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John Murray. Mead, M. William Morrow and Co. Evans-Pritchard, E. Oxford University Press.
Douglas, M. Strathern, M. University of California Press. Morgan, L. Das, V. Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary. Abu-Lughod, L. Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society. Barth, F. The Social Organization of Culture Difference. Waveland Press. Benedict, R. Houghton Mifflin. And it's not too expensive!
I've got more to suggest but I didn't want to put so many that you'd need to make a short list yourself. I am not the person you are replying to. Diamond is not well regarded by anthropologists.
He isn't even allowed to be in the anthropology department where he teaches, they made him go over to geography. Nevertheless, I think it is worth skimming through "Guns, Germs and Steel" to familiarize yourself with his work, since you will encounter people bringing him up a lot at the undergrad level.
This is good to know.
As a Non-Anthro. It's about the culture of native Sherpas.
It uses information we know about past and modern cultures as well as physiology of humans and other primates to relate to modern sexual impulses and attitudes. I also like Jospeh Cambell's series, The Masks of God which looks at primitive, Eastern, and Western religion and shows how ideas are shared and developed. This book will make you laugh, at times want to cry but more importantly - it will change the way you look at the world, travel, research, exploration and similar. Always remember that Levi Strauss was a man of his time but nevertheless revolutionised the field.
Not sure if this is what you're looking for but it's great as an introduction. Then just read his other books if you're interested in structuralism and similar The Savage Mind, Totemism. I think that LS is very unwelcoming for a beginner. Given that he's part of the armchair anthropilogy bunch, and that his style of writing is very complicated, I would not recommend it.
The list provided above is great, imo. He was most definitely not an armchair anthropologist, as much as he would've liked to have been. His field work is central to any of his research, although he has one if those that preferred to stay at home behind a desk.
Regardless if preference, he spent a good long while in the field. I just feel that Tristes Tropiques is an easy way in in comparison to dense anthropology manuals or going straight into theory. Some have criticized his methods not remaining objective enough , but I think they provide valuable insight to the realities of ethnographic fieldwork. Mary P. Rebekah J. Stephanie Etting: PhD in Anthropology.
Adjunct Professor at Sacramento City College. Leslie Fitzpatrick: PhD in Anthropology. Visiting Assistant Professor at Mercyhurst University. Malaina Gaddis: PhD in Genetics.
Genome Variation Scientist at CooperGenomics. Amanda J.
Karin Jaffe: PhD in Anthropology.