© 2005 – Routledge
216 pages | 4 B/W Illus.
The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including:
This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.
'A good read, with instructive boxes and useful summaries, and it will doubtless whet many's appetite for more.' – Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway
1. Encountering Cultural Difference 2. Misunderstanding Cultural Difference 3. Social Dos and Dont's 4. African Political Systems 5. Anthropology, History and Imperialism 6. Culture and Language 7. Culture and Nature 8. The End of the Tribes 9. Culture and the Individual 10. Critical Anthropology
The Basics is a highly successful series of accessible guidebooks which provide an overview of the fundamental principles of a subject area in a jargon-free and undaunting format.
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