History and Theory in Anthropology / Edition 1

History and Theory in Anthropology / Edition 1

by Alan Barnard
     
 

This volume surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories.See more details below

Overview

This volume surveys the historical contexts of the great debates and traces the genealogies of theories and schools of thought. It also considers the problems involved in assessing these theories.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521774321
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Visions of anthropology1
2Precursors of the anthropological tradition15
3Changing perspectives on evolution27
4Diffussionist and culture-area theories47
5Functionalism and structural-functionalism61
6Action-centred, processual, and Marxist perspectives80
7From relativism to cognitive science99
8Structuralism, from linguistics to anthropology120
9Poststructuralists, feminists, and (other) mavericks139
10Interpretive and postmodernist approaches158
11Conclusions178
App. 1: Dates of birth and death of individuals mentioned in the text185
App. 2: Glossary192
References215
Index236

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