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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.

Interpreting Texts and Performances
Interpreting texts and performances
Texts in Society

Recent anthropological approaches to text have defined it not as ‘something written’, but as a stretch of words marked out from the quotidian flow of discourse and made the object of special attention or appreciation, available for reconstitution in other contexts, at other times ...

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