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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.
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