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Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology

Humanity, Culture and Social Life, 2nd Edition

Edited by Tim Ingold


1,166 pages

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* Provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary thinking in biological, social and cultural anthropology and establishes the interconnections between these three fields.

* Useful cross-references within the text, with full biographical references and suggestions for further reading.

* Carefully illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

'The Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a welcome addition to the reference literature. Bringing together authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions from some three dozen authors. The book achieves an impressive breadth of coverage of specialist areas.' - Times Higher Educational Supplement

'Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.' - Library Journal

'This is a marvellous book and I am very happy to recommend it.' - Reference Reviews


'Ingold's Companion Encyclopedia deserves to be a lifelong companion for researchers and students who need more than potted information.' - Anthropology Today

'There is no truly comparable work. This book is an essential asset for university and anthropological libraries and a useful addition to any reference library.' - The Year in Reference

Table of Contents

Tim Ingold, University of Manchester, UK; Phillip V. Tobias, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa; Clive Gamble, University of Southampton, UK; Philip Lieberman, Brown University, USA; David Premack University of Pennsylvania, USA; Thomas Wynn, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA; Roy Ellen, University of Kent, UK; Igor de Garine, France; Mark N. Cohen, State University of New York College, USA; Stephen Kunitz, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA; John Olding-Smee, Brunel University, UK; Mary L. Foster, University of California Berkley, USA; Daniel Miller, University College London, UK; Francois Sigaut, Centre de Recherches Historiques, France; Brent Berlin, University of California, USA; Amos Rapoport, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA; Barbara E. Adams, University of Wales, UK.; Brian V. Street, University of Sussex, UK; Niko Besnier, Yale University, USA; Gilbert Lewis, University of Cambridge, UK; James F. Weiner, Australian National University, Australia; Richard B. Schechner, New York University, USA; Howard Morphy, University of Oxford UK; Anthony D. Smith, London School of Economics, UK; Robin Dunbar, University College London, UK; Alan Barnard, University of Edinburgh, UK; Fitz John Porter Poole, University of California, San Diego, USA; J. de Bernadi, Henrietta L. Moore, University of Cambridge, UK; Sutti Ortiz, Boston University, USA; Chris Gregory, Australian National University, Australia; Simon Roberts, London School of Economics, UK; Robert A. Rubinstien, Northwestern University, USA; Timothy Earle, University of California, USA; Andre Beteille, University of Delhi, India; Peter Worsley.

About the Editor

Tim Ingold is at the University of Manchester.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General