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Classic Concepts in Anthropology

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Classic Concepts in Anthropology

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The late anthropologist Valerio Valeri is best known for the high quality of his writings on specific societies of Polynesia and eastern Indonesia, butClassic concepts in anthropology makes available a different side of Valeri’s inimitable genius, a series of dazzlingly erudite, comparative essays on core topics in the history of anthropological theory, originally published in Italian or French. This new volume brings together Valeri’s masterful discussions of anthropological thought about ritual, fetishism, cosmogonic myth, belief, caste, kingship, mourning, play, feasting, ceremony, and cultural relativism.Classic concepts in anthropology is an essential resource for students and researchers throughout the social sciences and humanities.