By (author) Peter Metcalf
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Anthropology by Peter Metcalf
Book DescriptionThe ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: * what is anthropology? * how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? * what is culture, anyway? * how do anthropologists study culture? * what are the key theories and approaches used today? * How has the discipline changed over time? This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415331197
(216mm x 140mm x 22mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Metcalf
Life of the Longhouse, Paperback (September 2012)
The remarkable longhouses of Borneo remain mysterious. This book describes life within them, and puts them in their historical and ethnographic context.
Anthropology, Paperback (September 2005)
Explains and explores anthropological ideas, key anthropological thinkers, concepts and themes, and the history of anthropological ideas. The author argues that the issues anthropology deals with are all around us - in magazines, newspapers and on television.
They Lie, We Lie, Paperback (October 2001)
Peter Metcalf gives an engaging account of his fieldwork in Borneo, telling the story of his tortuous relationship with Kasi, a formidable old lady who, for twenty years, tried to strictly control what he learnt about her community.
Celebrations of Death, Paperback (October 1991)» View all books by Peter Metcalf
This revised edition of a cross-cultural study of rituals surrounding death has become a standard text in anthropology, sociology and religion.
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Author Biography - Peter Metcalf
Peter Metcalf is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Virginia. His most recent publications include They Lie, We Lie: Getting On With Anthropology (2000), and Celebrations of Death: The Anthropology of Mortuary Ritual (with Richard Huntington, 1991).
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