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Comparative Analysis

Conclusion

Comparative analyses remain an essential aspect of anthropology and other social sciences, just as Durkheim asserted (1938). With the growth of literacy and political activism, the peoples who anthropologists had studied and described have challenged professional social scientists' place as ethnographers. At the same time, anthropologists, sociologists, and cultural geographers' comparative analyses take on greater academic significance and practical value (Sperber 1985).

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WILLIAM H. MCKELLIN

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