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Core Concepts in Cultural Anthropology

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  51 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
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 o ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 9th 2006 by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages (first published July 23rd 2002)
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Silvio Curtis
Dec 10, 2011 Silvio Curtis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere between a little textbook and a big glossary. Clear explanations of what cultural anthropologists talk about and the words they use to talk about it. Each chapter covers the vocabulary for a different theme, like economic anthropology, kinship systems, linguistic anthropology, and anthropological theory, among others. The only fault I can find with it is some glaring non sequiturs in its reasoning, and it still does enough explanation of the controversies within anthropology to give so ...more
Vanessa
Extremely helpful for the beginner stuff you sometimes just can't remember. I use it as a reference point for papers mostly now but for any subject that has a culture focus it can be useful.
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