Questions of Anthropology

Questions of Anthropology

by Rita Astuti, Jonathan Parry, Charles Stafford
     
 

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Anthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns. Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the

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Anthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns. Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work, political leadership and genocide, and our personal fears and desires, from the quest to control the future and to find one's "true" identity to the fear of being alone. Each essay starts with a question posed by individual ethnographic experience and then goes on to frame this question in a broader, comparative context.

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ISBN-13:
9781845207496
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
09/04/2007
Series:
LSE Econ Monograph - Social Anthropology Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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