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Culture, People, Nature: An Introduction to General Anthropology
A comprehensive introduction to the four fields of anthropology (archaeology, physical anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics), this volume is designed to make all aspects of the subject clear and accessible. This edition has been updated and revised including a new American Update that turns an anthropological eye on the contemporary USA, emphasizing the com ...more
Paperback, (7th Edition), 576 pages
Published January 27th 1997 by Pearson
(first published 1971)
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Es uno de los libros que han marcado mi vida y mi posterior actitud ante la sociedad que me rodea, además de la visión que pueda hacerme de los sitios a los que viajo. Lo recomiendo a todos aquellos que tengan un mínimo de inquietud ante los aspectos sociales,culturales y en fin, antropología para empezar.Es cierto que es básico dentro de la antropología, sin embargo resulta eficaz al ser una visión de todos los aspectos con los que se trabaja en antropología. Es un libro realmente imprescindibl ...more
Apr 03, 2008 Chuck rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Conservation activists and academics
I keep this book handy to reference the full inventory of elements in sociocultural systems. No matter what problem is at hand, it is always good to review the full suite of sociocultural elements possibly relevant to its solution. Culture, People, Nature is relevant and useful to all of today's problems.
American anthropologist Marvin Harris was born in Brooklyn, New York. A prolific writer, he was highly influential in the development of cultural materialism. In his work he combined Karl Marx's emphasis on the forces of production with Malthus's insights on the impact of demographic factors on other parts of the sociocultural system. Labeling demographic and production factors as infrastructure, ...moreMore about Marvin Harris...