Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School / Edition 3

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This substantially revised and updated third edition takes the critical and historical account of British anthropology from mid-nineteenth century up to the present day, discussing the significant developments of the last ten years. With a new Preface, and a new final

chapter, Adam Kuper traces the emergence of a modern European social anthropology, setting it in opposition to modern developments in American cultural anthropology. He describes the careers of the major theorists, their ideas and their contributionism and analyzes the intellectual and

institutional context.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415118958
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/10/1996
  • Edition description: Rev and Enl
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the third edition
1 Malinowski 1
2 Radcliffe-Brown 35
3 The 1930s and 1940s - from function to structure 66
4 Anthropology and colonialism 94
5 From charisma to routine 115
6 Leach and Gluckman 135
7 Levi-Strauss and British neo-structuralism 159
8 An end and a beginning 176
Appendix: Some contributions to the history of British social anthropology 194
Notes 197
Name index 206
Subject index 213
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