Subject Guide - Anthropology
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- Cultural Anthropology: A Guide to Reference and Information Sources, 2nd Edition, 2007, by JoAnn Jacoby and Josephine Z. Kibbee.
- Encyclopedia of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 1998, by Alan Barnard and Jonathan Spencer.
- Perspectives in Cultural Anthropology, 1987, by Herbert A. Applebaum.
- Research Methods: The Basics, 2011; focuses on the basics of humanities and social science research.
- Small Places, Large Issues: An Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology, 2nd Edition, 2001, by Thomas Hylland Eriksen.
- Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts, 2003, by Nigel Rapport.
Suggested Streaming Videos
- Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Physical Anthropology and Archaeology Methods. This film provides an introduction to the history of anthropology as a discipline and explains how physical and cultural anthropology differ.
- Introduction to Physical Anthropology: Primates.This film reviews the characteristics that differentiate primate species and looks at adaptations that influenced geographic distribution, habits, diet, teeth, and locomotion.
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Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus
Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number
- GN 1 to GN 890 – Anthropology.
- GN 301 to GN 674 – Anthropology. Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology.
- GR 1 to GR 950 – Folklore.
- GT 1 to GT 7070 – Manners and customs.
Suggested External Websites
- American Folklife Center, from the Library of Congress, includes several online resources.
- American Museum of Natural History: Anthropology includes collections, archives, photographs, and virtual exhibits of artifacts.
- Smithsonian, and its divisions: