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Think like an anthropologist

Author: Matthew Engelke
Publisher: [London, UK] : Pelican, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017. ©2017 ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How does anthropology help us understand who we are? What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London? Why does it matter? For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from urban Zimbabwe to suburban England, Beijing to Barcelona, uncovering surprising facts, patterns, predilections and, sometimes, the inexplicable, in terms of how humans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Engelke
ISBN: 9780141983226 0141983221
OCLC Number: 1005293771
Notes: "A Pelican Book."
Description: 359 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: The Familiar and the Strange, p.1 --
CHAPTER 1 : Culture, p.27 --
CHAPTER 2 : Civilization, p.61 --
CHAPTER 3 : Values, p.91 --
CHAPTER 4 : Value, p.125 --
CHAPTER 5 : Blood, p.151 --
CHAPTER 6 : Identity, p.179 --
CHAPTER 7 : Authority, p.211 --
CHAPTER 8 : Reason, p.245 --
CHAPTER 9 : Nature, p.279 --
CONCLUSION : Think Like an Anthropologist, p.311 --
NOTES, p.321 --
BIBLlOGRAPHY, p.331 --
FURTHER READING, p.343 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS, p.347 --
INDEX, p.349.
Responsibility: Matthew Engelke.

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How does anthropology help us understand who we are? What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London? Why does it matter? For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from urban Zimbabwe to suburban England, Beijing to Barcelona, uncovering surprising facts, patterns, predilections and, sometimes, the inexplicable, in terms of how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. By weaving together theories and examples from around the world, Matthew Engelke brilliantly shows why anthropology matters: not only because it allows us to understand other points of view, but also because in the process, it reveals something about ourselves too.

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Playful and perceptive, Matthew Engelke welcomes readers into the fascinating history and profound insights of anthropology. This elegant synthesis shows how the discipline can change the way we Read more...

 
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