Anthropology: The Basics
  • Author : Peter Metcalf
  • Release Date : 02 May 2006
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 13 : 9781134329038

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Book Description: 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.

Anthropology  The Basics

Anthropology The Basics

Author : Peter Metcalf
Publisher : Routledge
Genre : Social Science
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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 ...

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