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This acclaimed A-Z reference is a unique and provocative guide to the the discipline which explores human, social and cultural life in all its diversity.
The 230-plus substantial entries provide authoritative and highly readable coverage of the essential terms, issues and concerns of contemporary anthropology, along with valuable surveys of anthropological practice and theory in all the major regions of the globe. Written by leading specialists working around the world, the entries include topics such as: power, war, race, ghost dance, anthropological scandals, magic, missionaries, methodology, and much more. Each entry contains cross references and a bibliographic guide to further reading. This work also features a biographic appendix covering over 200 important figures in the history of anthropology and a glossary with short explanations of over 500 terms and concepts.
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Alan Barnard is Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the British Academy.
Jonathan Spencer is Professor of the Anthropology of South Asia at the University of Edinburgh, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.Review:
"...charts a contemporary discourse that is vibrant, sophisticated, and unexpectedly coherent. This is what post-post-modernist anthropology looks like." -- Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute - February 1997
"Choice Outstanding Book of 1997." -- Choice
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Book Description Routledge, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. New edition. Seller Inventory # DADAX041520318X