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Small places, large issues : an introduction to social and cultural anthropology

Author: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2001.
Series: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2. ed., [Nachdr.]View all editions and formats

A revised and updated edition of this unique best-selling guide to social and cultural anthropology.


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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen
ISBN: 0745317723 9780745317724 0745317731 9780745317731
OCLC Number: 248195624
Description: x, 342 Seiten : Diagramme.
Contents: 1. Social Anthropology: Comparison and Context: The Origins of Social Anthropology2. The Course of Inquiry: Why We Believe We Know Something; Field Work; Interpretation and Analysis; Anthropology as Politics3. The Social Person: The Societal Character of Humans; Social Statuses and Relationships, Roles4. Social Organisation: Social Control and Socialisation, The Household, The Village5. Individual and Society, Social Organisation and Systems, Society and Individuals, Structures and Processes.6. Why is Kinship Important, Kinship as Society, Forms of Kin-Reckoning7. Marriage and Kinship: Exchange of Women, Descent and Alliance, some Further Reflections on Kinship8. Social Differentiation, 1. Gender and Age.9. Social Differentiation, 2. Caste and Class10 Politics Without a State, What is Politics, Integration and Conflict in Kinship Societies, Political Dynamics and Change, Politics as Strategic Action.11. Economy and Society, Reciprocity and Gift Economies, Economics and Morality: Economic Spheres, Economic Systems, Economy and Power.12. Nature and Society, Interrelationships between Social and Ecological Factors, Technology, Ecology and Social Organisation.13. Religion and Ritual, the Supernatural, Ritual, Religion in Practise, Some Perspectives on Morality14. Modes of Thought, The Social Construction of Knowledge, Classification15. Social and Cultural Change, The Spread of Capitalism, Encounters between Cultures, Anthropology on its Way Home16. Ethnicity, Relationships Between Groups, Identity and Organisation17. Nationalism and Minorities, Nationalism, Minorities and the State.18. The Local and the Global, Towards a Global Culture, Differences and SimilaritiesBibliographySubject IndexName Index
Series Title: Anthropology, culture, and society.
Responsibility: Thomas Hylland Eriksen.


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