Social Anthropology explains and illustrates the methods of modern anthropology, tracing its development from pre-nineteenth-century philosophical speculations and the empirical work of explorers, missionaries and colonial servants, up to the second half of the twentieth century.
First published in 1951.
'The book defines the scope of the subject and illustrates the kind of field studies that constitute an important part of present day anthropological investigation.' - British Journal of Sociology
'These lectures can be strongly recommended to all those interested in the subject.' - Times Literary Supplement