Cultural Anthropology: The Science of Custom
"Cultural anthropology presents the social science and humanities facets of anthropology, in contrast to its biological facet, physical anthropology. ... This text is organized to answer a series of problems on which cultural anthropology is focused. Each problem area is stated. After it is analyzed a critical discussion follows to make clear how the particular conclusion has been reached by anthropologists. The key anthropological thinkers on that particular problem are referred to, and case illustrations are given, particularly classic or critical cases from anthropological literature."--Foreword.
WHAT IS CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY?
The Historical Background
The Relation of Culture to Society
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