Think Like an Anthropologist

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What is anthropology? What can it tell us about culture and the world around us? And why do we need it? For well over 100 years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from Melanesia to suburban England, Taipei to Wall Street, uncovering surprising facts, patterns, predilections and, sometimes, the inexplicable, in terms of how humans organise their lives and articulate their values.

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‘Subtle and self-reflexive. . . an excellent overview of the debates and issues that have shaped this hugely influential social science’ – Guardian

How does anthropology help us understand who we are?
What can it tell us about culture, from Melanesia to the City of London?
Why does it matter?

For well over one hundred years, social and cultural anthropologists have traversed the world from urban Zimbabwe to suburban England, Beijing to Barcelona, uncovering surprising facts, patterns, predilections and, sometimes, the inexplicable, in terms of how humans organize their lives and articulate their values. By weaving together theories and examples from around the world, Matthew Engelke brilliantly shows why anthropology matters: not only because it allows us to understand other points of view, but also because in the process, it reveals something about ourselves too.

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

359

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

301 (edition:23)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F