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Why do humans have such diverse cultures and ways of life? Michael Carrithers presents an original and powerful answer to this central problem of anthropology, arguing that it is the ways in which people interact, rather than technological advances, that have been of crucial importance in human history. Lucid and thought-provoking, he draws both on ancient and contemporary examples to show how this perspective forms a firm foundation for the study of culture, society, and history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780192892119
ISBN-10: 0192892118
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 230
Imprint: Oxford Paperbacks
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Carrithers

Michael Carrithers is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.

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