A unique collection that focuses on topics in physical anthropology, archaeology, cultural anthropology, linguistics and applied anthropology. Included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy and theology.
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Features coverage of every Native American culture that exists today in the United States and Canada. In addition, there is full coverage of such diverse groups as Cajuns, African Americans, Amish, Mormons and Latinos.
Leading anthropologist Thomas Hylland Eriksen shows how anthropology is a revolutionary way of thinking about the human world. What is Anthropology? draws examples from current affairs as well as previous anthropological studies, looking at the history of anthropology, its unique research methods and some of its central concepts, such as society, culture and translation.
Who are we? What is it about our species that sets us apart from every other living creature, past and present, on this planet? Know-It-All Anthropology seeks to understand the roots of our common humanity, the diversity of cultures and world-views, and the organization of social relations and practices.