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Encounter With Anthropology

Robin Fox

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ISBN 10: 0151287937 / ISBN 13: 9780151287932
Published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973
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Title: Encounter With Anthropology

Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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This volume is at once an introduction to anthropology, an account of a personal odyssey, and a call for action. Acknowledged as one of anthropology's most brilliant practitioners, Robin Fox shows in a series of linked essays on such topics as race, evolution, sex, marriage, language, and witchcraft, and the range, potential, and inheritent weaknesses of anthropology as a science. The author offers a view of the human side of anthropology, as well as its ruthlessly professional side--a side he characterizes as so obsessed with field work and obsolete ideology that it is failing its task of exploring human nature.

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Robin Fox is University Professor of Social Theory at Rutgers University. Among his best known works are The Imperial Animal (with Lionel Tiger); Kinship and Marriage; The Red Lamp of Incest; The Violent Imagination; The Search for Society and Encounter With Anthropology.

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