Social & Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction By Monaghan John
Social & Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction is a book that helps its readers in understanding the basics of anthropology. It helps them find out more about the nature of the work that anthropologists do.
Social & Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction is an introduction to the world of anthropology. Its main purpose is to help a person with no background in anthropology to understand the subject. It combines the main methodologies and principles of anthropology with a large number of illustrations and examples of anthropologists. The book begins by explaining the most important contributions anthropology has given to modern thinking. As the book progresses, it shows readers the way culture is viewed upon as a distinctively human characteristic. It discusses how the doctrine of anthropology is based on cultural relativism, its ethnography, and methodology for fieldwork. The book progresses to examine how humanity’s understanding of the various facets of society has been advanced by anthropology.