Publisher: Wikibooks 2011
Anthropology is the holistic and scientific study of humanity. Cultural Anthropology focuses on the study of contemporary human cultures, their beliefs, myths, values, practices, technologies, economies and other domains of social and cognitive organization. The detailed descriptions of culture, or ethnography, are based upon a methodology of primary data collection through participant observation with living human populations.
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by Robert J. Braidwood - Chicago Natural History Museum
The men who lived in prehistoric times left us no history books, but they did unintentionally leave a record of their presence and their way of life. This record is studied and interpreted by different kinds of scientists ...
by J. D. Unwin - Oxford University Press
I discuss eighty uncivilized societies, and from their cultural behaviour make my first induction. When our knowledge is complete, we find that in any vigorous society the method of regulating the relations between the sexes was constantly changing.
by Daisy Bates - John Murray
Bates devoted her life to studying Aboriginal life, history, culture, rites, beliefs and customs. Living in small settlements from Western Australia to the edges of the Nullarbor Plain, she researched and wrote millions of words on the subject.
by John Munro - D. Appleton and Company
The book brings the important views of modern anthropologists before the general public in familiar language. It will tend to destroy some errors regarding the origin and pedigree of the nation which have infected life and literature for ages.