Anthropology: The Basics

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Taylor & Francis, 2005 - 215 стор.

The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including:

  • what is anthropology?
  • how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones?
  • what is culture, anyway?
  • how do anthropologists study culture?
  • what are the key theories and approaches used today?
  • How has the discipline changed over time?

This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.

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Encountering Cultural Difference
1
Misunderstanding Cultural Difference
21
Social Dos and Donts
38
African Political Systems
54
Anthropology History and Imperialism
74
Culture and Language
89
Culture and Nature
115
The End of the Tribes
139
Culture and the Individual
163
Critical Anthropology
182
Bibliography
207
Index
213
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Peter Metcalf is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. His most recent publications include They Lie, We Lie: Getting On With Anthropology (2000), and Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual (with Richard Huntington, 1991).

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