An Introduction to Social Anthropology - Hendry, Joy

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An essential core textbook that leads the reader from Social Anthropology's foundational approaches and theories to the fundamental areas that characterise the field today. Taking a truly global and holistic view, it includes a wide range of case studies, touching on topics that both divide and connect us, such as family, marriage and religion. Fully updated and revised, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to introduce students to what Social Anthropology is, what anthropologists do, how and what they contribute, and how even a limited knowledge of Anthropology can help people…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An essential core textbook that leads the reader from Social Anthropology's foundational approaches and theories to the fundamental areas that characterise the field today. Taking a truly global and holistic view, it includes a wide range of case studies, touching on topics that both divide and connect us, such as family, marriage and religion. Fully updated and revised, the third edition of this popular textbook continues to introduce students to what Social Anthropology is, what anthropologists do, how and what they contribute, and how even a limited knowledge of Anthropology can help people flourish in today's world. This is an inviting, engaging and enjoyable text that has established itself as a comprehensive introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology. Written in an accessible style, and including a wide range of pedagogical features, it is ideally suited to new or prospective students seeking to better understand the discipline and its roots.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Macmillan Education
  • 3. Aufl.
  • Seitenzahl: 372
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Mai 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 158mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 669g
  • ISBN-13: 9781137431547
  • ISBN-10: 1137431547
  • Artikelnr.: 44532862
Autorenporträt
Joy Hendry
Inhaltsangabe
Introduction.- 1. Seeing the World.- 2. Disgusting, Forbidden and Unthinkable.- 3. Gifts, Exchange and Reciprocity.- 4. The Ritual Round.- 5. Society: A Set of Symbols.- 6. Beauty and Bounty, Treasure and Trophies.- 7. Cosmology I: Religion, Magic and Mythology.- 8. Cosmology II: Witchcraft, Shamanism & Syncretism.- 9. Law, Order and Social Control.- 10. The Art of Politics.- 11. Family, Kinship and Marriage.- 12. Economics and the Environment.- 13. Identities in a Connected World.- 14. Anthropology and Anthropologists

Introduction.
1. Seeing the World.
2. Disgusting, Forbidden and Unthinkable.
3. Gifts, Exchange and Reciprocity.
4. The Ritual Round.
5. Society: A Set of Symbols.
6. Beauty and Bounty, Treasure and Trophies.
7. Cosmology I: Religion, Magic and Mythology.
8. Cosmology II: Witchcraft, Shamanism & Syncretism.
9. Law, Order and Social Control.
10. The Art of Politics.
11. Family, Kinship and Marriage.
12. Economics and the Environment.
13. Identities in a Connected World.
14. Anthropology and Anthropologists
Rezensionen
"This is the book that every social anthropology student needs. Hendry guides her readers through the breadth and depth of the discipline whilst simultaneously transmitting a profound sense of why anthropology is a field to be passionate about." -Cathrine Degnen, Newcastle University, UK

"This is without doubt one of the best introductory texts on social anthropology that exists. Much of the book's success lies in its lively, engaging and accessible style: Hendry has a knack of simplifying complex arguments and making anthropological ideas not only interesting but also fun." -Cris Shore, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

"Joy Hendry offers the perfect introductory guide to anthropology for students as well as a curious public. This is the book I reach for first as a teacher because of its topical breadth, attention to history, and the sheer excitement it conveys about what an anthropological gaze can offer." -Tamara Kohn, University of Melbourne, Australia

"With examplesfrom around the world, a wide palette of topics, and clear explanations of key concepts and theories, this is a highly engaging and vividly rendered introduction to social and cultural anthropology for new students and general readers alike." -Willam W. Kelly, Yale University, USA

" Sharing Our Worlds is a superb learning experience for anyone curious about humanity and cultural dynamics. Joy Hendry dazzles with provocative questions, compelling stories, and profound answers." -Christopher C. Fennell, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.…mehr