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An introduction to social anthropology : sharing our worlds

Author: Joy Hendry
Publisher: Basingstoke [Engalnd] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Accessible and engaging, with unique first-hand accounts from indigenous peoples, this is a truly international introduction to social anthropology. The book uses a student-friendly approach with clear and engaging writing style. It contains two new chapters on key current issues as well as innovative new features, including first-hand accounts from contemporary indigenous people, on-page glossary and end-of-chapter  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Hendry
ISBN: 0230005268 9780230005266 0230005276 9780230005273
OCLC Number: 190786086
Notes: Revised edition of: Other people's worlds. 1999.
Description: xxi, 328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: What Anthropologists Do --
A Brief History of Social (and Cultural) Anthropology --
The Content of this Book --
1. Seeing the World --
2. Disgusting, Forbidden and Unthinkable --
3. Gifts, Exchange and Reciprocity --
4. The Ritual Round --
5. Society: A Set of Symbols --
6. Beauty and Bounty: Treasure and Trophies --
7. Cosmology I: Religion, Magic and Mythology --
8. Cosmology II: Witchcraft, Shamanism and Syncretism --
9. Law, Order and Social Control --
10. The Art of Politics --
11. Family, Kinship and Marriage --
12. Economics and the Environment --
13. Tourism and the Intercultural Encounter --
14. Transnationalism, Globalisation and Beyond.
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