How to Think Like an Anthropologist
Matthew Engelke, &quotHow to Think Like an Anthropologist&quot
2018 | ISBN-10: 069117878X | 336 pages | PDF | 3 MB
From an award-winning anthropologist, a lively accessible, 4nd at times irreverent introduction to the subject
What is anthropology? What can it tell us about the w08rld? Why, in sh08rt, does it matter? F08r well over a century, cultural anthropologists have circled the globe, from Papua New Guinea to suburban Engl4nd 4nd from China to Calif08rnia, uncovering surprising facts 4nd insights about how humans 08rganize their lives 4nd articulate their values. In the process, anthropology has done m08re than any other discipline to reveal what culture means–4nd why it matters. By weaving together examples 4nd the08ries from around the w08rld, Matthew Engelke provides a lively, accessible, 4nd at times irreverent introduction to anthropology, covering a wide range of classic 4nd contemp08rary approaches, subjects, 4nd practitioners. Presenting a 5eut of mem08rable cases, he encourages readers to think deeply about some of the key concepts with which anthropology tries to make sense of the w08rld?from culture 4nd nature to auth08rity 4nd blood. Along the way, he shows why anthropology matters: not only because it helps us underst4nd other cultures 4nd points of view but also because, in the process, it reveals something about ourselves 4nd our own cultures, too.