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    Cultural Anthropology (Translations from Greek and Roman Authors) (Paperback) By (author) Ward H. Goodenough

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    DescriptionHow are different cultures to be described and compared? This book provides a clear and concise discussion of the theoretical issues involved in ethnographic description and comparative study. Taking up the classic problems in the study of of social organisation, Professor Goodenough describes the major issues in the cross-cultural study of kinship and the family, revealing the kinds of constants, both formal and functional, on which such study must be based. The result is new definitions of marriage, family and parenthood for use in cross-cultural analysis and a greater understanding of this form of analysis itself. The statement on the interdependence of description and comparison in cultural anthropology and its implications for a science of culture, provides fresh insights into cross-cultural analysis for both the theoretical and the practical anthropologist.


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    Title
    Cultural Anthropology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ward H. Goodenough
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521281966
    ISBN 10: 0521281962
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    DC19: 306
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27530
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 301.2
    LC classification: GN345.G6X 1981
    Thema V1.0: JHM
    Illustrations note
    17d.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    13 March 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Foreword Alfred Harris; Preface; Introduction; 1. Marriage and family; 2. Kindred and clan; 3. Sibling and cousin; 4. General and particular; Appendix; References; Index.