WHEN HUMANS STUDY HUMANS
CLASSIC THEMES IN SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
About the Book
"When Humans Study Humans : Classic Themes in Social and Cultural Anthropology" by Robert Parkin is published by Lavanya Institute of Indian Studies and dedicated in memory of Prof. L.K. Mahapatra, a distinguished and influential figure in the practice of anthropology in India. The book begins with a tribute to his teacher, Prof Mahapatra by Professor P K Nayak, an eminent Indian anthropologist, who initiated this book project. The book has been published in association with Sikshasandhan.
Dr. Robert Parkin is a British social anthropologist, who retired from the University of Oxford in 2017 after a fifteen-year career in its School of Anthropology and Museum
Ethnography. He has also taught at Oxford Brookes, the University of Kent,
Canterbury, the Free University, Berlin, the Jagiellonian University, Krakow and at Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar.
Professor Parkin has interests in the anthropology of India (especially tribes), Europe, kinship, and practice and theory in the French School of anthropology. His most recent book is South Asia in transition: an introduction to the social anthropology of a subcontinent, Lexington Books 2020.
This book is a comprehensive introduction to social and cultural anthropology. It covers a wide area from the origins of anthropology up to recent developments in the anthropologies of materiality and mobility. It concentrates particularly on setting out particular themes in social and cultural anthropology illustrated with detailed case studies, and framed by anthropological theory.
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