Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life / Edition 2

Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology: Humanity, Culture and Social Life / Edition 2

by Tim Ingold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415286042

ISBN-13: 9780415286046

Pub. Date: 09/02/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

* 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.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415286046
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/02/2002
Series:
World Reference Ser.
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
1166
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 2.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part I
1. Concepts of Humanity and Animality
2. Evolution of Early Hominids
3. Human Evolution: The Last One Million Years
4. The Origins and Evolution of Language
5. The Social Transmission of Information in Humans and Non-Human Animals
6. Tools
7. Modes of Subsistence: Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture and Pastoralism
8. The Diet and Nutrition of Human Populations
9. Demographic Expansion: Causes and Consequences
10. Disease and the Destruction of Human Populations
Part II
1. Culture and Environment in Evolutionary Theory
2. Symbolism: The Foundations of Human Culture
3. Artefacts and the Meaning of Things
4. Technology
5. Fundamentals of Ethno-biological Classification
6. Spatial Organization and the Built Environment
7. Perceptions of Time
8. Literacy
9. Magic, Religion and the Rationality of Belief
10. Myth and Cosmology
11. Ritual and Performance
12. The Anthropology of Art
13. Music and Dance
14. The Politics of Culture: Ethnicity and Nationalism
Part III
1. Sociality Among Humans and Non-Human Animals
2. Rules and Prohibitions: The Form and Content of Human Kinship
3. Socialization and Personhood
4. Social Aspects of Language Use
5. Understanding Sex and Gender
6. Work, the Division of Labor and Co-operation
7. Exchange and Reciprocity
8. Process of Law and Dispute Settlement
9. Violence and Warfare
10. Political Domination and Cultural Evolution
11. Equality and Inequality
12. The Nation State, Colonial Expansion and the Contemporary World Order

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