Why Humans Have Cultures: Explaining Anthropology and Social Diversity / Edition 1

Why Humans Have Cultures: Explaining Anthropology and Social Diversity / Edition 1

by Michael Carrithers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192892118

ISBN-13: 9780192892119

Pub. Date: 12/28/1992

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Why Humans Have Cultures examines three basic questions: what unity underlies human cultural diversity? What are the origins of that diversity? How can we understand it? The author argues that it is the ways in which people interact—rather than technological advances—that have been of crucial importance in human history. In this thought-provoking book

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Why Humans Have Cultures examines three basic questions: what unity underlies human cultural diversity? What are the origins of that diversity? How can we understand it? The author argues that it is the ways in which people interact—rather than technological advances—that have been of crucial importance in human history. In this thought-provoking book, Carrithers draws on ancient and contemporary examples to show how this perspective forms a solid foundation for the study of culture, society, and history.

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ISBN-13:
9780192892119
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 5.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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