Author: David Pocock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Political Science
View: 2868An introduction to social anthropology, dealing chapter by chapter with some of the key topics of the subject, such as kinship, politics and religion. Professor Pocock highlights the moral and intellectual relevance of social anthropology to living in the increasingly complex society of the 20th century, and by means of an interactive approach, he encourages readers to think anthropologically and gain an idea of how anthropology might tell them something about their own lives. The introduction takes stock of the developments in the field since the title's first publication.ON DISK:A comprehensive introduction to social anthropology covering the key topics and setting anthropology firmly in a cross-cultural context. The book highlights the moral and intellectual relevance of social anthropology to living in the increasingly complex society of the Twentieth Century. A new introduction outlines the contemporary value of Pocock's classic text and, with the new Guide to Further Reading, resituates the text within contemporary thought and literature.