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The Ceremonial Animal: A New Portrait of Anthropology
Adapting Wittgenstein's concept of the human species as 'a ceremonial animal', Wendy James writes vividly and readably. Her new overview advocates a clear line of argument: that the concept of social form is a primary key to anthropology and the human sciences as a whole. Weaving memorable ethnographic examples into her text, James brings together carefully selected histor ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published February 10th 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published 2004)
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