Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

"If you need to recognize what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a really brief Introduction. This attractive evaluation of the sphere combines an obtainable account of a few of the discipline's guiding rules and technique with ample examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.

Peter simply and John Monaghan commence by way of discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to trendy proposal: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its method of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they learn particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complex our knowing of human society and tradition. together with an evaluation of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most probably destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make interesting studying for someone interested in this social science.

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