustive without being overwhelming, the book is a clearly written inventory of the subject matter, methodologies, and central theories of cultural anthropology. Yet it also generates energy through an engaging tone and vibrant examples that make it easy for instructors to demonstrate their respect for anthropology, and for students to fall in love with it. Inside Cultures is not just a textbook, it's a thoroughly delightful invitation to the discipline."
- Rachael Stryker, Ph.D., Mills College
"This highly readable textbook successfully combines the best of the science and humanism of cultural anthropology, using fascinating examples from both the history and the cutting edge of the discipline."
- Erica Hill, University of Alaska Southeast