Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology [NOOK Book]

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This Encyclopedia provides description and analysis of the terms, concepts and issues of social and cultural anthropology. International in authorship and coverage, this accessible work is fully indexed and cross-referenced.
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Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Overview

This Encyclopedia provides description and analysis of the terms, concepts and issues of social and cultural anthropology. International in authorship and coverage, this accessible work is fully indexed and cross-referenced.
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Provides a guide to the ideas, arguments, and history of cultural anthropology. Entries contain concise and provocative explanations of key anthropological themes and ideas, and survey important regional traditions of ethnographic research. Coverage includes theories of culture and societies, gender and family, politics and economics, ritual and religion, language, and relations with other disciplines. Includes a biographical appendix, with details on the lives and works of some 200 important figures in the history of anthropology. A glossary defines some 500 terms and concepts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203458037
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/30/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 688
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Alan Barnard studied at George Washington, McMaster and London Universities and is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He has done extensive fieldwork and is author of Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa (Cambridge University Press, 1992), Research Practices in the Study of Kinship (with Anthony Good, Academic Press, 1984), and numerous articles on hunter-gatherers, kinship and the history of anthropology.
Jonathan Spencer studied anthropology at the Universities of Edinburgh, Chicago and Oxford and is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. He has carried out extensive research in Sri Lanka and is the author of A Sinhala Village in a Time of Trouble (Oxford University Press, 1990) and many articles on politics, nationalism and religion.
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Table of Contents

Advisory Board Marshall Shalins, University of Chicago, USA; Maurice Bloch, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK; Signe Howell, University of Cambridge; Ralph Grillo, University of Sussex

Anthropological Institute - February 1997)

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