A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address : https: // Luke Eric Lassiter’s concise. In this concise introduction to cultural anthropology, now in its 4th edition, Lassiter takes a fresh and accessible approach to stimulating student interest in the. Invitation to Anthropology has 82 ratings and 6 reviews. Fox said: This is one of many textbooks for my Anthropology course. The book was not only an.
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Thanks for telling us about the invitaton. Return to Book Page. Invitation to Anthropology by Luke Eric Lassiter. A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and illustrates the varied and valuable applications o A newer edition of this book is available for ordering at the following web address: His message about the relevance of anthropology is timely and engaging, and illustrates the varied and valuable applications of the anthropological perspective for real llassiter problems on the local, regional, and global scale.
This book is an ideal text for undergraduate students, and can be easily supplemented with case studies in anthropology. Paperbackpages. Published December 16th by Altamira Press first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Jan 13, Fox rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is one of many textbooks for my Anthropology course. The book was not only an enlightening text, but also a very engaging one. The text overviews some of the basic concepts of anthropology ethnography, kinships, gender issues, religion and seeks to explain them from an anthropological perspective. Unlike previous texts, this book includes a glossary and seeks to define what may be confusing terms within the text itself in a contextual manner.
This is helpful because it sidesteps textbooks general problems of making the reader feel stupid. Moreover, the text takes a truly open view of the world itself. Other viewpoints are explained with the writer admitting his own bias more often than not. He doesn’t take a fool-proof view of the world i. All in all, I feel that I learned a lassitr from this book – particularly the religion section with its use of David J. Hufford’s view of “tradition of disbelief” in regards to religious ethnocentrism.
I eagerly anticipate reading the rest of the texts for this course. Lots of researchers in journalism and mass comm claim to use “ethnographic methods” and “participant observation.
So I’ve been keeping a lookout at the semi-annual library used-book sale for an introductory textbook that was NOT one of those fat, colorful catalog-type monstrosities that so many fr Lots of researchers in journalism and mass anthropologh claim to use “ethnographic methods” and “participant observation.
So I’ve been keeping a lookout at the semi-annual library used-book sale for an introductory textbook that was NOT one of those fat, colorful catalog-type monstrosities that so many freshmen are subjected to in our universities. The author is a professor and anthropologist who has published two books based on his fieldwork with the Kiowa people in the U.
The book is very much a textbook and very much intended for undergraduates with no prior knowledge of anthropology — but Lassiter doesn’t treat his audience like quiz- and GPA-focused dolts. His aim seems to be to tell readers about the field he clearly loves in a way that might lead them to love it too.
I especially enjoyed the concrete examples he’s chosen — many of which are NOT about primitive tribal groups in distant jungles. He reveals cultural anthropology as a discipline concerned with the present day and the future and with regular people in developed countries such as the U.
He provides an excellent notes section at the end of each chapter; I found his references and notes much more satisfying than most, especially since I intend to continue exploring this discipline. Not too long ago I read Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introductionand I was pretty happy with that too, but this book is much better.
That also had nice examples, but mostly from the two authors’ own fieldwork. Lassiter’s examples are more far-ranging and heterogeneous, and he leaves out most of the big names of the field, focusing on Boas and Malinowski and returning to them throughout. This was really a pleasure to read and didn’t make me feel guilty for reading something that was dumbed down, because it didn’t feel dumbed down — just well edited.
Aug 23, Deb rated it liked it. I use this book in my Cultural Anthropology course; a friend uses it in her Intro to Anthropology course, which she focuses around learning to think anthropologically.
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Nov 24, Mark Anthropologgy rated it it was ok Shelves: Read for my introduction to cultural anthropology course back in college. It started my itch to read more about anthropology, but I was about to graduate from college. Seemed like an ok introductory book on anthropology. Aug 22, Krystl Louwagie rated it liked it.
Invitation to Anthropology
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