Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology Series
Drawing from some of the most significant scholarly work of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology series offers a comprehensive and unique perspective on the ever-changing field of anthropology. It represents both a collection of classic readers and an exciting challenge to the norms that have shaped this discipline over the past century.
Each edited volume is devoted to a traditional subdiscipline of the field such as the anthropology of religion, linguistic anthropology, or medical anthropology; and provides a foundation in the canonical readings of the selected area. Aware that such subdisciplinary definitions are still widely recognized and useful - but increasingly problematic - these volumes are crafted to include a rare and invaluable perspective on social and cultural anthropology at the onset of the 21st century.
Moving from classic readings, each text provides a selection of contemporary works that underscore the artificiality of subdisciplinary distinctions and direct students, researchers, and general readers to the new directions in which anthropology is moving.