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Cultural Anthropology: A Contemporary Perspective [Hardcover]

Roger M. Keesing , Andrew Strathern
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14 Dec 1997 0030475821 978-0030475825 3rd Revised edition
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY: A CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVE, Third Edition is a sophisticated synthesis of social and cultural anthropology. Keesing was concerned with the political and ethical implications of anthropological fieldwork and was sensitive to the global conditions of inequality caused by the spread of capitalist relations of production. Thus, his book is more "political" than other introductory texts in the field. Keesing was also committed to the belief that students should not merely memorize terms and theories, but should also be challenged to ponder the deep questions raised by human diversity. Roger Keesing's untimely death in 1992 necessitated that a co-author execute his planned revision. Dr. Andrew Strathern was chosen because, like Keesing, his training is in the British social anthropological tradition, his fieldwork has concentrated on the Pacific, and his recent teaching experience has acquainted him with American cultural anthropology. In this revision, Dr. Strathern preserved Keesing's vision, arguments, and the ethnographies presented as illustrations of Keesing's theories, while also examining each sentence to determine whether its assertions needed to be updated, modified, or abandoned. Small changes made in this way incorporated a larger aim of updating and recasting the book to better fit and reflect a world 20 years since publication of the first edition.


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  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc; 3rd Revised edition edition (14 Dec 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030475821
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030475825
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 226,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant! 16 Feb 2014
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This is one good book dealing with a huge and complicated field of science. As an ethnoarchaeologist, I find this one a good read in my own studies as well as for my own interest in other cultures. I would recommend it to anyone who is interesting in different cultures and the studies themselves. You don't have to be an archaeologist, anthropologist or such to read it. However, this is a type of book that must be updated now and then, as new studies are made, new ideas are presented and so on.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Really boring 2 Sep 2013
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I love anthropology books, even text books, but this one is so dry and awful (until the last few chapters). I've never had to force myself to read a book before trying this one.
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