Anthropology

Anthropology A Beginner's Guide - Beginner's Guides

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Publisher's Synopsis

In this illuminating tour of humanity, Joy Hendry and Simon Underdown reveal the origins of our species, and the fabric of human society, through the discipline of anthropology. Via fascinating case studies and discoveries, they unravel our understanding of human behaviours and beliefs, including how witchcraft has been used to justify misfortune, and debunk old-fashioned ideas about "race" based upon the latest genetic research. They even share what our bathroom tells us about our concept of the body - and ourselves.

 

From our evolutionary ancestors, through our rites of passage, to our responses to globalization, Hendry and Underdown provide the essential first step to understanding the world as an anthropologist would - in all its diversity and commonality.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851689309
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Imprint: Oneworld
Pub date:
DEWEY: 301
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 207
Weight: 172g
Height: 183mm
Width: 143mm
Spine width: 14mm