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Essence of anthropology

Author: Camille DixonLaurie MelbyDan JonesCody FarleyWendy A RakochyAll authors
Publisher: Bendigo, Vic. : Video Education Australasia, 2009.
Series: Anthropology--the four fields.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Anthropology is the study of human beings, but to phrase the definition in these simple terms is to diminish the grand scope of this discipline overall. The program explains the four-fields of anthropology, defines the concept of holism, and describes how anthropologists approach their subject matter from a holistic and comparative cross-cultural perspective in order to reach the broadest and most inclusive  Read more...
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Named Person: John Marshall; John Marshall
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Dixon; Laurie Melby; Dan Jones; Cody Farley; Wendy A Rakochy; Coast Learning Systems.; Coastline Community College.; Coast Community College District.; Video Education Australasia.
OCLC Number: 472606643
Notes: Disc characteristics: DVD Region Universal.
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Credits: Series producer, Laurie R. Melby ; executive producers Dan Jones, Laurie R. Mulby ; writers, Cody Farley, Wendy A. Rakocky.
Performer(s): Narrator, Camille Dixon.
Description: 1 DVD-video (NTSC)(28 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Series Title: Anthropology--the four fields.

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"Anthropology is the study of human beings, but to phrase the definition in these simple terms is to diminish the grand scope of this discipline overall. The program explains the four-fields of anthropology, defines the concept of holism, and describes how anthropologists approach their subject matter from a holistic and comparative cross-cultural perspective in order to reach the broadest and most inclusive conclusions possible on their subject of interest. Each field, cultural, physical (biological), linguistic anthropology, and archaeology, are described and situational material is included to illustrate how each field functions and interconnects with the others. The video It also features John Marshall (1932-2005), an American anthropologist and acclaimed documentary filmmaker best known for his work in Namibia recording the lives of the Ju/'hoansi tribe (also called the !Kung Bushmen) living in the Kalahari Desert"--Publisher'website.

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