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Written via a fashionable pupil within the box, Conrad Phillip Kottak, this concise, student-friendly, present advent to cultural anthropology conscientiously balances assurance of middle themes and modern alterations within the box. whereas retaining its reference to scholars via appropriate examples, the combo of brevity, clarity, and relied on content material makes replicate for Humanity an ideal fit for cultural anthropology classes that use readings or ethnographies in addition to a major textual content.

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