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Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

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Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 15

By: John Monaghan and Peter Just

168 pages, B/w photos

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Feb 2000 | #140533 | ISBN: 0192853465
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Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. They then examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture, drawing on examples from their own fieldwork. The book ends with an assessment of anthropologys present position, and a look forward to its likely future.

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