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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.

The Role of Language in Ethnographic Method
The role of language in ethnographic method

The procedures that we use, as anthropologists, to conduct our inquiries into social life are always dependent on our own and others’ linguistic and more broadly semiotic practices.1 The standard tasks – observation of everyday activities, making relationships, participating, interviewing, surveying, collecting written ...

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