Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology

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Pluto Press, 1995 - Social Science - 323 pages
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A revised and updated edition of this unique best-selling guide to social and cultural anthropology.

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Review: Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

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Really useful and informative book for first year undergraduate Anthropology students. This was the core reading for one of the modules in my first term but was able to apply the theory and ideas to my other modules too. Read full review

Review: Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology (Anthropology, Culture and Society)

User Review  - Goodreads

Really useful and informative book for first year undergraduate Anthropology students. This was the core reading for one of the modules in my first term but was able to apply the theory and ideas to my other modules too. Read full review

Contents

Comparison and Context
1
Fieldwork and Interpretation
14
The Social Human
30
Copyright

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About the author (1995)

Thomas Hylland Eriksen is an anthropologist and writer based at the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo, Norway. His work is motivated by a double concern: to understand the present world, and to understand what it means to be human. Much of his work is comparative and interdisciplinary. His research has involved fieldwork in several ethnically and culturally complex societies. He has written extensively about ethnicity and the dynamics of culture and identity, nationalism and the politics of identity, cosmopolitanism and human rights, globalisation and its implications for the study of culture and society. He has also published several textbooks in anthropology and related subjects. Apart from his academic publications, Eriksen also writes essays and miscellaneous nonfiction intended for the general reader, and occasionally contributes to the press with a book review or a polemical intervention. His second novel is published in autumn 2012.

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