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Small Places, Large Issues An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Third Edition

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ISBN-10: 0745330509

ISBN-13: 9780745330501

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas Hylland Eriksen

List price: $100.00
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This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture. The text provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective. Unlike other texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues incorporates the anthropology of complex modern societies. Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in…    
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 6/4/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 376
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and the Free University of Amsterdam. He is author of numerous works including Ethnicity and Nationalism, Small Places - Large Issues, Common Denominators and Engaging Anthropology.

Series Preface
Preface to the Third Edition
Anthropology: Comparison and Context
A Brief History of Anthropology
Fieldwork and Ethnography
The Social Person
Local Organisation
Person and Society
Kinship as Descent
Marriage and Relatedness
Gender and Age
Caste and Class
Politics and Power
Exchange and Consumption
Production, Nature and Technology
Religion and Ritual
Language and Cognition
Complexity and Change
Ethnicity
Nationalism and Minorities
Anthropology and the Paradoxes of Globalisation
Epilogue: Making Anthropology Matter
Bibliography
Index