© 1999

An Introduction to Social Anthropology

Other People’s Worlds

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Joy Hendry
    Pages 1-16
  3. Joy Hendry
    Pages 17-33
  4. Joy Hendry
    Pages 34-45
  5. Joy Hendry
    Pages 47-64
  6. Joy Hendry
    Pages 65-81
  7. Joy Hendry
    Pages 82-96
  8. Joy Hendry
    Pages 148-163
  9. Joy Hendry
    Pages 164-180
  10. Joy Hendry
    Pages 181-206
  11. Joy Hendry
    Pages 207-226
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 227-249

About this book


This refreshingly clear and easy-to-read text offers the perfect introduction to social anthropology for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. It is carefully structured so that one chapter builds on the next and it covers all the core topics in an even-handed and illuminating manner, introducing the reader to the depth of divergent views on all the most basic subjects - food, hygiene, gift-exchange, rites of passage, symbolism, religion, politics and the environment. Combining an abundance of unobtrusive reference and further reading for the serious student with an immensely readable and engaging writing style, this book offers a compelling introduction to a growing and exciting subject.


anthropology environment politics religion

About the authors

JOY HENDRY is Professor of Social Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University. She specialises in the study of Japan, but has also lived in Morocco, Canada and Mexico, and made recent study visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan. She is the author of many books, including Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and Other Societies.

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