The first part of this book considers what kind of study social anthropology is, the types of questions social anthropologists ask and how they go about obtaining the answers. The second part discusses the more important fields in which social anthropologists have advanced our knowledge of other cultures: kinship and marriage, social order, economic relations and magical and religious institutions. The important theme of social change is also discussed.
First published in 1964.

part |185 pages

Part Two

chapter 7|24 pages


chapter 8|22 pages

Marriage and Affinity

chapter 12|17 pages

The Field of Ritual: Magic

chapter 13|22 pages

The Field of Ritual: Religion

chapter 14|24 pages

Social Change

chapter 15|11 pages

Conclusion and Assessment