Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History / Edition 3

Anthropological Theory: An Introductory History / Edition 3

by R. Jon McGee, Richard L. Warms, Richard L. Warms
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072840463

ISBN-13: 9780072840469

Pub. Date: 07/11/2003

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its…  See more details below

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A comprehensive and accessible survey of the history of theory in anthropology, this anthology of classic readings contains in-depth commentary in introductions and notes to help guide students through excerpts of seminal anthropological works. The commentary provides the background information needed to understand each article, its central concepts, and its relationship to the social and historical context in which it was written.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072840469
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
07/11/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

Indicates an article new to this edition
Preface
Introduction
Part I. Historical Foundations of Anthropological Theory
Nineteenth-Century Evolutionism
1. Herbert Spencer, “The Social Organism”
2. Sir Edward Burnett Tylor, “The Science of Culture”
3. Lewis Henry Morgan, “Ethnical Periods”
4. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, “Feuerbach. Opposition of the Materialist and Idealist Outlook”
5. Sigmund Freud, "The Return of Totemism in Childhood”
The Foundations of Sociological Thought
6. Emile Durkheim, “What Is a Social Fact?”
7. Emile Durkheim, “The Cosmological System of Totemism and the Idea of Class”
8. Marcel Mauss, excerpts from The Gift
9. Max Weber, “Class, Status, Party”
Part II. Culture Theory in the Early Twentieth Century
Historical Particularism
10. Franz Boas, “The Methods of Ethnology”
11. A. L. Kroeber, “On the Principle of Order in Civilization as Exemplified by Changes of Fashion”
12. Paul Radin, “Right and Wrong”
Functionalism
(and more...)

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