Who else wants to be able analyse human social life? This expert study guide will meet the needs of all students whether they are studying the field with a Sociology curriculum, as part of a wider anthropology programme, or as a distinct subject. It will help students to write better essays, to speak with more authority in tutorials and seminars, and to prepare for examinations and assessments with more confidence. This book includes details on: Why study social anthropology? Ethnography: writing about peoples; Ecological, economic & political anthropology; Belief, ritual and symbolism; Material culture and aesthetics; Sex, gender, family and kinship; Descent and alliance; Applied and development anthropology; and Anthropology theory.
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