Download Ebook Files
The links below can be used to download the entire 2nd edition of the Perspectives book (all 19 chapters). Individual chapters can be downloaded from the Perspectives homepage.
You will need to have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF version of the book. The EPUB file requires e-book reader software. The iBooks software included on iPad, iPhone, and Mac devices will work. For Microsoft Windows based computers, options include the Calibre ebook program and Adobe Digital Editions (version 4.5.4 or higher). These programs are available free of charge online. Kindle devices are not compatible with EPUB files.
Archive of First Edition Files
The first edition of Perspectives was published in 2017. The files below can be used to access the content from the first edition. Please note that material, particularly weblinks, in the first edition might be outdated. We recommend using the current edition.
- First Edition Entire Book in PDF Format
- First Edition Entire Book in Epub Format
- Chapter 1: The Development of Anthropological Ideas
- Chapter 2: The Culture Concept
- Chapter 3: Doing Fieldwork
- Chapter 4: Language
- Chapter 5: Subsistence
- Chapter 6: Economics
- Chapter 7: Political Anthropology
- Chapter 8: Family and Marriage
- Chapter 9: Race and Ethnicity
- Chapter 10: Gender and Sexuality
- Chapter 11: Religion
- Chapter 12: Globalization
- Chapter 13: Culture and Sustainability
- Chapter 14: Performance
- Chapter 15: Media Anthropology
- Chapter 16: Health and Medcine
- Chapter 17: Seeing Like an Anthropologist
- Chapter 18: Public Anthropology
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