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The SAGE Handbook of Social Anthropology is a contemporary landmark volume that defines the field and outlines new directions in research. Divided into four sections, each edited by leading figures in social anthropology, this exhaustive Handbook covers interfaces, places, methodologies and futures. Within each section authors at the leading edge of the discipline contribute in-depth chapters on the central principles and latest developments in their area of expertise.

Anthropology and History
Anthropology and history
Jane K.Cowan
The Anthropology/History Interface

In 1980, Bernard Cohn, who had long been working at the interstices of anthropology and history, set out the ‘state of play’ between the two disciplines after three decades of intellectual and social exchange (Cohn 1980). Historians and anthropologists, he noted, both explored ‘otherness’: ...

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