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Anthropology

This guide provides a variety of helpful resources for conducting research in Anthropology.

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Welcome to the Anthropology research guide. Here you will find information about finding databases, books and reference materials, and course guides related to the study of anthropology.

You may also want to reference the Sociology research guide for additional information.

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Suggested Books in Anthropology

What Anthropologists Do

What is Anthropology? Why should you study it? What will you learn? And what can you do with it? What Anthropologists Do answers all these questions. And more. Anthropology is an astonishingly diverse and engaged field of study that seeks to understand human social behavior.

Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Anthropology

This debate style reader is designed to introduce students to controversies in anthropology. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading anthropologists and researchers, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.

Anthropological Futures

In Anthropological Futures, Michael M. J. Fischer explores the uses of anthropology as a mode of philosophical inquiry, an evolving academic discipline, and a means for explicating the complex and shifting interweaving of human bonds and social interactions on a global level.

The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture

The Anthropology of Space and Place: Locating Culture is an unprecedented collection of key articles presented explicitly for students and researchers in anthropology, environmental psychology, sociology, architecture, geography and urban planning. The volume includes an introduction that synthesizes existing literature, highlights core issues, and maps potential directions for future research.