This is the first introductory text that focuses on social anthropological research using Canadian examples and perspectives. In this groundbreaking new book, Edward Hedican provides undergraduate students with a solid background on the theoretical and applied aspects of anthropology, while exploring the rich history of the discipline in a Canadian context. In ten concise chapters, readers are introduced to the basic conceptual building blocks of introductory anthropology in a refreshingly succinct and engaging way. With a strong focus on Canadian theory, this book includes discussion of evolutionism, feminist anthropology, marriage and the family, and political ecomy.
Edward Hedican is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Guelph, where he has taught for thirty-six years. He has conducted extensive field work among the Anishenabe of northern Ontario and among farmers in Donegal, Ireland.