Functionalism Historicized: Essays on British Social Anthropology / Edition 1

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" This volume is likely to prove indispensable to historians of anthropology in general and of British anthropology in particular. There are a wide range of historical skills on display, from traditional textual analysis to historical sociology of the most sophisticated sort, and there is a more or less thorough chronological coverage from the era of classical evolutionism virtually up to the present. One can only hope that historicizing anthropologists will sample some of these wares."—Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

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" . . . a promising and well-produced series. . . . these essays show how much of interest in the history of social anthropology would be lost if it were treated simply as a history of ideas." —Times Literary Supplement
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299099046
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1988
  • Series: History of Anthropology Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

George W. Stocking, Jr., editor of this volume, is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Morris Fishbein Center for the Study of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Chicago. Since the appearance of his Race, Culture, and Evolution: Essays in the History of Anthropology in 1968, he has been the author of numerous articles and reviews in this field, and has edited three other books, including The Shaping of American Anthropology, 1883-1911: A Franz Boas Reader. His recent research has concentrated on the development of modern British social anthropology.

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Table of Contents

Functionalism Historicized

The Functional Reduction of Kinship in the Social Thought of John Locke
Thomas de Zengotita

Robertson Smith and James Frazer on Religion: Two Traditions in British Social Anthropology
Robert Alun Jones

Tribal Exemplars: Images of Political Authority in British Anthropology, 1885–1945
Henrika Kuklick

Englishmen, Celts, and Iberians: The Ethnographic Survey of the United Kingdom, 1892–1899
James Urry

Dr. Durkheim and Mr. Brown: Comparative Sociology at Cambridge in 1910
Edited by George W. Stocking, Jr.

Radcliffe-Brown and British Social Anthropology
George W. Stocking, Jr.

Function, History, Biography: Reflections on Fifty Years in the British Anthropological Tradition
Hilda Kuper

Miscellaneous Studies
From Philology to Anthropology in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Germany
James Whitman

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