In the Company of Man: Twenty Portraits by Anthropologists

In the Company of Man: Twenty Portraits by Anthropologists

In the Company of Man: Twenty Portraits by Anthropologists

In the Company of Man: Twenty Portraits by Anthropologists

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Most scholars in the several disciplines that deal with man and his works are devoted to the specialized study of but one rather recent variant of human culture, that of Western Man. Unlike his colleagues the anthropologist takes all mankind as his proper subject; and he is concerned with the whole range of socially learned and socially shared behavior patterns that we have come to call culture. As the biographer seeks to portray the life of a man, so the anthropologist as ethnographer seeks to describe and understand the way of life of a people.

Traditionally, the anthropologist has studied the nonliterate peoples of the . . .

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