Viva Studymates are designed to help you save time and get better grades. Each book breaks learning into manageable chunks that explain the ideas clearly, help you understand easily and make your learning more effective. The authors are all expert teachers. Do you understanding ethnography? Can you explain ecological and economical anthropology? Are you able to discuss belief, ritual and symbolism? This book is a shortcut to understand social anthropology and offers a framework to understanding this complex area of study. This expert study guide will meet the needs of all students whether they are studying the field with a sociology curriculum, as part of a wider anthropology programme, or as a distinct subject. In short this book is full of practical explanations of advanced ideas that will radically improve your performance as a student. This book explains Ethnography writing about people Political anthropology Applied and development anthropology Ecological anthropology Anthropology theory Material culture and aesthetics About Author: Alan Barnard is Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa. He has completed fieldwork with Nharo Bushmen and other populations in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa. He has written over sixty articles and seven books, and his work has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Polish, Japanese and Korean. He lives with his family in Scotland where he enjoys long country walks with his wife.