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Anthropology: Books & eBooks

Books and eBooks Anthropology

Like most other academic libraries The Cañada Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System. This system organizes books by subject. You can use a general subject search to help you find more relevant materials.







Keyword vs. Subject
Gives the computer words to look for.  A good way to start your search. Tells the computer to only look for materials that have been tagged as about the subject by a librarian.
More flexible – you can combine any words you think of. Less flexible – you have to write the subject exactly as the librarian tagged it or it won’t work.
A lot of results, but many not related to what you need. Less, more focused and relevant



Suggested subject terms for finding anthropology works:

  • Anthropology

  • Ethnography

  • Ethnic Groups and Races

  • Folklore

eBooks: Academic Collection (EBSCO)

Finding eBooks with EBSCO eBooks

Anthropology eBooks

Below is a sampling of the anthropology books you can find in our eBook collection.

Library Catalog

Library Catalog

Anthropology Books at Cañada

Rethinking Visual Anthropology

For many years the field of visual anthropology has been dominated by a focus on the production and study of ethnographic film, leading many anthropologists to dismiss it as being of little importance to their work. This book shows that the scope of visual anthropology is far broader, encompassing the analysis of still photography, television, electronic representation, art, ritual and material culture.

Ethics for Anthropological Research and Practice

In this concise introduction to anthropological ethics, Whiteford and Trotter provide current and prospective researchers and practitioners with a solid foundation of ethical concepts and issues, including respect for persons, beneficence, and justice. They take into account both national and international discussions and practice of ethics. Together with equipping readers with essentials about ethics, the authors explore ethical problems common among anthropologists.

Anthropology Unbound: a Field Guide to the 21st Century

For novice readers who may not regard anthropology as relevant to today's headlines this book is a break-through. Durrenberger and Erem show how seeing the world through an anthropological lens enhances our understanding of such current topics as globalization, the new economy, jobs and careers, world trade, the condition of inner cities, and racial and ethnic relations.

How to Read Ethnography

How to Read Ethnography is an invaluable guide to approaching anthropological texts. Laying bare the central conventions of ethnographic writing, it helps students to develop a critical understanding of texts and explains how to identify and analyse the core ideas in order to apply these ideas to other areas of study.

Witching Culture: folklore and neo-paganism in America

aking the reader into the heart of one of the fastest-growing religious movements in North America, Sabina Magliocco reveals how the disciplines of anthropology and folklore were fundamental to the early development of Neo-Paganism and the revival of witchcraft.

Feminist Anthropology

ringing together distinguished scholars and original voices from anthropology's diverse subfields, Feminist Anthropology: Past, Present, and Future probes critical issues in the study of gender, sex, and sexuality. Contributors offer significant reflections on feminist anthropology's winding trajectory. In so doing, they examine what it means to practice feminist anthropology today, at a time when the field is perceived as fragmented and contentious.