Anthropology: The Basics

1st Edition

Peter Metcalf, Peter Metcalf

Routledge
Published September 8, 2005
Textbook - 216 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415331203 - CAT# RU42276
Series: The Basics

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Summary

The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including:

  • what is anthropology?
  • how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones?
  • what is culture, anyway?
  • how do anthropologists study culture?
  • what are the key theories and approaches used today?
  • How has the discipline changed over time?

This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.

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