I had a reading list as long as my arm to get through to prepare for my university course (anthro of course)! I had read several introductory texts to grasp the kind of reading i would have to do later on and academic essays etc. This as was such a helpful book-it gives a complete overview rather than an exclusively sociological one which was really great!! Would definitely recommend for prospective students. The other great one to read is 'Small Places, Large Issues' by Thomas Eriksen - the best of all these type of introductory texts.