Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

3rd Edition

By Nigel Rapport

© 2015 – Routledge

548 pages

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About the Book

Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field.

Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries on:

  • Material Culture
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Hybridity
  • Alterity
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Ethnography
  • Applied Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Cybernetics

With full cross-referencing and revised further reading to point students towards the latest writings in Social and Cultural Anthropology, this is a superb reference resource for anyone studying or teaching in this area.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction List of Concepts Key Concepts Biography Index

About the Author

Nigel Rapport and Joanna Overing are both Professors of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. Nigel Rapport is the author of numerous books on anthropology, including Transcendent Individual: Essays Toward a Literary and Liberal Anthropology (1997) and, with Anthony P Cohen, Questions of Consciousness (1995). Both are published by Routledge. Joanna Overing is the author of many publications on Amazonia and on anthropological theory. She is the editor of the volume Reason and Morality (Routledge, 1985), and also, with Alan Passes, of The Anthropology of Love and Anger: The Aesthetics of Conviviality in Native Amazonia (Routledge: 2000).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology