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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in Anthropology.
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To find Books, DVDs etc... held in the library, select Library Catalogue limit left of your results.

What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

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It can't be cited in academic essays (avoid sites where authors aren't accountable for contributions). 

Evaluate! Evaluate! Evaluate!
Be critical about everything you read

Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the wording)


Anthropology books

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The Myth of Race: The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea - Robert Wald Sussman
ISBN: 9780674417311
Publication Date: 2014
Biological races do not exist & never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice & intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false & poisonous idea, Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct...

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Monster Anthropology in Australasia & Beyond
ISBN: 9781137472793
Publication Date: 2014
The monsters that anthropologists encounter in their field sites differ significantly from those portrayed and analyzed in the thriving interdisciplinary literature... Offering a dialogue between anthropology & literature, media & cultural studies, this book presents fine-grained ethnographic vignettes of monsters dwelling in the contemporary world from Aboriginal Australia to Asia & Europe.

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Violence & Warfare among Hunter-Gatherers - Allen & Jones (eds)
ISBN: 9781611329391
Publication Date: 2014
How did warfare originate? Was it human genetics? Social competition? The rise of complexity? Intensive study of the long-term hunter-gatherer past brings us closer to an answer. The original chapters in this volume examine cultural areas on 5 continents where there is archaeological, ethnographic & historical evidence for hunter-gatherer conflict despite high degrees of mobility, small populations & relatively egalitarian social structures.

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Ethnocinema: Intercultural Arts Education - Anne M. Harris
ISBN: 9789401783828
Publication Date: 2014
A superb resource for anyone interested in conducting their own ethnocinema research project."This is an ambitious and passionate work. The author has taken on the task not only of exploring the difficult experiences of a group of young refugee women but has also reflected bravely on her own personal and professional life."Assoc Prof Greg Noble, University of Western Sydney

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Indigenous Studies & Engaged Anthropology - Paul Sillitoe (ed)
ISBN: 9781409445418
Publication Date: 2015
Advancing the rising field of engaged or participatory anthropology that is emerging at the same time as increased opposition from Indigenous peoples to research, this book offers critical reflections on research approaches to-date. The engaged approach seeks to change the researcher-researched relationship fundamentally, to make methods more appropriate & beneficial to communities by involving them as participants in the entire process...


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