Questions of Anthropology (Lse Monographs on Social Anthropology #56) (Paperback)

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Questions of Anthropology (Lse Monographs on Social Anthropology #56) (Paperback)

By Rita Astuti (Editor), Jonathan Parry (Editor), Charles Stafford (Editor)

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Anthropology today seems to shy away from the big, comparative questions that ordinary people in many societies find compelling. Questions of Anthropology brings these issues back to the centre of anthropological concerns.Individual essays explore birth, death and sexuality, puzzles about the relationship between science and religion, questions about the nature of ritual, work, political leadership and genocide, and our personal fears and desires, from the quest to control the future and to find one's 'true' identity to the fear of being alone. Each essay starts with a question posed by individual ethnographic experience and then goes on to frame this question in a broader, comparative context. Written in an engaging and accessible style, Questions of Anthropology presents an exciting introduction to the purpose and value of Anthropology today.
Rita Astuti is co-author of Constraints On Conceptual Development. Jonathan Parry is author of Death in Banaras. Charles Stafford is author of Separation and Reunion in Modern China. All the editors teach Anthropology at the London School of Economics.
Product Details ISBN: 9781845207489
ISBN-10: 1845207483
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 1st, 2007
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Lse Monographs on Social Anthropology