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Subject Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781444332094.2012.00002.x


Anthropology is a relatively young discipline with a complex history. In a world that is increasingly accessible and globalized, the new student needs a quick guide to help them even begin to untangle the web of allusions that academic anthropology may often evoke. Having come to the subject unprepared myself, many years ago, I empathize with readers struggling to make sense of what should be a vital and vibrant area of study. I hope this text provides the beginner with a starting point for comprehension; in addition to the necessarily brief definitions of terms (which chiefly focus on concepts rather than particular peoples or places), I provide bibliographical references to a mixture of anthropological classics, related works from outside the field, and current ethnology, for both background reading and further research. Terms referred to in the text that have their own separate entries are shown in small capitals . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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