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Eastern Washington University Libraries

Anthropology of Africa

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Helpful Book Series

Below are a few helpful series to consult for anthropology.  You can do a title or keyword search in the library catalog to browse all of the books in that series.  In addition to the series name, you can also add a keyword for the specific topic or people you're interested in to see if there are any books on them.

  • Studies in Anthropological Method
  • Human Relations Area Files
  • Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology

Useful Subject Terms

Here are a few useful subject headings that you can use (along with your topic) when searching for books:

  • Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

  • Anthropology, Cultural
  • Ethnology
  • Social conditions
  • Social life and customs

Cultural Ecology

  • Human ecology
  • Social ecology


  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Code switching (Linguistics)
  • Sociolinguistics

Physical/Biological Anthropology

  • Medical anthropology
  • Physical anthropology
  • Somatology