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Anthropology : The Basics - Peter Metcalf


The Basics

Hardcover Published: 8th September 2005
ISBN: 9780415331197
Number Of Pages: 215

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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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'A good read, with instructive boxes and useful summaries, and it will doubtless whet many's appetite for more.' - Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway

Encountering Cultural Difference
Misunderstanding Cultural Difference
Social Do's and Dont's
African Political Systems
Anthropology, History and Imperialism
Culture and Language
Culture and Nature
The End of the Tribes
Culture and the Individual
Critical Anthropology
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ISBN: 9780415331197
ISBN-10: 0415331196
Series: The Basics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 215
Published: 8th September 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1