Introducing Anthropology: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)

Introducing Anthropology: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...)


Anthropology originated because the research of 'primitive' cultures. however the concept of 'primitive' exposes presumptions of 'civilized' superiority and the appropriate of the West to talk for 'less advanced' others. With the autumn of Empire, anthropology turned suspect and used to be torn through dissension from inside of. Did anthropology function a 'handmaiden to colonialism'? Is it a 'science' created by way of racism to turn out racism? Can it reduction verbal exchange among cultures, or does it strengthen our adjustments? "Introducing Anthropology" is an engaging account of an doubtful human technological know-how trying to go beyond its unsavoury historical past. It strains the evolution of anthropology from its genesis in historic Greece to its various kinds in modern instances. Anthropology's key strategies and techniques are defined, and we're offered with such big-name anthropologists as Franz Boas, Bronislaw Malinowski, E.E. Evans-Pritchard, Margaret Mead and Claude Levi-Strauss. the hot different types of self-critical and postmodern anthropologies are tested, and the best query - of the influence of anthropology on non-Western cultures - is given centre-stage. "Introducing Anthropology" is lucid in its arguments, its strong humour supported via apt and witty illustrations. This e-book deals a hugely obtainable invitation into anthropology.

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