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FEATURED TITLE: Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

By John Monaghan and Peter Just
Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction provides an account of some of the discipline's guiding principles and methodology.

Read Chapter 3. A Brief Encounter: Societyconsidering ‘society’. The organized nature of social life became the principal focus of British social anthropologists between the 1920s and 1950s.