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This well-organized text continues to present the social-cultural anthropological concepts and theories which have influenced the mankind in the past, particularly in the twentieth century-between the years 1965 and 2000. The new edition is incorporated with two new sections-one defining the major concepts of sociology-defining society, community, association and so on, and the other an Appendix on Tribal Movement in India.
The book further provides an anthropological analysis of cultural institutions relating to society, economy, polity, folklore and art. The description of the relation between language and culture and a separate chapter on Cultural Change, make this text unique. Examples are taken from all across the world to describe socio-economic, political, and religious institutions, and give a panoramic view of the diverse cultures.
This book is intended to serve as a text for undergraduate students of Anthropology and postgraduate students of Anthropology and Sociology. In addition, it would also be beneficial for the students preparing for various competitive examinations.
• Provides theoretical orientations in cultural anthropology.
• Contains annotated references at the end of each chapter.
• Gives an insight into the contributions of well-known anthropologists.
• Illustrates concepts through diagrams and charts, thus enhancing the value of the text.