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Title Asia's cultural mosaic : an anthropological introduction / Grant Evans, editor
Published New York : Prentice Hall, 1993
1993

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Description xi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction : Asia and the anthropological imagination / Grant Evans -- 2. Asian origins : archaeology and anthropology / Sandra Bowdler -- 3. The linguistic mosaic / Amara Prasithrathsint -- 4. Asian families : domestic group formation / Clark W. Sorensen -- 5. Ancestors and in-laws : kinship beyond the family / Clark W. Sorensen -- 6. Fishermen, forest-eaters, peddlers, peasants, and pastoralists : economic anthropology / John Clammer -- 7. Order under heaven : anthropology and the state / Paul T. Cohen -- 8. Hierarchy and dominance : class, status and caste / Grant Evans -- 9. The ethnic mosaic / Lian Kwen Fee and Ananda Rajah -- 10. Women in Asia : anthropology and the study of women / Christine Helliwell -- 11. Karma and cosmology : anthropology and religion / Nicholas Tapp -- 12. People in cities : anthropology in urban Asia / Patrick Guinness -- 13. Into the field : applied anthropology and the dilemmas of development / Jesucita Sodusta -- 14. Japan : the anthropology of modernity / Joy Hendry -- 15. A global village? Anthropology in the future / Grant Evans
Summary This book is for students of Asia. It takes mainstream anthropological themes on kinship, the economy or gender and examines them through the available empirical material on Asian cultures and societies provided by anthropologists, sociologists, and others
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 385-418
Subject Anthropology -- Asia.
Anthropology.
Culture.
Ethnology -- Asia.
Human geography -- Asia.
Social structure -- Asia.
Asia -- Civilization.
Asia -- Social life and customs.
Asia, Southeastern -- Social life and customs.
Far East -- Social life and customs.
Author Evans, Grant, 1948-
ISBN 0130528129