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Culture As Given, Culture As Choice
Culture as Given, Culture as Choice explains how humanity s defining adaptation originated and functions. Its straightforward presentation and compelling examples show how culture affects your lifestyle and your life chances. By making you aware of your own assumptions and biases, this highly readable book expands your understanding and options about such phenomena as ineq ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published October 28th 1998 by Waveland Pr Inc
(first published October 1998)
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A highly readable and witty book from an anthropologist, miracles abound! Van Der Elst offers his take on the three basic questions of anthropology: who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? ~ and I'd say he's sort of like the H.L. Mencken of anthropology - he even quotes H.L. in one of the chapters, so he's obviously got some there there.