Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology Ebook

Dr. Alan Barnard , Alan Barnard
Publication: Routledge
Is my Device Supported?

You're about to purchase a Downloadable Ebook

Hi, sorry for the interruption!
We're repeating some important information here to ensure that you're making an informed purchase. Please review it.

  • Don't get caught unaware. Preview ebook and open the sample ebook on each of your intended devices before continuing.
  • You will need a Free 3rd-party application that can read the intermediate .acsm file you will receive as download. PDF/Epub format is downloaded automatically by the application thereafter. Please install the necessary software first on your intended device of use.
  • - Printing 20 pages every 7 days is allowed.
    - You cannot copy text from file.
  • Refund Policy
    Refunds are not allowed after the ebook is opened so please open the ebook directly on your intended device. Refund requests should be recieved within 7 days after download is made available. Of course, if you get an incorrect ebook ( different from what is mentioned in the title) or if the ebook doesn't open on the initial device, then we'll assist with fixing the issue or get you a refund if a timely fix isn't available.
  • Customer Service
    We currently only provide ticket (online form submission) or email support. Rest assured that you're in good hands; customers like our professional service!
I have previewed the ebook and read the requirements and terms.

Language: English
Publication Date: May 2002
File Size: 8715 Kbytes

Restrictions set by Publisher:
- Text-to-speech feature is available.
- Printing 20 pages every 7 days is allowed.
- You cannot copy text from file.
- Free application Adobe Digital Editions, Aldiko reader, or Bluefire reader required .
Change Region
ISBN: 9780203458037   Should I buy this Ebook?   Write a Review


The Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology provides a unique guide to the ideas, arguments and history of the discipline which discusses human social and cultural life in all its diversity and difference.
Theory, ethnography and history are combined in over 230 substantial entries on topics as wide ranging as race, postmodernism, witchcraft and essentialism, magic and methodology.

Areas covered

  • History of anthropological research, colonialism, orientalism and occidentalism, theories of culture and society
  • Kinship, gender and family, marriage, the body
  • Ritual and religion, language and linguistics, poetics, literacy, aesthetics, film, museums
  • Relations with other disciplines (e.g. archaeology, sociology)

Structure and key features

Comprehensive coverage – over 230 substantial entries provide detailed information on every major idea, individual and sub-discipline of social and cultural anthropology. The entries give insights into anthropological thinkingand definitions of specific terms.
International and up-to-date- over 100 international contributors, all experts in their fields, write clearly yet provocatively. They provide a variety of perspectives on crucial debates in anthropology today.
Covers key terms, ideas and people – the Encyclopedia eliminates the need to refer to other books for specific definitions or biographies. It contains a glossary with short explanations of more than 600 key terms and ideas. A biographical appendix details the lives and work of over 250 important figures in the history ofanthropology.

Unique interdisciplinary approach – this is the only encyclopedia of social and cultural anthropology to cover fully the many important areas of overlap between anthropology and related disciplines, from history and literary studies to social psychology. Such topics include semantics, evolutionary theory and the influence of social theorists such as Marx, Durkheim and Weber. No other encyclopedia takes such a broad approach.
Highly accessible and easy to use – alphabetically organized and with extensive cross-referencing and indexing leading readers to specific definitions and explanations. Fully annotated primary and secondary bibliographies focus on established classics as well as recent works and provide further reading signposts to aid research.


Should you buy this Ebook?

We've put together a collection of resources to help you make a decision regarding whether you should buy this Ebook from us.

  1. Is your device one of these? Ebook reading software will work on the following devices: Windows, Mac, Android 2.2+ Devices, IPad (iOS 3+), IPhone (iOS 3+), Kindle Fire. Several other devices are also supported by the software.
  2. Compare prices. Our price is $63.00. If you would like to research our competitors to see their prices. Here're some places to look:
  3. Why should you buy Ebooks from onlinebookplace.com?

    We've had 1000s of downloads so far and with over 300000+ Ebooks to choose from, onlinebookplace.com is becoming a favorite Ebook Store for many. Allow us to win you over with our competitive pricing, upfront policies and diligent customer service.

    We're Upfront:

    • Every Ebook page on onlinebookplace.com has information on restrictions that publishers have placed on the Ebook along with a clear indication of software required to read the Ebooks.
    • If ratings for an Ebook are available from one of several sources online, then we've attempted to get those to help you make a better purchasing decision about the Ebook. Reviews from Goodreads (a popular reviews site) are provided on the same if they're available.
    • In most cases, we've also attempted to get you links to the Ebook on our competitor's site so that you can compare prices with relative ease.
    • We use McAfee to scan for any vulnerabilities in the system to ensure that any information that you give us does not fall into the wrong hands.
    • We use Paypal, a trusted 3rd party payment provider to accept Payments -- your payment information doen't reside with us. Any information that does end up with us is safe.

After installing the appropriate app for your device, try a Sample Download (Sherlock Holmes from Project Gutenberg) before purchase. The sample is only for checking device compatibility.

Check below for device compatibility and any free 3rd-party software requirements. Choice of what ebook reading app to use is yours, we only present a few common apps that several customers of ours have preferred. You should be able to transfer your purchase to more than one (upto 6) compatible devices as long as your ebook-reading apps have been registered with the same Adobe ID before opening the file.


Windows/Mac PC or Laptop

Free app Adobe Digital Editions required. Note that this software is not the same as Adobe Reader.


Android 2.1+

Free app Aldiko Reader or Bluefire Reader required.

Kindle Fire (and any Android based Kindle models)

Free Kindle Android app Bluefire Reader required.


IPad or IPhone

Free app Bluefire Reader required. Kindly review their tutorial for the requirement (note that while they're talking about library ebooks, same applies to your purchased .acsm file) -- feel free to use the sample download for testing. Tutorial .

Other E-Reader

Several Other devices supported

Devices like Nook are supported via the free application Adobe Digital Editions . This software is not the same as Adobe Reader. Please check compatibility of your device before purchase.

Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology