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Mirror for Man: The Relation of the Anthropology to Modern Life

3.50  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 1st 1959 by McGraw-Hill Inc (first published 1949)
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Tom Schulte
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a quick and easy read; a high-level overview of the anatomical (first) and cultural (foremost) aspects of anthropology.

This includes anthropologists at work in and after WWII (mostly in Japan), anthrpological assessment if individualistic and busy Americans, and amusing anecdotes and trivia.

In the final passages the author praises a good novel as better than a scientific anthropological study for learning a people, which echoes what Kelset Grammer said in his autobiography "So Far..."
Scope
Dec 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The abracadabra of introduction to human anthropology construction.
David
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Mirror for Man is an introductory work on anthropology which caught my attention in its opening chapters. I rolled through the first half of it. However, I might as well have been walking through molasses for the second half. My reading pace during each respective part reflected my valuation of the corresponding material. The first few chapters which explained the importance and method of studying archaeology and customs are very interesting and informative. After that, I started scratching my ...more
Valerie Seckler
Jan 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Along with "Democracy in America" and "The Birth and Death of Meaning," "Mirror For Man" is one of the most enlightening non-fiction books I've read. Of particular interest to people with a bent for anthropology and the social sciences.
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