By John Monaghan, Peter Just
"If you must recognize what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a really brief creation. This enticing evaluate of the sphere combines an obtainable account of a few of the discipline's guiding ideas and method with ample examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.
Peter simply and John Monaghan start via discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to trendy concept: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its technique of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they study particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complicated our knowing of human society and tradition. together with an review of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most likely destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make interesting examining for an individual excited by this social technology.
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