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A History of Anthropological Theory / Edition 3
     

A History of Anthropological Theory / Edition 3

by Paul A. Erickson, Liam D. Murphy
 

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ISBN-10: 1551118718

ISBN-13: 9781551118710

Pub. Date: 02/14/2008

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division

This overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the twenty-first century, with a focus on the twentieth century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a four-field introduction to theory. As a stand-alone text, or used in conjunction with the companion volume Readings for a History of

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This overview of the history of anthropological theory provides a comprehensive history from antiquity through to the twenty-first century, with a focus on the twentieth century and beyond. Unlike other volumes, it also offers a four-field introduction to theory. As a stand-alone text, or used in conjunction with the companion volume Readings for a History of Anthropological Theory, Erickson and Murphy offer a comprehensive, affordable, and contemporary introduction to anthropological theory.

The third edition has been updated and fully revised throughout to closely parallel the presentation in the companion reader, making it easier to use both books in tandem. New original essays by contemporary theorists bring theories to life, and portraits of important theorists make it a handsome volume. Sources and suggested readings have been updated, and glossary definitions have been updated, streamlined, and standardized.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551118710
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Higher Education Division
Publication date:
02/14/2008
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Timeline

Introduction

Part One: The Early History of Anthropological Theory

Anthropology in Antiquity

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

Voyages of Geographical Discovery

The Scientific Revolution

The Enlightenment

The Rise of Positivism

Marxism

Classical Cultural Evolutionism

Evolutionism vs. Diffusionism

Archaeology Comes of Age

Charles Darwin and Darwinism

Sigmund Freud

Émile Durkheim

Max Weber

Ferdinand de Saussure

Speaking About Anthropological Theory: Janice Boddy

Part Two: The Early Twentieth Century

American Cultural Anthropology

Franz Boas

Robert Lowie and Alfred Louis Kroeber

Margaret Mead and Ruth Benedict

The Development of Psychological Anthropology

French Structural Anthropology

Marcel Mauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Edmund Leach and Mary Douglas

The Legacy of French Structural Anthropology

British Social Anthropology

A.R. Radcliffe-Brown

Bronislaw Malinowski

E.E. Evans-Pritchard

Max Gluckman and the "Manchester School"

The Legacy of British Social Anthropology

Speaking About Anthropological Theory: Lee D. Baker

Part Three: The Later Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries

Cognitive Anthropology

Edward Sapir

Ethnoscience and the "New Ethnography"

Cultural Neo-Evolutionism

Leslie White

Julian Steward

Marshall Sahlins and Elman Service

The New Archaeology

Cultural Materialism

Marvin Harris

Biologized Anthropology

Biology of Behaviour

The New Physical Anthropology

Ethology and Behavioural Genetics

Sociobiology

Symbolic and Interpretive Anthropology

Victor Turner and Symbolic Anthropology

Clifford Geertz and Interpretive Anthropology

Post-processual Archaeology

The Influence of Symbolic and Interpretive Approaches

Transactionalism

Fredrik Barth

Feminism and Anthropology

Political Economy

Marx and the World System

Sins of the Fathers

Ideology, Culture, and Power

Postmodernity

Paul Feyerabend

Michel Foucault

Pierre Bourdieu

Anthropology as Text

Medical Anthropology

Globalization

Public Anthropology

Speaking About Anthropological Theory: Lila Abu-Lughod

Conclusion

Postmodern Predicaments

Agreeing to Disagree

"-Isms" in Schism

History of the Future

Beyond "One Dead Guy a Week"

Review Questions

Glossary

Sources and Suggested Reading

Illustration Sources

Index

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