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Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Mike Morris

ISBN: 978-1-118-32935-1 August 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 320 Pages


Practical and accessible, this dictionary is designed to enlighten those newly engaged in anthropological study or seeking a quick guide to the field.
  • Fills a need for a beginner’s pocket guide to the far-reaching and complex field of anthropology, including over 800 detailed entries and the intellectual background of terms
  • Written in plain, jargon-free language, for readers without extensive background in the field
  • Features brief, conceptual definitions of terms, bibliographical references to anthropological classics, related works for background reading and further research
  • The user-friendly format includes bold terms featured elsewhere in the book, extensive cross-references, and indexes of names, peoples, places and subjects
  • Incorporates related terminology from allied fields such as sociology, economics and geography
Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

List of Illustrations x

Concise Dictionary of Social and Cultural Anthropology 1

Major Sources 279

References 280

“Otherwise, this Concise Dictionary serves as a useful addition to collections of all levels and sizes.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-division undergraduates and above; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)