Anthropology: The Basics
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The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, “Anthropology: The Basics” explains and explores anthropological concepts and themes in a highly readable and easy to follow manner.
Making large, complex topics both accessible and enjoyable, Peter Metcalf argues that the issues anthropology deals with are all around us - in magazines, newspapers and on television. Engaging and immensely interesting, he tackles questions such as: What is anthropology? How can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? What is culture, anyway? How do anthropologists study culture? What are the key theories and approaches used today? How has the discipline changed over time?
A strong addition to this established and successful series, this exciting text presents students with an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology, and also provides a useful guide for anyone wanting to learn more about a fascinating subject.