Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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"If you need to recognize what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a really brief Introduction. This enticing evaluate of the sector combines an available account of a few of the discipline's guiding ideas and technique with ample examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.

Peter simply and John Monaghan start by way of discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to trendy idea: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its method of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they research particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complicated our figuring out of human society and tradition. together with an evaluation of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most likely destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make interesting studying for an individual enthusiastic about this social science.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an creation to a couple of life's best themes. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern wondering the principal difficulties and concerns in 1000's of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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