Classic Anthropology: Critical Essays: 1944-1996

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Overview

"Bennett has produced a personalised and user-friendly, if idiosyncratic, critique of North American anthropology that is surprisingly contemporary in framing and language. Readers will quibble with many interpretations, but Bennett's qualms about anthropolgy, past and present, deserve answers."-Anthropological Forum

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A critique of anthropology's heyday from 1915-1955. The 15 essays examine such issues as the emergence of a functionalist viewpoint in ethnology, the development of a theory of human behavior despite the difficulties caused by culture, how applied anthropology was challenged by "Action Anthropology", and how the interdisciplinary anthropology of the 1940s was submerged in the post-war effort to return the discipline to traditional roots. Several of the older essays include supplementary material, including letters from colleagues and summaries of later research which update the original conclusions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781560003335
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1997
  • Pages: 425
  • Product dimensions: 6.43 (w) x 9.27 (h) x 1.51 (d)

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John W. Bennett (1915-2005) was emeritus professor of anthropology at Washington University, St. Louis. He served as president of the American Ethnological Society and the Society for Applied Anthropology, and was a member of the editorial boards of the Annual Review of Anthropology and Reviews in Anthropology. Among his books are The Ecological Transition: Cultural Anthropology and Human Adaptation, Classic Anthropology: Critical Essays, 1944-1996, and Human Ecology as Human Behavior: Essays in Environmental and Development Anthropology.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Classic Anthropology: An Introduction 1
2 Myth, Theory, and Value in Cultural Anthropology 29
3 Interdisciplinary Research and the Concept of Culture 49
4 The Micro-Macro Nexus in Classic and Post-Classic Anthropology 69
5 The Plains Indian Sun Dance: Leslie Spier's Historical Reconstruction, and Functionalist Research by Others 101
6 Interpretations of Pueblo Indian Culture by Laura Thompson, Esther Goldfrank, Dorothy Eggan, and Others 129
7 Early and Late Functional Analysis: Bronislaw Malinowski's Baloma: Spirits of the Dead and Clyde Kluckhohn's Navaho Witchcraft 167
8 A Problem in Social Organization: The Use of Kinship as an Organizing Principle for Instrumental Activities 199
9 Psychology and Anthropology: Modes of Interface as Represented in the Work of F. C. Bartlett, Abram Kardiner, Ralph Linton, and Gregory Bateson 219
10 A. L. Kroeber and the Concept of Culture as Superorganic 259
11 Walter W. Taylor and Americanist Archaeology's Search for a Concept of Culture 287
12 Applied and Action Anthropology: Problems of Ideology and Intervention 315
13 The "Famous Lady Anthropologists": Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead 359
14 Populist Anthropology: Robert Lowie, Marvin Harris, and Clyde Kluckhohn 379
15 Epilogue: A Philosophical Voice at the End of the Classic Era: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 401
Some Afterwords 413
Index of Names 415
Index of Principal Topics 423
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