Classic Comparative Anthropology: Studies from the Tradition by Philip Carl Salzman

By Philip Carl Salzman

Salzman’s transparent, well-organized remedy demonstrates how comparative research is a useful device in watching and figuring out humans in all social and cultural occasions. He issues out that there's no unmarried, right solution to do comparative research, a valuable method of anthropological wisdom, and describes 4 valuable recommendations to enhance varied anthropological reasons: (1) locate related styles in traditionally designated instances; (2) research assorted, contrasting styles elsewhere; (3) examine heavily comparable groups, societies, and cultures, which proportion many universal positive aspects and vary merely in a couple of; and (4) study all circumstances recognized of a specific kind of society, or a consultant pattern of all instances. Lucid factors, the views of well-liked students, and myriad examples light up the richness of comparative research in anthropology and exhibit how comparability can self-discipline options and aid sound understanding.

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