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Paperback Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology Book

ISBN: 0073050458

ISBN13: 9780073050454

Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

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Book Overview

This very concise, accurate introduction to the basic ideas and practices of contemporary cultural anthropology is designed to address the needs of anthropology professors who make extensive use of ethnographies and other supplementary readings in their courses. Not a standard textbook, Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology functions as a thorough annotated bibliography of the terms and concepts that anthropologists use in their work; its conceptual...

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Good Book

The book is much smaller that I was expecting. It came with some markings and a curled cover, but the material is great.

Cultural Anthropology

The delivery of the book was timely, it arrived in very good condition. I am very pleased with the transaction.

Good Readings

This is considered my textbook for my Anthropology Class and I have to read it. Even though I'm pretty much required to read it, I don't find much of a problem with that. It's a pretty easy read. The structure is good.

Outstanding overview

The authors of this book emphasize that it should be used in conjunction with collections of ethnographies and other volumes. With that in mind, this is an exceptionally clear, useful, and well-considered book about cultural anthropology. The authors have done an outstanding job of making complex theories and ideas accessible in a short amount of space. I recommend this book for anyone seeking to learn the overall outlines or remind themselves of the major ideas in cultural anthropology. I am VERY glad I bought it!

A Small, Concise, but Complete Introduction to the Field

This small book is intended to be a rapid and concise introduction to basic ideas that form the central concepts of cultural anthropology. The format of the book is to have a short chapter on each of the major aspects of anthropology such as: culture, religion, politics, economics, kinship, marriage, and capitalism. Each subject is given a few pages of discussion (around ten) and then a bibliography for further reading. In these few pages, the reader will grasp the central ideas that represent the current thinking in the field. It has been successfully used as a textbook by making this the cental theme of the class, but then supplementing the study with a significant amount of outside reading. This is the third edition of this book. it has several sections expanded to reflect greater depth in areas like neoliberalism, transnational citizenship, human rights, and so on.
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