Anthropology: The Basics

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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 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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Peter Metcalf is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. His most recent publications include They Lie, We Lie: Getting On With Anthropology (2000), and Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual (with Richard Huntington, 1991).

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'A good read, with instructive boxes and useful summaries, and it will doubtless whet many's appetite for more.'  Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo, Norway

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