Small Places, Large Issues : An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, Paperback

Small Places, Large Issues : An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology Paperback

Part of the Anthropology, Culture and Society series


This concise introduction to social and cultural anthropology has become a modern classic, revealing the rich global variation in social life and culture across the world.

The text provides a clear overview of anthropology, focusing on central topics such as kinship, ethnicity, ritual and political systems, offering a wealth of examples that demonstrate the enormous scope of anthropology and the importance of a comparative perspective.

Unlike other texts on the subject, Small Places, Large Issues incorporates the anthropology of complex modern societies.

Using reviews of key monographs to illustrate his argument, Eriksen's lucid and accessible text remains an established introductory text in anthropology.

This fourth edition is updated throughout and increases the emphasis on the interdependence of human worlds.

It incorporates recent debates and controversies, ranging from globalisation and migration research to problems of cultural translation, and discusses the challenges of interdisciplinarity in a lucid way. Effortlessly bridging the perceived gap between "classic" and "contemporary" anthropology, Small Places, Large Issues is as essential to anthropology undergraduates as ever.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
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  • Category: Social & cultural anthropology
  • ISBN: 9780745335933



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