- Series: Routledge Reference
- Hardcover: 1127 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (December 8, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415021375
- ISBN-13: 978-0415021371
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 2.4 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,180,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Companion Encyclopedia of Anthropology (Routledge Reference) 1st Edition
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From Library Journal
This comprehensive and integrated three-volume encyclopedia focuses its attention on humanity, culture, and social life. The 11 articles in Part 1 deal with the origin and evolution of our species in terms of fossil hominids, tool-making behavior, language, modes of subsistence, and population studies. Of special interest is the entry on the evolution of early hominids by Phillip V. Tobias, although it is unfortunate that there is no recent contribution from Donald Johanson or Richard Leakey on this complex but essential subject in physical anthropology. Part 2's 14 articles cover a wide range of topics, including art, myth, ritual, religion, and technology. Mary LeCron Foster's entry on symbolism as the foundation of culture is especially important. Part 3 examines the socialization of human beings and contains articles on kinship, language, social evolution, and violence. The four editorial introductions by Ingold (Univ. of Manchester) are most helpful in outlining the scope, structure, and content of this impressive reference work. Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.
- James Birx, Canisius Coll., Buffalo, N.Y.
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Recommended for all anthropology collections, especially those in academic libraries.
Library Journal, February 1, 1994
...this is a marvelous book and I am very happy to recommend it.
Reference Reviews, May 6, 1994
...it brings together authoritative, incisive and scrupulously edited contributions....
Times Literary Supplement, May 6, 1994
...Ingold is a scholar with many interests and a wonderful ability to synthesize data and ideas from disparate fields. These qualities are manifest in this volume...A landmark in the documentation of anthropology....
American Reference Books Annual, 1995
I recommend the Companion Encyclopedia to anyone who wants an authoritative, broad view of anthropology as it moves into the next century.
Journal of Anthropological Research, 1998
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