Introducing Anthropology: A Graphic Guide Paperback – 1 Jul 2010
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Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former television producer who worked for BBC religious programmes for several years. She is the author of Knowing One Another: Shaping An Islamic Anthropology. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former television producer who worked for BBC religious programmes for several years. She is the author of Knowing One Another: Shaping An Islamic Anthropology. Piero is an illustrator, artist and graphic designer whose work has twice been included in the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated many Introducing titles.
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There are some really good things about this book; the illustrations are excellent and difficult concepts are made fairly accessible. Suggestions for further reading are good, but limited in number.
What really lets it down is the complete and utter lack of any coherent structure; there isn't even a contents pageIt felt like the first third of the book was constantly saying 'this is the birth of modern anthropology' about a plethora of unrelated things, which got quite confusing. I also found the interjections of the 'noble savage' character incredibly irritating.
This isn't an awful book. I feel more informed about anthropology than before, but as I pursue the subject in greater depth I don't doubt I will find better introductory texts to review.
I bought this as an undergrad, wanting an introduction to the discipline. It's non-linear structure is SO hard to follow. I thought it was supposed to be an explanatory introduction— however, it's mainly comprised of jargon, keywords and references I did not understand and the weirdest nerdy illustrations.
Be warned when you purchase this book, there are about two lines of text on each page.
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