Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life

Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life

by Tim Ingold
     
 

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This comprehensive survey of contemporary thought in biological, social and cultural anthropology sets the foundation for their future development and integration. The principal rationale behind the Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology is to overcome the division and

fragmentation within the approaches of the humanities and natural sciences to anthropology. It

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This comprehensive survey of contemporary thought in biological, social and cultural anthropology sets the foundation for their future development and integration. The principal rationale behind the Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology is to overcome the division and

fragmentation within the approaches of the humanities and natural sciences to anthropology. It emphasizes interconnections between perspectives and sub-disciplines, and consists of three sections on Humanity, Culture, and Social Life.

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This comprehensive and integrated three-volume encyclopedia focuses its attention on humanity, culture, and social life. The 11 articles in Part 1 deal with the origin and evolution of our species in terms of fossil hominids, tool-making behavior, language, modes of subsistence, and population studies. Of special interest is the entry on the evolution of early hominids by Phillip V. Tobias, although it is unfortunate that there is no recent contribution from Donald Johanson or Richard Leakey on this complex but essential subject in physical anthropology. Part 2's 14 articles cover a wide range of topics, including art, myth, ritual, religion, and technology. Mary LeCron Foster's entry on symbolism as the foundation of culture is especially important. Part 3 examines the socialization of human beings and contains articles on kinship, language, social evolution, and violence. The four editorial introductions by Ingold (Univ. of Manchester) are most helpful in outlining the scope, structure, and content of this impressive reference work. Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.-- James Birx, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.
From the Publisher
'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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415164214
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
1127
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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