Engaging ideas, transforming minds
Engaging ideas, transforming minds

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Canadian Scholars
313 pages
6.75 x 9.75 inches
January 2012
Print ISBN: 9781551304076


This is the first introductory text that focuses on social anthropological research using Canadian examples and perspectives. In this groundbreaking new book, Edward Hedican provides undergraduate students with a solid background on the theoretical and applied aspects of anthropology, while exploring the rich history of the discipline in a Canadian context.

In ten concise chapters, readers are introduced to the basic conceptual building blocks of introductory anthropology in a refreshingly succinct and engaging way. With a strong focus on Canadian theory, this book includes discussion of evolutionism, feminist anthropology, marriage and the family, and political economy.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Scope of Anthropology
Chapter 2: Anthropology in Canada
Chapter 3: Explanation, Generalization, and Theory
Chapter 4: From Evolutionism to Feminist Anthropology
Chapter 5: Research Design, Strategies, and Methods
Chapter 6: Marriage and the Family
Chapter 7: Kinship, Descent, and Affinity
Chapter 8: Political Economy
Chapter 9: Ethnicity and Identity
Chapter 10: Anthropology in the Future


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