An Introduction to Social Anthropology

Other People’s Worlds

  • Authors
  • Joy Hendry
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Joy Hendry
    Pages 1-16
  3. Joy Hendry
    Pages 17-33
  4. Joy Hendry
    Pages 34-45
  5. Joy Hendry
    Pages 47-64
  6. Joy Hendry
    Pages 65-81
  7. Joy Hendry
    Pages 82-96
  8. Joy Hendry
    Pages 148-163
  9. Joy Hendry
    Pages 164-180
  10. Joy Hendry
    Pages 181-206
  11. Joy Hendry
    Pages 207-226
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-249

About this book

Introduction

This refreshingly clear and easy-to-read text offers the perfect introduction to social anthropology for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. It is carefully structured so that one chapter builds on the next and it covers all the core topics in an even-handed and illuminating manner, introducing the reader to the depth of divergent views on all the most basic subjects - food, hygiene, gift-exchange, rites of passage, symbolism, religion, politics and the environment. Combining an abundance of unobtrusive reference and further reading for the serious student with an immensely readable and engaging writing style, this book offers a compelling introduction to a growing and exciting subject.

Keywords

anthropology environment politics religion

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