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Companion encyclopedia of anthropology
Ingold, Tim, 1948-
2002 edition.
Publication Information:
New York; London: Routledge, [2002]

Physical Description:
1127 pages: illustrations; 23 cm.
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GN25 .C65 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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* Provides a comprehensive survey of contemporary thinking in biological, social and cultural anthropology and establishes the interconnections between these three fields.
* Useful cross-references within the text, with full biographical references and suggestions for further reading.
* Carefully illustrated with line drawings and photographs.
'The Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropologyis a welcome addition to the reference literature. Bringing together authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions from some three dozen authors. The book achieves an impressive breadth of coverage of specialist areas.'- Times Higher Educational Supplement
'Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.'- Library Journal
'This is a marvellous book and I am very happy to recommend it.'- Reference Reviews

Author Notes

Tim Ingoldis at the University of Manchester.

Table of Contents

Part I
1 Concepts of Humanity and Animality
2 Evolution of Early Hominids
3 Human Evolution: The Last One Million Years
4 The Origins and Evolution of Language
5 The Social Transmission of Information in Humans and Non-Human Animals
6 Tools
7 Modes of Subsistence: Hunting and Gathering to Agriculture and Pastoralism
8 The Diet and Nutrition of Human Populations
9 Demographic Expansion: Causes and Consequences
10 Disease and the Destruction of Human Populations
Part II
1 Culture and Environment in Evolutionary Theory
2 Symbolism: The Foundations of Human Culture
3 Artefacts and the Meaning of Things
4 Technology
5 Fundamentals of Ethno-biological Classification
6 Spatial Organisation and the Built Environment
7 Perceptions of Time
8 Literacy
9 Magic, Religion and the Rationality of Belief
10 Myth and Cosmology
11 Ritual and Performance
12 The Anthropology of Art
13 Music and Dance
14 The Politics of Culture: Ethnicity and Nationalism
Part III
1 Sociality Among Humans and Non-Human Animals
2 Rules and Prohibitions: The Form and Content of Human Kinship
3 Socialisation and Personhood
4 Social Aspects of Language Use
5 Understanding Sex and Gender
6 Work, the Division of Labour and Co-operation
7 Exchange and Reciprocity
8 Process of Law and Dispute Settlement
9 Violence and Warfare
10 Political Domination and Cultural Evolution
11 Equality and Inequality
12 The Nation State, Colonial Expansion and the Contemporary World Order