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Introduction to Social Anthropology Sharing Our Worlds

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ISBN-10: 0230005276

ISBN-13: 9780230005273

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

Authors: Joy Hendry

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Building on the highly successful first edition, this book offers students an entirely up to date introduction to anthropology. With two substantial new chapters, it provides broader coverage of topics and an overview of the most recent developments in the field, including, for example, 9/11. For the first time, it offers an alternative and exciting perspective on changing attitudes to the study of anthropology by including the voices of some of the contemporary indigenous peoples. Incorporating new study aids, the author has ensured an in-depth coverage of the issues whilst retaining the books readability and accessibility.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.21" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Joy Hendry is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, UK. She specializes in the study of Japan, but has alsonbsp;done fieldworknbsp;in Morocco, Canada andnbsp;Mexico, and has made recent visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. She is the author of many books including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentationnbsp;and Power in Japan and Other Societies and Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Representation , whichnbsp;was picked by Choice magazine as one of their 'outstanding academic titles' in 2006.

Introduction Seeing the World Disgusting
Forbidden and Unthinkable Gifts
Exchange and Reciprocity The Ritual Round Society: A Set of Symbols Beauty and Bounty
Treasure and Trophies Cosmology
Religion, Magic and Mythology Cosmology
Witchcraft, Shamanism and Syncretism Law, Order and Social Control The Art of Politics Family
Kinship and Marriage Economics and Environment Tourism and the Intercultural Encounter Transnationalism, Globalisation and Beyond
Glossary of Anthropological Terms
Index of Authors
Index of Peoples and Places
General Index
World Map