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Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology
by Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Pluto Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-7453-3695-4 | Paper: 978-0-7453-3593-3
Library of Congress Classification GN316.E75 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 306


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

Presenting a clear overview of anthropology, it focuses 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 works to illustrate his argument, Thomas Hylland Eriksen's lucid and accessible overview remains an established introductory text in anthropology.

This fourth edition is updated throughout and increases the emphasis on the interdependence of the human world. It incorporates recent debates and controversies, ranging from globalization and migration research to problems of cultural translation, and discusses the challenges of interdisciplinarity in a lucid way.

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