By John Monaghan, Peter Just
"If you need to recognize what anthropology is, examine what anthropologists do," write the authors of Social and Cultural Anthropology: a really brief advent. This attractive evaluation of the sphere combines an available account of a few of the discipline's guiding ideas and technique with considerable examples and illustrations of anthropologists at paintings.
Peter simply and John Monaghan commence through discussing anthropology's most vital contributions to trendy suggestion: its research of tradition as a distinctively human attribute, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its technique of fieldwork and ethnography. Drawing on examples from their very own fieldwork in Indonesia and Mesoamerica, they study particular ways that social and cultural anthropology have complicated our realizing of human society and tradition. together with an review of anthropology's current place, and a glance ahead to its most probably destiny, Social and Cultural Anthropology will make attention-grabbing analyzing for an individual serious about this social technology.