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Anthropology : The Basics Series - Peter Metcalf


The Basics Series

Paperback Published: 9th September 2005
ISBN: 9780415331203
Number Of Pages: 216

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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.

About the Author

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).

'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: 9780415331203
ISBN-10: 041533120X
Series: The Basics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 9th September 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1