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Perfect for any cultural anthropology path, this short choice of ethnographic case reviews exposes scholars to fifteen various cultures. The teams chosen are peoples whose conventional cultures are uniquely their very own. each one has targeted styles and practices; every one has confronted the problem of an encroaching global, with differing effects. furthermore, they generally give you the best illustrations of significant ideas in introductory anthropology direction together with Azande witchcraft, Ju/’hoansi egalitarianism, Trobriand kula trade, and Minangkabau matriliny. As such, this quantity can stand on my own as an creation to critical ethnographic options via those 15 societies, or function a worthy significant other to anthropology texts. the various peoples offered are focused on the diaspora; a few fight to maintain outdated methods in new locations. All sketches stick with a logical, constant association that makes it effortless for college kids to appreciate significant subject matters corresponding to background, subsistence, sociopolitical association, trust structures, marriage, kinship, and modern concerns.

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