1. Social Anthropology: Comparison and Context: The Origins of Social Anthropology
2. The Course of Inquiry: Why We Believe We Know Something; Field Work; Interpretation and
Analysis; Anthropology as Politics
3. The Social Person: The Societal Character of Humans; Social Statuses and Relationships, Roles
4. Social Organisation: Social Control and Socialisation, The Household, The Village
5. Individual and Society, Social Organisation and Systems, Society and Individuals, Structures and Processes.
6. Why is Kinship Important, Kinship as Society, Forms of Kin-Reckoning
7. Marriage and Kinship: Exchange of Women, Descent and Alliance, some Further Reflections on Kinship
8. Social Differentiation, 1. Gender and Age.
9. Social Differentiation, 2. Caste and Class
10 Politics Without a State, What is Politics, Integration and Conflict in Kinship Societies, Political Dynamics and Change,
Politics as Strategic Action.
11. Economy and Society, Reciprocity and Gift Economies, Economics and Morality: Economic Spheres, Economic Systems, Economy and Power.
12. Nature and Society, Interrelationships between Social and Ecological Factors, Technology, Ecology and Social Organisation.
13. Religion and Ritual, the Supernatural, Ritual, Religion in Practise, Some Perspectives on Morality
14. Modes of Thought, The Social Construction of Knowledge, Classification
15. Social and Cultural Change, The Spread of Capitalism, Encounters between Cultures, Anthropology on its Way Home
16. Ethnicity, Relationships Between Groups, Identity and Organisation
17. Nationalism and Minorities, Nationalism, Minorities and the State.
18. The Local and the Global, Towards a Global Culture, Differences and Similarities
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