An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing Our Worlds (2nd Revised edition)

An Introduction to Social Anthropology: Sharing Our Worlds (2nd Revised edition)

By: Joy Hendry (author)Paperback

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Accessible and engaging, with unique first-hand accounts from indigenous peoples, this is a truly international introduction to social anthropology.The book uses a student-friendly approach with clear and engaging writing style. It contains two new chapters on key current issues as well as innovative new features, including first-hand accounts from contemporary indigenous people, on-page glossary and end-of-chapter questions.The book is written by a renowned Author who is highly regarded in the field. The first edition was highly successful.Written in a refreshingly accessible style, this fully updated 2nd edition offers the perfect introduction to social anthropology for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. It retains the logical structure of the first edition, and adds two new chapters on key issues, new end-of-chapter questions and exciting first-hand accounts.

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About Author

JOY HENDRY is Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University, UK, and is a senior member of St. Antony's College, University of Oxford. She specializes in the study of Japan, but has also done fieldwork in Morocco, Canada and Mexico, and has made recent visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. She is the author of many books including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies and Reclaiming Culture: Indigenous Peoples and Self-Representation, which was picked by Choice magazine as one of their 'outstanding academic titles' in 2006. .

Contents

Introduction Seeing the World Disgusting, Forbidden and Unthinkable Gifts, Exchange and Reciprocity The Ritual Round Society: A Set of Symbols Beauty and Bounty, Treasure and Trophies Cosmology I: Religion, Magic and Mythology Cosmology II: Witchcraft, Shamanism and Syncretism Law, Order and Social Control The Art of Politics Family, Kinship and Marriage Economics and Environment Tourism and the Intercultural Encounter Transnationalism, Globalisation and Beyond Glossary of Anthropological Terms Index of Authors Index of Peoples and Places General Index World Map

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780230005273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780230005273
  • weight: 539
  • ISBN10: 0230005276
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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