Social & Cultural Anthropology [NOOK Book]

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Drawing on intriguing, vivid examples from their own research in Indonesia and Mexico, John Monaghan and Peter Just examine ways in which anthropology has advanced our understanding of human society and culture. They also provide a concise and accessible account of the “big” questions that have traditionally concerned anthropologists: What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people—family, class, tribe, nation—formed and maintained? What is the nature of belief, ...

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Social & Cultural Anthropology

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Overview

Drawing on intriguing, vivid examples from their own research in Indonesia and Mexico, John Monaghan and Peter Just examine ways in which anthropology has advanced our understanding of human society and culture. They also provide a concise and accessible account of the “big” questions that have traditionally concerned anthropologists: What is unique about human beings? How are groups of people—family, class, tribe, nation—formed and maintained? What is the nature of belief, economic exchange, the self?

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402782329
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: A Brief Insight
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 920,552
  • File size: 16 MB
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A professor at Vanderbilt University, JOHN MONAGHAN has carried out many ethnographic research projects among the indigenous peoples of Mexico and Guatemala. PETER JUST teaches anthropology at Williams College and has done extensive research on the Dou Donggo of Sumbawa Island, Indonesia.

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  • Posted June 28, 2012

    This was a fun and informing read. I learned a lot! This is, how

    This was a fun and informing read. I learned a lot! This is, however, an introduction to Anthropology, so it only covers some aspects of it. None the less, this is a great read for anyone interested in Anthropology. There are several stories from several different cultures, as well as important figures and publications in the Anthropology world. So you can take it on yourself to look at these characters or books mentioned in this brief insight, and educate yourself further. This is a good introduction.

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