Anthropology: A Beginner's Guide

Anthropology: A Beginner's Guide

by Joy Hendry, Simon Underdown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851689309
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Publication date: 09/16/2012
Series: Beginners Guide (Oneworld) Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joy Hendry is Professor Emerita of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University in the UK and is author of the university-level textbook Sharing Our Worlds, now in its second edition.

Simon Underdown is Senior Lecturer in Biological Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, where his research explores human evolution and disease.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Introduction 1

1 The human body 10

2 Ways of thinking and communicating 30

3 Organizing social relations 50

4 Engaging with nature 68

5 Personhood 86

6 Ritual, ceremony, and identity 102

7 Ways of belonging 119

8 The global species 136

9 Anthropology in the age of global communication 156

10 Practising anthropology 173

Further reading 184

Index 194

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