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Small Places, Large Issues : An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology - Thomas Hylland Eriksen

Small Places, Large Issues

An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Ranging from the Pacific islands to the Arctic north and from small villages to modern nation states, this concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology reveals the rich global variation in social life and culture. The text also provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike previous texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues broadens the study to incorporate the anthropology of complex modern societies, thus providing a unique key text for all students of social and cultural anthropology. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in anthropology. This new edition is updated throughout and includes a new chapter on the history of anthropology. It also shows clearly and comprehensively, through numerous new examples, why classic studies of small-scale societies are relevant for the study of complex phenomena such as nationalism, consumption and the Internet. In this way, the book bridges an often perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology.

Praise for the first edition: "Fills a gap and fills it in an exemplary fashion ... Students at all levels will learn a lot from it, and, perhaps more importantly, be provoked to think more." Journal of Area Studies Praise for the First Edition: 'Fills a gap and fills it in an exemplary fashion ... Students at all levels will learn a lot from it, and, perhaps more importantly, be provoked to think more.' --Journal of Area Studies Praise for the First Edition: 'Fills a gap and fills it in an exemplary fashion ... Students at all levels will learn a lot from it, and, perhaps more importantly, be provoked to think more.' --Journal of Area Studies

Prefacep. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Introduction: Comparison and Contextp. 1
A Brief History of Anthropologyp. 9
Fieldwork and its Interpretationp. 24
The Social Personp. 40
Local Organisationp. 58
Person and Societyp. 73
Kinship as Descentp. 93
Marriage and Alliancep. 108
Gender and Agep. 124
Social Hierarchiesp. 142
Politics and Powerp. 157
Exchangep. 176
Production and Technologyp. 193
Religion and Ritualp. 209
Modes of Thoughtp. 227
The Challenge of Multiple Traditionsp. 245
Ethnicityp. 261
The Politics of Identity: Nationalism and Minoritiesp. 275
The Global, the Local and the Glocalp. 294
Epilogue: And So What?p. 312
Bibliographyp. 314
Indexp. 332
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ISBN: 9780745317731
ISBN-10: 0745317731
Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: April 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised