This is a must have volume for scholars and students of anthropology alike. All the contributors are significant anthropologists in their field and they guide the reader brilliantly through the particular fields of their expertise. This is a book which covers both the enormous breadth of anthropology and the challenging ways it addresses critical issues of the contemporary world.
University of Bergen
Cutting anthropology up into as many jig-saw pieces as possible is the counter-intuitive way the editors puzzle out a coherent and convincing picture of unity in the discipline today.
Richard G. Fox
President Emeritus, Wenner-Gren Foundation
What the editors and contributors have achieved here is considerable. By taking the pulse of 'British social anthropology,' they have illustrated how unified and simultaneously how diversified anthropology has become. It is no longer divided simply by historical or geographic tradition (British versus American) but has grown into an exciting, mature, and introspective discipline that, perhaps most importantly of all, has had profound and beneficial effects on other disciplines while being profoundly and beneficially affected by them. It is gratifying to see how much anthropology has to offer and that scholars and professionals outside anthropology have begun to welcome that offer.
Jack David Eller
Anthropology Review Database