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The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415331203
ISBN-10: 041533120X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 8-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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