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"If you must be aware of what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a truly brief Introduction. This enticing evaluate of the sphere combines an obtainable account of a few of the discipline's guiding rules and method with considerable examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work.

Peter simply and John Monaghan commence via discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to fashionable idea: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its method of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they research particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complicated our knowing of human society and tradition. together with an evaluate of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most likely destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make interesting analyzing for a person serious about this social science.

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