JOY HENDRY AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY PDF

Joy Hendry Social Anthropologist Joy Hendry is a social anthropologist, born in Birmingham to a Scottish family, who brought her back to the home country every summer so that she would not forget her heritage. She took a first degree in General Science at Kings College, London, in , travelled and worked in Canada, Mexico and Japan for the next five years, and then took up social anthropology at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford in the s. She taught for many years at Oxford Brookes University, and is now an emeritus professor, but she also held a readership in the Scottish Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of Stirling from , when she bought a home in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, where she has spent most summers writing ever since. A book about language and indirect communication called Wrapping Culture: Politeness, Presentation and Power in Japan and other Societies was the focus of her attention when she was in Stirling and she spoke about the subject at the National Museum of Scotland.

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This is just the book I have been looking for It is without doubt one of the best introductory texts to social and cultural anthropology that exists. Written in lucid, jargon-free prose and in a style that is both personal and engaging, Hendry once again demonstrates her extraordinary gift for explaining and rendering accessible even the most complex ideas and arguments.

This book goes a long way towards bridging the gap between the general public and academic anthropology. It is essential reading for any newcomer to the subject. Hendry conveys key principles in an accessible way without ever losing sight of what it is that makes anthropology such a dynamic and exciting field. Hendry deals with a broad range of topics -- from what it means to do fieldwork to the classical contributions that have shaped anthropological discourse; from individual symbols to larger constellations of cultural and social organization.

The further research sections at the end of each chapter add to the value of the book and the two new chapters, on tourism and on globalization, draw us further into how anthropologists seek to understand contemporary realities.

The enlarged new edition of this useful and informative book is easy to recommend. A very welcome second edition. She specializes in the study of Japan, but has also done fieldwork in Morocco, Canada and Mexico, and has made recent visits to China, Indonesia, Nepal and Uzbekistan.

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The book uses a student-friendly approach with clear and engaging writing style. It contains two new chapters on key current issues as well as innovative new features, including first-hand accounts from contemporary indigenous Accessible and engaging, with unique first-hand accounts from indigenous peoples, this is a truly international introduction to social anthropology. It contains two new chapters on key current issues as well as innovative new features, including first-hand accounts from contemporary indigenous people, on-page glossary and end-of-chapter questions. The book is written by a renowned Author who is highly regarded in the field. The first edition was highly successful. Written in a refreshingly accessible style, this fully updated 2nd edition offers the perfect introduction to social anthropology for anyone approaching the subject for the first time. It retains the logical structure of the first edition, and adds two new chapters on key issues, new end-of-chapter questions and exciting first-hand accounts.

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