Traces the evolution of anthropology from its genesis in Ancient Greece to its varied forms in contemporary times. This title examines the varieties of self-critical and postmodern anthropologies, and focuses on the leading question - of the impact of anthropology on non-Western cultures. It offers an invitation into anthropology.
Merryl Wyn Davies, writer and anthropologist, is a former television producer who worked for BBC religious programmes for several years. She is the author of Knowing One Another: Shaping An Islamic Anthropology. Piero is an illustrator, artist and graphic designer whose work has twice been included in the Royal College of Art in London. He has illustrated many Introducing titles.