Introductory Readings in Anthropology
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PREPUBLICATION PDF NOW AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE TO ORDERThe cost for a standard pre-publication PDF of the first two sections of the book, which cover the “Being Human” and “Becoming a Person” is £18.00/$29.50. For more information about the pre-publication PDF, permissions information, and purchase details please click the following link and submit the form.Key Features of Introductory Readings in AnthropologyThe first anthropology reader intended to be used at A-Level as well as first-year undergraduate levels.Edited by experts in the field, in consultation with the Royal Anthropological Institute.Covers all four units to be taught as part of the Anthropology A-Level: “Being Human,” “Becoming a Person,” “Global and Local,” and “Practising Anthropology.”Provides concise and accessible introductions to each section and subsection.Features key extracts from essential anthropological works.Includes new original texts written especially for the reader to clearly introduce key anthropological ideas.Suggested further reading given for each section.To read the general introduction to the book for free please click here.Anthropology seeks to understand human social behaviour and how societies are formed. As a method of inquiry it embraces an enormous range of topics, and as a discipline it covers a multitude of fields and themes, as shown in this selection of original writings. As an accessible entry point, for upper-level students and first year undergraduates new to the study of anthropology, this reader also offers guidance for teachers in exploring the subject’s riches with their students. That anthropology is an immensely expansive inquiry of study is demonstrated by the diversity of its topics – from nature conservation campaigns to witchcraft beliefs, from human evolution to fashion and style, and from the repatriation of indigenous human remains to research on literacy. There is no single ‘story of anthropology’. Taken together, these fundamental readings are evidence of a contemporary, vibrant subject that has much to tell us about all the worlds in which we live.The reader contains four sections: the first looks at the body and how it is interpreted in anthropology; at ways of thinking and communicating; at how social relations are organised; and at ways of engaging with nature, the environment and human-made objects. The second section illustrates anthropologists’ ideas about personhood as socially constituted, and ways of defining social boundaries and groups. The third studies the themes of globalisation (local and global processes); and the fourth the practice of anthropology, including anthropological ethics, methods and investigations.
#60;b#62;Nicholas J. Allen#60;/b#62; is Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford. He has published on the Himalayas, kinship theory, the Durkheimian School and Indo-European Comparativism. His books include #60;i#62;Categories and Classifications#60;/i#62; (2000) and #60;i#62;Marcel Mauss: A Centenary Tribute#60;/i#62; (1998).#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Hilary Callan#60;/b#62; has been Director of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland since 2000. Her research and publications include work on biological and social anthropology, occupational cultures, and gender, including #60;i#62;Ethology and Society#60;/i#62; (1970)and #60;i#62;The Incorporated Wife#60;/i#62; (edited with Shirley Ardener, 1984).#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Wendy James#60;/b#62; was until recently Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford, and is now Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford. She has carried out ethnographic research in North East Africa, and her books include #60;i#62;War and Survival in Sudan's Frontierlands: Voices from the Blue Nile#60;/i#62; (2007) and #60;i#62;The Ceremonial#60;/i#62; #60;i#62;Animal: A New Portrait of Anthropology#60;/i#62; (2003).#60;br#62;#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Robin Dunbar#60;/b#62; is Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, and specializes in primate behaviour. He is co-director of the British Academy's Centenary Research Project (#8242;From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain#8242;). He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including #60;i#62;The Human Story#60;/i#62; (2004) and #60;i#62;Evolutionary Psychology: A Beginner's Guide#60;/i#62; (2005).