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

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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'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

Library Journal
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415286046
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/2/2002
  • Series: World Reference Ser.
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1166
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tim Ingold is at the University of Manchester.

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Table of Contents

Tim Ingold, University of Manchester, UK; Phillip V. Tobias, University of the Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa; Clive Gamble, University of Southampton, UK; Philip Lieberman, Brown University, USA; David Premack University of Pennsylvania, USA; Thomas Wynn, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, USA; Roy Ellen, University of Kent, UK; Igor de Garine, France; Mark N. Cohen, State University of New York College, USA; Stephen Kunitz, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA; John Olding-Smee, Brunel University, UK; Mary L. Foster, University of California Berkley, USA; Daniel Miller, University College London, UK; Francois Sigaut, Centre de Recherches Historiques, France; Brent Berlin, University of California, USA; Amos Rapoport, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, USA; Barbara E. Adams, University of Wales, UK.; Brian V. Street, University of Sussex, UK; Niko Besnier, Yale University, USA; Gilbert Lewis, University of Cambridge, UK; James F. Weiner, Australian National University, Australia; Richard B. Schechner, New York University, USA; Howard Morphy, University of Oxford UK; Anthony D. Smith, London School of Economics, UK; Robin Dunbar, University College London, UK; Alan Barnard, University of Edinburgh, UK; Fitz John Porter Poole, University of California, San Diego, USA; J. de Bernadi, Henrietta L. Moore, University of Cambridge, UK; Sutti Ortiz, Boston University, USA; Chris Gregory, Australian National University, Australia; Simon Roberts, London School of Economics, UK; Robert A. Rubinstien, Northwestern University, USA; Timothy Earle, University of California, USA; Andre Beteille, University of Delhi, India; Peter Worsley.

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