Anthropology and Anthropologists: The Modern British School / Edition 3

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Overview

On its first publication in 1973 Adam Kuper's entertaining history of half a century of British social anthropology provoked strong reactions. But his often irreverent account soon established itself as one of the introductions to anthropology.
Since the second revised edition was published in 1983, important developments have occurred within British and European anthropology.
This third, enlarged and updated edition responds to these fresh currents. Adam Kuper takes the story up to the present day, and a new final chapter traces the emergence of a modern European social anthropology in contrast with developments in American cultural anthropology over the last two decades.
Anthropology and Anthropologists provides a critical historical account of modern British social anthropology: it describes the careers of the major theorists, their ideas and their contributions in the context of the intellectual and institutional environments in which they worked.

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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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