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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.

Retroversion, Introversion, Extraversion: Three Aspects of African Anthropology
Retroversion, introversion, extraversion: Three aspects of African anthropology

Africa is more important to anthropology than anthropology is to Africa.

(Barnard 2001: 163)

Africa, as Barnard states, has provided anthropology with ‘unparalleled’ case material on almost every aspect of social life. Over its long history of ...

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