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Introducing Anthropology: What Makes Us Human?

By: Laura Pountney and Tomislav Maric


Hardcover
Status
Forthcoming
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780745699776
ISBN10
0745699774
Publication Dates ROW:
Publication Dates US:
Publication Dates Aus & NZ:
Sep 2015


Format
260 x 197 mm
10.24 x 7.76 in
Pages
342 pages

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Reviews

"A lively and comprehensive introduction to a broad range of anthropological themes, peppered with ethnographic examples showcasing the diversity of human lives and societies, this book fills a gap and not only reveals the knowledge contributions of anthropology but also gives a hint of its magic."
Thomas Hylland Eriksen, University of Oslo

"A thorough introduction to anthropology which is as engaging as it is informative. A must-read for all students starting in the subject, as well as an excellent book for those who simply want to know more about the subject matter and methods of anthropology."
Dave Latham, Birmingham Metropolitan College

"A classroom text written by teachers for teachers. I cannot recommend it highly enough."
David Shankland, Director, Royal Anthropological Institute

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction to the Book

Chapter 1: What Makes Us Human?                      
Chapter 2: The Body                                           
Chapter 3: Ways of Thinking and Communicating
Chapter 4: Organizing Social Relations       
Chapter 5: Engaging with Nature              
Chapter 6: Personhood                             
Chapter 7: Identity                         
Chapter 8: Ritual                                     
Chapter 9: Gender                                   
Chapter 10: Boundaries                            
Chapter 11: Globalization                          
Chapter 12: The Role of Material Culture               
Chapter 13: Research Methods                              
Chapter 14: Applied Anthropology                

Glossary
Bibliography

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Author Information

Laura Pountney is an Anthropology Senior Examiner and teaches at Colchester Sixth Form College
Tomislav Maric teaches anthropology at Heston Community School

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